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Tim Charters has been promoted to vice president of governmental and political affairs at the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). 
Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores
A senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Amy Kukulya, is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce,
Small ROVs have high practical value and low prices. However, insufficient power and the smaller mass of small ROVs often
The Dubai-based company Elcome has completed a major investment in modernizing its paper nautical chart distribution processes to meet emerging
The government of Vietnam has developed an official marine strategy with the goal of strengthening the country and expanding its
The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in
NOAA recently established new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) at seaports in Miami, Port Everglades and Corpus Christi. PORTS systems
An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics and
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in an exercise called Malabar 2018 held
The board of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation has established the Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship in honor of
Deep Trekker Inc. has hired Sean Newsome as its director of business development, a newly established position within the company
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) ROV Committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress to help fishermen and the businesses
A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membrane
An online training course on marine ecosystem management created by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program
Teledyne Marine announces the return of its annual photo contest. All Teledyne Marine customers and product users are invited to
Conservation X Labs (CXL) is a Washington D.C.-based organization bringing together innovation and entrepreneurship to affect change in levels of
Open Channels is a sustainable ocean management and conservation group that provides an information hub for ocean professionals geared toward
Teledyne Optech hired Martin Flood as director of business development to expand the reach of the Teledyne Optech product portfolio
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Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships &
House Oceans Caucus co-chairs, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing World Oceans Day on June
The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas
The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts
The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquarters
Taiwan has set a goal of 5.5 GW of offshore windpower and plans to install the majority of the infrastructure
  The Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service was awarded to Steven Kim, a mechanical engineer at the
Seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, also known as chalk, a mineral soft and crumbly enough to use for
On Friday, June 1, Admiral Karl Schultz relieved Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a
A new report released by Westwood Energy examines the growing use of AUVs for life-of-field inspections at offshore oil and
A new report, "Wave, Tidal and Hydro Power 1W-10MW 2018-2038," reveals that opportunities and progress in wave power are greater
The March for the Ocean event to be held this Saturday, June 9, is organized by Earth Day Network and
The Marine Technology Society is launching a formal search to identify its next executive director after the resignation of Executive
Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) brings together national and global stakeholders to address pressing science, conservation and management issues facing
The Maritime Executive reports that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries will pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit involving
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Wednesday the renaming of the U.S. Pacific Command, which will now be called U.S. Indo-Pacific
Seabed intelligence company Ocean Infinity has concluded its latest search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 without locating the plane on the
New landing aids for jets and helicopters are being installed on HMS Queen Elizabeth during a 13-week capability insertion period
A three-year project led by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will apply a $1.2 million Keck Foundation award to
The XPRIZE Foundation announced an open call to innovators around the world to help it design future XPRIZEs in five
The U.S. Navy combat ship USS Manchester will be commissioned on Saturday, May 26 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The 420-ft.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program announce the designation of the Lake
The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast
Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. A
The National Park Service and the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) are providing $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Grants
Argo is an array of more than 3,800 floats that are freely drifting around the globe to measure the temperature,
U.K. and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has secured a contract estimated to be in excess of €6 million with National
The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledge
Women Offshore, an online organization promoting a diverse ocean workforce, reported that, "of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there are
Chesapeake Technology Inc. announced the immediate availability of SonarWiz licenses that do not require a dongle. In what may be
Starting this week, anyone can eavesdrop on sounds in the deep sea via a continuous streaming YouTube video that carries
Global inspection and certification provider Bureau Veritas has awarded "approval in principal" to a new vessel concept design that could
Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to an
The Sea Tel 9711 Triband antenna system with Viasat technology is the only 2.4-m maritime-stabilized antenna delivering full 2.4-m gain
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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has reported that former executive director A. F. “Fred” Spilhaus Jr. died on April 30
The Ocean Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Program (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration working to advance ocean resources such as tides,
Supported under a memorandum of understanding between University of Turku (UTU) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), the inaugural Finland-Singapore
LUX Assure, a specialist chemical monitoring and management solutions to the oil and gas industry, has launched TraxBio, a biocide

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