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Fugro Helps Update Cayman Islands Nautical Charts
Fugro recently completed the data acquisition phase of a hydrographic survey project that is designed to update significant portions of
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Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes Comments on Plastic Pollution
An interview with Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 who has continued the work through
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EarthX Opens in Dallas with Chasing Coral Screening, Sylvia Earle Talk
The Texas Earth Day festival, EarthX, kicks off tonight with a screening of Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Coral, a “green carpet”
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NY Maritime College Installs Environmental Compliance Tool on Training Ship
State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install Ocean Guardian, a digital environmental compliance tool, aboard the training ship Empire
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 4—April 2018
April 2018 Offshore Technology, Alternative Energy & Ocean Engineering
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MIT Releases Swimming Robotic Fish Made of Silicone Rubber
The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT unveiled a soft robotic fish, “SoFi”. The robot is intended to photograph rare marine
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Palau to Host the 2020 “Our Oceans” Conference
The Republic of Palau will host the 2020 edition of the Our Oceans conference, an event designed as a forum
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Floating Screen Project to Collect Juvenile Fish in Detroit Reservoir
Bremerton–based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Art Anderson Associates is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
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Resource Watch Platform to Provide Data on Natural Resources
World Resources Institute and the National Geographic Society are hosting an event on how current trends in data, technology, media
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Water Column Velocity Data Gathered at Bourne Tidal Test Site
As part of the research project, “Assessment of the Tidal Energy at a Demonstration Site: Cape Cod Canal, MA,” University
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Coastal Barrier Resources System
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has made available for public review and comment its proposed revisions to the
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Arctic Icebreaker Consortium to Facilitate Research Ship Use
Fifteen partners from 13 countries including two North American partners from the U.S. and Canada have joined forces to improve
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First LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier Delivered
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and ILSHIN LOGISTICS have successfully delivered the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s
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Exploring Composite Materials for Future Marine Technology
The next Marine-i Discovery Room event will explore ‘end of life’ reuse and recycling challenges and will feature expert speakers
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Tahitian Hospital to Receive Seawater Air Conditioning System
Creocean and its partners, Airaro and DVO, ensured the design and work supervision for The Brando Resort’s seawater air conditioning
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Boaty McBoatface AUV Completes its First Under-Ice Antarctic Mission
An AUV-ALR deployed by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre has completed its first under-ice Antarctic mission. The autosub long range
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U.K. Report Examines the Future of the Sea
The U.K.’s Government Office for Science released its Future of the Sea final report today. The document addresses major impacts
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Strange Coastal Ice Pack is Causing a Hazard for Ships
In spring 2017, the Canadian Coast Guard had to redirect its research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, off its scientific research course
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AUVSI Hackathon Invites Unmanned Systems Innovators to XBuild
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting its official hackathon, XBuild, Apr. 28-29 in Boulder, Colorado. The
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Science of Decisions: New Study Will Examine Sailor Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation
Naval accidents in the last several years have a growing death toll, and sailor fatigue may be one issue involved
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New US Coast Guard Commandant Nominated
Vice Admiral Karl Schultz has been named as the 26th commandant and highest ranking leader of the U.S. Coast Guard
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Industry Partners Push Development of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Ships
Copenhagen/Hamburg, Mar. 9, 2018—Classification society DNV GL has announced the launch of a joint development project (JDP) designed to advance
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Multilingual Whale Sighting App Makes Citizens into Scientists
An app developed by ArcGIS allows environmental stewards and researchers to create a survey that they can share with local
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Japanese Fisheries Groups Use Solar-Powered Datalogger to Track Zooplankton
The National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering (NRIFE) of the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will this spring
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Key West Exhibit Adds Giant Deep Sea Isopods
The Key West Aquarium recently received seven giant deep sea isopods, also known as Bathynomus giganteus, which will be on
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Despite Flooding, Engine Failure U.S. Icebreaker Completes Antarctic Mission
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday, Feb. 6 in support of the National
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Tagged Bull Sharks will Help Scientists Gauge Gulf Marine Ecosystem
A doctoral student in the Shark Biology & Fisheries Science Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston is studying the
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Cyber-Enabled Ship is Officially Noted by Lloyd’s Register
MV COSCO Shipping Aries, a 20 K TEU container ship delivered to COSCOS in January, is the first ever container ship
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Office of Naval Research Awards $16 Million to Young Investigators
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The
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New Stamp Series Features Edith Widder’s Deep Sea Bioluminescence Photographs
A new series of U.S. Postal Service stamps features photographs of bioluminescent deep sea creatures taken by Edith Widder, founder
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 2—February 2018
February 2018 Instrumentation: Measurement, Processing & Analysis
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Stokes Drifters use GPS to Track and Monitor Ocean Currents
A Florida State University researcher developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. Ocean currents
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Ocean Acidification Makes it Harder for Corals to Build Skeletons
A new study published Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows how ocean acidification makes
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Cable Survey Completed for Offshore Renewables Wave Hub Test Site
UK-based Rovco performed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test
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Nature Conservancy Receives $165M to Preserve Coastal California
The Nature Conservancy purchased eight miles of coastal habitat in Santa Barbara County in California with a $165 million gift
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Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Leadership Award
  Fugro received an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance (TMA), a California-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainable, science-based
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Ice and Sediment Samples Show Glacial and Interglacial Temperature Variability
Feb. 5, 2018—On the basis of a unique global comparison of data from core samples extracted from the ocean floor
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World Ocean Council Hosts Forum on Investing in Sustainability
The World Ocean Council (WOC) is hosting a program on investing in ocean sustainable development as part of the Sovereign
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Ocean Technology Incubator Seeks Tenants that Innovate
The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking tenants in the ocean technology sector
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Nominations Open for NOIA Safety in Seas Awards
Nominations are open for the 2018 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards competition. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has held the Safety
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New Population of World’s Rarest Fish Found Near Tasmania
A new population of a species believed to be the world’s rarest fish has been found off the coast of Tasmania,
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U.S. and Russia Propose Bering Strait Shipping Routes
As a result of increased shipping traffic in Arctic waters, the international Maritime Organization received a proposal from the United
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Safety Bureau Identifies 36 Gas Release Hazards Offshore Gulf of Mexico
A recent review by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) examining compliance and incident data throughout the Gulf
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Computer Simulation Counters Flooding on Coral Reef Coasts
Scientists have developed a computer simulation tool to predict short-term flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and to assess longer-term impacts
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Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion
Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway by
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