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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,Read more.
Starbucks to Replace Single-Use Straws With New Plastic Strawless Lid Option
Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed storesRead more.
WHOI Sharkcam Engineer Speaks to Senate Committee
A senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Amy Kukulya, is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce,Read more.
Self-Stabilization Control Mechanism For a Small ROV
Small ROVs have high practical value and low prices. However, insufficient power and the smaller mass of small ROVs oftenRead more.
Dubai Nautical Chart Company Modernizes with Print-on-Demand
The Dubai-based company Elcome has completed a major investment in modernizing its paper nautical chart distribution processes to meet emergingRead more.
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 itsRead more.
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 inRead more.
All-Female Crew Sails 3,000 Nautical Miles to Study Ocean Plastic
An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics andRead more.
U.S., Indian, Japanese Navies Participate in Maritime Exercise in Guam
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in an exercise called Malabar 2018 heldRead more.
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, KhaledRead more.
$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 businessesRead more.
Fuel Cell Power System for Ships Offers Megawatt-Scale Clean Energy
A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membraneRead more.
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 ProgramRead more.
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 toRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 towardRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 6—June 2018
June 2018 Seafloor Mapping/Sonar Systems/VesselsRead more.
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 &Read more.
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 JuneRead more.
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 gasRead more.
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 headquartersRead more.
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 infrastructureRead more.
Civilian Engineer Awarded for Advances in Unexploded Ordnance Disposal
The Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service was awarded to Steven Kim, a mechanical engineer at theRead more.
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 forRead more.
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 aRead more.
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 andRead more.
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 greaterRead more.
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 andRead more.
Marine Technology Society Seeks New Executive Director
The Marine Technology Society is launching a formal search to identify its next executive director after the resignation of ExecutiveRead more.
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 facingRead more.
Whistleblowers at Navy Services Company Expose Overbilling
The Maritime Executive reports that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries will pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit involvingRead more.
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-PacificRead more.
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 theRead more.
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 periodRead more.
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 toRead more.
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 fiveRead more.
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.Read more.
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 LakeRead more.
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 CoastRead more.
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. ARead more.
$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 GrantsRead more.
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,Read more.
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 knowledgeRead more.
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 areRead more.
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 carriesRead more.
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 couldRead more.
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 anRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 5—May 2018
May 2018 Communications, Telemetry, Data ProcessingRead more.
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 30Read more.
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-SingaporeRead more.
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 biocideRead more.
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 EmperorRead more.
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 andRead more.
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 toRead more.