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WHOI underwater robot automated sample
Breakthrough in Automated Ocean Sampling
A hybrid ROV developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic
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Greensea logo
Greensea to Open Massachusetts Office
Greensea Systems, a marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, plans to open an office on the waterfront in Plymouth,
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2020 Navy Contracting Summit
2020 Navy Contracting Summit
The 2020 Navy Contracting Summit will take place June 29 to 30, 2020 inNorfolk, Virginia. The Defense Department will need even more
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GoodFuels
Acquisition Accelerates Renewable Fuels
FinCo Fuel Group, active in the downstream energy market with a broad portfolio of fuel products, has expanded its network with
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Equinor GHG cuts
Equinor Targets Near-Zero Emissions in Norway
Equinor has launched new climate ambitions to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its operated offshore fields and
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National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds Grant Program
Coastal Watersheds Grant Program
Restore America’s Estuaries’ newest partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency involves administration of the new National Estuary Program Coastal Watersheds
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Certification Issued for 3D Printed Offshore Material
Keppel O&M receives certification from Lloyd’s Register for 3D printing of offshore grade materials.
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Podosirid habitus
New Antarctic Crustacean Species
A new species of Antarctic deep-sea crustacean armed with spines, large claws and the raptorial mouthparts of a predator has
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Ilya Espino de Marotta Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal
First Female Deputy Administrator of the Panama Canal
Ilya Espino de Marotta has taken office as deputy administrator of the Panama Canal, making history as the first woman
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Air Lubrication Compressors Offer Energy Efficiency
TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is launching a range of marine compressors for use in combination with air lubrication
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Arnout Damen
New CEO at Damen Shipyards Group
Arnout Damen has become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to
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Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant
Teledyne's 2020 grant will provide up to 6 months free usage of a variety of products. Applicants can apply for
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MIT Sea Grant
MIT Sea Grant Scholar Opportunities
MIT Sea Grant administers a number of programs, fellowships, internships and awards that directly support those pursuing studies in marine
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Silverstream Technologies
Silverstream to Work with Shell
Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the
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Teledyne CARIS 2020 User Group Meetings
Save the Dates: Teledyne CARIS S-100 User Group Meetings
Teledyne CARIS is offering the S-100: New Products, New Possibilities User Group Meeting and Seminar series in 2020, to be hosted in
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Jamie McMichael-Phillips
New Director of Seabed 2030
The new director of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, Jamie McMichael-Phillips, has now taken up his position as leading
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ROV working on subsea structure
Outlook for Maritime Drones in 2020
By Kayla Matthews Drones that fly above the ground are commonplace today. This technology is bought by hobbyists, deployed by
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Chris Sauer ORPC
ORPC CEO and Co-founder Retires
Ocean Renewable Power Company Inc. (ORPC) announced that its CEO and co-founder, Chris Sauer, will retire on January 17, 2020. Sauer
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Spurring Innovation Between Navy and Industry
Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation recently gathered with leaders from the U.S. Navy and the state’s government, academia and
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NOAA Chooses Fugro for Hydrographic Services
Fugro has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by NOAA to provide hydrographic surveying services in
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US Coast Guard Sector North Bend Thunderbird
Thunderbird Adorns USCG North Bend Helicopters
Southern Oregon has been home to tribal nations of Native Americans long before America became known as “the land of
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Titanic-remains-NOAA
Safeguarding the RMS Titanic’s Final Resting Place
United States and United Kingdom join to protect the remains of the famous historical vessel RMS Titanic.
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The Henriksen AUV launch system being used aboard an autonomous RIB
Henriksen LARS Demo with HUGIN
The smooth launch and recovery of a HUGIN AUV has been demonstrated using a new system from H. Henriksen AS.
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squid
Underwater Pile-Driving Noise Causes Alarm Responses in Squid
Exposure to underwater pile-driving noise, which can be associated with the construction of docks, piers and offshore wind farms, causes
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US Navy wave energy device blessing Hawaii
Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony for Wave Energy Converter
The Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) based in Port Hueneme, California, has successfully developed, towed and
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BlueRobotics Outland Technology OTPS
Partnership Yields New Surface Power Supply for BlueROV2
Torrance, California-based Blue Robotics’s newest product is the Outland Technology Power Supply (OTPS) for the BlueROV2, which was developed and
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Makai holiday video still 2019
Watch: Makai Holiday Video
Here it is: The annual Makai holiday video. Click on image to watch.  Happy Holidays!
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Nortek Del Mar Oceanographic
Studying the Ocean in 3D
Understanding the 3D nature of the ocean is becoming a critical focal point of ocean research, but it can be
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Québec City
Event Preview: Canadian Hydrographic Conference
The  Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC 2020) will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre from February 24 to 27,
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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference 2020
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference
The year 2020 is an important milestone for scientific research within the Gulf of Mexico. It marks the 10th anniversary
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Red Jet 7
Game Development Students to Develop HPK for Vessel Docking
Southampton maritime energy-efficiency firm Azurtane has joined forces with the School of Media Arts and Technology at Solent University to
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Congressional Appropriations Package for U.S. Ports
A brief breakdown of how American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) priorities fared in this appropriations package.
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Sonardyne P3AUV
New AUV Long-Endurance Navigation Capabilities Proven
New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint
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SeaRaptor AUV Completes Sea Acceptance Test
Teledyne Gavia announced that after an international tender the company has completed the sale and recent sea acceptance testing of
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Sylvia Boer
New Director for Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports
Sylvia Boer, 37, has been appointed the new director of Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP) and will take up her
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2G Robotics micro inspection skid
2G Robotics Micro Inspection Skid
2G Robotics has released the Micro Inspection Skid, a new laser survey skid for inspection-class ROVs developed in partnership with
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Mako camera
Mako 4K UHD Camera
Seeing the need for a simple, ultra-compact standalone 4K UHD camera, Arctic Rays, LLC has released Mako for use on
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Captain Thomas Teague
Tales from a Tugboat Captain
Thomas Teague has worked in the tugboat industry since 1974, when he was hired as a deckhand, and he now
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Request for Proposals: Sustainable Aquaculture
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in partnership with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, is issuing a request for
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Rovco SubSLAM camera
World’s First Live 3D Subsea Streaming Technology
Subsea technology company Rovco has launched SubSLAM Live, a 3D streaming technology that allows clients to video and live stream
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Our Oceans Our Future
Watch–Our Oceans: Our Future
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and ITN Productions Industry News have co-produced “Our Oceans: Our Future”
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RBR cohort
Apply for RBR2020 Cohort
RBR will be selecting up to 20 outstanding early-career researchers from around the world to join the RBR2020 cohort. The
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Genasys
LRAD Rebrands
LRAD Corp. has rebranded as Genasys Inc., aligning the company’s identity with its critical communications systems that empower all levels
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REMUS UUV Integrated with In-Mission Processor and HISAS Module
The in-mission processor allows real-time processing of HISAS data, allowing operators to download high-resolution images immediately when the vehicle returns
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Joshua Vela Fonseca VideoRay
VideoRay Photo, Video Contests Open
VideoRay is now accepting entries for its 2019 photo and video contests. Grand prize winners will receive a tablet, and
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Corvus Energy Awarded Cluster Partner of the Year
NCE Maritime CleanTech and Sparebanken Vest have named Corvus Energy the Cluster Partner of the Year 2019 for their contribution
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ABB subsea power system
World’s First Subsea Power Technology System Proven
  For the first time ever, energy companies will be able to access a reliable supply of up to 100
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OSIL Offers Variations to Modified Multiple Corers
Variations to the standard multiple corer design are available from Ocean Scientific International Ltd. to accommodate customer requests for longer
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UI 2020 logo slide
Underwater Intervention
Underwater Intervention 2020 (UI 2020), co-hosted by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology
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Compass International Award winner 2019
Conference Review: OCEANS 2019 Seattle
By Fritz Stahr, Ph.D.Chair, OCEANS 2019 Seattle More than 1,700 people attended OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27 through 31, at
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NMFS Sea Grant PhD fellowships
2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities Now Open
The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places Ph.D. students studying in
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Vietnam water pollution Source to Sea
Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam
A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities
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UK marine surveyor apprenticeship
Degree-Level Apprenticeship for UK Marine Surveyors
An industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to develop a four-year-degree-level apprenticeship for
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Norman Rockwell Finding Home exhibit
New Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit to Highlight SS United States
Depicting poignant stories of immigrating to America, the new exhibit “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts,
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Lt Thomas Crotty USCG MIA POW burial
USCG’s Last-Known Recoverable WWII POW/MIA Laid to Rest
The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) last-known recoverable POW/MIA from WWII was laid to rest during a ceremony in Buffalo, New
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Blue Trail Engineering
New Company: Blue Trail Engineering
Blue Trail Engineering is a new source for high-quality, low-cost underwater servo actuators, thrusters and electrical connectors.  Blue Trail Engineering’s
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MacArtney Supplies Multiplexers to Marine Survey Provider
MacArtney has recently supplied the latest in a series of multiplexers to MMT of Swden.
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SERDP
Munitions-Response Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in
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Damen FCS Collaborates for Search and Rescue Project
Damen Shipyards collaborated to test the limits of drone helicopter operations offshore in the North Sea.
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SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Funds Right Whale Protection
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund announced that it has committed $900,000 over the next three years in the
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