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Apply for UK Marine Conservation Grants
If you are planning a marine conservation project, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from Sea-Changers, which gives
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Chauncey Naylor Named Director at Resolve Maritime Academy
Resolve Maritime Academy, welcomes Chauncey Naylor as the Academy’s new Director responsible for operational management, strategic course, and certification development.
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BOEM NASA cubesats
US CubeSat Network for Marine Conservation
A U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and NASA study is looking into how to use CubeSats to better
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Genetic Modeling Potential Found in Eyeless Fish Species
A cave-dwelling fish that lost its eyes to evolution is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia, and obesity.
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Two Winners Chosen for ASL Early-Career Scientist Award
ASL Environmental Sciences has chosen Dr. Laura Hobbs and Dr. Roland Proud as the winners of the fourth annual Acoustic Zooplankton
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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
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Stone Age boat building site Isle of Wight
Submerged Boat Building Site Discovery Dates Back to Stone Age
The Maritime Archaeological Trust has discovered a new 8,000-year-old structure next to what is believed to be the oldest boat
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Elizabeth Paull
New Managing Director for Chelsea Technologies
Chelsea Technologies has appointed Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. She joins the company from Sonardyne International. Chelsea’s recent
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LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI
Lloyd’s Register Awards World’s First Digital Type Approval to HHI
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the network security digital component
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Kongsberg bridge simulator for South Korea
Kongsberg Bridge Simulator for South Korea Autonomous Ship Research Facility
UIPA, the South Korean Information and Communication Technology Promotion Agency, has awarded Kongsberg Digital the contract to supply a fully
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Motive Offshore technicians
Motive Offshore Addresses Skills Shortage with Division Launch
Motive Offshore Group, specialists in marine equipment fabrication and rental, has launched Motive Personnel, a division specifically created to provide
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JFD acquires Ortega Submersibles
JFD Acquisition Expands Swimmer Delivery Vehicle Line for Special Forces
JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has acquired all the assets, IP and design rights of Ortega Submersibles
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RESOURCECODE
Online Database for Northwest Europe Wave, Tidal Energy Sector
A new project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund, has been launched to support investment and growth in the wave
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Amelia Earhart
Robert Ballard to Search for Amelia Earhart’s Lost Plane
In May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. On June 1, 1937, Earhart
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Australian Maritime College Secures VR Training Program
Kongsberg Digital AS has cemented its long-standing position as the primary supplier of simulation software and hardware to the Australian
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USVs Contribute to Ship-Based Fish Surveys
A new NOAA Fisheries study demonstrates that unmanned surface vehicles can expand the range and duration of ship-based acoustic fish
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JW Fishers bridge bottom
JW Fishers’ Sonar Critical to Historic Bridge Demolition, Recovery
The historic 1936 Highway 47 Bridge over the Missouri River was demolished this past spring. The old bridge was located
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Nespresso Velosophy bike
Used Coffee Capsules Upcycled into Designer Bike
Nespresso has partnered with Swedish lifestyle bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules.
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DNV GL Grants MSA to Corvus Energy
Corvus Energy has been granted the ability to witness the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at its plant in Richmond, British
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REMUS SharkCam
SharkCam Reveals Secret Lives of Basking Sharks in UK
An AUV known as the REMUS SharkCam has been used in the U.K. for the first time to observe the
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NAVFAC EXWC intern program
US Navy NAVFAC EXWC Summer Research Intern Program
U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) student interns displayed and discussed their engineering and
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SRS FUSION ROV
SRS FUSION ROV for US Navy
The U.S. Navy has chosen to procure Strategic Robotic Systems’ (SRS) FUSION unmanned underwater vehicle to be the future explosive
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US Maritime Centers of Excellence on Track
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced progress in establishing Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training
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SWiFT SVP upgrade
Upgraded SWiFT SVP
Valeport’s latest and most popular sound speed profiler, the SWiFT SVP, has now been upgraded to provide enhanced versatility and deployment.
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Daniel Kruimel
New Regional Sales Manager for Teledyne CARIS, Optech
Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech welcome Daniel Kruimel to the group as regional sales manager for Australia and New Zealand.
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AML Moving Vessel Profiler to Augment NSCC’s Seafloor Mapping
A newly acquired AML Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) will help Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) develop improved methods of mapping the
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USS Grunion stern
3D Archaeological Models of Newly Discovered US WWII Sub
Aberdeen-based subsea 3D-scanning specialist Viewport3 has been collaborating with international explorer Tim Taylor to process pioneering underwater 3D scans on the
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IMarEST and BAU Global Form Educational Alliance
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s education arm – MLA College – is partnering with BAU Global
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Nanotubes Designed for Erosion of Ocean Plastics
Researchers have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby microorganisms.
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Contract for NOAA Mussel Watch Program
TDI-Brooks and laboratory affiliate B&B Laboratories have been awarded a $9 million, five-year GSA contract for analytical chemistry services. The
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SonarWiz Used for North Sea Surveys
SonarWiz mapping software is being utilized for archeological surveys in the North Sea.
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Airbus Selects AIS Partner for New Maritime Applications Platform
exactEarth Ltd. has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space as AIS partner to support its Ocean Finder maritime service.
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PicoPOD
Man-Portable Multibeam USV
Picotech Ltd. has launched PicoPOD, a turnkey multibeam package for USVs and small survey vessels with a simple mechanical interface.
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CLEAN GULF
CLEAN GULF
  The CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual event for industry and government from North America and
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ADCIRC
Storm Modeling Helps First Responders
Over the past several years, severe storm surges, flooding and other life-threatening phenomena have affected coastal communities in myriad ways.
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iXblue Australia Launches Aerial Mapping
iXblue Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division to
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MS Roald Amundsen
World’s First Ship Christening in Antarctica
Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as the first ever ship to have its naming
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NMEA Young Professionals Group
NMEA Launches Young Professionals Group
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has started a Young Professionals Group (YPG) to bring together industry personnel under the
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 7—July 2019
This month's coverage includes rechargeable battery modules, ASV electric propulsion systems, and a susbsea master controller.
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ASL Hires New Metocean, Arctic Project Manager
ASL Environmental Sciences has appointed Dr. Matthew Asplin to the position of metocean and Arctic project manager. Asplin brings a diverse set
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Modeling Arctic Tides
Understanding tidal flow is important for a range of maritime activities and environmental monitoring, such as search and rescue operations,
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Spytrack Nano
Spytrack Nano
Rewire Security has released a small GPS tracker suitable for shipping asset tracking. The Spytrack Nano offers up to 10 days of standby
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Next Geosolutions Awarded Mediterranean Contracts
Next Geosolutions, the international geoscience and offshore engineering support service contractor, has recently been awarded three marine survey contracts from
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Christopher Haddon and Hamza Mazih
IFHS Student Award Winners
In the run-up to World Hydrography Day (WHD) 2019, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) announced the winners of
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The UN and Panama Canal Focus on Sustainability
The Panama Canal Authority and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement to join efforts on sustainable development and combating climate
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NOAA Gliders
NOAA Utilizes Robots for Hurricane Forecasting
NOAA scientists are launching four underwater gliders from ships off the coast of Puerto Rico to bring back data they
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Equinor Wins New York Offshore Wind Bid
Equinor’s Empire Wind project will help bring renewable energy to New York City while spurring statewide economic development opportunities. The
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Museum of Underwater Art
Great Barrier Reef Underwater Museum
Jason deCaires Taylor is drawing closer to the installation of his latest and most ambitious underwater art project to date:
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 6—June 2019
June 2019 Seafloor Mapping, Sonar Systems, Vessels
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EdgeTech 4125 Welland Canal
EdgeTech Side Scan Sonar for Canal Mapping
EdgeTech was recently involved in a demonstration of the effective use of high-resolution side scan sonar imaging for canal inspection
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KDDI Cable Infinity
First Vessel Built in Class by Sri Lankan Co. for Japanese Owner
Colombo Dockyard PLC has delivered a modern cable-laying vessel to Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS). After leaving the Colombo
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Pleuger anniversary
Pleuger Celebrates 90 Years
Pleuger Industries, the Hamburg specialist for submersible motor pumps, turns 90. Pleuger’s recent repositioning as an independent mechanical engineering company
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Arctic Day Postponed
ASNE is postponing Arctic Day until September 13. It will still take place at the FHI 360 Conference Center in
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Teledyne photo contest
Teledyne Marine Photo Contest
​Teledyne Marine is running its annual photo contest. Customers and product users are invited to submit their favorite photos showing any
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Updating Jobs Numbers for Ocean Energy Sector
For decision makers, the assessment of the number of jobs related to the development of the ocean energy sector is
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RTsys NemoSens
RTsys Micro-AUV
RTsys has unveiled its latest versatile micro-AUV: NemoSens. Small (less than 1 m long) and easy to carry and launch
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Port of Dover to Receive New VTS System
OceanWise has collaborated with Marico Marine on an auspicious project to install a brand-new VTS (vessel traffic service) system at
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Acteon
Acteon Adds to Claxton Brand
Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international Field
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Jayme McBee
TDI Brooks Acquires New Geochemical Service Director
TDI-Brooks is happy to announce the hiring of Jayme McBee. McBee will be leading the Surface Geochemical Seep-Hunting service line
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How Sea Urchins Contribute to the Marine Ecosystem
How urchins might function to break up tough kelp into more manageable pieces that can feed other scavengers living on
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