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Darren Penney
MacArtney Canada Gets New Head of Item Sales
Darren E. Penney started as the head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada for MacArtney Canada Ltd. in
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ASNE scholarships
Apply for an ASNE Scholarship
Calling all undergraduate and graduate students: The American Society of Naval Engineer’s Scholarship Application submissions are officially open for the
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 11—November 2019
Sea Technology's November Issue is now online! This month we highlight Undersea Defense and Antisubmarine Warfare.
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TerraSond survey Mayflower Wind
First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind
TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US
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Poggy AUV
SEAMOUNT ‘Poggy’ Bionic AUV
EvoLogics GmbH from Berlin, Germany, has introduced “Poggy,” a novel bionic AUV that uses Fin-Ray technology. The vehicle is being
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KONGSBERG’s Seaglider Division Transferred to Hydroid
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, announced its integration of the
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New Director of Marine Ops at TDI-Brooks
TDI-Brooks has hired Richard Byno III, PMP, to lead vessel operations and activities as the director of marine operations. He
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Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea
A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our
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Thordon Bearings Founder Presented with Sperry Award
George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was
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Super Cables Are Coming
Subsea cable technology has developed since its inception in the 1850s, morphing from copper to coax and, most recently, to
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AI Used in Identifying Waterborne Bacteria
Nano-Flow Imaging™, a unique, patented, configuration of oil immersion flow microscopy, delivers high-resolution images of nanoparticles in liquid samples.
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Apply for Washington State Maritime Accelerator
Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs have partnered to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help maritime
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Deep Carbon Observatory research
Deep Carbon Observatory: A Decade of Discovery
Thousands of diamonds that formed hundreds of kilometers deep within the planet paved the way to many of the most
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New Issue of BOEM Ocean Science
The latest edition of BOEM’s Ocean Science magazine focuses on acoustics research. It includes articles on technologies for passive acoustic
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Apply for Hurtigruten Foundation Grants
Conserving Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific, securing recreational areas for local communities and encouraging local cultural activities–these are the
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Report on the Future of US Naval Engineering
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine focuses on the many naval engineering needs that
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No More MPA Federal Advisory Committee
As of September 30, 2019, the U.S. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee has been discontinued. The committee was
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Polarstern
MacArtney Tech for Largest Polar Expedition
MacArtney Germany has designed and delivered an underwater ice camera system for the RV Polarstern, a German icebreaker that has embarked
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Ocean Carbon Stored Beneath Antarctic Sea Ice
Half of the drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during glacial periods is the result of Antarctic sea ice modifying
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Inmarsat Releases ICT Guide for Maritime Efficiency
Inmarsat has published a practical guide to help ship managers build onboard networks that are resilient and reliable.
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Erik Milito
Erik Milito Becomes NOIA President
Veteran energy industry association executive Erik Milito has been named the new president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
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Malpelo Island Expedition Reveals Shark Migratory Habits
Mission Blue organized an expedition to Malpelo Island, a Mission Blue Hope Spot. One of the goals of the trip
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Teledyne Photo Contest Winner
Teledyne received more than 70 photos showing their customers hard at work using Teledyne Marine products in amazing, whacky and
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New Documentary on Saving Species from Extinction
Actress Claire Danes has signed on to narrate “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction,” the new documentary that captures
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XOCEAN USV
Pipeline Survey via XOCEAN USV
XOCEAN has completed pipeline surveys for Equinor off the east coast of England and the north coast of Germany. Using high-resolution
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A Brief History of ROVs
According to The Remotely Operated Vehicle Committee of the Marine Technology Society: “Exactly who to credit with developing the first
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Open Call for Renewable Energy Developers
The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has launched its second call.  The project has also awarded recommendations of support to 12
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Q&A: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering–Career Possibilities
A new Bankrate study ranks the most and least valuable college majors and discovered that two niche and little known majors top
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GP Global bunkering
Delivery of First IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel
GP Global has successfully delivered the first International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020-compliant bunker load of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO).  The
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 10—October 2019
Our latest issue includes features on phytoplankton bloom observations, deep sea temperature sensors, and in-situ jellyfish studies.
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Ocean solutions for climate change
Report on Ocean-Based Solutions for Climate Change
Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It
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3D hull printing competition
Competition for 3D-Printed Rescue Boat Hull
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is partnering with Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Autodesk, ST Engineering’s Electronic sector and AML3D
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Mystery of Lost Steamship Allentown  Solved
The final resting place of the doomed collier Allentown has finally been determined after more than 130 years.
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Global Analysis of Submarine Canyons
On a map, submarine canyons seem identical to land canyons – so much so that researchers surmised they are shaped
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IPCC Report Urges Action on Ocean, Cryosphere
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action
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ONE SEA Appoints Wärtsilä Ship Design VP as Chairman
ONE SEA, the industry alliance whose primary aim is to develop autonomous maritime operational standards, has appointed Riku-Pekka Hägg as
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US Naval Agility Summit
US Navy Wants Innovation Proposals from Small Business
The U.S. Navy is looking for innovative ideas to expand capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomy and training technology–and it
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WHOI Preparing for Whale Research Voyage in Antarctic
WHOI is now accepting applicants for a research voyage to study humpback whales in the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Oceanography Students Deploy WASSP Multibeam
Oceanography students at the University of Rhode Island specializing in marine robotics, remote sensing and mapping have started using a WASSP
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How’s Business? We Want Your Comments
Our annual Firing Line Survey is back.  Every year, we ask the ocean tech community to weigh in on business
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Knauss fellows 2019
Apply for a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The notice of federal funding opportunity for the 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a
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Total Oil and Gas Climate Initative
Oil and Gas Companies Working to Reduce GHG Emissions
Total has announced that the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has rolled out further initiatives to accelerate the reduction of
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Paris
Sustainable Ocean Summit
The World Ocean Council’s (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will take place November 20 to 22, 2019 in Paris. SOS
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International WorkBoat Show
Produced by the same team as WorkBoat Magazine and WorkBoat.com, the International WorkBoat Show, December 4 to 6, is a trade conference and
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Investment Opportunities in Washington’s Blue Economy
Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released
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Bourne Tidal Test Site
Tracking Microplastics Along Cape Cod
The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) assisted with installing a groundbreaking microplastics (MPs) and harmful algal bloom (HAB) sensor called HABStats to
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Blue Robotics Ping360
Blue Robotics Ping360 Scanning Sonar
Torrance, Califorina-based Blue Robotics announced its newest product, the Ping360 scanning sonar, which offers small ROVs the ability to navigate in low-visibility
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USS Mobile Bay Mission exercise
Cloud-Computing Development for US Navy
As conflicts become compressed in time and more complex, with an increasing number of data sources and platforms feeding information to warfighters,
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adopt a Florida manatee
Adopt a Florida Manatee
If you like to plan early for holiday shopping season, Save the Manatee Club wants to let you know you
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Marine Program Launched to Tackle South African Ocean Plastics
Experts from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), part of the U.K. government’s Department for Environment, Food
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Roald Amundsen
First Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship Traverses NW Passage
Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history by being the first battery-hybrid-powered
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Modulift Spreader Beams Optimized for Extreme Ocean Depths
Modulift have made changes to their standard range of Modular Spreader Beams so that they can now be used in
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UK, Norway Co-Host Greenhouse Gas Research Center
The U.K. and Norway will co-host the Ocean Thematic Centre within ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), a European research infrastructure
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LRAUV oil detection
Preventing Arctic Oil Spills with Rapid Response Robots
Ocean engineers are developing undersea vehicles that are capable of tracking oil spills under the ice in the Arctic and
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Seaglider in Arctic
Seaglider Reveals the Arctic’s Frigid Secrets
By NyxoLyno Cangemi Sitting on a stool in tattered painter’s pants, hiking boots and a green t-shirt, Dr. Jason Gobat
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New Communication Method Found in Ghost Crabs
Scientists have discovered that ghost crabs use their stomachs to communicate when agitated
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Fischer Freedom Series
Fischer Freedom Connectivity Series Expands
Nine new products now add to the capability of the Fischer Freedom Series to serve as a technology platform in
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TMTW 2018
Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in October
Teledyne Marine will host its U.S.-based biennial Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) in San Diego, California, October 6 to 9, 2019.
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Metal Shark 45 Defiant
Metal Shark Expands into Peru
U.S.-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its expansion into the country of Peru, with a new patrol boat order now in
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future survey skid for small inspection class ROV
New Survey Skid for Inspection-Class ROVs
iXblue and 2G Robotics have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer a new survey skid for inspection-class ROVs. This
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