Navigation Links
New Ocean Sensing and Monitoring brings tutorial approach to latest advances
Date:12/6/2013

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA Optical remote sensing technologies provide the ability to monitor short- and long-term changes in coral reefs, deep-sea fisheries, and off-shore oilfields, and to supply real-time information about seismic activity, water conditions, and equipment functionality.

Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and Other Methods, a new book authored by U.S. Naval Research Lab oceanographer Weilin (Will) Hou, provides the background, basic principles, and insights on the latest developments in the field needed to develop these systems. The tutorial text was published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and is available in print or as an eBook.

Because there are many specialized areas in oceanography, Hou takes a narrative approach and focuses on the science and reasons behind methods and approaches to ocean science. A significant portion of the book uses sketches and illustrations to convey ideas ideal for readers who are professionals from related fields or students exploring careers in remote sensing of the ocean or ocean engineering.

An overview of ocean research includes physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography as well as biogeochemistry. Basic optical properties of the ocean are discussed, followed by underwater and remote sensing topics including diver visibility; active underwater imaging and its comparison to sonar; ocean color remote sensing; and separate chapters on lidar, microwave, and infrared remote sensing techniques. The book concludes with a discussion of platforms and instrumentation, and integrated solutions and future needs in ocean sensing and monitoring.

"I believe, and I hope, we can work hard to explore new technologies to adapt different advances in the underwater environment to benefit society," said Hou in an SPIE Newsroom video interview.

Hou and fellow NRL Stennis Space Center oceanographer Bob Arnone have cochaired a conference on Ocean Sensing and Monitoring as part of the annual SPIE DSS Defense + Security symposium since 2008. The next conference takes place 5-9 May 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Rising ocean acidification leads to anxiety in fish
2. Silent stalkers of dark ocean waters
3. New genomic study provides a glimpse of how whales could adapt to ocean
4. Scripps oceanography researchers engineer breakthrough for biofuel production
5. Ocean acidification: Hard to digest
6. New generation of micro sensors for monitoring ocean acidification
7. Tracking young salmons first moves in the ocean
8. UH among Texas institutions that will lead Ocean Energy Safety Institute
9. Maintaining strength in ocean science requires greater collaboration, coordination, and integration
10. VC predicts the motion of the ocean
11. UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Ocean Sensing and Monitoring brings tutorial approach to latest advances
(Date:12/22/2016)... , Dec. 20, 2016  As part of its longstanding ... leading personal genetics company, recently released its latest children,s book, ... The book focuses on the topics of inheritance and variation ... Standards (NGSS) taught in elementary school classrooms in the US. ... series by illustrator Ariana Killoran , whose previous book ...
(Date:12/16/2016)...   IdentyTechSolutions America LLC , a leading ... and a cutting-edge manufacturer of software and hardware ... seamless, integrated solutions that comprise IDT biometric readers ... provide IdentyTech,s customers with combined physical identification and ... and theft. "We are proud to ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... Dec 15, 2016 ... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... The report forecasts the global military biometrics market to ... The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis ... its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... CallTower is proud to announce that their ... Year Award winner for 2017. , For three consecutive years, CallTower has been ... CallTower was awarded with the hosted VoIP Excellence award and in 2015, they received ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Nova Oculus Partners ... a pioneering medical device for the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. , The ... a global regulatory consultancy that helps companies like ours secure government approvals for ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017 Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. ... focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative ... Best Company in North America ... the award based on the FDA approval of ... tablets), ENTYCE ® (capromorelin oral solution) and NOCITA ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... YORK , January 20, 2017 ... current market conditions have influenced the most recent performances ... Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS ), Abeona Therapeutics ... (NASDAQ: TBPH ), and Sage Therapeutics Inc. ... research report by Grand View Research, global Biotech market size is ...
Breaking Biology Technology: