Marine Tech Talk Podcast
Marine Tech Talk is a podcast covering Teledyne Marine's technologies that are enabling discovery and efficient and safe work practices in our oceans and inland waterways. From tracking 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 toughest challenges on the planet.
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. Episodes are published at least two times per month.
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Oban to the Arctic: Benefits of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
For more information on the work being done with Freya, SAM's Gavia AUV, and the programs being offered at SAMs you can follow them on Twitter @SAMSoceannews or visit their website www.sams.ac.uk/education/undergraduate.
Glider Observations in New Zealand's Shelf Seas
Investigating Algal Blooms and Hypoxia in the Great Lakes
Season's Greetings from the Host and Guests of Season 1
In this final episode of the year, we hear from many of our Season 1 guests as they help us conclude the season with their wishes for the new year. We hope you find these messages of hope and inspiration uplifting and I thank all of our listeners around the world for a fabulous first season.
Please return in the new year for new guests, great stories of adventure, and new ways to use Teledyne Marine's technologies to expand the boundaries of what's possible. If you have suggestions for content you would like to hear in 2021, please contact Melissa at marineTechtalk@teledyne.com.
Story Behind the Photo Series
Studying Ocean Dynamics in Polar Regions
Studying Coastal Upwellings in Chile with Unmanned Gliders
Honorable Mention Award
Protection of Salmon Habitats in Alaska
In this episode, we talk to Leah Elllis, a Habitat Biologist in the Instream Flow Program at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Leah was one of our contestants this year in our Teledyne Marine Photo Contest and the winner of one of our Honorable Mention photo awards. Leah's photo was of her team out “in the elements" collecting data. The mission of their program is to acquire water rights in rivers and lakes for fish habitat protection.
T o learn more about the work that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are doing you can visit their website at adfg.alaska.gov and on Facebook you can check them out at facebook.com/alaskafishandgame
Studying Thwaites Glacier with a large diameter AUV
In this episode we talk to Peter King, Facility Manager in the Autonomous Systems Maritime Laboratory at the University of Tasmania and one of our contestants this year in our Teledyne Marine Photo Contest. Tim submitted two great photos, one of his team and their AUV, Nupiri Muka, which was outfitted with two Teledyne RD Instruments DVLs, just after recovery and another pre-deployment with the glacier as a backdrop. Peter explains the photo, how the RD Instruments DVLs aided their research, and a bit about their work as part of the Antarctic Gateway Partnership.
To learn more about the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Gateway on Twitter @Ant_Gateway and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/antarcticgateway. You can also keep pace with Peter King and his latest adventures by following @AUVPeter on Twitter.
Studying the fish biodiversity of mesophotic reefs in Bermuda
In this episode we talk to Tim Noyes, an earlier winner of our Academic Grant and now the winner of our Teamwork Makes the Dream Work award for this year's Teledyne Marine Photo Contest. Tim explains the photo, a bit about his PhD work at BIOS and some exciting data they were able to capture during a recent deployment of their Teledyne RD Instruments ADCP.
To learn more about BIOS and the work that Tim and the team are doing you can follow @biosstation on Twitter and Instagram. You can follow Tim on Twitter if you search for his handle: @fieldnoyes.
Collecting Data for a Stage Capacity table at Boedecker Reservoir
Story Behind the Photo Series
Weather Observation tower survey for Offshore Wind power
Story Behind the Photo Series
Mapping Mesophotic Reefs in Bermuda
Investigating Regions of Freshwater Influence in the Taranaki Bight, New Zealand with a Slocum Glider
On this episode of Marine Tech Talk we meet Matt Nichols, president and owner of Survey Systems in Evergreen, Colorado. Survey Systems is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that does geodetic and hydrographic surveying work for a variety of customers. Matt has been working the hydrographic side of surveying for the past 15 years and purchased an Oceanscience Z-Boat in early 2019 for surveying in areas that his larger boat couldn't access. Some of the areas that Matt and his team need to survey are in remote areas, making the Z-Boat an ideal small survey platform for those shallow, remote, and high-altitude locations.
To learn more about Survey Systems and the work that Matt and his team are doing you can visit www.surveysystems.net. You can also follow Survey Systems on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/survey-systems/ and YouTube. Video Link: https://youtu.be/cXHKZ2AbxJw
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 our final winner, Jonathan Wallen, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manoa in Hawaii. Jonathan's research is in the area of autonomous robotics and dynamical systems. In his current project, Jonathan is a Teledyne Reson Hydrophone for to dock an AUV to a floating wave energy converter.
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 Tim Noyes, a PhD candidate at the University of Salford, UK and a research specialist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences in Bermuda. Tim's research focuses on determining spatial and temporal trends of mesophotic reef fish biodiversity. Using the awarded Sentinel V100 ADCP from RD Instruments and the Benthos R500 Acoustic Release system, Tim will be working to quantify the hydrodynamic variability within the mesophotic coral ecosystems and adjacent shallow-water reefs.
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 Samer Ahmed Mohamed, a teaching assistant at Ain Shams University in Cairo and head of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle project. Using their awarded Pathfinder DVL from Teledyne RD Instruments, Samer and his team will fuse the DVL technology with other stereo vision systems and the dynamic model of the vehicle itself to create a computationally efficient model for AUV navigation. He and his team will participate virtually this year in RoboSub 2020.
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 have our first bilingual interview! Today we meet Maria Yesinia Torres , a doctoral student at CICIMAR-IPN, Interdisciplinary Center for Marine Science, located in La Paz, Mexico, and Dr. Armando Trasviña Castro, a senior researcher at CICESE Unidad La Paz. Dr Trasviña Castro will be translating Maria Yesinia's technical responses to English. Also joining us on the episode is Mario De la Cruz, a Regional Sales Manager from Teledyne Marine for South America. Mario will translate questions from our host, Melissa Rossi, to Spanish for Maria Yesinia to answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-royTo 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/
Guest: Michael Redmayne, US Sales Manager for Teledyne Caris
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).
Guest: Dr. Alexander Forrest, Associate Professor 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.
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.
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
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.
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.