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Expedition in Seychelles Explores Ocean Health
Teledyne Marine has entered a partnership with Nekton Deep Ocean Exploration as an official subsea technology partner through value-in-kind contributionRead more.
IMEA Seeks Board Members, Donors and Partners Worldwide
The International Marine Electronics Alliance, Inc. (IMEA), which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation affiliated with the National MarineRead more.
UNESCO Report Says Billions are Deprived of Water
Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the mostRead more.
O&G Lease Sale Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78Read more.
World Ocean Forum Features Sea Level Exhibit
The World Ocean Observatory is a community advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean by providing a networkRead more.
Study Examines how Dumped Munitions Move Underwater
University of Delaware researchers are studying how unexploded ordnance and munitions that were dumped in the oceans move underwater inRead more.
U.S. Icebreaker Returns After 107-Day Antarctic Mission
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned to its home port in Seattle, Washington this week afterRead more.
US Senate Confirms New Acting EPA Administrator
On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the 15th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read more.
Marine Technology Society Has New Executive Director
MTS, the Marine Technology Society, announced the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, Ph.D. as its next executive director. A graduate ofRead more.
Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, accordingRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 1—January 2019
January 2019 Annual Review & ForecastRead more.
Alaskan Ecosystem Observatory Uses Moored Sensors to Gather Data
Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently published an article using data gathered with a submerged observatory in theRead more.
Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Participates in Exercise in Thailand
An amphibious transport dock ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy participated in the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand Feb. 12-23,Read more.
World-Renowned Oceanographer, Scientist Walter Munk Dies at 101
Walter Munk, who gave the allies a strategic edge in WWII, helped nurture a university into existence, and became aRead more.
Paul Allen’s RV Petrel Finds USS Hornet Wreckage
One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RVRead more.
Marine Minerals Data Available For Planning Coastal Resilience
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) launched the Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS), a state-of-the-art tool to assist decision-makersRead more.
NASA-Sponsored Research Instrument Measures Particle Size Distribution
Sequoia Scientific has completed a NASA-sponsored phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) project spearheaded by Principle Investigator Dr. WayneRead more.
Norwegian Drilling Company Joins Carbon Capture Research Group
Vår Energi, and oil company operating on the Norwegian continental shelf, has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian CarbonRead more.
Autonomous Antisubmarine Vessel Completes Trip to Pearl Harbor
Sea Hunter, an autonomous surface vessel that can patrol with no crew onboard for months at a time, recently completedRead more.
Marine Atlas Tools Use Extensive Data Network
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launched a new Atlas of Marine Life, which provides data products andRead more.
US Navy Attack Submarine Competes in Japan Maritime Defense Exercise
A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine participated in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine competition (SUBCOMP) this week.Read more.
Carbon Trust Seeks Solutions for Floating Offshore Wind Operations
Marine-i, in cooperation with the Carbon Trust, announced three new tender opportunities designed to help improve technology in the floatingRead more.
Bigger Scholarships for Students Who Pursue Naval Engineering
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) scholarship program is increasing its undergraduate award from $3,000 to $4,000 and broadeningRead more.
Singaporean Vessels Equipped With Saturation Diving Gear
Unique Group entered into a contract with Singapore-based POSH Subsea to offer integrated diving solutions. Unique Group will design, manufactureRead more.
Online Marketplace for ROVs Launched by Scottish Company
Scottish company ROVHUB launched an online marketplace that connects ROV owners with opportunities worldwide and allows ROV seekers to shortlistRead more.
Polar Scout Project Tests Mini Satellites Over Arctic
The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland SecurityRead more.
Underwater Drone Offers 360-Degree Lighting and Video
The 360-ROV is a high definition, 360° spherical, modular ROV and lighting system that uses eight high-definition cameras and aRead more.
Solar Power System Tested on Passenger Ferry
The Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project is evaluating a solar power system developed by Eco Marine Power (EMP)Read more.
Scholarship Available for Students Pursuing Marine Industry Careers
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a careerRead more.
RBR Opens New Office at Ocean Innovation Center
Ottawa-based sensor developer RBR is joining a collaborative ocean technologies center called COVE. COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures &Read more.
PGGM and Shell Explore Potential Joint Acquisition of Eneco
PGGM, a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider, and Shell have joined forces to explore the opportunity to participate inRead more.
AGU Releases List of Projects Going to Ruin During Shutdown
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research.Read more.
Immersed Technology Monitors Monaco Land Extension Project
A solution that is now operational was developed by RTsys for the Monaco land extension project, which is located betweenRead more.
Norway Awards Record Number of Offshore Drilling Licenses
Norway, a country known for its wealth from oil and gas extraction, issued a record number of offshore drilling licensesRead more.
Documentary Highlights Deepwater Spill Impacts on Deep-Sea Corals
“Jewels of the Gulf” is a 16-minute documentary that highlights research by the ECOGIG Global Program into Deepwater Horizon’s continued impactsRead more.
Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union
By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias receivedRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 12—December 2018
December 2018 Diving, Underwater Vehicles & ImagingRead more.
US, British Navies Perform Drills in South China Sea
Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations togetherRead more.
UN Research Warns of Toxic Side Effects of Desalination
The fast-rising number of desalination plants worldwide—now almost 16,000, with capacity concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa—quench aRead more.
90 Percent of Heat Gained On Earth Absorbed by Ocean
A study conducted at University of Oxford shows that more than 90% of the increased heat on the planet betweenRead more.
ST Conference Preview: Oceanology International Americas
The simple fact that the Oceanology International marquee has not merely survived but flourished in the 50 years since theRead more.
Corpus Christi Ship Channel will be Deeper by 2020
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation received a $93 million contract award for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. DredgingRead more.
Editorial: Ship Recycling Industry Needs More Global Options
In an annual editorial on the ship recycling business, Dr. Nikos Mikelis, non-executive director of cash buyer GMS, analyzes theRead more.
World’s Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Begins Operations
In December 2018, the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos started operations in Northwest Europe. Chartered by Blue LNG,Read more.
Carl Mancuso Hired as Product Line Manager at Teledyne Benthos
Carl Mancuso has joined Teledyne Marine as the director of product line management for Teledyne Benthos, which consists of acousticRead more.
Office of Naval Research Honors 2019 Young Investigators
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recognized 25 awardees of the 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The recipients will shareRead more.
Norwegian Company Wins US Offshore Wind Contract
Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the U.S. government’s wind leaseRead more.