​​       ​Marine Tech Talk Podcast                ​

​​​​​Marine Te​​ch Talk is a show about Teledyne Marine's technologies that are enabling discovery and efficient and safe work practices in our oceans and inland waterways. Hosted by ​​Melissa Rossi, a Marketing Director at Teledyne Marine, Marine Tech Talk features customers and their quest for knowledge, more efficient work environments, safety, environmental conservation, and more.  From following North Atlantic Right Whales off the coast of New Brunswick, to advocating and designing a new fishing method that can prevent accidental whale entanglements and mortality, our guests span industries and the globe. Meet commercial fishermen turned advocates, marine construction service providers, and researchers and technicians from prestigious universities and government agencies that are all using Teledyne Marine's technologies to solve some of the to​​​​ughest challenges on the planet.​​

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Episode 11

An AI Approach to Underwater Object Detection


Guest: Boguslaw Cyganek, a professor in the department of Electronics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland.

In this summer series of podcasts, we introduce the winners of our Teledyne Marine Academic Grant for 2020. This grant offers universities and institutions the opportunity to utilize several of our flagship products free of charge for up to a six-month period to support their research programs.
In this episode we meet Boguslaw Cyganek, a professor in the department of Electronics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland. His research focus includes computer vision, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence, as well as development of programmable devices, acceleration of computations and embedded systems, with special focus on autonomous automotive and underwater systems. He is an author or a co-author of over a hundred of journal and conference papers, as well as books with the latest “Object Detection and Recognition in Digital Images: Theory and Practice" published by Wiley in 2013. Together with his students, Professor Cyganek will be using the awarded BlueView M900 MKII sonar to further his algorithm development for underwater object detection.

If you have any questions or comments about this show you can email host Melissa Rossi ​at MarineTechTalk@teledyne.com. ​

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Episode 10​

Investigating Seabed Stability in Western Scotland


Guest: Christian Armstrong, PhD candidate and student researcher,  Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)​

In this summer series of podcasts, we introduce the winners of our Teledyne Marine Academic Grant for 2020. This grant offers universities and institutions the opportunity to utilize several of our flagship products free of charge for up to a six-month period to support their research programs. In this episode we meet Christian Armstrong. Christian is a PhD candidate and student researcher working with a team from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). Christian and the team are investigating the physical stability of the seabed around the UK continental shelf in the extremely energetic tidal flows of western Scotland, UK.

Due to the operational challenges posed by the area's hydrodynamics, few studies have been conducted. However, these regions are now receiving research attention due to their value for renewable energy and the insights into turbulent flows that they can bring.​

Episode 9​

Safely Scrubbing Nuclear Contamination


Guest: Tobias Haswell, Program Manager, Diakont

On this episode of Marine Tech Talk we meet Tobias Haswell, a Program Manager for Diakont. Tobias' program provides robotic solutions for use inside of nuclear power plants. The program's primary work involves using submersible ROVs to remove contamination from within reactor cavity pools as well as other pools within the nuclear power plants. Tobias has been involved with providing robotic solutions to the gas, oil, and nuclear industries for more than 7 years.

To learn more about Diakont and the work that Tobias' team and Diakont are doing in nuclear power plants you can visit www.diakont.com/nuclear_solutions. You can also follow them on Twitter by following @Diakont​​​.


Episode 8​

Scouring The Sea for Ancient Shipwrecks


Guest: Timmy Gambin, Associate Professor of ​Maritime Archeology in the Department of Classics and Archeology​, University Of Malta
Episode 8 features Timmy Gambin, a wreck diver, maritime archeologist, and Associate Professor of Maritime Archeology in the Department of Classics and Archeology at the University of Malta. Through the use of state-of-the-art technologies, Professor Gambin has contributed to the discovery of over 25 ancient shipwrecks in places such as Spain, Italy, Sicily, and Croatia. Timmy considers himself lucky to combine his passion for World War II history with archeology, especially in the growing field of aviation archaeology underwater.

To learn more about Professor Gambin's work and some of the discoveries discussed in the show, please visit https://phoenicianshipwreck.org/ and https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/department-of-classics-archaeology-university-of-malta​​.

Episode 7​

New Technology Saves Old Bridges 


​​​Guest: Roy Forsyth, Structural Engineer - Commercial Diver, Collins Engineers

During this episode we talk to Roy Forsyth from Collins Engineers. Roy is a professional engineer, commercial diver and certified hydrographer with over 19 years of experience in the industry. Roy and his team at Collins Engineers use 3D sonar technology from Teledyne BlueView to conduct structural integrity inspections on bridges, dams, and other critical infrastructure. During our discussion, Roy explains how Collins employs this technology, the advantages it offers his company and his customers, and the added safety it provides to his divers.

To view the 3D video that Roy describes during the episode of the Duncan Bridge visit LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/acoustic-imaging-keeps-public-safe-during-floods-roy
To learn more about Collins Engineers please visit their website at https://www.collinsengr.com/
Or follow them on Social Media: Twitter at: @CollinsEngrInc and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collinsengineers/​​

Episode 6​​

Using Artificial Intelligence for Cleaner Survey Data 


​​​Guest: Michael Redmayne, US Sales Manager for Teledyne Caris

In this episode we are talking to Michael Redmayne the US Sales Manager for Teledyne Caris, a marine geospatial software company. Teledyne Caris has just released a new cloud based platform that uses Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning algorithms to identify noise in 3D point clouds generated by acoustic sensor platforms. The end result is clean data in a fraction of the standard time without t​he usual manual “dot killing".

To learn more about Caris Mira AI: https://www.teledynecaris.com/en/products/caris-mira-ai/

Read a recent article by Burns Foster, R&D Product Manager for Journal of Ocean Technology, and Andy Hoggarth, Director of Sales and Business Development in the  latest edition of Hydro International: https://www.hydro-international.com/magazine/march-april-2020 (pages 18,19).​

Episode 5​

Studying Ice Shelves in the Western Ross Sea 


​​​Guest: Dr. Alexander Forrest, Associate Prof​essor Environmental Robotics Laboratory, Civil Engineering, UC Davis​​

On this episode of Marine Tech Talk we hear from Dr. Alexander Forrest, an Associate Professor for the Environmental Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Forrest's group focuses on applying autonomous robotic systems, like AUVs and gliders, outfitted with seafloor mapping and water column measurement sensors to examine how localized topography influences water flow in lakes and nearshore coastal zones in the ocean. Dr. Forrest discusses recent trips to the Western Ross Sea to examine fluid dynamics under the massive ice shelves using a Slocum Glider outfitted with a Rockland Scientific microturbulence sensor.

Episode 4​

Sonar Provides “Eyes Underwater” for Marine Construction 


​​​Guest: Lou Nash, President and founder of Measutronics Corporation​

On this episode of Marine Tech Talk we're speaking with Lou Nash, the president and founder of Measutronics Corporation. Measutronics is a marine positioning, guidance and underwater imaging company that specializes in marine construction solutions, and first discovered the benefits of Teledyne BlueView's BV5000 scanning sonar in 2015.

Lou leads the company in technology acquisition and systems integration, and he is also an adjunct professor teaching Marine Geomatics at the University of Florida.​

Episode 3​​
How Scientists Count Krill in the Antarctic


​Guest: George Watters, PhD., Director, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, NOAA Fisheries University​

How exactly do you make an accurate count of one of the most abundant animal species on the planet? On the latest episode of the Marine Tech Talk podcast, host Melissa Rossi traveled to the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in San Diego in 2019 to speak with Dr. George Watters, the Director of NOAA Fisheries' Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division (AERD). The AERD conducts research with the specific aim of providing scientific advice on the management of fisheries around Antarctica. Learn more about the fisheries management work conducted by NOAA in the Antarctic ecosystem and follow all of NOAA Fisheries' latest work via Twitter​. ​

Episode 2
Identifying and Protecting Wh​ales with Gliders


​Guest: Jude Van der Meer, Glider Technician, Dalhousie University​

In this episode, Jude, who serves on the Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research team (CEOTR) and works with Dalhousie's fleet of gliders, talks about how the Slocum gliders are used for whale monitoring, predominantly in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Roseway Basin. ​

​​Episode 1
Can Ropeless Fishing Save The ​Whales?

Guest: Captain Richard Riels, Executive Director of SMELTS​

On the debut episode, Richard discusses the negative events associated with whale entanglement by fishing gear and his innovative lineless lobster traps, incorporating Teledyne Benthos Acoustic Communication equipment.​