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NAPA Adds Board Member

Tor E. Svensen

NAPA has appointed Tor E. Svensen, vice president of marine technology at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, to its board. Svensen has previously served as CEO of DNV GL Maritime, chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and professor at the University of Strathclyde.  As CEO of DNV GL Maritime, the biggest class society in the world, Svensen helped

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Subsea Electric Power Conversion

Diversified Tech Subsea MVDC Power Supply

A new electrical power conversion technology for subsea power distribution requirements being developed as a Phase II SBIR for the U.S. Navy has been introduced by Diversified Technologies Inc. of Bedford, Massachusetts. The PowerMod Subsea MVDC Power Distribution System converts 10 kVDC to 375 VDC directly at the seafloor and is bidirectional for grid or loop configuration with multiple power sources.  Allowing

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UN High Seas Treaty Draft

WOC logo

The initial version of the new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) is now available from the U.N. here. The World Ocean Council (WOC) has been participating in the BBNJ process since it began to ensure that the ocean business community is present and engaged in this effort to

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Northwest Passage Project Live Interactive Broadcasts

Northwest Passage Project

From July 18 to August 4, U.S. and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will share with the public in real-time observations and findings about conditions in the Arctic Ocean in unprecedented interactive broadcasts from the Northwest Passage, conducted from the Swedish Icebreaker Oden. This research will aid understanding of and document climate change effects. The innovative, 18-day Northwest Passage Project research expedition will depart from the

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Live Webinar on Ocean Acidification Measurements

Sea Bird webinar

Sea-Bird Scientific is sponsoring a live webinar July 18th at 1 P.M. E.T./10 A.M. P.T. entitled “Ocean Acidification: High-Frequency Long-Term Measurements of pH and Deployment Best Practices.” Ocean acidification is happening. We can predict it through climate models, see it in pitted calcium carbonate shells, and feel it through aquaculture collapse. However, pH sensors are in dire need of an

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