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August 2017 Issue

OCEAN RESOURCES
DEVELOPMENT &
COASTAL ZONE
MANAGEMENT


COVER
Scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that a deepwater marine sponge collected off Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, as well as block cancer cells from dividing, using extremely low concentrations of the compound.

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


LOW-COST DRILLING FOR DEEP-SEA MINERALS EXPLORATION
Dr. Fredrik Søreide, Dr. Martin Ludvigsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Mike Williamson (Williamson & Associates Inc.) introduce a remotely operated coring system with a simple setup.

THE RIGHT MEASUREMENT TECH CAN BOOST CHILEAN BUSINESS
Christian Haag (Mariscope Ingenieria SPA) makes a case for how Doppler technology’s ability to measure waves and currents can increase efficiency of ports and aquaculture.

OCEANS’17 MTS/IEEE ANCHORAGE
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AQUACULTURE DESIGN FOR HEALTHIER FISH
Dr. Jihoon Lee (Chonnam National University), Dr. Bokyu Hwang (Kunsan National University) and Dr. Mooyoul Choe (Ocean Sys-Tech Co. Ltd.) detail the development of a copper-alloy-net fish cage that improves the welfare of fish.

SEG HOUSTON 2017
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CURRENT AND ICE MEASUREMENTS IN COOK INLET
ASL Environmental Sciences and Alaska LNG discuss monitoring of an extreme environment for an LNG project in Alaska.

WAVE, TIDAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA
Changlei Ma, Dengwen Xia and Jianjun Shi (State Oceanic Administration) outline how China is playing up renewable energy as a power source.

SEVERE WEATHER ALERTING TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Max Borges and Filomena Martini (Earth Networks) explain how accurate forecasting can help protect assets.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EFFECTIVE OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Dr. Bernard C. Roell, Jr. (RSC Bio Solutions) discusses best practices for evaluating marine lubricants.

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