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NAPA Adds Board Member
NAPA has appointed Tor E. Svensen, vice president of marine technology at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, to its board. Svensen
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Diversified Tech Subsea MVDC Power Supply
Subsea Electric Power Conversion
A new electrical power conversion technology for subsea power distribution requirements being developed as a Phase II SBIR for the
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UN High Seas Treaty Draft
The initial version of the new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areas
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L3 and Harris Merger
L3 Technologies Inc. has merged with Harris Corp. to form L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global aerospace and defense technology company
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Northwest Passage Project
Northwest Passage Project Live Interactive Broadcasts
From July 18 to August 4, U.S. and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will share with the public in real-time observations and
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Sea Bird webinar
Live Webinar on Ocean Acidification Measurements
Sea-Bird Scientific is sponsoring a live webinar July 18th at 1 P.M. E.T./10 A.M. P.T. entitled “Ocean Acidification: High-Frequency Long-Term
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Falmat Acquired
Winchester Interconnect of Norwalk, Connecticut, a global provider of interconnect solutions, has completed the acquisition of Falmat Custom Cable Technologies
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FarSounder fishery research
3D Sonar for Pelagic Fisheries Research
FarSounder‘s 3D sonar technology will be part of a project to increase sustainability and benefit the commercial fishing industry. The
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Marine Renewables Canada East Coast Summer Event
Marine Renewables Canada East Coast Summer Event
Marine Renewables Canada will hold its annual East Coast Summer Event August 15 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The day will
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Maersk Offers Offshore Clients High-Speed Internet Access
Maersk Supply Service has reconfirmed its commitment to Fleet Xpress, in a three-year contract extension which also sees one of
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First Ever Cruise Ship to Sail on Battery Power
The moment – when the brand new expedition cruise ship moved through the water silent and completely emission free, powered
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AGU Dead Sea Study
New Study Solves Mystery of Salt Buildup on Bottom of Dead Sea
Researchers walk along the bank of the Dead Sea, one of Earth’s saltiestbodies of water. It is nearly ten times
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Marine Service Technology Educator Training Conference
Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference in July
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting its first “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” July 23 to
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Blue Globe Act
House Ocean Caucus Introduces Bill to Accelerate Ocean Research
During National Ocean Month, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK), Co-Chairs of the House Ocean Caucus in Washington,
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Video: Giant Squid in US Deepwater
A giant squid has been captured on video for only the second time ever. Researchers aboard the RV Point Sur were
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Stand Up for Great Lakes
SUP Expedition for Great Lakes Research Surpasses Fundraising Goal
Three paddleboarders, Kwin Morris, Jeff Guy and Joe Lorenz, have landed on the shores of Catawba Island, Ohio, braving almost 20 hr. of headwinds to
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US Navy to Evaluate Kraken Sonar
Kraken Robotics Inc.‘s wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has been selected by the U.S. Office of the Secretary
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 5—May 2019
May 2019 Communications, Telemetry, Data Processing
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Alfredo Giron Walter Munk scholar
Inaugural Winner of Walter Munk Scholar Award
At the OCEANS 2019 Marseille conference in France, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans announced their establishment
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R.A. Industries and Rep. Lou Correa
R.A. Industries Celebrates 40+ Years in Business
R.A. Industries is celebrating more than 40 years in business this year. The company’s origins start even further back. Sixty
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Chris Malzone Moves to AML Oceanographic
Chris Malzone has joined AML Oceanographic as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to AML with more than
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Waves to Water Prize
DOE Prize for Wave Energy-Powered Desalination Systems
The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a $2.5 million prize competition
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Arctic Rays Remora
Remora Strobe Lights for Iver UUV
Arctic Rays LLC has delivered custom-manufactured LED strobe lights to L3 Technologies. Named “Remora,” the high-intensity strobe lights are fitted
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Birns Celebrates 65th Anniversary
In 1954, exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmanned
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First Dev-kits Available for Septentrio’s New GNSS Module
Septentrio has announced that the mosaic development kit is available for testing and integration. mosaic is Septentrio’s most compact next-generation, high-precision
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New Micro Transformer Offers Versatile Usage
Larson Electronics announced the release of a micro transformer providing 440V primary input voltage and 220V output voltage. This transformer’s
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NASA Mission Training Underway After a Brief Delay
Just slightly behind schedule, the Aquarius Reef Base reopened for business June 13. The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO)
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Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum in July
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics (WHOI CMR) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum July 17 to 18
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XPRIZE Announces Winners
XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean
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NOAA Seeks Public Comment on U.S. Ocean Economic Activity
NOAA is soliciting comments from the public on the development of a new set of national statistics that would provide
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Exocetus MOD2 Glider
MOD2 Glider
The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The
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NAPA Contributes to Ship Data Center’s IoS Open Platform
NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA
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OSIL sediment grab
Increasing Demand for OSIL Sediment Grabs
Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) reports a surge in global demand for specialist sediment grabs, particularly the spring-activated Smith McIntyre
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WHOI microbes coral study Cuba
New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals
Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they
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Nordic Companies Align for UN SDGs
A group of leading Nordic industry companies has, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined forces to
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Subsea Digital Video Solution
LYYN AB has launched the EAGLE Board, a digital successor in full HD to the Hawk Board for analog video.
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Hurtigruten MS Nordnorge
Dead Fish to Power Hurtigruten Ships
In what is the largest ever global contract for supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) to a shipping operator, Hurtigruten and
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Onboard Microgrid to Help Smaller Vessels Optimize Fuel Efficiency
The Onboard Microgrid is based on the principles of ABB’s award-winning power distribution system Onboard DC Grid™ with the proven
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InterMoor mooring
InterMoor to Install Mooring for Floating Production Facilities in South China Sea
InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a contract
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Randall Luthi
Randall Luthi to Move on from NOIA
After over nine years as president of NOIA, Randall Luthi has decided to leave Washington, D.C. to work for the
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Reverse Osmosis plants give Wärtsilä full fresh water generator offering
The technology group Wärtsilä introduces the latest addition to its range of freshwater generators. The company now offers Reverse Osmosis
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Glacial Melt Field Study Showcases Teledyne ADCPs
Global concern about rising sea levels has put increasing loss of glaciers and ice sheets into public attention. The glaciers
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Bollinger Shipyards announces New Executive Vice President
Bollinger Shipyards has announced the promotion of Chris Remont to executive vice president of new construction programs. Within this role,
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Harvey Champion
GE Energy Storage System for Harvey Champion Retrofit
GE’s Power Conversion business was chosen by Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC to provide the latest SeaGreen Energy Storage System
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 4—April 2019
April 2019 Offshore Technology, Alternative Energy & Ocean Engineering
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Risk mapping ocean biodiversity
New Study Maps Ocean Biodiversity Risks
Roughly 1 million plant and animal species face extinction, according to a multinational study by a United Nations-backed panel. But
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3D laser scanning for ship design
3D Laser Scanning Advancement for Ships
Imagine there was a technology that could provide a 3D scan of the interior and exterior of a ship, including
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So, This is Ocean Tech?
By Viviana Castillo, APL-UW The humid air penetrates my pores as I sit over the bridge on a massive ship.
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SUP for Great Lakes research
Standup Paddleboard Expedition for Great Lakes Research
This June, Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy plan to paddleboard across Lake Erie, traversing international waters and rough waves and dodging toxic
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Global Fishing Watch Uses Satellite Technology to Monitor “Dark” Illegal Fishing
Oceans Deeply highlights new technology used by Global Fishing Watch to augment its data on vessels worldwide, which is used
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McLane Releases Wave-Actuated Profiling Crawler for 500 m Depths
McLane Research Labs has released the Prawler (PRofiling crAWLER), a low-cost, wave-actuated vehicle that moves along the mooring wire, collecting
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Woods Hole Hires New Vice President of Research
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the deputy director
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KVH Sells Videotel For $90 Million
KVH Industries Inc. sold its maritime training business, the Videotel group of companies, to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for
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Belgium Ports Implement Portable Ballast Water Tests
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport, the arm of the Belgium government responsible for shipping, has selected Chelsea
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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed
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Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots
Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense
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Preparing For Future Undersea Warfare: Insights from Former Rear Admiral Robert Tarrant CB
The significant increase in submarine activity seen over the last three years in the Atlantic region and the proliferation of
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Washington State Develops Plan to Examine Vast Area of Pacific
The state of Washington’s department of ecology has developed a marine spatial plan that covers an area of the Pacific
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Open Architecture Autonomy On US Government UUV Mission Controllers
Riptide and Draper will implement the maritime open architecture autonomy (MOAA) that Draper developed as an extensible open architecture framework
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Annual Sustainability Report Notes Marine Trends: Good News and Bad
The United Nations 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report reviews the progress made during 2018 on the 17 sustainability goals set
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