The National Oceanography Centre hosted the 56th Marine Measurement Forum on 15 July in what was a rare excursion out of the South of England. The event was held in the Foresight Centre, adjacent to the NOC’s Liverpool site and saw a strong turn out of around 50 delegates in attendance. Speakers from a range of organisations; industrial, academic and professional bodies gave presentations and there were opportunities for delegates to visit the NOC’s Liverpool workshops where the Ocean Technology and Engineering group spent time showcasing their capabilities and scientific equipment.
The event started the previous evening with networking drinks at the Philharmonic around the corner from the NOC. This gave those travelling up from the south of England an opportunity to get together prior to the day of presentations. Presentations covered topics such as, reducing ping-to-chart time through autonomous onboard data processing, surveying intertidal areas using X-band marine radar, measurement and monitoring of underwater sound and much more.
Aidan Thorn, NOC Business Development Manager, chaired the meeting and commented, ‘It was great to see so many companies that usually meet in the south of England take the time to come to Liverpool and see what our site there has to offer. The delegates were very complimentary about the day, particularly the opportunity to tour the facilities at NOC’s Joseph Proudman building.’
Presentations from the day are listed below.
|Cai Bird||Surveying intertidal areas using X-band marine radar|
|James Cowles||Using an Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Offshore Survey Applications|
|Bev MacKenzie & Justin Dunning||A Global Forum for Operational Oceanography|
|Malcolm Hearn||Measurement management – fast and less so|
|Mark Jonas||New developments in Marine ‘Smart Telemetry’|
|John Kenny||Current measurement systems used at OTE Liverpool and systems in development|
|Claire Mahaffey||COMPONUT: Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data|
|Ryan Mowat & Katy Pozerskis||From study inception to data delivery examples of integrated measurement solutions|
|Elizabeth Paull||Logging and monitoring of suspended sediment using optical and acoustic instruments|
|Stephen Robinson||Measurement and monitoring of underwater sound: progress with standardisation|
|Judith Wolf||NOC Liverpool|