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VideoRay Releases Pro 5 Mission Sensor System
VideoRay has announced the launch of the Pro 5, a mission specialist series (MSS) configuration that builds on the capabilitiesRead more.
Marine Litter Program Offers Global Forum for Cooperation
Experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), part of the UK government, are working alongside colleaguesRead more.
Research Examines Microplastics in Wild-Caught Fish Near Barrier Reef
Microplastics and other man-made fibers have been found in a popular fish species on the Great Barrier Reef. A recentRead more.
Software to Digitize Shipping Health, Safety, Environment Ops
UniSea AS, a software developer and consultancy specializing in solutions for the shipping industry, has been selected by Tidewater Inc.Read more.
$67.2 Million Dedicated to Coastal Resilience Program
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), NOAA and their partners announced $28.9 million in new grants for the restorationRead more.
Online Platform Provides Virtual Trade Show for Oil and Gas Professionals
OilTechConnect.com, an oil and gas industry platform that allows communication between oil and gas professionals, technology companies, consultants, investment companies,Read more.
Tidal Data Tool Provides 36-Hour Flood Forecasts
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has launched a flood forecasting tool called Tidewatch that allows users to obtainRead more.
Water Resources Development Act of 2018 Signed Into Law
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act ofRead more.
General Dynamics Releases New Portable UUV
General Dynamics Mission Systems released the new Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the OCEANS ’18 conference in Charleston,Read more.
Teledyne CARIS Moves to Softkey Licensing for its Software Applications
Teledyne CARIS is moving to new software licensing technology. Clients will first see this implemented in conjunction with the upcomingRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 10—October 2018
October 2018 Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing & Pollution ControlRead more.
SonarWiz Used in BentProp Project To Discover Seafloor Wreckage
Chesapeake Technology, the company that makes SonarWiz data collection and post-processing software, has renewed its multi-year partnership with the BentPropRead more.
DoD Seeks Proposals for Underwater Munitions Detection Technologies
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and developmentRead more.
Floating Wind Turbine Offshore France is Producing Electricity
The Floatgen floating wind turbine installed 22 km off the French Atlantic coast became fully operational last month. The turbineRead more.
Numerical Modeling of an Offshore Small Floating Platform with Flexible Connections
Marine resources, rights and interests have garnered a great deal of attention within the scientific community; an array of differentRead more.
Smart Boulders Designed to Move with Seafloor Avalanches to Assess Cable Routes
Robotic sensors disguised as boulders, or ‘smart boulders’, have been used to measure the initiation and evolution of huge seafloorRead more.
Naval Group and ECA Group Collaborate on Mine Hunting Tech for Belgian and Dutch Navies
Naval Group and ECA Group recently established a technological and commercial partnership in the field of unmanned mine warfare. TheRead more.
Falmouth Scientific to Integrate Seismic Technology into ExxonMobil Design
Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) has received a patent immunity from ExxonMobil for its cable head marine seismic source (CHS) patentRead more.
Marine Science and Technology Company Chelsea Joins Sonardyne
Subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. The acquisitionRead more.
Manned Submersible Expedition will Film Documentary in Deep Ocean Trenches
An expedition is planning to dive into five of the deepest trenches in the ocean to document unknown parts ofRead more.
U.K. Calls for 30% Of Global Oceans To be Designated Protected Areas
The environment secretary of the U.K., Michael Gove, last month called for one-third of the world’s oceans to be designed asRead more.
Yellow Detritus in Oceans May Reduce Climate Change Effects
Phytoplankton and organic matter in the oceans that floats near the surface attenuate the light entering the water, filtering theRead more.
New Subsea Power Control Module is Part of Industry Effort to Go Electric
Optime Subsea has been selected to deliver a new subsea power control module to ABB. Started in 2013, ABB formedRead more.
U.S. Homeland Security Department to Speed Science & Tech Development
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched a new approach to its research andRead more.
New Company Offers ASV Technology and Autonomous Control Systems
L3 Technologies has acquired ASV Global, a USV and autonomous vessel control systems company. The acquisition enhances L3’s spectrum ofRead more.
Windfarm in Congested Seabed Requires Cable Management
The world’s largest working offshore wind farm, occupying an area of 55 sq. mi., opened in the Irish Sea offRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 9—September 2018
September 2018 Ocean Resources Development & Coastal Zone ManagementRead more.
Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released
The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental OceanographicRead more.
Ocean Cleanup System Deployed To Great Pacific Garbage Patch
An ocean cleanup system deployed this month from San Francisco to a location 240 nmi off the Pacific coast forRead more.
KVH Joins Signatories of Women in Maritime Pledge
KVH, a provider of maritime connectivity and content solutions, is pledging its support for Women in Maritime, an initiative ofRead more.
Variation in Air Pressure Patterns Creates Extreme Ice Melt Conditions
Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice sheetRead more.
Cargotec Joins Global Maritime Startup Accelerator Program
Cargotec has joined the Trade & Transport Impact program, which connects startups with corporations for the purpose of addressing bigRead more.
$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations
The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projectsRead more.
Energy Transition Report Examines “Carbon Robust” Ship Design
DNV GL Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of energy transition outlook (ETO)Read more.
Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef
An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide floodRead more.
A Century of Shipbuilding Memorabilia on Display in Romania
Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube UniversityRead more.
Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experienceRead more.
First Naval Ship Built in Egypt Launched at Alexandria Shipyard
The launching ceremony of the Port Said Gowind corvette, the first warship built in Egypt, took place on Sept. 6,Read more.
Bulk and Tanker Fleet Receives Vessel Position Data System
BigOceanData has delivered a bespoke package to YA-SA Ship Management & Trading S.A., based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following a successfulRead more.
World Bank Issues Water Bonds to Protect Oceans and Marine Life
The World Bank has introduced plans to raise $3 billion to protect the world’s oceans and marine life through aRead more.
New Virginia Pilot Boat Delivered With Advanced Interceptor System
The newest Virginia Pilot Association boat is equipped with an advanced interceptor system from Humphree USA to stabilize the boatRead more.
Companies Dumping Mining Waste at Sea Will Find Little Financing
Citigroup will no longer offer financing for new projects over $50 million to companies that dump mining waste at seaRead more.
Teledyne Marine’s Hydrophone Recording Contest is Now Taking Submissions
The 2018 Teledyne Marine Hydrophone Recording Contest is taking submissions of underwater sounds recorded using Teledyne Marine Hydrophone (RESON, Benthos, GeophysicalRead more.
Google Street View Offers Virtual Tour of North Sea Drilling Platform
Google Street View, which offers an image-based view of street maps, is now offering a virtual tour of the offshoreRead more.
Autonomous Electric Container Ship Will Haul Fertilizer Products by Sea in Norway
The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal withRead more.
ROV Hercules Used to Study Deep Sea Sediments and Compare Modern Biology to the Past
Sonia Fernandez, UCSB—General animal characteristics of the Santa Barbara Basin deep sea animal communities have been described in previous studies.Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 8—August 2018
August 2018 Geophysical Exploration/Seafloor EngineeringRead more.
Government Subsidies Contribute to Unprofitable High Seas Fishing
A study published in Science Advances examines the practice of government subsidies for high seas fishing—that which is conducted outsideRead more.
Manned Submersible to Study Salish Sea Wildlife and Habitat
SeaDoc Society and the OceanGate Foundation have partnered in support of deep exploration and research in the Salish Sea offRead more.
Only 13.2 % of the World’s Oceans are Intact Ocean Wilderness, Study Says
Recent research published in the journal Current Biology examines data on 19 human stressors to the ocean and determines thatRead more.
SS United States Conservancy Pays Respect to Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest
Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, the owner and caretaker of America’s Flagship, the SS UnitedRead more.
Development of a Modular and High Maneuverability Micro AUV
With the increasing demand for marine resources, applications of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are becoming more and more extensive. AUVsRead more.