INMARTECH 2006

INMARTECH 2006

2006 International Marine Technicians Symposium

Tuesday, October 17 to Thursday, October 19, 2006

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Village

Woods Hole, MA

An INMARTECH Proceedings document is available on-line at <INMARTEC_Proceeding.pdf>. It was also distributed as a CD to all INMARTECH registered participants. Additional copies can be requested by contacting the UNOLS Office <office@unols.org>

INMARTECH 2006 Group Picture

  • Registration
  • Guidelines for Presenters
 

Meeting Program:

International Marine Technician Symposium 2006 (INMARTECH 2006)
Technical Sessions

The INMARTECH Symposium will be held in Woods Hole Village. The Sessions will be located in either the Lillie Auditorium (located in the Lillie Building at MBL - the entrance is off of MBL Street) or the Redfield Auditorium (located in the Redfield Building at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Water Street). Each session location is identified below.

A copy of the INMARTECH Technical Program with all abstracts is now available: <INM_MeetingProgram_101206.pdf>

Day 1: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

0730    Registration and Symposium Check-In - Coffee and Danish (Lillie Auditorium)

 

0830    INMARTECH 2006 Welcome and Plenary Session (Lillie Auditorium)

  • Welcome address from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) – Dr. Robert Detrick, Vice President for Marine Facilities & Operations
  • Opening remarks about INMARTECH 2006 – Barrie Walden (WHOI)

 

0900    Session I: Ships, Shipboard Handling Systems, and Over-the-Side Safety Issues (Lillie Auditorium) – Moderators: Bill Martin (University of Washington) and Matthew Hawkins (University of Delaware)

  • Wire Testing – Rick Trask (WHOI)
  • Survey on Wire Maintenance and Testing – David Fisichella (WHOI)
  • Shipboard Handling Systems - Matthew Hawkins (University of Delaware)
  • Dynamic and Drag Induced Loads on Marine Cranes – Steve Etchemendy (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
  • Break
  • RRS James Cook - A Multi-Role Oceanographic Research Vessel Entering Service in 2007 – Ed Cooper (NERC – National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
  • R/V Pourquoi pas ? - Anew Multidisciplinary Vessel for Ocean Research – Olivier Lefort (Ifremer) and Marc Nokin (Infremer)
  • Recent Developments on RRS James Clark Ross "Challenges of a Refit" - Steve Bremner (British Antactic Survey)
 

1210    Lunch Break (Lillie Auditorium)

 

Session II will consist of two concurrent sessions.

1300    Session IIa: Innovations in Vehicle Systems  (Redfield Auditorium) - Moderators: Stewart Lamerdin (MLML) and Steve Etchemende (MBARI)

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Operations:
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) AUV Operations – Steve Etchemendy (MBARI)
    • The ABE and Sentry Autonomous Underwater Vehicles – Dana Yoerger (WHOI)
  • Towed Vehicles:
    • Video Plankton Recorder: A Systems and Operational Overview – Josh Eaton (WHOI)
    • High Definition TV on Hyper Dolphin – Tomoe Kondo (Nippon Marine Enterprises, ltd.)
    • Break

    • First Year of Kaiko 7000 –Atsumori Miura (Nippon Marine Enterprises, ltd.)
    • Towed Ocean Bottom Instrument (TOBI) – Upgrades for the 21st Century - Duncan Matthew (National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton)
  • Hybrid Underwater Vehicle for Full Ocean Depth Exploration -  Andy Bowen (WHOI)
  • Gliders/Argo – Breck Owen (WHOI)
 

1300    Session IIb: Equipment and Procedure Innovations (Lillie Auditorium) – Moderators: James Broda (WHOI) and Ed Cooper (NERC)

  • WHOI Long Core Development: Update – James Broda (WHOI)
  • Pourquoi Pas Winches and Coring System – Loic Dussud (Ifremer)
  • Shipboard ADCP Systems and Heading Sensors: Status Report – Julia Hummon (University of Hawaii)
  • Acoustic Backscatter and Remote Seafloor Characterization – Luciano Fonseca (UNH)
  • Break

  • Pressure Retaining Deep-sea Sampler – Marck Smit (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ))
  • A New Ultra Clean CTD-System for Sampling of Trace Elements and Isotopes – Sven Ober (NIOZ)
  • Improvement of Air-gun System for Multi-channel Seismic System – Hidenori Shibata (Nippon Marine Enterprises, ltd.)
  • Upgrade of the RRS James Clark Ross Propulsion Control System – Richard Bridgeman (British Antarctic Survey)

 

1600    Day 1 Wrap-Up Session  (Redfield Auditorium) – Summary of Day 1 Sessions:

  • Session I Summary: Ships, Shipboard Handling Systems and Over-the-Side Safety Issues –Bill Martin (University of Washington) and Matthew Hawkins (University of Delaware)
  • Session IIa Summary: Innovations in Vehicle Systems - Stewart Lamerdin (MLML) and Steve Etchemende (MBARI)
  • Session II Summary: Equipment and Procedure Innovations – James Broda (WHOI) and Ed Cooper (NERC

 

1730    Facility Tours (Ships, vehicles, and equipment), Poster Session, and Evening Reception

  • Facility Tours–R/V Oceanus – Patrick Rowe and John Dyke (WHOI)
  • Facility Tours–CRV Tioga – Ken Houtler (WHOI)
  • Facility Tours– AUV Sentry, Video Plankton Recorder, Hydrographic Van - Barrie Walden (WHOI)
  • Facility Tours – Isotope Van – Matthew Hawkins (U. Delaware)
  • The NOAA Portable Seagoing Air-Sea Flux Standard - Chris Fairall (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Poster: Useful Techniques for Bottle Salinity Measurements - -Naoko Takahashi (Marine Works Japan LTD.)
  • Poster: Temperature Error Caused by Attitude Motion of Sea-Bird 9plus CTD – Satoshi Ozawa (Marine Works Japan LTD.)
  • Poster: Technical Services of Marine Works Japan Ltd. - Testuharu Iino (Marine Works Japan Ltd.)
  • Poster: The Acoustic Navigation Of Deep-Towed Underwater Imaging Vehicles Using A Reversed Ultra Short Base - Duncan Matthew (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
  • Poster: Alaska Region Research Vessel – Steven Hartz (University of Alaska)
  • Poster: Sea Education Association oceanographic training vessels as Ships of Opportunity - Erik Zettler (Sea Education Association)
  • Poster: The Technology Improvement of Radiosonde Observation and Evaluation Character of the Humidy Sensor - Ryo Oyama (Global Ocean Development Inc.)
 

Day 2: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

 

0830    Day 2 Plenary Session (Lillie Auditorium) – Barrie Walden

 

Session III will consist of two concurrent sessions.

0845    Session IIIa: Underway Data Collection and Archiving Standards (Lillie Auditorium) – Moderators: Dennis Shields (NOAA) and Rich Findley (University of Miami)

  • Quality Improvement and Control System (QuIC System) – Ilya Nikanorov (University of Miami)
  • The Frame-Grabber System for Integrated Content and Data Access – Steven Lerner (WHOI)
  • The SAMOS Data Assembly Center – Shawn Smith (Florida State University)
  • LabView – Rich Findley (University of Miami)
  • WHOI’s Underway Data Collection System – Barrie Walden (WHOI)
  • Break

  • SW06 Data Handling – Andrew Maffei (WHOI)
  • Roles of Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd. Marine Technicians in Research Submersible Cruises – Okada Satoshi (Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd.)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s SCS – Dennis Shields (NOAA)
  • Two Data Management Tools for Oceanographic Research - Val Schmidt (University of New Hampshire)
 

0845    Session IIIb: Long-term Instrumentation Deployments - Challenges, Issues, and Solutions  (Redfield Auditorium) – Moderators – Mary-Lynn Dickson (URI) and Erik Zettler (SEA)

  • Shallow Water "06" 62 Moorings in 6 Days – John Kemp (WHOI)
  • The ORION Global Scale Observatory- An Array of Open Ocean Moorings for Interactive Ocean Observation – Daniel Frye (WHOI)
  • Monterey Accelerated Research System,(MARS) a Test Bed Cabled Observatory – Steve Etchemendy (MBARI)
  • Break

  • Ocean Bottom Seismometry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-Toward a Permanent Presence – Beecher Wooding (WHOI)
  • Fast Thermistor String Model 3 – Edwin Keijzer (NIOZ)
 

1200    Lunch  (Redfield Auditorium)

 

1300    Session IV: Lessons Learned - Equipment Tricks, Techniques, and Cool Products  (Redfield Auditorium) – Moderators – Patrick Rowe (WHOI) and Tom Wilson (SUNY)

  • Metal-Free Instrumented Block and Light Weight .322 Wire Block – Barrie Walden (WHOI)
  • Field Repairable Slip rings – Barrie Walden (WHOI)
  • Far-End Cable Tension Monitor – Barrie Walden (WHOI)
  • Hot Glue...And You Thought it was just for Arts and Crafts! – Patrick Rowe (WHOI)
  • Seafloor Search with Remote Sensing – Paul Matthias (Raytheon)
  • Securing Fish Exclusion Cages on the Sea Bed by Scuba Divers – Andre Cattrijsse and Francisco Hernandez (Flanders Marine Institute)
  • Break

  • Improved Mooring Cable Stopper – Jack Schilling (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ))
  • New Water Sampler Valve: High Opening Ratio and Inert Material – Edwin Keijzer (NIOZ)
  • Hull Penetrating Instrumentation -Platform for Ferries – Lorendz Boom (NIOZ)
  • Sea Surface Temperature Monitoring – David Fisichella (WHOI)
  • Kilo Moana’s Real-time Shipboard Multibeam Bathymetry and Backscatter Mosaic Display System – Bruce Appelgate and Roger Davis (University of Hawaii)
  • Guide To Making Climate Quality Meteorological And Flux Measurements At Sea – Shawn Smith (Florida State University)
  • Three Solutions found for Irish Research Vessels Bill Dwyer (P&O Maritime Services Ireland Ltd)
  • The MSRC Vortex Debubbler - Tom Wilson (Stony Brook University)
 

1630    Day 2 Wrap-Up Session  (Redfield Auditorium) – Summary of Day 2 Sessions

  • Session IIIa: Underway Data Collection and Archiving Standards –Rich Findley (University of Miami) and Dennis Shields (NOAA)
  • Session IIIb: Long-term Instrumentation Deployments - Challenges, Issues, and Solutions - Mary-Lynn Dickson (URI) and Erik Zettler (SEA)
  • Session IV: Lessons Learned - Equipment Tricks, Techniques, and Cool Products – Patrick Rowe (WHOI) and Tom Wilson (SUNY)

 


Day 3: Thursday, October 19, 2006

 

0830    Day 3 - Plenary Session  (Redfield Auditorium) – Barrie Walden (WHOI)

 

Session V will consist of two concurrent sessions.

0845    Session V.a: International Shipping - Dealing with New Regulations (Chemicals, Samples, Instrumentation)  (Redfield Auditorium) – Moderator: Rick Chandler (WHOI)

  • International Shipping: Dealing with New Regulations – Stephen Senior (WHOI)
 

0845    Session V.b: Ship to Ship/Ship to Shore Wireless Access Protocol (SWAP) (Redfield Building, Room 204) – Moderators: Toby Martin (Oregon State University), Val Schmidt (UNH), and Jim Akens (WHOI)

  • Equipment Requirements – Toby Martin (OSU)
  • Software and Operations – Val Schmidt (UNH)
  • Multi-ship Experiences - Lessons Learned
 
1015    Break

 

1030    Session VI: Shipboard Networks and Network Security  (Redfield Auditorium) – Moderators: Rich Findley (U.Miami) and Barrie Walden (WHOI)

  • HiSeasNet: Bringing the Internet to the High Seas for 4 Years and Counting – Steve Foley (SIO)
  • The R/V Pelican's Experiences with the HiSeas Net Small-footprint Ku-band System - Brenda Leroux Babin (LUMCON)
  • Research Vessel Network Management and Computer Security:
    - Wecoma – Toby Martin (Oregon State University)
    - R/V Thomas G Thompson – Bill Martin (University of Washington)
    - WHOI – Jim Akens (WHOI)
    - HBOI/U.Miami – Rich Findley (U. Miami)
    - Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Jon Meyer and Kris Weeks (SIO)
    - Ocean Drill Ship - Andrew Trefethen (Texas A&M IODP)
  • International Experiences – Dougal Mountifield (National Oceanographic Center, Southampton) and David Blake (British Antarctic Survey)
 

1145    Session V and VI Wrap-Up (Redfield Auditorium):

  • Session V.a Summary: International Shipping - Dealing with New Regulations (Chemicals, Samples, Instrumentation) –Rick Chandler (WHOI)
  • Session V.b: Ship to Ship/Ship to Shore Wireless Access Protocol (SWAP) – Toby Martin (Oregon State University) and Val Schmidt (UNH)
  • Session VI Summary: Shipboard Network Security – Rich Findley (U.Miami) and Barrie Walden (WHOI)
 

1215    INMARTECH 2006 - Closing Remarks  (Redfield Auditorium) – Barrie Walden (WHOI)

1230    Adjourn


The INMARTECH 2006 Symposium is expected to adjourn by 1300.

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Registration:

Please register for the INMARTECH Symposium no later than Spetember 15, 2006. An on-line registration form is available at <http://www.unols.org/meetings/2006/200610inm/registration_inmartech06.asp>

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Accommodations:

The following hotels will offer special INMARTECH 2006 accommodation rates. Please reference "INMARTECH" when making your reservations.

Sands of Time, 549 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole
Tel. 1-800-841-0114 or local number (508) 548-6300, Reference "INMARTECH" when making reservations.
Rate: $104 + tax/night
Cut-off date: September 15, 2006
Walking Distance to Meeting
Check In Time: 2:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am
Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to arrival
Website for general information: <http://www.sandsoftime.com
>. On-line reservations are welcome. Please include reference to "INMARTECH" if reserving on-line.

This Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of the meeting site. Complimentary coffee and donuts are served to start your day and there are full breakfast places in scenic Woods Hole village, a short walk away.

Inn on the Square, 40 North Main St. (Rt. 28), Falmouth
Must call 1-800-676-0000 and ask for Group Sales (reference INMARTECH). If outside of the country call 508-457-0606 then ask for Group Sales.
Rate: 78.00 +tax/night (includes continental breakfast)
Transportation required - 10 minute drive from meeting.
Website for general information ONLY: <http://www.innonthesquare.com>

Cut-off date: September 15, 2006 (will be accommodated after that date if rooms are available)
Check In Time: 3:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am

Recently renovated, the Inn is located along in Falmouth, about a ten minute drive to the Woods Hole village and meeting site. It has an indoor swimming pool and large guest rooms. The accommodation rate includes daily continental breakfast.

Nautilus Motor Inn, 539 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole
Call 1-800-654-2333 or local number (508) 548-1525 and reference INMARTECH 2006.
Email address: JPNautilus@aol.com
Rate: $88.00 +tax/night
Website for general information ONLY: <http://www.nautilusinn.com>

Cut-off date: September 15, 2006 (will be accommodated after that date if rooms are available). Also if participants would like to extend their stay through the weekend Nautilus will honor the conference rate of $88.00/night.
Check In Time: 2:00 pm
Check Out Time: 11:00 am
Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to arrival.

This Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of the meeting site. Morning coffee is served but breakfast is on your own and there are breakfast places in scenic Woods Hole village, a short walk away.

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Housing, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole
MBL Housing Reservations (On-Line only): <http://finweb.mbl.edu/conference/CreateINMART06.asp>
Rates: $37.50/night double occupancy, $75.00/night single (breakfast is included for an additional fee)
Information about MBL Accommodations and Guest Services: <http://www.mbl.edu/housing/guest_services.html>
**PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations MUST be made in writing up to 10/10/2006 for full reimbursement. In the case of cancellation on the day of arrival or early departure, all fees are forfeited.
Special Note: On-line registration for MBL Housing does not register you for the INMARTECH Symposium. You still must register for INMAR
TECH using the UNOLS On-line form at <registration_inmartech06.asp>.

MBL is offering INMARTECH participants housing options at their facility in Woods Hole. The accommodations are similar to dormitory style living. Availabilty is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Hotels at a Glance - Reference "INMARTECH" when making reservations
Hotel Telephone / On-Line Form Rate + tax/night Walking Distance from Meeting Breakfast Included Cut-Off Date
Sands of Time 1-800-841-0114 or 508-548-6300  $104 yes no Sept 15
Inn on the Square 10800-676-0000 or 508-457-0606  $78 no yes Sept 15
Nautilus Motor Inn 1-800-654-2333 or 508-548-1525  $88 yes no Sept 15
MBL Housing <<http://finweb.mbl.edu/conference/CreateINMART06.asp> $37.50 Double or $75 Single Most likely For additional fee

First Come Basis

Please note: Parking in Woods Hole is extremely limited. INMARTECH Participants are encouraged to walk or carpool to the meeting.

Bicycle Rentals: For those staying at the Inn at the Square hotel, the bicycle rental shop, Corner Cycle <http://www.cornercycle.com/>, is conveniently located across the street. The Shining Sea bike trail is located behind the hotel and runs right into Woods Hole village.

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Directions:

Driving Directions - Driving directions to and around Woods Hole, MA are available at : <http://www.whoi.edu/home/about/visitor_directions.html>

Public Bus Transportation - Public bus transportation from Boston's Logan Airport to Woods Hole, MA is available on Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Line. For information about fares and schedules visit <http://www.peterpanbus.com/>. Bus schedules change periodically, so please confirm schedules before your trip. If you are staying at the Inn on the Square hotel, you should get off the bus at the "Falmouth, MA" stop. The bus terminal is located behind the hotel (a very short walk). If you are staying at the Nautilus hotel or Sands of Time hotel, you should get off the bus at the "Woods Hole, MA" stop. This will let you off at the Woods Hole ferry docks, a short walk from the hotels.

 

Contact Information:

For general information about the INMARTECH 2006 Symposium, please contact:

Barrie B. Walden
Manager of Operational Scientific Services
WHOI
Fax (508) 457-2107
Email <bwalden@whoi.edu>

If you wish to be added to the INMARTECH 2006 email and postal mailing lists, please send your name, address, and email address to:

The UNOLS Office <office@unols.org>

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