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February 2017 Issue

INSTRUMENTATION
MEASUREMENT
PROCESSING &
ANALYSIS


COVER
Chris Martens of UNC with a Sea-Bird Scientific SeaFET during a saturation dive mission focusing on ocean acidification at Aquarius Reef Base on the outer reef tract of the Florida Keys. (Photo Credit: Chris Martens)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR UNDERWATER CABLES, SENSORS
Bob Metz (PCB Piezotronics Inc.) discusses cable attachment methods, waterproofing of cable and sensors and pressure testing of underwater cables used with piezoelectric accelerometers and pressure sensors.

RELIABLY MEASURING pH IN THE OCEAN
Charles W. Branham, David J. Murphy and Ian D. Walsh (Sea-Bird Scientific) look at the DeepSeaFET and how it maintains accuracy over broad temperature and pressure ranges.

OCEAN BUSINESS
Conference Preview

STABILIZING A TOXIC WWII SUBMARINE WRECK
Markus Motz and Thomas Radtke (develogic GmbH) review the steps taken during a project that saw the CSL.1000 set a new standard for large-scale and highly complex underwater communication systems with integrated measuring platforms.

U.S. HYDRO
Conference Preview

A NEW GENERATION OF OPTICAL SYSTEMS FOR OCEAN MONITORING
Dr. Jay Pearlman (University of Colorado) and Dr. Oliver Zielinski (University Oldenburg, Germany) evaluate a selection of platforms for the “Oceans of Tomorrow” projects.

DATA LOGGERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Kristin Elliott (Precision Measurement Engineering) talks about miniDOT, Cyclops-7 loggers that monitor water response to weather.

CITIZEN SCIENCE IN HIGH-LATITUDE ECOSYSTEMS
Raul Bardaji (Institute of Marine Science - CSIC, Spain), Dr. Mairi Best (Ocean Networks Canada) and Dr. Jaume Piera (Spanish National Research Council) discuss the KdUINO buoy that supports data gathering in extreme environments.

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Marine Renewables International Marine Electronics
Marine Resources Meetings Navy Currents
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