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UDT exhibition for undersea defense from May 26-28
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Foreship
Through-Life Solutions for Cruise Ship Stability
By Markus Aarnio Ship stability means two things. First, the ship must float and be safe enough in all weathers
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AUVSI
Webinar This Friday: Coronavirus Business Relief
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host a webinar, “Coronavirus Relief Package: What Unmanned Systems Businesses Need
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Saildrone
Milestone Trip for Saildrone USVs
On March 6, 2020, two Saildrone USVs completed the first autonomous passage of the Strait of Gibraltar. The 31-nautical mile
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Michigan Sea Grant
Funding Opportunity: National Federal Partnership Liaisons
In an effort to increase collaboration and effective use of federally funded ocean, coastal and Great Lakes research, the NSGO
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Blue Forum April 7 2020
Maritime Blue Accelerator Showcase: April 7
The Maritime Blue Accelerator Showcase will take place April 7. It will be a virtual demo day from 2:30 p.m.
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Ocean Aero
Ocean Aero to Work with DHS S&T
Ocean Aero Inc., designer and builder of environmentally powered autonomous, underwater and surface vehicles (AUSVs), announced a multimillion-dollar agreement to deliver
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DHS SVIP benefits
USCG Tech Solicitation
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is looking for
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Septentrio GNSS Mosaic-X5
Septentrio Premiers New Highly Robust GNSS Module
Septentrio's mosaic-X5 opens the door to ultra-precise positioning for high-volume applications.
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Nido Robotics
Nido Robotics ROVs
Nido Robotics, the Murcia-based Spanish firm dedicated to the development of cutting-edge subsea robotics, has launched two ROVs. The super-portable
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COVID-19 : How to Beat It
COVID-19 Mitigation Guide for Seafarers Now Available
In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, Seagull Maritime and Videotel have launched a new program called: “Coronavirus- How to
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USACE coral study
Submersible Particle-Size Analyzers for USACE
Sequoia Scientific Inc. has delivered five LISST-200X submersible particle-size analyzer systems to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer
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Navy Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black
Future US Navy Warship Completes Acceptance Trials
USS Delbert D. Black finished trials on March 12 allowing the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey to review
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Stellwagen Bank
Stellwagen Bank 2020 Condition Report
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries released the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 2020 Condition Report.    Condition reports summarize resources
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NUWC Noah Forden hot air balloon
Water and Air: NUWC Engineer Finds Balance
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport mechanical engineer Noah Forden finds balance between his work and personal life quite literally by
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AAPA Port Professional Manager PPM 2019
AAPA to Administer Apprenticeship Grants
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to be among
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State of the US Coast Guard address 2020
2020 State of the US Coast Guard Address
The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard outlined the vision for the service and highlighted the accomplishments of its people
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Oceanic Systems UK Ltd 5720 NMEA2000 flow adaptor module
5720 Flow Adaptor Module
Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd. has released a brand new product, the 5720 NMEA2000 Flow Adaptor Module, which is designed to report
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3D Map of Calypso Deep - Section
Manned Sub Reaches Calypso Deep
The second phase (of five) of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions has now been completed after sub pilot and explorer VictorVescovo
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absorbent polysulfide for oil spills
Polysulfide Cubes as Sponges for Oil Spill Cleanup
A collaboration between Flinders University and Clean Earth Technologies will result in a manufacturing facility in South Australia to produce commercial quantities of the
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RTSYS SYLENCE-LP
Underwater Acoustic Recorders
After intense R&D investment, underwater acoustics specialist RTSYS has released the long-lasting and cost-effective SYLENCE-LP acoustic recorders. Two recorders were developed:
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Richard Bjercke, new Sales Manager at Dualog with special responsibility for the UK market.
Dualog Appoints Sales Manager to Meet IMO Regulations
Maritime digital platform provider Dualog has appointed a new sales manager with special responsibility for the UK market.
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Nuclear Radioactive Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry
Book: Nuclear Radioactivity in Oil, Gas
Nuclear Radioactive Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry by Khalid Al Nabhani and Faisal Khan is a book that comprehensively discusses the
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sustainable shipping art contest
Sustainable Shipping Art Contest
Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the annual bilingual calendar art contest sponsored by the North American
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Ocean Power Technologies’ PB3 PowerBuoy
Carbon-Free AUV Residency Solution Advances
Three major players in marine technology solutions seek government funding for groundbreaking carbon-free residency system for AUVs.
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Oi 2020 Logo
Oceanology International Postponed Due to COVID-19
Oceanology International Exhibition & Conference will be postponed and will now take place from 1-3 December 2020 at the ExCel,
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Richard Fryburg
Subsalve Founder in ADCI Diving Hall of Fame
Subsalve USA’s Richard G. Fryburg was inducted into the Association ofDiving Contractors International (ADCI) Commercial Diving Hall of Fame during
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Seiche Hydraq
Digital Hydrophone Combines Acoustic, Auxiliary Sensors
Seiche has launched a cutting-edge digital hydrophone developed in partnership with QinetiQ. Hydraq QQ1000 is a ground-breaking combination of acoustic
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Sulzer
Touch-Up, Repair for Navy Ships
Naval vessels at sea are constantly exposed to a harsh environment, including saltwater, rain, hail, and extreme heat and cold.
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Stacey Duff
New President at Turner Designs
Turner Designs has named Stacey Duff as president. She joins Turner Designs from Papco Industries, where she started as a driver 23
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Chess and Evans desalination
Chess + Evans Deepwater Desalination Concept Patented
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted a new method of deep-ocean, mobile desalination by Bob Evans and
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Hydroid
HII to Acquire Hydroid
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has entered into an agreement to acquire Hydroid Inc., a provider of advanced marine robotics to the
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Triton Victor Vescovo 2020
New Series of ‘First’ Manned Dives in 2020
The groundbreaking Triton 36000/2 will be utilized once again by investor and explorer Victor Vescovo as he embarks on a
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Carlos Duarte
Fundación BBVA Awards Marine Science Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, a graduate research university of science and technology in the Kingdom of Saudi
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Seatrec SL1
Ocean Temperature Differences Enable Energy Harvesting
Seatrec's successful sea trial of it's energy harvesting system makes it possible to extend life of oceanographic profiling floats, add
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Sonardyne 2G Robotics
Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics
Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics Inc. 2G Robotics will join the Sonardyne group
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geodetic data nodes
Sonardyne to Support Pioneering Tsunami Research
Sonardyne is contributing advanced underwater instrumentation to the Scripps Institution's transformative seafloor deformation study.
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Kineis IoT
Kinéis Raises Capital for IoT Nanosatellites
Kinéis has reached its capital-raising target of 100 million euros to support its ambition to provide universal satellite connectivity. Twenty-five
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KVH Seafarer Mental Health Access
KVH Grants Mariners Free Calls to SeafarerHelp Hotline
Mariners on any vessel with KVH VSAT service can place free VoIP calls to ISWAN’s confidential 24-hour SeafarerHelp phone line.
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Trieste
60th Anniversary of Deepest Ocean Dive
Plunging into the deep, dark abyss of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss engineer
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Katha Kissman
Harbor Branch Foundation President/CEO to Retire
The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) board of directors announced the retirement of HBOIF President and CEOKatha Kissman. “Katha has
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Sea Grant aquaculture
Sea Grant Aquaculture Funding Opportunity
Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that
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USCG-Foundation-scholarships
USCG Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
The U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and
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Valeport SaveOurSeagrass
Save Our Seagrass Campaign in UK
Valeport, has pledged its support to a campaign to protect the vital “underwater rainforest” under threat off Tor Bay, on
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ship strike alert SVS 603
Wave Sensor Adds Ship Strike Alerts
As more and more oceanographic buoys are being deployed around the world, incidents of ships striking these buoys are also
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NOAA blue mussel farm offshore
Top 5 Aquaculture Trends of 2020
By Kayla Matthews Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world. The industry is experiencing significant changes due to several
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BunkerTrace Marfin partnership
Marine Fuel Blockchain Partnership
BunkerTrace, owners of the marine fuels tracking solution, has announced its first commercial partner, ship manager Marfin Management S.A.M. The
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Remus 300
Hydroid Delivers REMUS 300 UUV to U.S. Navy
Hydroid recently announced they have delivered the first REMUS 300 UUV prototype to the U.S. Navy through the Defense Innovation
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BIRNS Ethernet Capability
BIRNS Launches Cable Assembly with Advanced Ethernet Capability
  The BIRNS team has recently developed and tested exclusive cable constructed to the specifications of Cat 8.2 and deep-submergence
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NOAA Vessel Prepares for Historic Mapping Mission
NOAA Ship Rainier will depart on the farthest journey of its 52-year history as it embarks on a multidisciplinary mapping
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Arctic Rays Release 30k LM Dual-Channel LED Light
Arctic Rays unveils an ultra-high output 30,000 lumen continuous, dimmable torch light for professional HOV/ROV/AUV imaging applications.
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AMU30 Mayflower Autonomous Ship
IMUs Chosen for Mayflower Autonomous Ship
Two Silicon Sensing Systems AMU30 inertial measurement units (IMUs) will provide critical navigation data to the autopilot capability for the
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floating wind energy market forecast 2019-2034
Global Floating Wind Energy Market & Forecast
Quest has released its Global Floating Wind Energy Market and Forecast Volume 2 for 2019 to 2034. Major report findings
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shipping decarbonization alliance ammonia fuel
Decarbonization Alliance Focused on Ammonia Fuel
MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that they will work together
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MacArtney eLARS
All-Electric LARS by MacArtney
MacArtney is launching the new all-electric eLARS, which can be delivered as a complete system or as a standalone A-frame
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SERDP ESTCP logo
DOD Call for Environmental, Energy Pre-Proposals
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative
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Kongsberg DNV GL digital cooperation
Kongsberg, DNV GL Agree on Digital Cooperation
Kongsberg and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share
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Unique Group saturation dive system
New Unique Group Diving and Life Support Facility in India
A multi-million rupee investment to enhance its Diving and Life Support division in western India will see Unique Group company
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American lobster fishery
Funding for American Lobster Research
The 2020 American Lobster Research Program funding opportunity is now open. This program will support research to address critical gaps
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Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers
Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers
Dr. Christopher Lavers has published a new edition of his best-selling book “Reeds Vol 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers”
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Damen mussel farming AQUACULTURe
Hybrid, Fully Electric Propulsion for Dutch Mussel Farming
Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in
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