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Hybrid Energy Platform to be Installed at Jeju Island South Korea
Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships &Read more.
House Resolution Calls for Ocean Conservation and Resource Rebuilding
House Oceans Caucus co-chairs, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing World Oceans Day on JuneRead more.
Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power
The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gasRead more.
UN Makes a Business Plan for Sustainable Ocean Management
The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquartersRead more.
Taiwan: The Latest Hotbed for Offshore Wind Technology
Taiwan has set a goal of 5.5 GW of offshore windpower and plans to install the majority of the infrastructureRead more.
Civilian Engineer Awarded for Advances in Unexploded Ordnance Disposal
The Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service was awarded to Steven Kim, a mechanical engineer at theRead more.
Mineral Similarities in Seashells and Chalk: Calcium Carbonate
Seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, also known as chalk, a mineral soft and crumbly enough to use forRead more.
New US Coast Guard Commandant Assumes Watch
On Friday, June 1, Admiral Karl Schultz relieved Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during aRead more.
AUV Demand is Growing for Life-of-Field Inspections
A new report released by Westwood Energy examines the growing use of AUVs for life-of-field inspections at offshore oil andRead more.
Water Power Industry Worth $66 Billion by 2038
A new report, “Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038,” reveals that opportunities and progress in wave power are greaterRead more.
March for the Ocean this Saturday in Washington D.C.
The March for the Ocean event to be held this Saturday, June 9, is organized by Earth Day Network andRead more.
Marine Technology Society Seeks New Executive Director
The Marine Technology Society is launching a formal search to identify its next executive director after the resignation of ExecutiveRead more.
Capitol Hill Ocean Week Starts Today
Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brings together national and global stakeholders to address pressing science, conservation and management issues facingRead more.
Whistleblowers at Navy Services Company Expose Overbilling
The Maritime Executive reports that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries will pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit involvingRead more.
U.S. Navy Pacific Command Renamed to Indo-Pacific Command
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Wednesday the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command, which will now be called U.S. Indo-PacificRead more.
Latest Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Concluded
Seabed intelligence company Ocean Infinity has concluded its latest search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 without locating the plane on theRead more.
New British Naval Ship Undergoes Trials and Installations Before Transatlantic Voyage
New landing aids for jets and helicopters are being installed on HMS Queen Elizabeth during a 13-week capability insertion periodRead more.
Extreme Deep Ocean to be Explored with Hadal Deep Water Profiler
A three-year project led by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will apply a $1.2 million Keck Foundation award toRead more.
XPRIZE Invites Innovators to Design New Series of Competitions
The XPRIZE Foundation announced an open call to innovators around the world to help it design future XPRIZEs in fiveRead more.
Newest U.S. Navy Combat Ship to be Commissioned on Saturday
The U.S. Navy combat ship USS Manchester will be commissioned on Saturday, May 26 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 420-ft.Read more.
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Achieves Institutional Status
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program announce the designation of the LakeRead more.
NOAA Report Shows Reduction in Overfishing of U.S. Stocks
The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West CoastRead more.
High Gulf Water Temperatures Caused Hurricane Harvey
Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. ARead more.
$2.6 Million Awarded for Maritime Heritage Projects
The National Park Service and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) are providing $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage GrantsRead more.
Paul Allen Commits $4 Million to Jump-start Deep Ocean Monitoring
Argo is an array of more than 3,800 floats that are freely drifting around the globe to measure the temperature,Read more.
European Commission Identifies Bottleneck in Blue Tech Development
The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledgeRead more.
Women Offshore Profiles Mother and Daughter Pilot-Mate Team
Women Offshore, an online organization promoting a diverse ocean workforce, reported that, “of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there areRead more.
Hydrophone in Monterey Bay Provides Live Stream of Ocean Sounds
Starting this week, anyone can eavesdrop on sounds in the deep sea via a continuous streaming YouTube video that carriesRead more.
Multi-Function Water and Power Vessel Approved for Further Development
Global inspection and certification provider Bureau Veritas has awarded “approval in principal” to a new vessel concept design that couldRead more.
Shape-Shifting AUV-ROV Robot Released
Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to anRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 5—May 2018
May 2018 Communications, Telemetry, Data ProcessingRead more.
Former AGU Executive Director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. Passes
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has reported that former executive director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. died on April 30Read more.
Finland-Singapore Innovation Camp to Identify Student Marine Innovators
Supported under a memorandum of understanding between University of Turku (UTU) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), the inaugural Finland-SingaporeRead more.
Biocide Mapping Technology Traces Chemicals in O&G Operations
LUX Assure, a specialist chemical monitoring and management solutions to the oil and gas industry, has launched TraxBio, a biocideRead more.
Time-Lapse Video Spies on Penguins to Gauge Foraging Habits
Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a way to help determine the foraging success of EmperorRead more.
Offshore Construction Vessel Industry Worth Almost $27 Billion
Online valuation platform VesselsValue launched a new section for the offshore construction sector to evaluate vessels ranging from pipe andRead more.
Summer Expedition to Explore Species, Environmental Impacts in Northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund is awarding a $900,000 grant toRead more.
Gas Hydrate CSEM Mapping Campaign Completed in Japan
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, has completed its third high-resolution controlled source electromagneticRead more.
GeoHab Brings Together Geological and Biological Mapping Experts
GeoHab (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying biophysical (i.e. geologic and oceanographic)Read more.
Current Turbine to be Installed on Congo River
Tropical Africa is criss-crossed by powerful rivers and has a considerable amount of untapped hydrokinetic potential. It is estimated thatRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 throughRead more.
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”Read more.
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 EmpireRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 4—April 2018
April 2018 Offshore Technology, Alternative Energy & Ocean EngineeringRead more.
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 marineRead more.
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 forumRead more.
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)Read more.
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, mediaRead more.
From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products
Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days.Read more.
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,” UniversityRead more.
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 theRead more.
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 improveRead more.
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’sRead more.