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FEB 2018

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Page 37 of 52 February 2018 | ST 37 & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 Copyright 2018 isit our Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs. The details of the U.K.'s pledge have not been announced yet. There are suggestions that the funds should be used on engineering, waste management strategies and innovative technology. A new study by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany, revealed that 90 percent of plastic waste entering the oceans comes from just 10 riv- ers, all in Africa and Asia. Real-Time Data Reveal Cause of Algal Bloom Aptly described as "guacamo- le soup," the 2016 algal bloom in Florida's St. Lucie Estuary prompted a state of emergency in response to mounting health, environmental and economic concerns. Sea-Bird Scientific's Dr. Ian Walsh worked alongside scien- tists from Florida Atlantic Univer- sity to study the bloom. Using re- al-time data from a network of land/ ocean biogeochemical observatory (LOBO) systems, the scientists were able to determine probable causes of the algal bloom by utilizing re- al-time broadcasts of salinity, dis- solved organic matter and nutrient data to trace the movement of wa- ter. The result: high freshwater dis- charge from Lake Okeechobee into St. Lucie appeared to be "clogging" the natural exchange of freshwater and seawater, allowing blue-green algae to flourish in the trapped high-phosphate freshwater. Real-time data can act as a lens to dynamic systems; as conditions change and variables interact with one another, up-to-date access to data is crucial for creating accu- rate models and making a timely response in a state of emergency. Access to a diverse array of sensors is crucial for piecing together a da- ta-driven story. Survey on LNG As Marine Fuel Over the last 12 months, the ECA regulations have continued to drive many decisions in the LNG mar- ket. As new LNG infrastructure be- came operational, and with further projects in the pipeline, LNG as a marine fuel has seen more traction with new LNG vessels on order. Oil & Gas IQ surveyed more than 500 LNG specialists involved in the LNG bunkering supply chain to gain a deeper understanding of how the sector is continuing to move for- ward in challenging market condi- tions; as well as new opportunities and trends for the coming years. This survey revealed that while the industry is on the cusp of dra- matic change, it isn't moving for- ward as fast as original predictions suggested. Slow infrastructure de- velopment, the regulatory land- scape and competition from alter- native fuels are all contributing to the challenges in the sector. Respondents highlighted that alongside lower costs, technologi- cal innovation and partnerships are critical to driving LNG forward as the fuel of the future. ST

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