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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.
Funding for American Lobster Research
The 2020 American Lobster Research Program funding opportunity is now open. This program will support research to address critical gapsRead more.
Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers
Dr. Christopher Lavers has published a new edition of his best-selling book “Reeds Vol 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers”Read more.
Hybrid, Fully Electric Propulsion for Dutch Mussel Farming
Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion inRead more.
$19.6 Million Available in Grants for US Small Shipyards
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capitalRead more.
FarSounder Receives 5th US Patent
FarSounder has expanded their IP portfolio with the issuance of their 5th US Patent, number 20150369908.Read more.
Sea Level Rise Pioneer to Receive 2020 Vetlesen Prize
The 2020 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in the Earth sciences will go to French geophysicist Anny Cazenave. Cazenave pioneered theRead more.
Project for Digitalization of Maritime Domains
Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. (CSM) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed an MOU to launch Digital Waves,Read more.
National Inventors Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees
Twenty-two innovation pioneers were named as the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) 2020 class of inductees. In partnership withRead more.
Breakthrough in Automated Ocean Sampling
A hybrid ROV developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took the first known automated sample performed by a roboticRead more.
Greensea to Open Massachusetts Office
Greensea Systems, a marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, plans to open an office on the waterfront in Plymouth,Read more.
2020 Navy Contracting Summit
The 2020 Navy Contracting Summit will take place June 29 to 30, 2020 inNorfolk, Virginia. The Defense Department will need even moreRead more.
Acquisition Accelerates Renewable Fuels
FinCo Fuel Group, active in the downstream energy market with a broad portfolio of fuel products, has expanded its network withRead more.
Equinor Targets Near-Zero Emissions in Norway
Equinor has launched new climate ambitions to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its operated offshore fields andRead more.
Coastal Watersheds Grant Program
Restore America’s Estuaries’ newest partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency involves administration of the new National Estuary Program Coastal WatershedsRead more.
Certification Issued for 3D Printed Offshore Material
Keppel O&M receives certification from Lloyd’s Register for 3D printing of offshore grade materials.Read more.
New Antarctic Crustacean Species
A new species of Antarctic deep-sea crustacean armed with spines, large claws and the raptorial mouthparts of a predator hasRead more.
First Female Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal
Ilya Espino de Marotta has taken office as deputy administrator of the Panama Canal, making history as the first womanRead more.
Air Lubrication Compressors Offer Energy Efficiency
TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is launching a range of marine compressors for use in combination with air lubricationRead more.
New CEO at Damen Shipyards Group
Arnout Damen has become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching toRead more.
Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant
Teledyne's 2020 grant will provide up to 6 months free usage of a variety of products. Applicants can apply forRead more.
MIT Sea Grant Scholar Opportunities
MIT Sea Grant administers a number of programs, fellowships, internships and awards that directly support those pursuing studies in marineRead more.
Silverstream to Work with Shell
Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in theRead more.
Save the Dates: Teledyne CARIS S-100 User Group Meetings
Teledyne CARIS is offering the S-100: New Products, New Possibilities User Group Meeting and Seminar series in 2020, to be hosted inRead more.
New Director of Seabed 2030
The new director of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, Jamie McMichael-Phillips, has now taken up his position as leadingRead more.
Outlook for Maritime Drones in 2020
By Kayla Matthews Drones that fly above the ground are commonplace today. This technology is bought by hobbyists, deployed byRead more.
ORPC CEO and Co-founder Retires
Ocean Renewable Power Company Inc. (ORPC) announced that its CEO and co-founder, Chris Sauer, will retire on January 17, 2020. SauerRead more.
Spurring Innovation Between Navy and Industry
Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation recently gathered with leaders from the U.S. Navy and the state’s government, academia andRead more.
NOAA Chooses Fugro for Hydrographic Services
Fugro has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by NOAA to provide hydrographic surveying services inRead more.
Thunderbird Adorns USCG North Bend Helicopters
Southern Oregon has been home to tribal nations of Native Americans long before America became known as “the land ofRead more.
Safeguarding the RMS Titanic’s Final Resting Place
United States and United Kingdom join to protect the remains of the famous historical vessel RMS Titanic.Read more.
Henriksen LARS Demo with HUGIN
The smooth launch and recovery of a HUGIN AUV has been demonstrated using a new system from H. Henriksen AS.Read more.
Underwater Pile-Driving Noise Causes Alarm Responses in Squid
Exposure to underwater pile-driving noise, which can be associated with the construction of docks, piers and offshore wind farms, causesRead more.
Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony for Wave Energy Converter
The Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) based in Port Hueneme, California, has successfully developed, towed andRead more.
Partnership Yields New Surface Power Supply for BlueROV2
Torrance, California-based Blue Robotics’s newest product is the Outland Technology Power Supply (OTPS) for the BlueROV2, which was developed andRead more.
Watch: Makai Holiday Video
Here it is: The annual Makai holiday video. Click on image to watch. Happy Holidays!Read more.
Studying the Ocean in 3D
Understanding the 3D nature of the ocean is becoming a critical focal point of ocean research, but it can beRead more.
Event Preview: Canadian Hydrographic Conference
The Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC 2020) will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre from February 24 to 27,Read more.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference
The year 2020 is an important milestone for scientific research within the Gulf of Mexico. It marks the 10th anniversaryRead more.
Game Development Students to Develop HPK for Vessel Docking
Southampton maritime energy-efficiency firm Azurtane has joined forces with the School of Media Arts and Technology at Solent University toRead more.
Congressional Appropriations Package for U.S. Ports
A brief breakdown of how American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) priorities fared in this appropriations package.Read more.
New AUV Long-Endurance Navigation Capabilities Proven
New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a jointRead more.
SeaRaptor AUV Completes Sea Acceptance Test
Teledyne Gavia announced that after an international tender the company has completed the sale and recent sea acceptance testing ofRead more.