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09/12/2014

New SEAS XBT Data Recorder and Iridium modem dual GPS combo tested in the AX10 XBT transect

The SEAS XBT Data Recorder component of the AMVERSEAS version 9.2 and the new Iridium modem dual GPS combo were installed and successfully tested on the Horizon Navigator during the August 2014 AX10. A total of 120 XBT's were deployed and transmitted in real-time using the new setup. Meteorological observations and AMVER reports were also transmitted. Full story>>


08/05/2014

Panel Discussion on the Future of Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Renellys Perez, a CIMAS scientist working in PhOD, gave a presentation on "Sea Level Rise" during a panel discussion on "The Future of Fort Lauderdale: Protecting our Paradise against Rising Seas and Stronger Storms" to foster discussion on the impact of sea-level rise on the Ft. Lauderdale coastal community. Full story>>


07/24/2014

Two Underwater Gliders Successfully Deployed off Puerto Rico

Two underwater gliders have been successfully deployed off Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea and in the North Atlantic Ocean during the week of July 14, 2014. These new observational platforms are part of the multi-institutional "Sustained and Targeted Ocean Observations with Underwater Gliders" Project, which is lead by AOML. Full story>>


07/10/2014

New OceanWatch node at NOAA/AOML

AOML will host one of the two nodes of the NESDIS OceanWatch Program. The overall goal of OceanWatch is to provide integrated data and tools to scientists to better understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes in the oceans. Full story>>


05/16/2014

AOML conducts sea trial of new underwater glider

AOML researchers met with partners from NOAA's National Data Buoy Center, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and ANAMAR in the Dominican Republic on March 25-26 to plan for how they will deploy, pilot, recover, refurbish, and store the underwater gliders. During the second day of the meeting, participants conducted an at-sea test to train for how to deploy and recover the underwater gliders. Full story>>


04/16/2014

PhOD hosts the Mandatory Ship Reporting System

The Mandatory Ship Reporting System aims to reduce the risk of ship strikes with northern right whales, and it requires all commercial vessels heavier than 300 gross tons to report to the Coast Guard upon entering two designated areas along the east coast of United States. Reporting ships receive an automated response containing instructions on how to reduce the risk of collisions. The new MSR v2.0, which is fully developed and maintained by PhOD personnel, started its operations on April 1, 2014. Full story>>


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