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July 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1992. Robert J. Shephard, acting deputy director of the NOAA Sea Grant Program since 1989, retired. He joined Sea Grant in 1975 following 20 years in industry. ... A low-cost way to clean up a Valdez-site oil slick in three days was described by a National Science Foundation-funded chemist at the American Chemical Society’s 203rd national meeting in San Francisco. ... Guildline Calibrations Services of Orlando, Florida, celebrated its 35th year in measurement science. The commercial electrical standards laboratory was providing the lowest uncertainties outside of a National Standards Laboratory for many years, a spokesman said.

15 Years Ago 2002. Xenex began offering Furuno radar transceivers along with its Navigence marine navigation and surveillance systems and IntegRadar software development packages. ... A report from the National Academies’ National Research Council found nearly 85 percent of the 29 million gallons of petroleum that enter North American ocean waters each year as a result of human activities comes from land-based runoff, polluted rivers, airplanes and small boats and jet skis, while less than 8 percent comes from tanker or pipeline spills. ... LinkQuest Inc. deployed its UWM4000 high-speed acoustic modems on a DP vessel in the North Sea; supposedly the first time in history that a high-speed modem achieved long-term communication on a dynamically positioned drill vessel.

10 Years Ago 2007. The U.S. Minerals Management Service activated a website with extensive hurricane information and resources. ... Scientists found hundreds of new marine creatures in the deep sea around Antarctica, providing new insights into the evolution of ocean life. ... Canada’s Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) underwent a complex installation process to be ready for deployment in September. The network of instruments and cameras is connected to the Internet, providing constant seafloor data.


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