Encouraged by the success of their previous competition, Nortek UK invited post-graduate students working in fields of marine science, to submit research proposals by the end of December 2007, for projects utilising a Nortek instrument. The authors of the two most outstanding proposals were to be awarded their chosen Nortek instrument, for a free 3 month deployment period during 2008. In addition, the best proposal also secured £500 in travel expenses, to attend a national conference in order to present his/her scientific results.
Nortek deepwater Aquadopp has been selected by one of the world’s leading oceanographic companies. This time Seatronics UK needed 20 deepwater current meters for a deep water pipe route study in the Mediterranean, and careful comparison between the DW Aquadopp and other single point Doppler current meters led to a decision in favor of the Aquadopp.
Pictured here is Nortek's Tom Christian Mortensen, whose extensive field experience has aided in developing a buoy solution that is manageable by shorthanded crews and small workboats. The complete buoy is a 1.1 meters in diameter and approximately 55 kg. Power is provided by 5 solar cells and batteries which is sufficient for winter deployments on the light deprived coast of Norway.
We are pleased to see an increasing number of "Continental" current profilers being put to use in scientific studies and in engineering projects. We are equally pleased that the profiling range of the 190kHz version often exceeds the stated specifications of 200 m.
Nortek, in cooperation with Ott GmbH of Germany, has completed the development of a new handheld river current meter named "ADC". First delivery took place in November of 2007
Nortek's new wave measurement innovations were featured as the cover story in the September 2007 issue of Ocean News & Technology.