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UDT exhibition for undersea defense from May 26-28
UDT features a three-day exhibition packed with organisations operating in undersea defence and security domains.

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Abyssalia
Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were
WindFloat Atlantic web series
The four-episode series about the installation of the WindFloat Atlantic project is available online. The series features the three partner
Arctic Rays LLC, an underwater technology specialist for more than 20 years, has announced Hamburg-based Ing.-Buero G. Pinnow as the
Will Forman
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) named Will Forman an Honorary Member of MTS for his exemplary achievements to advance marine
Swedish Club COVID 19 Handbook
The Swedish Club has launched its "COVID-19 Handbook," offering clear, simple and practical advice to help both those at sea and those
Teledyne Photo Contest
Teledyne Marine announces the return of its annual photo contest. This year, in light of the challenges and continued uncertainty
SBG Ellipse 3rd generation
SBG Systems has released the third generation of its popular line of miniature inertial sensors called the Ellipse Series. This
IET STEM personality contest
A new award designed to recognize those making a difference to communities, global challenges or society anywhere in the world
Point cloud data over Napier NZ
Woolpert Inc. and iXblue's Sea Operations division have been awarded two airborne LiDAR mapping projects in New Zealand covering over
NOC waterfalls submarine channels
New research led by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the
2019 Ryder Expedition
On the occasion of World Hydrography Day, the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to facilitate the complete mapping
ocean plastic brian-yurasits
By Devin Partida Everything from shopping bags to toys contains plastic, and the material remains widespread around the world. Unfortunately,
Gwynne Lewis
The Insitute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has appointed a new chiefexecutive, Gwynne Lewis. He has knowledge of
IMarEST
 The IMarEST Annual Conference will take place virtually July 6 to 17. Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020
PicoMB-130 Surf
Picotech has launched the PicoMB130 Surf, the world’s smallest integrated multibeam echosounder, delivering superior quality survey data from an ultracompact
Starmon Compass
Star-Oddi has launched the Starmon compass, a new compass heading data logger with high accuracy and a large memory. This
FTR Boiler
Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), a global provider of technical personnel specializing in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the
Valeport is helping with the national effort to support the NHS by making essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline
Shawn Devlin
RJE Oceanbotics announced that Shawn Devlin has joined the team as sales executive. Devlin is a proven sales manager with
The MiniPod series is a family of lightweight and rugged GNSS receivers designed to survive subsea immersion. It provides a
Kathy Sullivan Victor Vescovo
Astronaut and oceanographer Dr. Kathy Sullivan, 68, has become both the first American woman to walk in space and the
Measurements of current profiles do not have to be complicated. Here’s why ADCPs in the Aquadopp Profiler series prove that
Project Wilton demonstration on the Clyde
L3Harris Technologies has received an order to upgrade three Iver3 AUVs to be used in support of the Royal Navy’sProject
US icebreaker
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) has held a modified change-of-command ceremony at the Mare
Jake Sobin Michael Max Dennis Egan
On May 31, 2020, Dr. Michael D. Max passed away. He was the MTS DC Section co-chair for nearly seven years,
Saildrone
NOAA Fisheries traditionally uses research vessels and chartered fishing vessels to perform fisheries surveys, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
RV Falkor
NOAA announced that it will formalize and expand its longstanding partnership with Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) to explore, characterize and map the
SS US Conservancy
On July 3, 2020 at 4 p.m. PST/7p.m. EST, the nonprofit SS United States Conservancy’s West Coast Chapter (www.ssusc.org) will host its first “virtual
Sylvia Earle
Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, and Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, recently hosted a
NOAA is preparing to release a prototype of the new Precision Navigation Data Dissemination System in July, and the S-111
These videos, filmed by their sales staff working from home, offer a quick, casual and entertaining look at the top
Responsible Offshore Science Alliance
The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is seeking applications from recreational and commercial fishermen to join its Advisory Council, which
offshore platform
With mounting challenges on the horizon for the oil industry, many rig owners are already or will soon be facing
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage announces 24 7 coronavirus disinfection service
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV), the mobile ship repair squad of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has announced the creation
Sniffer_Buoy_Seppo Virtanen_2.6.2020
Finnish companies Meritaito Ltd., part of the Arctia group, and Kine Robot Solutions Ltd. have jointly developed the Sniffer Buoy for air
The Mariners’ Museum and Park 90 years
June 2, 2020 marked the 90th birthday for The Mariners’ Museum and Park. It was incorporated on June 2, 1930.
MARACOOS is inviting letters of interest (LOIs) describing operations and engagement projects for inclusion in the proposal for the next
fuel-cell-ABB
By Jostein Bogen Progress on developing the marine fuel cell as an energy source for ships is moving toward wider
Kenneth-Braithwaite
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kenneth Braithwaite to serve as the next secretary of the Navy, following the November departure
Sonardyne DASA
Sonardyne International Ltd. has demonstrated technologies that will aid autonomous vehicle operations in challenging environments under a project funded by
World Ocean Council
The World Ocean Council (WOC) invites students and young professionals from around the world to respond to the Global Maritime
Geoff-Dean-Teledyne-CARIS
Teledyne CARIS welcomes Geoff Dean to the group as U.S.A. sales manager. He will concentrate on expanding the reach of
e5-consortium-electric-vessel
Seven companies--Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corp., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido
Dr. Rick Spinrad, who has served MTS as president since January 2019, stepped down from his role on June 1,
Uni-Life 100, the Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation System has been specifically developed by MMO, a Unique Group company, to aid
Inmarsat Superyacht Survey
Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has opened its third and most-extensive-yet annual Superyacht Connectivity Survey, providing
Sealite Australia
Sealite’s business expansion has continued with the commissioning of a third rotational molding machine in May. Housed in a brand-new
Kraken ThunderFish
Canada's Ocean Supercluster continues to press ahead during the coronavirus pandemic, The Chronicle Herald reported. The public-private group formed in
TGS Nigeria Seep Program MBES coverage_FINAL
TDI-Brooks International Inc., under contract to TGS, has completed the multibeam phase offshore the Niger Delta for a survey that
Sikuliaq in Seward May 2020_by Sarah Spanos
The research vessel Sikuliaq has successfully completed the first science cruise in the U.S. Academic Fleet since the COVID-19 pandemic
ChartWorld CIO+ free during coronavirus pandemic
Over the past few months, the shipping industry has faced the issue of limited or restricted crew changes. As a
ASL
ASL‘s 2020 Early Career Scientist Contest is now open. The goal of this program is to support the oceanographic and
StratumFive podium-5.5-1
By Stuart Nicholls With COVID-19, shipping—like the rest of the world—is facing an unprecedented upheaval and a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. The
Gene Andella EdgeTech
EdgeTech has promoted Gene Andella to the role of customer service manager. He has worked with EdgeTech for over seven
US Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance for COVID-19
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has announced the development and release of the U.S. Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance
ATPI Marine & Energy
ATPI Marine & Energy has partnered with the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) to support seafarers returning home or continuing
Logan A-frame
Logan Industries, a hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company, has delivered a custom A-frame to TechnipFMC for one of its
Moving on six legs, the robot can operate autonomously or under pilot control for up to seven hours of active
Subsea Channel
A free underwater engineering educational resource for primary school pupils is being extended for learning at home while schools are
SL-ODSL
The SL-ODSL Omni-Directional Sector Lantern is a high intensity, two-tier marine lantern with a range of up to 11NM.

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