Australia: Deakin University Acquires CARIS HIPS and SIPS

first_imgzoom Deakin University, one of Australia’s leading universities, has acquired CARIS HIPS and SIPS as part of the Deakin University Warrnambool Marine and Aquaculture Science Research Initiative, which aims to boost marine research and teaching in the region. MV Yolla, Deakin University’s 10 metre research vessel based in Warrnambool, was also recently equipped with the new KONGSBERG EM 2040C multibeam echosounder, one of the first in the world.Students used the new multibeam to collect data from a local wreck site, the La Bella shipwreck, a four-masted barquentine sailing ship used as a trading vessel, which sank in 1905. La Bella is one of the many historic shipwrecks in Australia used as a diving site attraction for qualified divers. See details of the shipwreck in the composite image below, to the right.Using the CUBE workflow for bathymetric processing, along with the new water column imaging functionality available in HIPS and SIPS 8.0, students were able to produce some key findings. Students also took particular interest in backscatter processing to aid in habitat mapping as part of their research.The EM 2040C bathymetric datasets have captivated all of the professionals who worked during the acquisition and post-processing tasks. The research also included processing backscatter datasets which were extremely useful for habitat mapping studies and applications.The Marine and Freshwater Sciences research group focuses on the ecology and management of coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems, cutting edge technologies for mapping marine habitats, the effects of a drying climate on ecological function and biodiversity in rivers and streams, river restoration, the ecology and management of marine wildlife, population genetics of marine invertebrates and sustainable aquaculture. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Kongsberg, December 16, 2013last_img read more

RCMP seeking two Ontario men in alleged scam that bilked 160 investors

TORONTO — The RCMP is looking for two men after it says more than 160 Canadians lost $1.5 million in an alleged investment scam.Investigators say people in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta were enticed to invest money through BHF Waste Management Limited Partnership in Barrie, Ont., between 2006 and 2008.Police say the investors thought they were buying mining rights from a business in Montana, but were actually paying an inflated price to a shell company registered in St. Kitts and Nevis, and money was being funnelled to two offshore bank accounts in the Bahamas.The RCMP says several people benefited from the laundered money or were paid wages from investor funds.Police have arrest warrants out for Douglas Scott, 66, of both Toronto and Cranbook, B.C., and Claude Taillefer, 63, of Shanty Bay, Ont., near Barrie.The RCMP has charged the pair with fraud over $5,000, fraud by false pretence, conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering, possession of property obtained by crime and participating in a criminal organization. read more