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Variation in Air Pressure Patterns Creates Extreme Ice Melt Conditions
Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice sheetRead more.
Cargotec Joins Global Maritime Startup Accelerator Program
Cargotec has joined the Trade & Transport Impact program, which connects startups with corporations for the purpose of addressing bigRead more.
$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations
The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projectsRead more.
Energy Transition Report Examines “Carbon Robust” Ship Design
DNV GL Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of energy transition outlook (ETO)Read more.
Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef
An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide floodRead more.
A Century of Shipbuilding Memorabilia on Display in Romania
Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube UniversityRead more.
Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experienceRead more.
First Naval Ship Built in Egypt Launched at Alexandria Shipyard
The launching ceremony of the Port Said Gowind corvette, the first warship built in Egypt, took place on Sept. 6,Read more.
Bulk and Tanker Fleet Receives Vessel Position Data System
BigOceanData has delivered a bespoke package to YA-SA Ship Management & Trading S.A., based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following a successfulRead more.
World Bank Issues Water Bonds to Protect Oceans and Marine Life
The World Bank has introduced plans to raise $3 billion to protect the world’s oceans and marine life through aRead more.
New Virginia Pilot Boat Delivered With Advanced Interceptor System
The newest Virginia Pilot Association boat is equipped with an advanced interceptor system from Humphree USA to stabilize the boatRead more.
Companies Dumping Mining Waste at Sea Will Find Little Financing
Citigroup will no longer offer financing for new projects over $50 million to companies that dump mining waste at seaRead more.
Teledyne Marine’s Hydrophone Recording Contest is Now Taking Submissions
The 2018 Teledyne Marine Hydrophone Recording Contest is taking submissions of underwater sounds recorded using Teledyne Marine Hydrophone (RESON, Benthos, GeophysicalRead more.
Google Street View Offers Virtual Tour of North Sea Drilling Platform
Google Street View, which offers an image-based view of street maps, is now offering a virtual tour of the offshoreRead more.
Autonomous Electric Container Ship Will Haul Fertilizer Products by Sea in Norway
The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal withRead more.
ROV Hercules Used to Study Deep Sea Sediments and Compare Modern Biology to the Past
Sonia Fernandez, UCSB—General animal characteristics of the Santa Barbara Basin deep sea animal communities have been described in previous studies.Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 8—August 2018
August 2018 Geophysical Exploration/Seafloor EngineeringRead more.
Government Subsidies Contribute to Unprofitable High Seas Fishing
A study published in Science Advances examines the practice of government subsidies for high seas fishing—that which is conducted outsideRead more.
Manned Submersible to Study Salish Sea Wildlife and Habitat
SeaDoc Society and the OceanGate Foundation have partnered in support of deep exploration and research in the Salish Sea offRead more.
Only 13.2 % of the World’s Oceans are Intact Ocean Wilderness, Study Says
Recent research published in the journal Current Biology examines data on 19 human stressors to the ocean and determines thatRead more.
SS United States Conservancy Pays Respect to Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest
Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, the owner and caretaker of America’s Flagship, the SS UnitedRead more.
Development of a Modular and High Maneuverability Micro AUV
With the increasing demand for marine resources, applications of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are becoming more and more extensive. AUVsRead more.
Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Technology Project is Declared Complete
Project partners Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL have announced the closure of the FellowSHIP research project. The cooperationRead more.
Wind Turbine Foundations Installed Using Pump Suction Bucket Technology
Sixty suction buckets have been pumped in place as foundation for 20 wind turbines in Ørsted’s new wind farm, BorkumRead more.
Wave Buoy Network to Help Monitor Waves in Australian and Antarctic Waters
AXYS Technologies in partnership with Metocean Services International (MSI) will supply Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) with four TRIAXYS waveRead more.
Machine Learning to Transform Satellite Data Analysis Techniques
TCarta Marine has been awarded a research and development grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance and automateRead more.
Human Impact: Polar Seafarers Still Affected by Shackleton’s Influence
A group of ocean scientists made a 10,000 km pilgrimage to South Georgia Island in the far Antarctic Ocean toRead more.
Wave Glider Mission Studies UK Zooplankton and Fish Populations
A state-of-the-art technique for mapping and counting schools of fish has been tested on an autonomous marine platform in theRead more.
Sylvia Earle Targets Norwegian Jæren Coast for Conservation
Marine biologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia Earle has declared the Jæren Coast of southern Norway a “Hope Spot” whichRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 7—July 2018
July 2018 Deck Gear, Cable, Connectors, Power Systems & SalvageRead more.
Open Call for Subsea Tech Innovation for Coastal Nuclear Site Decommissioning
Subsea UK, an industry organization for the British subsea industry, has issued a call to action that urges companies toRead more.
Coral Sculpture Exhibit in Maldives Immerses Ocean Art in Tidal Waters
The Sculpture Coralarium is an art installation in the center of the largest developed coral lagoon in the Maldives, on theRead more.
Ocean Networks Canada Installs Neutrino Detector in Deep Pacific
An ocean research center of the University of Victoria, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), is installing new infrastructure at its deepestRead more.
New Study Examines Key Factors for Onboard Solar Power Systems
Eco Marine Power (EMP) has released a study on the use of solar power on ships and the selection andRead more.
Biomimetic Propulsion System Powers Record-Breaking Submarine
The IMarEST’s European International Submarine Races 2018, held July 3-13 at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, U.K., have concluded, withRead more.
Autonomous Wave Gliders Document Hawaiian Volcano
On May 3, 2018 the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted. Over the following months, Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders were deployedRead more.
IMO Members Make Progress on Sulphur in Fuel Cap
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve someRead more.
IPCC in Lanzhou to Advance Ocean and Cryosphere Report
Experts from around the world are meeting in Lanzhou, China today through July 28, 2018 to advance preparations of theRead more.
Safety Accelerator Seeks Digital Innovations in Marine Workplace Safety
Lloyd’s Register is hosting a competitive safety accelerator to support digital innovation in marine workplace safety. According to Lloyd’s Register,Read more.
Starbucks to Replace Single-Use Straws With New Plastic Strawless Lid Option
Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed storesRead more.
WHOI Sharkcam Engineer Speaks to Senate Committee
A senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Amy Kukulya, is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce,Read more.
Self-Stabilization Control Mechanism For a Small ROV
Small ROVs have high practical value and low prices. However, insufficient power and the smaller mass of small ROVs oftenRead more.
Dubai Nautical Chart Company Modernizes with Print-on-Demand
The Dubai-based company Elcome has completed a major investment in modernizing its paper nautical chart distribution processes to meet emergingRead more.
Ship Design Software Training to Help Vietnam Strengthen its Maritime Economy
The government of Vietnam has developed an official marine strategy with the goal of strengthening the country and expanding itsRead more.
Kawasaki to Test Pipeline Inspection AUV at Scottish Underwater Testing Facility
The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries inRead more.
All-Female Crew Sails 3,000 Nautical Miles to Study Ocean Plastic
An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics andRead more.
U.S., Indian, Japanese Navies Participate in Maritime Exercise in Guam
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in an exercise called Malabar 2018 heldRead more.
Marine Technology Society Awards $15,000 to Students Working on ROVs
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) ROV Committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships. Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, KhaledRead more.
$200 Million Allocated to Assist Fishermen Affected by Hurricanes
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress to help fishermen and the businessesRead more.
Fuel Cell Power System for Ships Offers Megawatt-Scale Clean Energy
A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membraneRead more.
Large Marine Ecosystem Management Online Course Now Enrolling
An online training course on marine ecosystem management created by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development ProgramRead more.
Teledyne Marine Photo Contest Open for Submissions and Voting
Teledyne Marine announces the return of its annual photo contest. All Teledyne Marine customers and product users are invited toRead more.
Hacking Extinction: Technology Competition Seeks Conservation Prototypes
Conservation X Labs (CXL) is a Washington D.C.-based organization bringing together innovation and entrepreneurship to affect change in levels ofRead more.