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Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy
America’s marine economy contributed about $397 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2019 and grew faster than the
Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power Global (formerly EWPG Holding AB) has appointed Pedro Ernesto Ferreira as head of its
By the U.S. Department of the Interior The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) by name sounds like mainly indoor office
NOAA seeks nominations to serve on the board of directors of the new Marine Debris Foundation. NOAA seeks nominees representing
Marine-i has agreed to support a pioneering new approach to using space data to support the development of renewable energy
As hurricane season approaches each summer, coastal communities on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard brace for impact. These fast-moving and often
Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) has selected Iridium and partner Thales Group as its official communications partner,
Israeli drone service provider ERELIS recently conducted pilot projects using a drone equipped with a single-beam echosounder in the Mediterranean
Sea Shepherd is launching a new conservation research campaign in Brazil to protect the dolphins of the Amazon River. The
Teledyne Marine will host a week-long series of webinars dedicated to introducing the industry to the 13 new products and
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has promoted Brian Blanchette to vice president of quality and engineering. Blanchette will be
Fugro has received a contract renewal from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind for the provision of real-time wind and metocean measurements
Reygar has launched V-PILOT, an integrated autopilot and mission planning system for USVs. The system uses an embedded vessel controller
OneOcean has acquired Shipping Guides Ltd. The "Guide to Port Entry" intelligence will be integrated into the OneOcean platforms, further enhancing
In recognition of the importance of the Pacific herring, the Salish Sea Community Guardians, an organization dedicated to all aspects
By Coty Perry As with many other aspects of government policy, overfishing and other fishing-related environmental issues are a real
On June 2 at 10 a.m. CDT, ABS Group will present a webinar and podcast: Cybersecurity 101: Lessons Learned from
The Trade Wings 2,500 is an innovative containership with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (20-ft. equivalent unit), designed jointly by
Legendary ocean explorer Robert Ballard has released "Into the Deep: A Memoir from the Man Who Found Titanic." The book
The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), is launching a marine
uss-frigate
The U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Navy is exercising an option of approximately $555 million to have Fincantieri
"Taking the Tide Where It Serves" is a new autobiography by Dave Adamson about his life in salvage, deep diving
OSIL-vibracorers
A multitude of users in Europe, Asia and Africa currently boast a modular OSIL vibrocoring system amongst their geotechnical assets,
Vessel Executed Successful Autonomy Capabilities Demonstration with Sea Machines’ SM300 System.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power
The Obscape Wave Buoy has been developed using the same wireless, solar-powered technology within Obscape’s Power and Telemetry Module (PTM),
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) have introduced the Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act, a comprehensive
The U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce announced the approval of the construction and operation of the first large-scale,
Alfa Laval will acquire StormGeo, a specialist in weather intelligence software and decision support services, to accelerate its digital services offering
Bureau Veritas (BV) has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a rule note for ammonia as a marine fuel to
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is providing €12 million as part of the Maritime Research Program
The Norwegian Space Agency has announced the successful launch of the NorSat-3 maritime tracking microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory
ClassNK-containment-system
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd for the design of
Stackpole Books will release "Guy Harvey's Underwater World" on June 1. This large-format book showcases Harvey’s around-the-world fishing and diving
Innovasea's plankton monitoring software is now being used by two major salmon producers in Canada to deliver unprecedented insight into
Flunder-ROV-Slider
The model is based on the Commander MK III, and in its standard version Flunder incorporates six new generation thrusters
The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global, in its sustained mission to become the partner of choice for the
Dr. Rick Spinrad has been chosen by U.S. President Joe Biden to head NOAA, pending Senate confirmation. He is currently
TracPhone-V30
Second consecutive quarter of record shipments for the #1 maritime VSAT provider by units
NOAA
By Monica Allen, Director of Public Affairs, NOAA Research Communication and ocean technology are revolutionizing ocean science. This comes at
The Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator (TMII) is accepting applications to complete the inaugural cohort of seven companies.   Based out
IEA Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) has released the 2021 Tidal Current Energy Developments Highlights. This brochure features examples of projects
HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio-frequency (RF) data and
NOAA and partners are beginning a three-year effort to outplant more than 60,000 fragments of nursery-raised coral at Eastern Dry
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC),
 Crowley Engineering Services has completed the design of the first fully electric U.S. tugboat with autonomous technology, providing operators a sustainable and
Corvus Japanese Joint Venture
Corvus Energy, the global leading supplier of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with
Silverstream Technologies' pioneering air lubrication system, Silverstream, has delivered significant fuel and emissions savings during testing on the Shell-chartered 170,000 cbm
iXblue-MCM
iXblue has been contracted to equip the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class mine countermeasure vessels (MCMV) with its inertial navigation
UK P&I Club has launched its latest video in a series of award-winning reflective learning training videos, based on a
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has announced that GATE Energy and TechnipFMC are the winners of the 2021 NOIA
FarSounder Slider Image
2021 marks two decades that FarSounder has been dedicated to developing their unique 3D Forward Looking Sonar technology. They plan
TDI-Brooks International Inc. will deploy two of its oceanographic research vessels to the U.S. East Coast in support of US
Quincy, Massachusetts-based Dive Technologies Inc. has completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s miniature synthetic aperture sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto
Marine-i has agreed to support a year-long research program to identify the potential for wave, tidal and floating wind technologies
Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterization contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea. The
Danfoss Editron has been chosen by Sea Forrest Power Solutions Pte Ltd. (SFP), the integration engineering arm of BH Global
NOAA has awarded a contract to Ahtna Infrastructure & Technologies LLC for a project to revitalize its port facility in
Awarded jointly by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) , the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration is presented annually

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