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Thermal imaging may save Hauraki Gulf whales

Thermal imaging may save Hauraki Gulf whales

Thermal imaging footage of a Bryde's whale in the Hauraki Gulf. Research suggests this technology could be used to stop large ships hitting whales.

A scientific study has shown thermal imaging technology could prevent ships hitting whales in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

The research, led by Martin Stanley of Ocean Life Survey, proved that the heat put out by Bryde's whales could be used to spot them at distances that would allow commercial vessels to avoid collisions.

FLIR Technology in New Zealand

FLIR Technology in New Zealand

FLIR Maritime technology

  • What is FLIR?
  • How does it work?
  • What can you see?

FLIR thermal imaging cameras began appearing on NZ boats around 2006. Although FLIR thermal imaging cameras look like a regular video camera they are far from it. The FLIR core cannot see visible light whatsoever; it can only see light within the infrared spectrum. A lot of folk are sceptical on this point and when we first began distributing FLIR in 2006, no one had any idea about this technology. They simply would not believe ...

Singapore upgrades Search & Rescue Capability with McMurdo

Singapore upgrades Search & Rescue Capability with McMurdo

Today the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have selected McMurdo's Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to support Singapore search and rescue missions. Singapore's sea and air search and rescue capabilities have been enhanced with its investment in a new medium-altitude earth orbit search and rescue (MEOSAR) ground system, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Monday (Jul 24).
 

New FLIR Long Range Thermal Imager

New FLIR Long Range Thermal Imager

The FLIR M500 is a cooled multi-sensor maritime camera that can detect targets of 15km or more. Traditionally the core of all FLIR recreational systems are uncooled. This new development allows skippers to see long-range targets with exceptional clarity due to its ability to detect very small temperature variations

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