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12.08.2014 04:35 Age: 3 yrs

Changing tides in ocean technology

IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, has contributed an article to the Journal of Ocean Technology on recent technological advancements for ocean observing systems.


Deploying an Argo float. Image credit: Alicia Navidad, CSIRO.

“Ocean technology is fundamental to what we do. It provides the means by which we take systematic and sustained measurements in the ocean, and convert them into data for science that delivers societal benefit,” Tim writes.

In the current issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology, the editors reached out to some of their regular contributors and beyond to get their perspectives on recent advancements in their fields, and improvements they see coming over the next five to ten years. Essays included oceanography, harsh environments, ocean mapping, sensors, aquaculture, ocean observing systems and ocean structures.

Tim’s article answers four questions:

  • What role does technology play in your field? What are the benefits?
  • What changes/trends do you anticipate over the next five years?
  • Of the four drivers of technology (safety, efficiency, sustainability, profit), which is the most important in your field?
  • What problems do you encounter in your daily activities that could be addressed with new or improved technology?

“I see great cause for optimism in the passion and ingenuity coming from our next generation of marine and climate scientists, engineers, technicians and data specialists.”

To read the full article download the pdf here