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Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots

Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.  The findings result

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Preparing For Future Undersea Warfare: Insights from Former Rear Admiral Robert Tarrant CB

The significant increase in submarine activity seen over the last three years in the Atlantic region and the proliferation of diesel submarines in Asia offer a strong indication of the direction of anti-submarine warfare (ASW). In an exclusive interview, the chairman of this year’s Anti-Submarine Warfare conference, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Bob Tarrant CB, former Commander Operations of the Royal Navy,

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Washington State Develops Plan to Examine Vast Area of Pacific

The state of Washington’s department of ecology has developed a marine spatial plan that covers an area of the Pacific Ocean approximately 6,000 square nautical miles. The plan was developed in cooperation with Washington’s Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources departments to help make coordinated, science based decisions about proposed new ocean projects and uses. The plan will be submitted

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Open Architecture Autonomy On US Government UUV Mission Controllers

Riptide and Draper will implement the maritime open architecture autonomy (MOAA) that Draper developed as an extensible open architecture framework for autonomous mission controllers for AUVs through millions of dollars of investment and decades of research and development. Draper has received approval from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to provide MOAA as an option on all Riptide UUVs

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Annual Sustainability Report Notes Marine Trends: Good News and Bad

The United Nations 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report reviews the progress made during 2018 on the 17 sustainability goals set by the United Nations. Goal 14, “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”, remains challenging. View the full 2018 report: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2018

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South African Vessels Outfitted with Hydrographic Software

Teledyne CARIS will deliver a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office, including software that will be implemented as part of a larger project to be executed by Southern African Shipyards (SAS), where a new hydrographic survey vessel is being built. Three additional survey motor boats are also slated for manufacture, all of which will be equipped

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