TMS Newsletter: February 2014 - Blogs, Oceanology, and Talks
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I am excited to announce the launch of our new Teledyne Marine Systems blog. In an effort to keep our customers and the community at large informed with the latest developments, technologies, and applications from the TMS group, the TMS blog will feature articles from Benthos, Gavia, and Webb Research and will be continually updated. Our hope is to keep you informed and entertained by connecting you will real world stories, applications, and technology that’s relevant to the world we work and live in. You can access the first articles through the links below or by visiting any of our four websites. We will be adding additional functionality to the blog as we move forward so please check back regularly. I’ll also announce the latest blog entries through our communities on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Our three teams are also preparing for Oceanology International 2014 where we will join up with ten other Teledyne divisions to exhibit on four stands this year. Teledyne Benthos, Webb Research and Gavia will be together on stand D100. Teledyne Reson, Odom Hydrographic, and BlueView will exhibit on stand G100, and the Teledyne Interconnect group of companies will be in booth K150. A new offering this year will be the Teledyne Education Centre, located in booth E400. Customers and Teledyne staff will present talks every 30 minutes throughout most of the three day show. To see the latest Education Centre Schedule, click here. I welcome your feedback and encourage you to reach out to me directly to suggest topics that you would like our staff to write about. If you are attending Oceanology International in London, please stop by our booth. All three of our companies have exciting new products and features to show you. We hope to see you there! Best regards and enjoy, Melissa Rossi Director of Marketing Teledyne Marine Systems @mrossiTDY
Five Missions, Five Reasons to work with AUVs - Thomas Hiller, Ph.D.

One wet English January a few years ago I had to take a trip to a Caribbean island, where a university team were using the Gavia AUV to investigate the local coral reefs. At the time I was the mission’s sonar expert, mainly making sure sonar settings were right and processing data. The job involved getting the AUV to a beach in the morning, setting up a base camp (gazebo and beer cooler), waiting for the students to turn up for a briefing (and to carry the AUV into the water), then ‘manual groundtruthing’ with snorkels until the AUV returned, several hours later. Lunchtime, swap batteries and change beach, and repeat: two to four missions a day from various beaches and jetties around the island. .........

Teaching Robots to Swim Under Ice - Lauren Cooney
In December 2013, Hugh Venables (BAS), Sam Ward (NOC) and I departed the Falkland Islands, as part of the Antarctica-bound glider team on the RRS James Clark Ross. Along with a ship full of scientists, station personnel and ship crew, we set sail for Rothera Research Station, the BAS base located on Adelaide Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula. Our mission: to do science in the challenging Antarctic environment with two BAS-owned gliders, Swallow and Amazon…...
Hey, I found some of your glass spheres washed up on the beach and I don’t know what to do with them - Debbie King

What you found is called a glass flotation sphere. These are normally used on subsea ocean moorings by oceanographic scientists. Scientists will place instrumentation in the ocean at depths down to as much as 6000 meters. These glass floats are used to help bring the scientific equipment back to the sea surface when the experiment is completed. Normally there are hundreds of these floats attached to a subsea mooring. Each glass float is normally installed in what is called a hard hat – a yellow plastic case that allows the float to be connected to a mooring.

An Introduction to Enhanced Data Logging With Teledyne Benthos Acoustic Modems (part 1) - Rob Pinelli
If you are a user of Teledyne Benthos sub-sea acoustic modems you probably already know that they are a great tool for communicating in real time with attached serial devices. But did you know that the Benthos modems also offer a data logging capability for recording output from the external sensors, as well as a sophisticated query language that allows great flexibility in retrieving logged data, whether acoustically or via direct serial connection? ............
Buoy Workshop March 3-6, 2014

Oceanology International Stand D100 March 11-13, 2014
National Hurricane Conference Booth 101 April 14-17, 2014

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