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Kongsberg and GeoAcoustics Employees Meet In Norway after Acquisition in September

The acquisition of GeoAcoustics Ltd. by Kongsberg Maritime was completed in September 2008. Following the acquisition, the two companies held a series of meetings, including one at the Kongsberg Maritime office in Horten, Norway, focusing on marketing and sales issues.

St. Paul District Responds to Red River Flood

Input on Corps Survey Manual Part of Hydro 09

The U.S. Hydro 2009 Conference will include a workshop on the Corps of Engineers Hydrographic Surveying Engineering Manual, which is scheduled for updating.

Aquaterra Conference Examines River Delta Issues

As the three-day event, which brought together more than 600 experts including civil engineers, dredging companies, contractors, consultants, project developers, water companies, knowledge institutes, financial institutions and insurance companies, governments and NGOs progressed, the consensus was that governance does not mean government alone. We all bear responsibility in the decision-making process about deltas, water management and risk planning.

Fountain City Team Honored for Safety

The St. Paul District, Corps of Engineers selected its Maintenance and Repair Section based in Fountain City, Wisconsin for its Safe Employee of the Year award.

September 24, 2008 through April 14, 2009

Dredging contract awards from September 24, 2008 through April 14, 2009

Abstracts Invited for WODCON XIX

Technical paper abstracts for WODCON XIX are due on September 30, 2009. The conference will be held from September 8 through 12, 2010 in Grand Epoch City, Beijing, China.

Savannah District to Purchase New Survey Boat

A&M Course Allows Time On Dredge Simulator

The Texas A&M Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short course attracted nine participants from dredging companies this year. The course was held January 19 through 21.

To the Editor: Regarding Ton Damen

To the Editor: Turtle Windows

South African Hydro Society Plans First Conference

The Hydrographic Society of South Africa will hold the first African Hydro Conference in Cape Town November 10 through 12, 2009.

Teledyne Acquires Odom Hydrographic Systems

Teledyne Technologies Incorporateds (NYSE:TDY) subsidiary Teledyne RDI acquired Odom Hydrographic Systems on December 22, 2008. The companys new name is Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Systems, Inc.

Fountain City Team is District 'Safe Employee of the Year'

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected its Maintenance and Repair Section out of Fountain City, Wisconsin for its "Safe Employee of the Year" award.

A&M Dredging Course Allows Time on Dredge Simulator

A&M Dredging Course Allows Time on Dredge Simulator

The Texas A&M Cutter Suction Dredge Simulator short course attracted nine participants from dredging companies this year. The course was held January 19 through 21.

Obama Nominates Jo-Ellen Darcy for Public Works Post

Waterways Receive D-minus in ASCE Report

Waterways Group to Meet in Savannah

Port of Seattle takes Delivery of Ross 960 Survey System

In April 2009, the Port of Seattle will take delivery of a new Ross Laboratories Inc. Model 960 survey system. The system will replace the ports 950 Surveyor which has been in use since 2002. The Model 960 adds side scan and sub-bottom profiling to the Ports surveying capabilities.

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