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Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences

   The second edition has benefited from the comments by several reviewers. Based on their comments, omissions and errors have been corrected and the encyclopedia has been extended with entries on fishery biology and oceano-graphic expeditions. The taxonomy of organisms and the description of taxo-nomical groups has been revised and updated. The five kingdoms classification is used throughout this edition. For one of these kingdoms, the Protoctista, the system of Margulis et al. is followed. However, taxonomy is a living science, and different views about the major classifications of organisms do exist and are used in textbooks. Our approach induced some major changes in comparison with the first edition, especially within the unicellular groups. Some major group names of older or other classification systems are still preserved in the list. The descriptions of the different taxonomical groups had to be kept general and short, and could not include exceptions to the general pattern. We appreciated the good cooperation with Springer-Verlag, and trust that this concise Encyclopedia will be useful for educational and general purposes. Of course, an encyclopedia is never complete. We hope we have made a relevant selection of entries, but will be happy to receive comments and additions for possible future editions.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 128 |

DESMI Self-Priming Centrifugal Pump Operation and Maintenance Instruction

   Product description and delivery; Installation, Technical data and description; Storage and transport; Dismantling and asembling; Frost protection; Start-up; System balancing; Maintenance and periodical inspection; Repairs and ordering spares; Operating data; European Union Declaration of Conformity; Drawings and spares list; Dimensional sketch.


Integrated Boiler Plant Simulator

   Here is the 4.2.2. version of the Integrated Boiler Plant Simulator released quite a long time ago. The program, however, remains actual and useful for people getting familiarized with marine boilers. An excellent training instrument for the future marine engineers. It will work on all PC with Windows installed, also compatible with Windows 7 system. Please note that the program only starts with the 1024*768 screen resolution. Use the 12345 password for the access to the administrator settings. Free. No activation codes etc. No viruses inside.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 166 |

Introduction to Marine Cargo Management

   Two-thirds of the surface of the globe is occupied by water, either fresh or salt. Fresh water only accounts for a small percentage of this total, as the vast majority is accounted for by salt water in the form of the world's seas and oceans. These masses of water separate continents from each other, as well as providing a source of livelihood to a wide variety of people and professions, from national defence services, through the fishing industry and the offshore oil and gas sector, to the carriage of commercial goods by sea. In some ways, the nature of the sea may seem placid and even romantic -it has spawned some of the finest literature over the past centuries, from novels, to poetry, as well as countless musical creations dedicated to its beauty, both classical and popular. But the nature of the sea can also be extremely wild, creating tempests so violent that coastlines are being steadily eroded, communities destroyed and livelihoods shattered. Every year, there are many instances of shipwrecks, founderings and sinkings of vessels as a result of what may be best described as 'force majeure'. Many lives have been lost as a result, despite the best efforts of rescue teams, including the UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) ands its gallant volunteers, and such occurrences are a stark reminder to all of the sheer destructive power of nature, especially in its rawest form. Anyone who listens to the Shipping Forecast issued by the Meteorological Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will equally be reminded of these natural conditions. But behind the seemingly endless stream of lists of weather conditions around the British coastline delivered from the Meteorological Office, there lurks another major issue - that of the nature of shipping within the maritime framework, and why it is so important to the national economy and its lifeblood. The issue of maritime transport covers a variety of circumstances, from cruise vessels designed for the large-scale maritime entertainment of the international public, through the international passenger and cargo ferry network plying regional maritime routes, to the huge container ships deployed in the carriage of long-distance, deep-sea voyages around the globe.

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 201 |

The Ecology of Seashores

   The book was written by George A. Knox, former head of the Dept of Zoology in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, currently professor-emeritus in zoology. The major parts of this publication are: The Environment; Hard Shores, Soft Shores, Adaptations to Shore Life, Control of Community Structure, Energy Flow, Food Webs, and Material Cycling, Ecosystems.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 66 |

AC York - Air Condition Refrigeration Plant 1200 V 3.6

   This manual describes thefunctionality and control of a "Standard ARP" plant. The layout of the sections in this manual is as follows: List of shutdowns and interlocks, if any, Function description or control description, Display pictures and functionality. All the values on the display pictures are only examples and cannot be used as actual values. Not all functions, shown in this manual, are available on all plants. Additional functions that may have been added to a specific plant, are placed in the "Additional functions" part. The air conditioning plant may consist of one or two compressors, which supply one or two AHU units each fitted with one or two cooling coils. Each coil is mounted with one or two cooling circuits. The control system for the AHU unit consists of one temperature sensor in the outdoor chamber, and one in the supply air chamber of the AHU. Up to two expansion valves in the refrigeration lines; one for each cooler, and a capacity controllable compressor.


The Official Guide to the Revised General GRE Test

   This is the official edition of the book intended to help people learning English in preparation to GRE exam. It was released by Educational Testing Services just two years ago, so all the contents is very fresh and up-to-date. The book is divided into following parts - About the GRE revised General Test; GRE Analytical Writing; GRE Verbal Reasoning and Practice Questions; GRE Quantitative Reasoning and Practice Questions; GRE Math Review; GRE Practice Tests 1 & 2 together with Answers to them and necessary Explanations. This publication is a must-have book for anyone studying English language and wishing to get higher score when passing a GRE examination. Try and spend some time every day working on this book and you will succeed.

Category: ENGLISH | Views: 105 |

Mooring Operation

   This short training video film was prepared by Seagull. It is known by everyone dealing with seafaring that the mooring and anchoring operations are one of the most critical and hazardous tasks routinely carried out on ships. Mooring arrangements, mooring equipment and weather conditions differ from port to port and careful pre-planning before any mooring operation is essential...

Category: SHIP HANDLING | Views: 158 |

Carlsons Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942

   In the summer of 1942, the United States was battling to reverse the tide of the Pacific War. !n the few months since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the nation had taken further staggering blows with the loss of Guam and Wake Island, the humiliating fall of the Philippines in April 1942, and the surrender of Corregidor Island in May. The British Commonwealth had suffered its own equally disastrous setbacks throughout the region, and the Dutch East Indies, with its vast natural resources, had fallen under Japanese control. The Japanese conquest did not reach its fullest extent until August 1942. The road back would be difficult, and every opportunity to inflict damage on the all-conquering Japanese had to be taken. On April 18, 1942, the Doolittle bomber raid on Tokyo was launched, inflicting little real damage, but proving to be a tremendous morale boost to the American people. Even before the Philippines fell, American defense forces began occupying South Pacific islands not yet seized by the Japanese. The Japanese had originally planned to continue their conquest across the South Pacific. Their strategy was to first take Midway in early June, and then in August move on Fiji, New Caledonia, and Samoa - all defended by Allied forces, mostly American - in hopes of cutting the supply line between Hawaii and Australia and New Zealand. The Imperial Japanese Navy suffered the disastrous loss of four aircraft carriers during the June 4—5 battle of Midway, which led to the cancellation of the more ambitious plans on July 11. Though at the time it was not fully realized how vital it was, the US Navy's victory at Midway allowed the Allies to begin launching offensive operations. The Australians began to fight back on Papua and New Guinea the following month, and US forces were ready to take the fight to the Japanese too.

Category: NAVY FLEET | Views: 41 |

Condition and Health Indicators of the Exploited Marine Fishes

   This book covers following such major aspects of health and condition indicators of exploited marine fishes as the basic description, biochemical and physiological condition indicators together with their relevance in fish metabolism, various indicators of functional activitym some information on the fish condition and life history, influence of anthropogenic and environmental factors on fish condition; the use of fish condition as a measure of habitat quality and environmental status and to improve stock asessment and fisheries management.

Category: MARINE SCIENCE & OCEANOGRAPHY | Views: 57 |

Seabook 1.1.2 for Android

   The newly released 1.1.2 version of Seabook software for Android system. It will work on any 2.1+ Android. This program can be used by ship crew members, marine cadets, master mariners and others. Seabook contains all necessary international regulations like COLREG, GMDSS and many others, information on marine engineering, ship navigation, knots, currencies and flags of all countries, dangerous goods, ship stability, international code of signals etc. The program is continuously improving and new features will be added. No need for activation. Program is free. No viruses inside.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 131 |

Volute Casing Centrifugal Pumps - Operating and Maintenance Instructions

   Following information is included in this Operating and Maintenance Instructions: general data, safety issues, transportation and intermediate transportation, description of the pump, installation and mounting, start-up and shutdown, maintenance and repair, operating faults, causes and remedial action, associated documentation.


Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

   In the list of issues addressed within this publication there are compressors, refrigeratnts, the refrigeration cycle, water towers and condensers, oil in refrigerant circuits, expansion valves, evaporators, cold store construction, controls and other air conditioning circuit components - their selection and balancing, materials and construction, site erection, and many more, liquid chillers, brines, ice, thermal storage, refrigeration in the food trades and for the dairy and other industries, food freezing, freeze-drying, refrigeration load estimation, air-conditioning load estimation, air movement, air conditioning methods, air drying and dehumidifiers, heat recovery, heat pumps, control systems, commissioning, operation, periodical maintenance and service, fault training, training, economy and efficiency in operation, catalogue selection.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 241 |

Disasters at Sea - A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks

   This book tells a reader about the most infamous shipwrecks in the world history. It will be very interesting to everyone who likes sea and shipping. Yes, most ships return safely to ports. However, unfortunately, many of them do not. The shipwrecks are caused by human errors and arrogance, shoals, currents, storms, piracy, and warfare. Have a look into this popular publication and you will find so much interesting information inside.

Category: POPULAR | Views: 78 |

Practical Hydraulics

   Some Basic Mechanics - Introduction, Acceleration and velocity, Friction, Forces, Mass and weight, Work, energy and power; Momentum, Properties of water; Hydrostatics - Water at Rest - Pressure and forces, Hydrostatic paradox, Athmospheric pressure; Hydrodynamics - When Water Starts to Flow - Experimentation and theory, Continuity and discharge, Real fluids, Drag forces, Edde shedding, etc.; Pipes - A typical pipe flow problem, Hydraulic gradient, Measuring discharge in pipes, Pipe materials and fitting, etc.; Channels - Laminar and turbulent flow, Uniform flow, Gradually varied and rapidly varied non-uniform flow, Secondary flows, Sediment transport; Waves - Describing waves, Wasves at sea, in rivers and open channels, Flood waves and some special waves, Tidal power; Hydraulic Structures for Channels - Orifice structures, Weirs and flumes, Sharp-crested and solid weirs, Flumes, Discharge measurement and control, Water level control, Energy dissipators, Culverts and siphons; Pumps - Positive displacement and roto-dynamic pumps, Energy and power for pumping, Pump performance, Connection, Variable speed pumps, Power units, Operating pumps, Surge in pumping mains, Turbines; Bathtub Hydraulics.

Category: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | Views: 149 |

Syncro ASM - Analogue Addressable Marine Fire Control Panel

   This pack of files contains all necessary information on the Syncro ASM Analogue Addressable Marine Fire Control Panel. The User Manual for subject panel covers panel controls and operation, access to menu, routine maintenance. The Syncro ASM panel that conforms to all requirements of Euro Standards EN54-2:1997 & EN54-4:1997 and is capable of covering a maximum of sixteen zones with 126 devices for Apollo protocol, and 127 devices per loop for Hochiki protocol. Any number of devices can be allocated to any zone ensuring that any system configuration can be easily accommodated. Each detection device is allocated a message of up to 40 characters to assist in the location of the devices. The panel offers a very extensive list of options and features for the monitoring and control of plant, sounders and equipment. The range of compatible devices includes optical and ionisation smoke sensors, heat sensors, multi-sensors, switch monitors and relay or bell controllers. Interfaces to conventional detection systems can also be catered for using zone-monitoring devices. The pack also includes such must have publication as Operation Manual, Installation Manual and many more.


Maritime Engineering and Technology

   Here is a very good compilation of the articles related to the maritime engineering and maritime technology. There are nine main parts in this book covering such areas as ship control and propulsion, ship design, onboard systems, ship traffic, resk and reliability, ship structures, ship dynamics and hydrodynamics, renewable energy, wave and wind modeling. For more than twenty-five years, the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering branch of the Portuguese Association of Engineers and the Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering of the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, have been organizing national conferences on Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. Such meetings had the objective of bringing together Portuguese professionals and giving them an opportunity to present and discuss the ongoing technical activities. They have been attended by up to 200 participants. The papers presented in these meetings have been collected in a series of books written in Portuguese. At the same time, as the conferences have become more mature, the international contacts have also increased and the industry became more international in such a way that the fact that the conference was in Portuguese started to hinder its further development with wider participation. Therefore, for the session that was planned for 2010, a decision was made to experiment with having also papers in English, mixed with the usual papers in Portuguese. The national meetings have normally taken place around the month of November but, given that IST was completing 100 years of existence in May 2011, another decision was made to postpone this Conference to 10-12 May 2011 so as to associate it also with the commemorations of the 100 years of IST...

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 581 |

European Ship Recycling Regulation

   Scrapping ships, sacrificing men was the title of a compelling series of articles published in the Baltimore Sun in 1997. Awarded with the famous Pulitzer Prize, these investigative reports revealed the dark side of a little-known 'reckless industry' and illustrated the social and environmental costs involved, and accused, among others, the United States Navy and Defense Department of sending its hazardous problems to South Asian beaches. Almost twelve years later, the IMO's Diplomatic Conference on Ship Recycling adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, known as the (Hong Kong Convention). While the convention has been slammed by environmentalists as 'already obsolete'," others emphasise that it strikes the right balance instead and describe its adoption not only as a 'good outcome' but also herald the 'birth of a more responsible industry'. Whether these assessments are valid, whether the green lobby has eventually left its mark on ship recycling/ whether entry-into-force of the convention will still take at least another 5 years, and whether interim European Union measures are capable of sufficiently tackling the issues at stake will be analysed in this study...

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS | Views: 148 |

Sultana - Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History

   There were six of them, five young men and one woman, dressed in brand-new desert camo and pristine combat boots, posing for a cell-phone photo at the terminal gate. They were the sort of soldiers you see everywhere in American airports these days: Guys with Oakley shades perched atop freshly shaved heads, women with hair tucked inside their caps, moving purposefully and a little furtively, separate from everyone else. Their expressions seemed both confident and a little edgy. No one knows what the future holds, but it is seldom as obvious or meaningful as when a person sets off for armed conflict. From that moment on, anything can happen. The soldiers were documenting a true departure, the beginning of a very personal and potentially fatal group experiment: This is us leaving Atlanta, leaving the known world behind. The scene has been repeated, in various incarnations, for as long as people have been going off to war. It would have been much the same for Romulus Tolbert, a soldier I was trailing, nearly a century and a half after the fact. In the fall of 1863, Tolbert was waiting with his fellow soldiers in the Indianapolis train station, in his own crisp uniform and unsullied boots, preparing to ship off to the American Civil War. He was about to step across a similar threshold, and he faced the same basic question: Will I make it back? He had no way of knowing how bad things would get, which was probably just as well. I came across Tolbert's story while researching a comparatively obscure historical episode that had made the local news two decades before, when a farmer and a Memphis lawyer reported rinding what they believed to be the remains of a steamboat known as the Sultana buried beneath an Arkansas soybean field. The Sultana saga was by then largely forgotten, despite its epic proportions and the fact that it branched off into a network of intriguing subplots, one of which concerned Tolbert. The interwoven stories of the Sultana disaster have a lot to say about human survival, and they are particularly attractive to those of us eating frozen yogurt in Concourse E. They show us what a full onslaught is like, with everything the Fates can throw at you...

Category: POPULAR | Views: 73 |

Another Great Day at Sea - Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush

   We were going to be flying to the carrier from the United States Navy base in Bahrain on a Grumman C-2A Greyhound: an ungainly propeller plane, more war- or work-horse than greyhound. There was nothing speedy or sleek about it. The sky was doing what it always did at this time: waiting for the sun to show up. The sun is the only thing that happens to the sky in this part of the world—that and the stars which were nowhere to be seen. The temperature was pleasant; a few hours from now it would be infernal. Sixteen passengers, all Navy except for me and the snapper, gathered round the back of the Greyhound — also known as a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) — listening to the safety briefing. Our luggage had been weighed and taken away for loading. Despite my protests, I had to hand over my computer bag as well, something I'd never let happen before. It had to be stowed because when we landed on the carrier, when the plane touched down and hooked the arresting wire, we would go from 140 mph to 0 mph in a couple of seconds: the trap, the first of many words that I heard for the first time, or rather the first of many times that I heard a familiar word used in a completely new way. I knew what the trap referred and pertained to—the hook, the arresting wire—but was unsure how to use it. Did we make the trap? Hit the trap? Come in for the trap? The trap: it existed in isolation from other words, abruptly and permanently arrested from the normal momentum of syntax. Then there was the word 'cranial': in this context not an adjective but a noun referring to the head-, ear- and eye-protectors that were handed out for the flight. Unnoticed, I noticed now, the sky had brightened from grey to blue. We put on our float coats, carried our cranials and filed onto the plane. There were two seats on either side of the aisle — all facing backwards — and two windows on either side of the fuselage, each the size of a dinner plate. It was not the sort of environment in which one could complain about the lack of leg room, though that was one of the striking features of this aircraft. Others were fumes and noise...

Category: NAVY FLEET | Views: 118 |

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