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Deep, strong ocean currents circle the globe in the Southern Ocean. This influential flow, known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current,
A new report from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) details threats and solutions for the critically endangered North Atlantic right
Spanish tidal energy developer, Magallanes Renovables, has generated its first electricity into the U.K. national grid following connection at the
Dr. Jackie King is named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contributions to global river management. She
Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) has designed and built the next-generation accession-class USV for use in nearshore and offshore industries. The
BIRNS Inc. announces that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as technical sales manager. In his new role, Meredith
Teledyne Marine has entered a partnership with Nekton Deep Ocean Exploration as an official subsea technology partner through value-in-kind contribution
The International Marine Electronics Alliance, Inc. (IMEA), which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation affiliated with the National Marine
Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the most
On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78
The World Ocean Observatory is a community advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean by providing a network
University of Delaware researchers are studying how unexploded ordnance and munitions that were dumped in the oceans move underwater in
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned to its home port in Seattle, Washington this week after
On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as the 15th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Kurt Nagle, testified Mar. 13 before the Senate Committee on
Chesapeake Technology will release SonarWiz 7.4 in April 2019, with updates to many of the software modules. Side scan updates
MTS, the Marine Technology Society, announced the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, Ph.D. as its next executive director. A graduate of
Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according
iXblue’s Phins Compact Series has been selected by OceanScan-MST, the Portugal-based manufacturer of the lightweight, cost-effective AUV (LAUV), to equip
The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) launched a new free app for iOS and Android devices that allows users
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Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently published an article using data gathered with a submerged observatory in the
An amphibious transport dock ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy participated in the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand Feb. 12-23,
Walter Munk, who gave the allies a strategic edge in WWII, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a
One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RV
UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning. The
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) launched the Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS), a state-of-the-art tool to assist decision-makers
The final six payloads for a second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now operational, which completes the roll-out of world’s first
Sequoia Scientific has completed a NASA-sponsored phase II small business innovation research (SBIR) project spearheaded by Principle Investigator Dr. Wayne
Vår Energi, and oil company operating on the Norwegian continental shelf, has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian Carbon
Sea Hunter, an autonomous surface vessel that can patrol with no crew onboard for months at a time, recently completed
The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) launched a new Atlas of Marine Life, which provides data products and
A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine participated in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine competition (SUBCOMP) this week.
Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd. hired Hollie Moran to the company’s sales team as the new sales manager for the EMEA
Marine-i, in cooperation with the Carbon Trust, announced three new tender opportunities designed to help improve technology in the floating
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) scholarship program is increasing its undergraduate award from $3,000 to $4,000 and broadening
RBR released the RBRduet³ T.ODO optical dissolved oxygen logger for applications down to 6,000 m. The optical oxygen sensor provides
Unique Group entered into a contract with Singapore-based POSH Subsea to offer integrated diving solutions. Unique Group will design, manufacture
Scottish company ROVHUB launched an online marketplace that connects ROV owners with opportunities worldwide and allows ROV seekers to shortlist
Content from Nortek China’s recent wave of infrastructure renewal has included a large portfolio, such as ports and other developments,
Scientific American annually publishes a list of the most important ocean conservation achievements of the year, and the list for
Chesapeake Technology Inc. has appointed Harold Orlinsky as general manager and opened a new office on the East Coast of
The U.S Coast Guard (USCG) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security
The 360-ROV is a high definition, 360° spherical, modular ROV and lighting system that uses eight high-definition cameras and a
The Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project is evaluating a solar power system developed by Eco Marine Power (EMP)
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career
Ottawa-based sensor developer RBR is joining a collaborative ocean technologies center called COVE. COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures &
PGGM, a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider, and Shell have joined forces to explore the opportunity to participate in
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research.
A solution that is now operational was developed by RTsys for the Monaco land extension project, which is located between
Norway, a country known for its wealth from oil and gas extraction, issued a record number of offshore drilling licenses
“Jewels of the Gulf” is a 16-minute documentary that highlights research by the ECOGIG Global Program into Deepwater Horizon’s continued impacts
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics closed a $10 million investment, bringing the total capital the company has raised to $12.5 million.
By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received
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Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together
The fast-rising number of desalination plants worldwide—now almost 16,000, with capacity concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa—quench a
A study conducted at University of Oxford shows that more than 90% of the increased heat on the planet between
iXblue, which designs and manufactures advanced navigation, imagery and subsea positioning solutions, and Forssea, a robotics startup that develops autonomous
The simple fact that the Oceanology International marquee has not merely survived but flourished in the 50 years since the

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