Newsletter Archive

December 2016

December 2016 Newsletter

Managing Nitrogen in Marine Embayments A Deeper Dive into the Nitrogen Cycle and Oyster Aquaculture

Excess nitrogen loading has become one of the most difficult coastal environmental issues for coastal communities throughout the northeast. Federal and State regulations require Towns to comply with Clean Water Act provisions regarding nitrogen and other non-point pollutants, to meet water quality standards.... [+]


June 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Climate Change Vulnerability Management: The Relative Risk Model, Causal Analysis Framework and Sustainability Planning

Coastal communities and state governments recognize the importance of understanding and planning for climate impacts. Coastal Engineers at Woods Hole Group have been at the forefront of developing and applying models of sea level rise and storm surge to equip coastal communities with the tools needed to evaluate inundation probabilities and asset vulnerabilities, and to prepare and prioritize responses..... [+]


September 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

Woods Hole Group Continues Multifaceted Work with Philadelphia Water Department

Woods Hole Group is entering into its fifth contract year with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) in consultation for a project entitled "Measurements of Current Profile and Water Quality Processes in Select Tidal Reaches of the Delaware Estuary"..... [+]


October 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

Woods Hole Group Current Profiling Systems in the Gulf of Mexico

Drilling rigs operating in the deep waters of the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are required to make current profile measurements through the upper 1000 meters of the water column and to provide those profiles in near-real-time to a public database hosted by the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). The requirement applies to all rigs operating in water depths exceeding 400 meters.... [+]


May 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

Evaluating Updated FEMA FIRMs

Coastal flooding can be caused by different processes (i.e., hurricanes, storm surge, rapid accumulation of rainfall), and just because a property has never flooded in the past, doesn't mean it won't flood in the future. Flood hazard conditions are dynamic and can change over time, whether due to new development or natural changes... [+]


November 2013

November 2013 Newsletter

Woods Hole Group Watch Dog Update

Woods Hole Group successfully deployed the prototype of the WatchDog-1000 ocean monitoring systems in the deep Gulf of Mexico in Green Canyon 782. The WatchDog monitoring system is a rugged, moored metocean monitoring system that is open-ocean survivable and adaptable for... [+]


July 2013

July 2013 Newsletter

Climate Change Preparedness

"Community Vulnerability Assessments Start with Sound Science to Understand Present and Future Risk." Many communities are starting to plan for climate change, and specifically sea level rise and storm surge risk. A critical step in the process is a vulnerability assessment, which addresses a vast range of factors related to critical infrastructure, electrical systems... [+]


September 2012

September 2012 Newsletter

Environmental Measurements for Marine Renewable Energy Projects

There is growing optimism for utilizing renewable energy from the ocean, particularly related to offshore wind and hydrokinetic energy sources. Winds are generally unimpeded over the water, and present tremendous potential... [+]


November 2011

November 2011 Newsletter

Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment Provides a Model for Framing and Solving a Wide Variety of Environmental Problems

Risk assessment, commonly identified as a required "step" in the remedial investigations at federal superfund sites, is now... [+]


May 2011

May 2011 Newsletter

Woods Hole Group Proudly Announces: Woods Hole do Brasil Ltda.

Woods Hole Group has established a new entity in Brasil. Officially, the new organization is Woods Hole do Brasil Ltda - Servicios em Oceangrafia. Brasilian law requires that a description of the company's activities be incorporated into the name and also... [+]


November 2010

November 2010 Newsletter

Improved Models for Designing Habitat Restoration Projects

Coastal wetland habitat restoration often involves enhancement of restricted tidal flows particularly in the northeast USA. Many salt marsh habitats have been deprived of full tidal inundation with salt water as a result of... [+]


December 2009

December 2009 Newsletter

Diverse Work with USACE New England District

In October 2008, Woods Hole Group was awarded a Task Order Contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers New England District (USACE). The contract has up to five (5) $3M dollar contract periods, and is extendable throughout the North Atlantic Division, which includes... [+]


February 2009

February 2009 Newsletter

The Deep Blue

The Teledyne-RDI 75kHz Long Ranger ADCP (LR-75) is capable of obtaining ocean current profile measurements over a range of more than 500m under optimum acoustic conditions. The deep-water version of the LR-75 was until recently the only... [+]


February 2008

February 2008 Newsletter

Breaking Waves

In the last issue of Breaking Waves, we advocated the importance of beaches to the national economy. For instance, beach related tourism contributes approximately $257 billion to the national economy1. In this issue, we examine the environmental issue that affects our beaches, namely... [+]


May 2007

May 2007 Newsletter

Global Perspectives

Environmental Challenges Around the Globe: What is Woods Hole Group Doing About Them? It is a rare newspaper or magazine article these days that doesn't raise some issue related to the environment. If it is not pollution, it is global warming, loss of biodiversity, or energy costs. Given... [+]


January 2007

January 2007 Newsletter

Message From The President

This month I would like to introduce this issue's "Deep Blue" profile on field operations. Although we are often recognized for our scientific and engineering work, it is our ability to collect reliable field data that provides the foundation for our success. We offer a variety of field service operations to our... [+]


July 2006

July 2006 Newsletter

Houston Spotlight

Woods Hole Group, Inc. has long identified the Houston market as key to realizing our growth potential with the offshore oil and gas industry worldwide. A presence in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) market is also necessary to... [+]


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