Recent Submissions

  • Thwarting successful piracy 

    Carchidi, Arielle (2012-06-11)
    In recent years, maritime piracy has received more attention from governments, the maritime industry, and the media. Increased incidents of violent attacks, particularly in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, create hazards ...
  • Results of 2012 Student Research Symposium 

    --, -- (2012-06-11)
    List of winners in categories per the 2012 TAMUG Student Research Symposium
  • Aggie innovations: waste heat recovery system 

    Thiele, Sarah; Harris, Kyle; Lerick, Luke; Robbins, Ben (2012-06-01)
    Combustion engines are used to convert thermal heat into useful work, however much of this heat is rejected through the engine’s exhaust. Aggie Innovations is working on a method of recovering some of this waste heat and ...
  • Interpreting sediment transport pathways: an investigation of Hurricane Ike's impact on Offatt's Bayou, Texas 

    Laverty, Paul; Decker, S; Davis, M; Bennett, R (2012-06-01)
    Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston, TX with a 3-4m storm surge, inundating the surrounding area. The purpose of this study was to determine the existence or absence of a sedimentary deposit produced by Hurricane ...
  • Active heave compensation 

    Zandbergen, Ryan; Zandbergen, Logan; Stewart, Brandon (2012-06-01)
    Active heave compensation is used on light construction ships used for subsea construction to compensate the crane's load from heaving up and down when the ship is being pushed up and down by swells.
  • Pelton wheel turbine generator 

    Yonts, Chris; Ramsey, Drew; Monguia, Ashley; Johnstone, Justin (2012-06-01)
    The purpose of this project is to design and construct an efficient pelton wheel turbine generator. The idea of our project came from the topic of hydropower and the generation of renewable energy. This particular turbine ...
  • Wind turbine power augmentation unit 

    Walters, Kevin; Blakeway, Chris; Dearman, David; Navarro, Bobby; Stryker, Thomas (2012-06-01)
    Ships at sea rely on electrical power created onboard by generators. These generators are typically driven by either diesel or stream power. Should the generator system fail completely, the vessel needs the ability to ...
  • ATM 2012: Automation Training Module 

    Hentschel, William R; Palmietto, Aaron; Puckett, Scott; Sattler, Cassandra (2012-06-01)
    Our project is essentially a plant process automation control training device that, when built, will allow students in the Marine Automation (MARE 402) class to get hands on experience installing, calibrating, and operating ...
  • Multi-purpose telescopic boom crane 

    Conteh, Sanfa S.; Gould, Dwayne; Ragasa, Ferdinand; Conteh, Lamin S.; Sene, Saliou (2012-06-01)
    The Goal of our Project is to design a crane that serve the purpose of both lifting cargoes on and off a vessel, and also as a gangway to transfer personnel from one vessel to another.
  • Isolation and comparison of exopolymeric substances (EPS) from five dominant phytoplankton species in the Gulf of Mexico 

    Kennady, Benjamin J; Chuang, Chia-Ying; Ho, Yi-fang; Schwehr, Kathleen A.; Santschi, Peter H. (2012-06-01)
    Interest in EPS has recently been increasing as they have a great impact on many of geochemical processes, including prediction of POC flux, trace element, nanoparticle, and radionuclide scavenging, and tracing different ...
  • Offshore natural gas hydrate harvesting system 

    Owens, Andrew; Bradberry, Ross; Unger, Ben; Cummings, Chris (2012-06-01)
    The purpose of this project is to design a system that will allow for production of methane gas from a deep-sea Methane Hydrate Harvester. A satellite host system was chosen in a feasibility report, released in September ...
  • History repeats: a demand-supply price case study of the 19th century Diamond-back terrapin population collapse 

    Carter, Josh E.; Walker, Raven D.; Jones, Dr. Glenn A. (2012-06-01)
    Increasing demand for turtles in the Chinese and Indonesian food markets is leading to severe decline in several Southeast Asian species and an accompanying increase in freshwater turtle imports from the US. The Diamondback ...
  • Effects of pelagic larval duration on the geographic population structure of two sipunculan species in the Sea of Japan 

    Timm, Laura; Schulze, Anja (2012-06-01)
    This study examines genetic diversity in two species of sipunculan worm, Phascolosoma agassizii and Themiste pyroides, in the Sea of Japan. Low sea levels of the Pleistocene era partially or completely isolated marginal ...
  • Eurythoe complanata: more cryptic species in the Pacific? 

    Johnson, Marandia; Borda, Elizabeth; Schulze, Anja (2012-06-01)
    Mitochondrial DNA data has shown that Eurythoe complanata is a cryptic species complex characterized by deeply divergent sympatric populations in the Atlantic, and on either side of Panama, despite almost no morphological ...
  • Dark side of birding: perceptions of bird watching's negative ecological impacts 

    Reznicek, Lisa Jeane (2012-06-01)
    Birders, in the pursuit wild birds, can negatively impact birds and critical bird habitat. Often, competition for space or resources can create conflict among recreational users and bird conservation initiatives. This study ...
  • Polychaete feeding behavior and geographical distribution in the Gulf of Mexico 

    Carvalho, Russell; Schulze, Anja (2012-06-01)
    Polychaete annelids contribute greatly to macrofaunal species diversity in dynamic deep-sea ecosystems. The aim of our study was to assess the functional composition of deep-sea polychaete assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
  • Mercury contamination in Gulf of Mexico fish 

    Kuklyte, Ligita; Rowe, Gilbert (2012-06-01)
    Mercury is a toxic, naturally occurring element that is hazardous to humans at high concentrations. Natural sources include degassing of the earth and volcanic activities; however human-related activities contributing to ...
  • Modular carbon fiber propeller 

    Cullen, Kevin; Cummings, Thomas; Edsall, Rob; Henry, Sam (2012-06-01)
    Utilization of Composite Materials with Marine Applications
  • Genotypic diversity of Sabellid worms from carbon dioxide vents 

    de Guzman, Heidi Jane; Borda, Elizabeth; Schulze, Anja (2012-06-01)
    Marine carbon dioxide vents are very common in the Mediterranean Sea, especially around Italy and Greece where they typically eject volcanic fluids containing up to 1-2% hydrogen sulfide. Natural CO2 venting sites have ...
  • High degree of connectivity among amphi-Atlantic populations of Hermodice carunculata (Amphinomidae, Annelida) 

    Ahrens, Joseph; Borda, Elizabeth; Campbell, Alexandra; Schulze, Anje (2012-06-01)
    Polychaete annelids in the genus Hermodice exhibit an amphi-Atlantic distribution extending into the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. Currently, this genus contains two nominal species; H. ...

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