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Safety Accelerator Seeks Digital Innovations in Marine Workplace Safety
Lloyd’s Register is hosting a competitive safety accelerator to support digital innovation in marine workplace safety. According to Lloyd’s Register,
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Ship Design Software Training to Help Vietnam Strengthen its Maritime Economy
The government of Vietnam has developed an official marine strategy with the goal of strengthening the country and expanding its
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Kawasaki to Test Pipeline Inspection AUV at Scottish Underwater Testing Facility
The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in
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Marine Technology Society Awards $15,000 to Students Working on ROVs
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) ROV Committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled
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$200 Million Allocated to Assist Fishermen Affected by Hurricanes
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress to help fishermen and the businesses
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Large Marine Ecosystem Management Online Course Now Enrolling
An online training course on marine ecosystem management created by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program
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Teledyne Marine Photo Contest Open for Submissions and Voting
Teledyne Marine announces the return of its annual photo contest. All Teledyne Marine customers and product users are invited to
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Hacking Extinction: Technology Competition Seeks Conservation Prototypes
Conservation X Labs (CXL) is a Washington D.C.-based organization bringing together innovation and entrepreneurship to affect change in levels of
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Open Channels: Sustainable Meetings Around the World
Open Channels is a sustainable ocean management and conservation group that provides an information hub for ocean professionals geared toward
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 6—June 2018
June 2018 Seafloor Mapping/Sonar Systems/Vessels
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Hybrid Energy Platform to be Installed at Jeju Island South Korea
Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships &
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House Resolution Calls for Ocean Conservation and Resource Rebuilding
House Oceans Caucus co-chairs, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing World Oceans Day on June
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Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power
The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas
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UN Makes a Business Plan for Sustainable Ocean Management
The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquarters
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Taiwan: The Latest Hotbed for Offshore Wind Technology
Taiwan has set a goal of 5.5 GW of offshore windpower and plans to install the majority of the infrastructure
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Mineral Similarities in Seashells and Chalk: Calcium Carbonate
Seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, also known as chalk, a mineral soft and crumbly enough to use for
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New US Coast Guard Commandant Assumes Watch
On Friday, June 1, Admiral Karl Schultz relieved Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a
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AUV Demand is Growing for Life-of-Field Inspections
A new report released by Westwood Energy examines the growing use of AUVs for life-of-field inspections at offshore oil and
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Water Power Industry Worth $66 Billion by 2038
A new report, “Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038,” reveals that opportunities and progress in wave power are greater
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March for the Ocean this Saturday in Washington D.C.
The March for the Ocean event to be held this Saturday, June 9, is organized by Earth Day Network and
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Capitol Hill Ocean Week Starts Today
Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brings together national and global stakeholders to address pressing science, conservation and management issues facing
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U.S. Navy Pacific Command Renamed to Indo-Pacific Command
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Wednesday the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command, which will now be called U.S. Indo-Pacific
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Latest Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Concluded
Seabed intelligence company Ocean Infinity has concluded its latest search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 without locating the plane on the
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New British Naval Ship Undergoes Trials and Installations Before Transatlantic Voyage
New landing aids for jets and helicopters are being installed on HMS Queen Elizabeth during a 13-week capability insertion period
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Extreme Deep Ocean to be Explored with Hadal Deep Water Profiler
A three-year project led by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will apply a $1.2 million Keck Foundation award to
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XPRIZE Invites Innovators to Design New Series of Competitions
The XPRIZE Foundation announced an open call to innovators around the world to help it design future XPRIZEs in five
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Newest U.S. Navy Combat Ship to be Commissioned on Saturday
The U.S. Navy combat ship USS Manchester will be commissioned on Saturday, May 26 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 420-ft.
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Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Institutional Status
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program announce the designation of the Lake
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NOAA Report Shows Reduction in Overfishing of U.S. Stocks
The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast
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High Gulf Water Temperatures Caused Hurricane Harvey
Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. A
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$2.6 Million Awarded for Maritime Heritage Projects
The National Park Service and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) are providing $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Grants
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Paul Allen Commits $4 Million to Jump-start Deep Ocean Monitoring
Argo is an array of more than 3,800 floats that are freely drifting around the globe to measure the temperature,
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European Commission Identifies Bottleneck in Blue Tech Development
The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledge
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Women Offshore Profiles Mother and Daughter Pilot-Mate Team
Women Offshore, an online organization promoting a diverse ocean workforce, reported that, “of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there are
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Hydrophone in Monterey Bay Provides Live Stream of Ocean Sounds
Starting this week, anyone can eavesdrop on sounds in the deep sea via a continuous streaming YouTube video that carries
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Multi-Function Water and Power Vessel Approved for Further Development
Global inspection and certification provider Bureau Veritas has awarded “approval in principal” to a new vessel concept design that could
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Shape-Shifting AUV-ROV Robot Released
Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to an
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 5—May 2018
May 2018 Communications, Telemetry, Data Processing
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Former AGU Executive Director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. Passes
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has reported that former executive director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. died on April 30
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Intergovernmental Collaboration Focuses on Marine Renewable Energy Issues
The Ocean Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Program (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration working to advance ocean resources such as tides,
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Finland-Singapore Innovation Camp to Identify Student Marine Innovators
Supported under a memorandum of understanding between University of Turku (UTU) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), the inaugural Finland-Singapore
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Biocide Mapping Technology Traces Chemicals in O&G Operations
LUX Assure, a specialist chemical monitoring and management solutions to the oil and gas industry, has launched TraxBio, a biocide
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Time-Lapse Video Spies on Penguins to Gauge Foraging Habits
Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a way to help determine the foraging success of Emperor
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Offshore Construction Vessel Industry Worth Almost $27 Billion
Online valuation platform VesselsValue launched a new section for the offshore construction sector to evaluate vessels ranging from pipe and
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Summer Expedition to Explore Species, Environmental Impacts in Northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund is awarding a $900,000 grant to
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