The Sand Motor is an innovative method for coastal protection. The Sand Motor (also known as Sand Engine) is a huge volume of sand that will be applied along the coast of South-Holland at Ter Heijde in 2011. Wind, waves and currents will spread the sand naturally along the coast of South-Holland. This is called ‘Building with Nature’. The Sand Motor will gradually change in shape and will eventually be fully incorporated into the dunes and the beach. The coast will be broader and safer.
Nortek’s Z-Cell, Aquadopp Current Profiler has been selected by a top team of scientists, working on the Catlin Arctic Survey, to provide current data of water under the Arctic Ice sheet.
Researchers from WHOI, NIWA and Victoria University (NZ) get real-time velocity data from five Nortek Aquadopp Current Meters with integrated inductive modems deployed through 275 m of ice in Antarctica.
The UK company HR Wallingford has developed an automatic traverse system for the Vectrino, that facilitates highly accurate positioning of your probe(s) in the flume. Pre-programming of the system via Labview also makes it possible to let the experiment run overnight, without actually having to be there.
We are pleased to announce that SeaTechnology has published an article describing the prototype Z-cell test that was carried out in 2009 as a collaborative effort between NDBC and Nortek. A reprint of the article is now available in the Knowledge Center