Dye Based Laser-Induced Fluorescence Sensing of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPLs
An article from Randy St. Germain, president of Dakota Technologies 

Dakota has recently completed field-testing of DyeLIF™, our new chlorinated DNAPL-specific optical screening tool. DyeLIF combines our mature LIF technology with delivery of an indicator dye below the sapphire window (think "dye shake test" on the fly). DyeLIF is compatible with CPT and other direct push systems and is now available as a service from Dakota. We'd like to thank the professionals listed as co-authors in the article for their significant contributions to DyeLIF's successful development!


Read about this new, breakthrough offering from Dakota.


GeoTek Alaska Conducts Its First UVOST Project in the Aleutians
When GeoTek Alaska performed its first UVOST screening on a former military site in the Aleutian Islands this spring, the tool performed flawlessly. Then again, when you're working in such a remote location, everything has to work flawlessly. Read more.

New Advancements in Dart Delivery
We've made advances in Dart delivery, including Vibracore and power post drivers. One client recently used a barge-mounted Vibracore to deliver a portion of their Dart survey. One of these new delivery techniques could work for you, too.

We recently launched our new website, and it's more than just a new look. We've added lots of new tools to help serve you better, such as more LIF information and more example data. Click here to learn about some of the other new features.

New Software
Version 2.1 of our powerful LIF data viewing and acquisition OST software is now available. Check the download page for a complete list of new features and refinements. This is a free update for license holders and does not require a new key if installed on top of version 2.0.

Upcoming Conferences
Upcoming Events      
Here's where Dakota Technologies will be in the next several months:

Geologist Outreach 2014 Training and Meeting 
When: October 15, 2014
Where: RAM Conference Center, Roscommon, Michigan
Randy St. Germain will be discussing high resolution site characterization of LNAPL and DNAPL. 

Total number
of investigations: 276

Total number
of logs: 12,639

Cities visited
in 2014: 
Los Angeles, CA
Savannah, GA
Atlanta, GA
Danville, IL
Ft. Wayne, IN
Cambridge, MA
Detroit, MI
Harrison, NJ
Stony Point, NY
Rochester, NY
Portland, OR
Norfolk, VA (2)
Burlington, VT


Despite hectic travel schedules for work, our field crew has been keeping busy in their spare time. This spring Tom and Jordan completed the Fargo Marathon. Steve recently finished repairing his ultralight aircraft and is now onto restoring an old boat.