A team of 12 U.S. navy sailors looked on as BLL's lead instructor reviewed the fine nuances of analysing complex sea floor image data retrieved from an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV).
In the summer of 2015, Black Laser Learning travelled to the Stennis Space Centre in Mississippi to provide a two-day sonar analysis training program to members of the U.S. Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center team.
NOMWC uses unmanned underwater vehicles to assist in gathering critical underwater data for oceanographic (creation of navy charts and etc.) and warfare operations.
"Understanding how to analyse UUV sonar imagery provides the Navy with critical mission information," says Black Laser's Vince Capone.
About Black Laser Learning: Black Laser Learning is a marine technology training company specializing in distilling complex technological subject matter into easy-to-understand training segments presented live, by DVD or computer-based interactive training formats. Our clients include the U.S. Navy and Marine Law Enforcement organizations.
The ravages of war that occurred in Cambodia from the 1970s to the early 1990s still leave an indelible mark on the country today. Countless land mines were placed during the Cambodian Civil War during the 1970s by the Khmer Rouge, the Heng Samrin and Hun Sen regimes, and millions of tons of bombs rained down on the country during the Vietnam War.
Though the bloody conflicts are long over, land mines and underwater unexploded ordinance (UXO) are still part of everyday life for Cambodians. These dangerous weapons of war continue to injure and kill.
Efforts to find and defuse land mines have been ongoing for several years. However, in the last decade, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) was created to find mines, bombs, grenades and other military munitions in the country's lakes, rivers and streams. Its sole purpose is to provide extensive technical and underwater training to Cambodian volunteers so they can safely find, recover and relocate UXO.
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Historic Saturn V F-1 rocket engine parts that were recovered more than two years ago by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and an international team of experts, are now fully conserved and on display at the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum (formerly known as the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center) in Hutchinson, Kansas. The massive artifacts found in the Bermuda Triangle in over 14,000 feet of sea water, are tangible evidence of the first, second and fifth manned Apollo launches to the moon.
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The Suffolk County Marine Bureau returned from a long day of sonar training on the Great South Bay. All the classroom theory learned in day one enabled the group to put the Klein 3900 side scan sonar through its paces.
The Marine Bureau uses sonar to locate drowning victims, sunken vessels and submerged evidence.
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