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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.
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 8—August 2018
August 2018 Geophysical Exploration/Seafloor Engineering
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$9.6 Billion Authorized for Defense Spending on Unmanned Vehicle Systems
President Trump has signed into law H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019,
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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 United
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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. AUVs
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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 wave
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 7—July 2018
July 2018 Deck Gear, Cable, Connectors, Power Systems & Salvage
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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 and
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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, with
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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,
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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 its
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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 in
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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, Khaled
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$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 businesses
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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 Program
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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 to
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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 of
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Open Channels: Sustainable Meetings Around the World
Open Channels is a sustainable ocean management and conservation group that provides an information hub for ocean professionals geared toward
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 6—June 2018
June 2018 Seafloor Mapping/Sonar Systems/Vessels
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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 &
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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 June
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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 gas
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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 headquarters
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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 infrastructure
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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 for
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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 a
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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 and
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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 greater
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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 and
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