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Kongsberg Gruppen Acquires Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine
Following European Commission approval, Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM).Read more.
Inaugural Ocean Mapping Meeting Held in New Zealand
A gathering of ocean mapping experts and maritime officials in Wellington, NZ, was the inaugural mapping meeting of The NipponRead more.
Why a Green Climate Deal Needs More Blue
By David Helvarg and Jason Scorse From Texas to Alaska, Saipan to the Florida Keys, sea level rise and intensifiedRead more.
Microbes in Fishes’ Slimy Mucus Coating Could Lead to New Antibiotic Drugs
By Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illnessRead more.
Icebreakers Measure ADCP Transects in Drake Passage
Deep, strong ocean currents circle the globe in the Southern Ocean. This influential flow, known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current,Read more.
WHOI Report Details Threats to Endangered Whales
A new report from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) details threats and solutions for the critically endangered North Atlantic rightRead more.
First Electricity Generated to UK Grid by Device at EMEC
Spanish tidal energy developer, Magallanes Renovables, has generated its first electricity into the U.K. national grid following connection at theRead more.
Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to Jackie King
Dr. Jackie King is named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contributions to global river management. SheRead more.
Modular USV Designed For Survey Operations
Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) has designed and built the next-generation accession-class USV for use in nearshore and offshore industries. TheRead more.
Bruce Meredith is BIRNS Technical Sales Manager
BIRNS Inc. announces that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as technical sales manager. In his new role, MeredithRead more.
Expedition in Seychelles Explores Ocean Health
Teledyne Marine has entered a partnership with Nekton Deep Ocean Exploration as an official subsea technology partner through value-in-kind contributionRead more.
IMEA Seeks Board Members, Donors and Partners Worldwide
The International Marine Electronics Alliance, Inc. (IMEA), which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation affiliated with the National MarineRead more.
UNESCO Report Says Billions are Deprived of Water
Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the mostRead more.
O&G Lease Sale Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters
On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78Read more.
World Ocean Forum Features Sea Level Exhibit
The World Ocean Observatory is a community advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean by providing a networkRead more.
Study Examines how Dumped Munitions Move Underwater
University of Delaware researchers are studying how unexploded ordnance and munitions that were dumped in the oceans move underwater inRead more.
U.S. Icebreaker Returns After 107-Day Antarctic Mission
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned to its home port in Seattle, Washington this week afterRead more.
US Senate Confirms New Acting EPA Administrator
On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the 15th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read more.
Port Association CEO Testifies on Clean Diesel Projects
The CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Kurt Nagle, testified Mar. 13 before the Senate Committee onRead more.
New Version of SonarWiz Offers Fast Processing
Chesapeake Technology will release SonarWiz 7.4 in April 2019, with updates to many of the software modules. Side scan updatesRead more.
Marine Technology Society Has New Executive Director
MTS, the Marine Technology Society, announced the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, Ph.D. as its next executive director. A graduate ofRead more.
Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, accordingRead more.
OceanScan-MST Uses iXblue Phins for Lightweight AUVs
iXblue’s Phins Compact Series has been selected by OceanScan-MST, the Portugal-based manufacturer of the lightweight, cost-effective AUV (LAUV), to equipRead more.
Marine Surveyor Search App Links Customers to Surveyors
The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) launched a new free app for iOS and Android devices that allows usersRead more.
Alaskan Ecosystem Observatory Uses Moored Sensors to Gather Data
Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently published an article using data gathered with a submerged observatory in theRead more.
Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Participates in Exercise in Thailand
An amphibious transport dock ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy participated in the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand Feb. 12-23,Read more.
World-Renowned Oceanographer, Scientist Walter Munk Dies at 101
Walter Munk, who gave the allies a strategic edge in WWII, helped nurture a university into existence, and became aRead more.
Paul Allen’s RV Petrel Finds USS Hornet Wreckage
One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RVRead more.
Marine Restoration Pilot Projects Examine Cross-Border Challenges
UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning. TheRead more.
Marine Minerals Data Available For Planning Coastal Resilience
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) launched the Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS), a state-of-the-art tool to assist decision-makersRead more.
Real-Time Iridium Satellite Vessel Tracking Service Launched
The final six payloads for a second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now operational, which completes the roll-out of world’s firstRead more.
NASA-Sponsored Research Instrument Measures Particle Size Distribution
Sequoia Scientific has completed a NASA-sponsored phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) project spearheaded by Principle Investigator Dr. WayneRead more.
Norwegian Drilling Company Joins Carbon Capture Research Group
Vår Energi, and oil company operating on the Norwegian continental shelf, has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian CarbonRead more.
Autonomous Antisubmarine Vessel Completes Trip to Pearl Harbor
Sea Hunter, an autonomous surface vessel that can patrol with no crew onboard for months at a time, recently completedRead more.
Marine Atlas Tools Use Extensive Data Network
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launched a new Atlas of Marine Life, which provides data products andRead more.
US Navy Attack Submarine Competes in Japan Maritime Defense Exercise
A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine participated in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine competition (SUBCOMP) this week.Read more.
Applied Acoustic Engineering Hires Hollie Moran in Sales
Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd. hired Hollie Moran to the company’s sales team as the new sales manager for the EMEARead more.
Carbon Trust Seeks Solutions for Floating Offshore Wind Operations
Marine-i, in cooperation with the Carbon Trust, announced three new tender opportunities designed to help improve technology in the floatingRead more.
Bigger Scholarships for Students Who Pursue Naval Engineering
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) scholarship program is increasing its undergraduate award from $3,000 to $4,000 and broadeningRead more.
Optical Dissolved Oxygen Logger Allows Long-Term Deployment
RBR released the RBRduet³ T.ODO optical dissolved oxygen logger for applications down to 6,000 m. The optical oxygen sensor providesRead more.
Singaporean Vessels Equipped With Saturation Diving Gear
Unique Group entered into a contract with Singapore-based POSH Subsea to offer integrated diving solutions. Unique Group will design, manufactureRead more.
Online Marketplace for ROVs Launched by Scottish Company
Scottish company ROVHUB launched an online marketplace that connects ROV owners with opportunities worldwide and allows ROV seekers to shortlistRead more.
Maritime Infrastructure Projects in China Use Current Profiling Tools
Content from Nortek China’s recent wave of infrastructure renewal has included a large portfolio, such as ports and other developments,Read more.
Ocean Conservation Victories are Lacking
Scientific American annually publishes a list of the most important ocean conservation achievements of the year, and the list forRead more.
Chesapeake Technology Hires GM, Opens East Coast Office
Chesapeake Technology Inc. has appointed Harold Orlinsky as general manager and opened a new office on the East Coast ofRead more.
Polar Scout Project Tests Mini Satellites Over Arctic
The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland SecurityRead more.
Underwater Drone Offers 360-Degree Lighting and Video
The 360-ROV is a high definition, 360° spherical, modular ROV and lighting system that uses eight high-definition cameras and aRead more.
Solar Power System Tested on Passenger Ferry
The Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project is evaluating a solar power system developed by Eco Marine Power (EMP)Read more.
Scholarship Available for Students Pursuing Marine Industry Careers
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a careerRead more.
RBR Opens New Office at Ocean Innovation Center
Ottawa-based sensor developer RBR is joining a collaborative ocean technologies center called COVE. COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures &Read more.
PGGM and Shell Explore Potential Joint Acquisition of Eneco
PGGM, a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider, and Shell have joined forces to explore the opportunity to participate inRead more.
AGU Releases List of Projects Going to Ruin During Shutdown
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research.Read more.
Immersed Technology Monitors Monaco Land Extension Project
A solution that is now operational was developed by RTsys for the Monaco land extension project, which is located betweenRead more.
Norway Awards Record Number of Offshore Drilling Licenses
Norway, a country known for its wealth from oil and gas extraction, issued a record number of offshore drilling licensesRead more.
Documentary Highlights Deepwater Spill Impacts on Deep-Sea Corals
“Jewels of the Gulf” is a 16-minute documentary that highlights research by the ECOGIG Global Program into Deepwater Horizon’s continued impactsRead more.
$12.5 Million Investment Funds Sea Machines Technology Research
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics closed a $10 million investment, bringing the total capital the company has raised to $12.5 million.Read more.
Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union
By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias receivedRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 12—December 2018
December 2018 Diving, Underwater Vehicles & ImagingRead more.
US, British Navies Perform Drills in South China Sea
Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations togetherRead more.