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June 2017 Issue

SEAFLOOR MAPPING
SONAR SYSTEMS
VESSELS


COVER
The SonaDive handheld navigation sonar in use by a diver in St. Fausse sur Mer, France, for an environmental study on the impact of treated water on underwater life. (Photo Credit: Créocéan)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


3D VOLUMETRIC SONAR IMAGING FOR IDENTIFICATION MISSIONS
Dr. Jermaine L. Kennedy (Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division) and Dr. Timothy M. Marston (Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington) introduce advanced 3D imaging on unmanned systems to identify objects on the seabed.

HANDHELD SONAR SYSTEM FOR DIVERS
Dominique Ropert, Raphaël Bourdon (RTsys) and Alice Vettoretti (freelance) focus on a sonar device that combines navigation, communication and visualization.

COMPREHENSIVE SHIP INSPECTION SERVICES
Nick Owens (Idwal Marine) explains a new Web portal tool that aids holistic risk assessment of shipping assets.

NOIA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Conference Review

MODEL PREDICTING SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
Harshitha Duraisamy, G. Annalakshmi and Dr. S. Sakthivel Murugan (SSN College of Engineering, Chennai) explain how acoustic analysis supports research on India’s submerged national treasures.

ADDRESSING MUNITIONS IN THE SEA
Dr. Margo Edwards (University of Hawaii) and Dr. Sandro Carniel (CNR-ISMAR) recount lessons from the Hawaii Undersea Military Munitions Assessment.

RESEARCHERS, SCIENTISTS RELY ON AUVS
Shawn Sneddon (Xylem’s YSI Integrated Systems and Services) discusses how smaller, faster instrumentation enables real-time mapping and sensing.

PASSIVE AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION FOR EXPLORATION, DEFENSE
Paul Madden (navigation consultant) details how to use gravity to aid INS on UUVs.

DEVELOPING A MARITIME INTERNET OF THINGS SERVICE
Bob Balog, Robert Hopkins and John Croy (KVH) outline the use of big data analytics for remote vessel monitoring and operations.

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Capital Report Contracts Environmental Monitoring
Marine Renewables International Marine Electronics
Marine Resources Meetings Navy Currents
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EDITOR'S NOTE:
We received incorrect information for the April 2017 cover caption. It should have been: Platform HI A-389A in the Gulf of Mexico, now located inside the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and soon to be decommissioned and converted into an artificial reef remaining in place at a depth of 60 ft. (Photo Credit: Gregory S. Boland)