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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 shipRead more.
China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman
The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’sRead more.
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). TheRead more.
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, founderRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 2—February 2018
February 2018 Instrumentation: Measurement, Processing & AnalysisRead more.
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 currentsRead more.
U.S. Coast Guard Receives New Fast Response Cutter
Bollinger Shipyards delivered USCGC Richard Snyder, the 27th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard tookRead more.
Former Sea Technology Editor Richard Burns Dies at 86
Richard “Dick” Francis Burns, former associate editor of Sea Technology magazine, died of congestive heart failure in Potomac Falls, VA,Read more.
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 makesRead more.
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 testRead more.
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 giftRead more.
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-basedRead more.
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 floorRead more.
Volvo Ocean Race Yachts are Collecting Scientific Data
Volvo Ocean Race, 2018—The toughest sailing race in the world will reach Auckland, New Zealand at the end of theRead more.
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 sectorRead more.
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 SafetyRead more.
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,Read more.
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 UnitedRead more.
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 GulfRead more.
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 impactsRead more.
Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion
Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway byRead more.
Recreational Discard of Cod in the Gulf of Maine May be Depleting Stocks
Research in the Journal of Marine Science estimates that “the recreational contribution to the total catch of Atlantic cod (GadusRead more.
Continued Oxygen Depletion Creates More Ocean Dead Zones
Ocean “dead zones” — regions of the sea where oxygen is severely or entirely depleted and most forms of lifeRead more.
Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf is Melting from Below
The European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite and its Copernicus Sentinel-1 missions have been used to measure subtle changes in theRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 1—January 2018
January 2018 Annual Review & ForecastRead more.
Manned Submersible Will Laser Scan Titanic Wreckage
The Titantic Survey Expedition will use a 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser scanner installed on OceanGate’s Cyclops2 manned submersible vehicleRead more.
Port of Corpus Christi to Construct New Yard For Wind Turbine Parts
The Port Corpus Christi Commission on Dec. 12, 2017 approved a contract for construction of an additional 25-acre laydown yardRead more.
International Cable Protection Committee Call for Papers
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will celebrate 60 years of submarine cable infrastructure development and maintenance with the 2018Read more.
Federal Judge Dismisses Sailors’ Radiation Exposure Class Action
A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed toRead more.
Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case
In re Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case No. 17-41442 pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for theRead more.
DOI Proposes to Lease 90 Percent of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a proposal Jan. 3, 2018 to lease 90 percent of the U.S. outerRead more.
Twenty Years of Satellite Imagery: Watching Earth Breathe from Space
NASA’s launch of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) in 1997 began what is now a continuous, global view ofRead more.
U.S. Coast Guard to Launch its First Satellites in 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard is planning to launch its first satellites in 2018 to demonstrate the use of satellites forRead more.
Joint Maritime Facility Studies Oil Spill Fires, Survival Suits and Technology
The Joint Maritime Test Facility (JMTF) is jointly operated by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the NavalRead more.
A Holiday Message from Makai Ocean Engineering
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Makai Ocean Engineering holiday video. Each year, Makai Ocean Engineering produces a unique holiday video. YouRead more.
Happy Holidays from Teledyne Marine!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the 2017 Teledyne Marine holiday video.Read more.
DNV GL Issues Approval for Exoskeleton LNG Tanks
Liquified natural gas experts GTT and maritime engineers Technolog received a general approval for ship application (GASA) from classification companyRead more.
Hydrogen-Powered Vessel Paves the Way for Zero-Emission Shipping
A hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, was launched by the Antwerp-based maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). It is the firstRead more.
Drilling and Survey Ships Assist Engineering of 1,100-Kilometer Coastal Highway
Engineering projects along a coastal highway route that crosses fjord locations in Norway will require a variety of solutions thatRead more.
New Subspecies of Manta Heads from Florida to Smithsonian
A novel species of manta that washed ashore in Boynton Beach in August was collected for transportation from Harbor BranchRead more.
Where Blue Sharks Cross Paths with Commercial Fishing, Ecological Problems Lurk
Ten blue sharks were tagged in June 2016 off the East Coast of the U.S., and satellites then collected informationRead more.
Single-celled Phytoplankton are Behind the Great Calcite Belt Algal Bloom
Research published in the journal Biogeosciences examines the chemistry behind an annual algal bloom and the algae that cause itRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 12—December 2017
December 2017 Diving, Underwater Vehicles & ImagingRead more.
Research Q&A from MEAM: What Genetics Contributes to Ocean Conservation
The Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) information service interviewed four marine genetics researchers to find out “How genetics can improveRead more.
New Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters Named
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the names for its Sentinel Class of fast response cutters (FRC), each vessel beingRead more.
A European Consortium is Trying to Build Floating Ocean Spaces
A consortium of seventeen European partners is trying to create floating workspaces at sea by developing a standardized, cost-efficient, modularRead more.
U.S. Navy ROV Deployed to Recover Argentine Sub
RV Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, departs today on a mission to locate and recover the Argentine submarine, ARARead more.
Tropical Cyclone Ockhi Expected to Weaken Before Landfall
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arabian Sea on Dec. 4 and found Tropical Cyclone Ockhi moving north as desertRead more.
Investigating Dissolved Black Carbon in the South China Sea
Organic matter in the oceans in the form of dissolved black carbon can provide clues about long-term marine carbon cycleRead more.
$7M Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Announces Semifinalists
Nineteen semifinalists will undergo the first round of judging in the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a $7 million competition geared toward deep-seaRead more.
Solar Boat with Electric Engine Makes 7,200-Mile Trip
A custom vessel designed by Capt. Jim Greer completed a 7,200-mile voyage running solely on solar panels, batteries and an all-electricRead more.
Floating Tidal Energy Platform in Pre-Deployment Trials
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) designed a floating tidal energy platform, the PLAT-I, a 32-meter long trimaran-style platform that is 280 kW-rated.Read more.
RV Atlantis is Redirected to Help Search for Missing Argentine Submarine
RV Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was diverted Nov. 21 to help search for the missing ArgentineRead more.