The February 2008 issue of Sea Technology describes a new method for using the AWAC for directional wave measurements from a subsurface buoy.
What do you do when you have four octagonal pipes deep in the ground, and you want to know the velocity of the water flowing through these pipes? No conventional flow sensor nor any standard Doppler current profiler could solve this challenge, so Alstom decided to talk to Nortek.
As part of an engineering effort that lasted for all of 2007, the circuit board inside the Aquadopp and the Aquadopp profiler has shrunk by about 10 cm (4 in). As a result, it is possible to fit the instrument inside smaller spaces and it is easier to integrate the instruments in OEM applications.
The activity level is growing all over the world and Nortek instrument sales made another 25% leap from 2006 to 2007. As a result, both NortekUSA in Annapolis and Dutch subsidiary Qmetrix have been forced to find new offices to meet the demand for more space.
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.