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iXblue Webinars presents: the Gaps M5 USBL system
Join iXblue's first official webinar session on Tuesday, April 7th for an exclusive look at Gaps M5; iXblue's latest mostRead more.
Biofouling UV Light with Lens Optics
Biofouling is a major problem for technical equipment that has to remain operational underwater for long periods of time. Crusts of musselsRead more.
Through-Life Solutions for Cruise Ship Stability
By Markus Aarnio Ship stability means two things. First, the ship must float and be safe enough in all weathersRead more.
Webinar This Friday: Coronavirus Business Relief
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host a webinar, “Coronavirus Relief Package: What Unmanned Systems Businesses NeedRead more.
Milestone Trip for Saildrone USVs
On March 6, 2020, two Saildrone USVs completed the first autonomous passage of the Strait of Gibraltar. The 31-nautical mileRead more.
Funding Opportunity: National Federal Partnership Liaisons
In an effort to increase collaboration and effective use of federally funded ocean, coastal and Great Lakes research, the NSGORead more.
Maritime Blue Accelerator Showcase: April 7
The Maritime Blue Accelerator Showcase will take place April 7. It will be a virtual demo day from 2:30 p.m.Read more.
Ocean Aero to Work with DHS S&T
Ocean Aero Inc., designer and builder of environmentally powered autonomous, underwater and surface vehicles (AUSVs), announced a multimillion-dollar agreement to deliverRead more.
USCG Tech Solicitation
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is looking forRead more.
Septentrio Premiers New Highly Robust GNSS Module
Septentrio's mosaic-X5 opens the door to ultra-precise positioning for high-volume applications.Read more.
Nido Robotics ROVs
Nido Robotics, the Murcia-based Spanish firm dedicated to the development of cutting-edge subsea robotics, has launched two ROVs. The super-portableRead more.
COVID-19 Mitigation Guide for Seafarers Now Available
In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new program called: “Coronavirus- How toRead more.
Submersible Particle-Size Analyzers for USACE
Sequoia Scientific Inc. has delivered five LISST-200X submersible particle-size analyzer systems to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EngineerRead more.
Future US Navy Warship Completes Acceptance Trials
USS Delbert D. Black finished trials on March 12 allowing the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey to reviewRead more.
Stellwagen Bank 2020 Condition Report
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries released the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 2020 Condition Report. Condition reports summarize resourcesRead more.
Water and Air: NUWC Engineer Finds Balance
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport mechanical engineer Noah Forden finds balance between his work and personal life quite literally byRead more.
AAPA to Administer Apprenticeship Grants
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to be amongRead more.
2020 State of the US Coast Guard Address
The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard outlined the vision for the service and highlighted the accomplishments of its peopleRead more.
5720 Flow Adaptor Module
Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd. has released a brand new product, the 5720 NMEA2000 Flow Adaptor Module, which is designed to reportRead more.
Manned Sub Reaches Calypso Deep
The second phase (of five) of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions has now been completed after sub pilot and explorer VictorVescovoRead more.
Polysulfide Cubes as Sponges for Oil Spill Cleanup
A collaboration between Flinders University and Clean Earth Technologies will result in a manufacturing facility in South Australia to produce commercial quantities of theRead more.
Underwater Acoustic Recorders
After intense R&D investment, underwater acoustics specialist RTSYS has released the long-lasting and cost-effective SYLENCE-LP acoustic recorders. Two recorders were developed:Read more.
Dualog Appoints Sales Manager to Meet IMO Regulations
Maritime digital platform provider Dualog has appointed a new sales manager with special responsibility for the UK market.Read more.
Book: Nuclear Radioactivity in Oil, Gas
Nuclear Radioactive Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry by Khalid Al Nabhani and Faisal Khan is a book that comprehensively discusses theRead more.
Sustainable Shipping Art Contest
Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the annual bilingual calendar art contest sponsored by the North AmericanRead more.
Carbon-Free AUV Residency Solution Advances
Three major players in marine technology solutions seek government funding for groundbreaking carbon-free residency system for AUVs.Read more.
Oceanology International Postponed Due to COVID-19
Oceanology International Exhibition & Conference will be postponed and will now take place from 1-3 December 2020 at the ExCel,Read more.
Subsalve Founder in ADCI Diving Hall of Fame
Subsalve USA’s Richard G. Fryburg was inducted into the Association ofDiving Contractors International (ADCI) Commercial Diving Hall of Fame duringRead more.
Digital Hydrophone Combines Acoustic, Auxiliary Sensors
Seiche has launched a cutting-edge digital hydrophone developed in partnership with QinetiQ. Hydraq QQ1000 is a ground-breaking combination of acousticRead more.
Touch-Up, Repair for Navy Ships
Naval vessels at sea are constantly exposed to a harsh environment, including saltwater, rain, hail, and extreme heat and cold.Read more.
New President at Turner Designs
Turner Designs has named Stacey Duff as president. She joins Turner Designs from Papco Industries, where she started as a driver 23Read more.
Chess + Evans Deepwater Desalination Concept Patented
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted a new method of deep-ocean, mobile desalination by Bob Evans andRead more.
HII to Acquire Hydroid
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has entered into an agreement to acquire Hydroid Inc., a provider of advanced marine robotics to theRead more.
New Series of ‘First’ Manned Dives in 2020
The groundbreaking Triton 36000/2 will be utilized once again by investor and explorer Victor Vescovo as he embarks on aRead more.
Fundación BBVA Awards Marine Science Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, a graduate research university of science and technology in the Kingdom of SaudiRead more.
Ocean Temperature Differences Enable Energy Harvesting
Seatrec's successful sea trial of it's energy harvesting system makes it possible to extend life of oceanographic profiling floats, addRead more.
Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics
Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics Inc. 2G Robotics will join the Sonardyne groupRead more.
Sonardyne to Support Pioneering Tsunami Research
Sonardyne is contributing advanced underwater instrumentation to the Scripps Institution's transformative seafloor deformation study.Read more.
Kinéis Raises Capital for IoT Nanosatellites
Kinéis has reached its capital-raising target of 100 million euros to support its ambition to provide universal satellite connectivity. Twenty-fiveRead more.
KVH Grants Mariners Free Calls to SeafarerHelp Hotline
Mariners on any vessel with KVH VSAT service can place free VoIP calls to ISWAN’s confidential 24-hour SeafarerHelp phone line.Read more.
60th Anniversary of Deepest Ocean Dive
Plunging into the deep, dark abyss of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss engineerRead more.
Harbor Branch Foundation President/CEO to Retire
The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) board of directors announced the retirement of HBOIF President and CEOKatha Kissman. “Katha hasRead more.
Sea Grant Aquaculture Funding Opportunity
Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs thatRead more.
USCG Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
The U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members andRead more.
Save Our Seagrass Campaign in UK
Valeport, has pledged its support to a campaign to protect the vital “underwater rainforest” under threat off Tor Bay, onRead more.
Wave Sensor Adds Ship Strike Alerts
As more and more oceanographic buoys are being deployed around the world, incidents of ships striking these buoys are alsoRead more.
Top 5 Aquaculture Trends of 2020
By Kayla Matthews Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. The industry is experiencing significant changes due to severalRead more.
Marine Fuel Blockchain Partnership
BunkerTrace, owners of the marine fuels tracking solution, has announced its first commercial partner, ship manager Marfin Management S.A.M. TheRead more.
Hydroid Delivers REMUS 300 UUV to U.S. Navy
Hydroid recently announced they have delivered the first REMUS 300 UUV prototype to the U.S. Navy through the Defense InnovationRead more.
BIRNS Launches Cable Assembly with Advanced Ethernet Capability
The BIRNS team has recently developed and tested exclusive cable constructed to the specifications of Cat 8.2 and deep-submergenceRead more.
NOAA Vessel Prepares for Historic Mapping Mission
NOAA Ship Rainier will depart on the farthest journey of its 52-year history as it embarks on a multidisciplinary mappingRead more.
Arctic Rays Release 30k LM Dual-Channel LED Light
Arctic Rays unveils an ultra-high output 30,000 lumen continuous, dimmable torch light for professional HOV/ROV/AUV imaging applications.Read more.
IMUs Chosen for Mayflower Autonomous Ship
Two Silicon Sensing Systems AMU30 inertial measurement units (IMUs) will provide critical navigation data to the autopilot capability for theRead more.
Global Floating Wind Energy Market & Forecast
Quest has released its Global Floating Wind Energy Market and Forecast Volume 2 for 2019 to 2034. Major report findingsRead more.
Decarbonization Alliance Focused on Ammonia Fuel
MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that they will work togetherRead more.
All-Electric LARS by MacArtney
MacArtney is launching the new all-electric eLARS, which can be delivered as a complete system or as a standalone A-frameRead more.
DOD Call for Environmental, Energy Pre-Proposals
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovativeRead more.
Kongsberg, DNV GL Agree on Digital Cooperation
Kongsberg and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to shareRead more.
New Unique Group Diving and Life Support Facility in India
A multi-million rupee investment to enhance its Diving and Life Support division in western India will see Unique Group companyRead more.