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The HiSeasNet team of Walsh, Kevin P., Pumphrey, Mark and Kapusta, Karl are on site in Honolulu, HI to help the R/V Marcus G. Langseth get a new pedestal before she sails to parts west.  The previous one had lived past is usable life and it is time for service.

Pumphrey, Mark guiding the reflector back into place. Image courtesy of Walsh, Kevin P.

Walsh, Kevin P. working, Karl Kapusta taking a break. Photo courtesy of Pumphrey, Mark

Taking the lid off the radome.

Pedestal removal

Welcome Mark Pumphrey

The HiSeasNet team would like to welcome our newest member to the HiSeasNet team: Pumphrey, Mark.

While Mark has many skills and achievements that could be listed, we'll briefly mention that he has 8 years of experience in the US Navy, and comes to us most recently from UC San Diego's San Diego Supercomputer Center. Mark has a depth of experience in running multiple projects at once in support of High Performance Computing (HPC) research efforts, designing, documenting and maintaining many advanced computing systems with automated techniques. We are excited to welcome someone with his skills and enthusiasm for well-engineered technical solutions to the team.

Mark will attend RVTEC 2017 where we are excited to introduce him to the the seagoing community.

Welcome Kevin Walsh

HiSeasNet welcomes a new network engineer, Walsh, Kevin P.. Kevin will replace Steve Foley as the primary HiSeasNet technical contact. Over the next while, Kevin will be ramping up on the project, and he looks forward to engaging with techs and scientists soon.

As of this afternoon, the Pacific Ocean Region (POR) service to the large C-band ships is 2 Mbit from shore-to-ship and 256kbps from ship-to-shore for each vessel at sea. This represents a great increase in the bandwidth available to and from those research vessels. Service is now being provided by Intelsat's IS-18 satellite.

The satellite-based internet service offered to the ships operating in the Gulf of Mexico and South America footprint of SatMex8 was upgraded. The ships how have a shore-to-ship bandwidth of 1 Mbps and return ship-to-shore carriers of 256kbps per slot. This represents a doubling of the bandwidth available to and from those research vessels over their expansion in November 2014.

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