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Speaker Will Share Latest News about Ocean Monitoring Technologies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is always looking for newfangled ways monitor the oceans, and Mark Bushnell, the speaker at a public seminar at Old Dominion University today is well-positioned to report on the quest.

Bushnell, who works for NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), will discuss new ocean-observing technologies at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3200 of the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography in Innovation Research Park Building 1.

His presentation is free and open to the public, as is a reception with refreshments that begins at 3.

CO-OPS evaluates new technologies that have the potential to support NOAA missions of environmental assessment and prediction. Bushnell will report on microwave water-level sensors, acoustic Doppler current profilers with novel transducer configurations to observe currents and waves, new data communications techniques through satellites, laser sensors for bridge clearance and visibility sensors.

This article was posted on: November 9, 2009

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