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

UN agency adopts new single standard for interactive TV worldwide

Under the new measures approved by the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union (ITU), viewers anywhere in the world, for example, can access data on a football player while watching a match without the service provider having to implement any of the modifications previously needed.Previously, proprietary or country-specific standards forced content providers to develop different product versions for each market.The new standard means content will stay true to the author’s design in all markets – a key concern for advertisers. Content providers will also find that it removes barriers to entry and reduces risk, while helping to advance the functionality of iTV services. The need to drive iTV services is seen as particularly relevant to the market in the United States, where services have been slow to develop.ITU is a worldwide organization that brings governments and industry together to coordinate the establishment and operation of global telecommunication networks and services. It is responsible for standardization, coordination and development of international telecommunications including radio communications, as well as the harmonization of national policies. read more