2001 News


2001 What's News at Coastal!


OI 2001, Miami, FL

If you managed to make it down to Miami in April for the PGI Spearhead Oceanology International 2001 Americas, this little guy should seem familiar.  Our first limited edition of coastal-usa rubber duckies popped up all around the convention center.  Check out our who's got the duckie page to see the oceanographic community bonding with our little yellow pals.

Coastal shared booth #212 with other contributing Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) members.  Our new Macro Series line of oceanographic, environmental and meteorological instrumentation was exhibited and available for demonstration.  Many interested parties stopped by to see what Coastal had to offer and got some instruction from Chris, Don and Kirsten.

Coastal also had a presence at D&A Instruments' booth.  We teamed up with John Downing to promote a buoy system, linked by radio modem, consisting of a Coastal Logger and OBS-3A Turbidometer.

Coastal's just duckie!!
BU Deployment

Boston University's Department of Earth Sciences recently deployed six Coastal MicroTides in Pleasant Bay, Chatham, located on the outer coast of Cape Cod, MA.  Graduate student Elizabeth Pendleton's study is to ultimately produce a 3-dimensional numerical computer model of circulation and sediment transport.  Elizabeth says that the instruments were easily deployed and recovered and is excited to use the data in her upcoming model.  Check out some of the deployment photos!

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The MicroTides are set up in tripods courtesy of Thad Pratt of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The tripod is sealed with duct tape and tied with a rope to a mushroom anchor.  The Harbor Master prepares his boat for loading the MicroTides.


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As Elizabeth notes the location of the gauges via GPS, Thad lowers the MicroTides into position.


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