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Storm Modeling Helps First Responders
Over the past several years, severe storm surges, flooding and other life-threatening phenomena have affected coastal communities in myriad ways.Read more.
iXblue Australia Launches Aerial Mapping
iXblue Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division toRead more.
World’s First Ship Christening in Antarctica
Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as the first ever ship to have its namingRead more.
NMEA Launches Young Professionals Group
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has started a Young Professionals Group (YPG) to bring together industry personnel under theRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 7—July 2019
This month's coverage includes rechargeable battery modules, ASV electric propulsion systems, and a susbsea master controller.Read more.
ASL Hires New Metocean, Arctic Project Manager
ASL Environmental Sciences has appointed Dr. Matthew Asplin to the position of metocean and Arctic project manager. Asplin brings a diverse setRead more.
Modeling Arctic Tides
Understanding tidal flow is important for a range of maritime activities and environmental monitoring, such as search and rescue operations,Read more.
Rewire Security has released a small GPS tracker suitable for shipping asset tracking. The Spytrack Nano offers up to 10 days of standbyRead more.
Next Geosolutions Awarded Mediterranean Contracts
Next Geosolutions, the international geoscience and offshore engineering support service contractor, has recently been awarded three marine survey contracts fromRead more.
IFHS Student Award Winners
In the run-up to World Hydrography Day (WHD) 2019, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) announced the winners ofRead more.
The UN and Panama Canal Focus on Sustainability
The Panama Canal Authority and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement to join efforts on sustainable development and combating climateRead more.
NOAA Utilizes Robots for Hurricane Forecasting
NOAA scientists are launching four underwater gliders from ships off the coast of Puerto Rico to bring back data theyRead more.
Equinor Wins New York Offshore Wind Bid
Equinor’s Empire Wind project will help bring renewable energy to New York City while spurring statewide economic development opportunities. TheRead more.
Great Barrier Reef Underwater Museum
Jason deCaires Taylor is drawing closer to the installation of his latest and most ambitious underwater art project to date:Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 6—June 2019
June 2019 Seafloor Mapping, Sonar Systems, VesselsRead more.
EdgeTech Side Scan Sonar for Canal Mapping
EdgeTech was recently involved in a demonstration of the effective use of high-resolution side scan sonar imaging for canal inspectionRead more.
First Vessel Built in Class by Sri Lankan Co. for Japanese Owner
Colombo Dockyard PLC has delivered a modern cable-laying vessel to Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS). After leaving the ColomboRead more.
Pleuger Celebrates 90 Years
Pleuger Industries, the Hamburg specialist for submersible motor pumps, turns 90. Pleuger’s recent repositioning as an independent mechanical engineering companyRead more.
Arctic Day Postponed
ASNE is postponing Arctic Day until September 13. It will still take place at the FHI 360 Conference Center inRead more.
Teledyne Marine Photo Contest
Teledyne Marine is running its annual photo contest. Customers and product users are invited to submit their favorite photos showing anyRead more.
Updating Jobs Numbers for Ocean Energy Sector
For decision makers, the assessment of the number of jobs related to the development of the ocean energy sector isRead more.
RTsys has unveiled its latest versatile micro-AUV: NemoSens. Small (less than 1 m long) and easy to carry and launchRead more.
Port of Dover to Receive New VTS System
OceanWise has collaborated with Marico Marine on an auspicious project to install a brand-new VTS (vessel traffic service) system atRead more.
Acteon Adds to Claxton Brand
Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international FieldRead more.
TDI Brooks Acquires New Geochemical Service Director
TDI-Brooks is happy to announce the hiring of Jayme McBee. McBee will be leading the Surface Geochemical Seep-Hunting service lineRead more.
How Sea Urchins Contribute to the Marine Ecosystem
How urchins might function to break up tough kelp into more manageable pieces that can feed other scavengers living onRead more.
SBG Inertial Navigation Systems Fully Tested
SBG Systems put all its inertial navigation systems to the test during a three-day hydrographic survey in the Hamburg portRead more.
Multibeam Sonar Provides Mapping at Extreme Depths
The all new WASSP F3X model from Furuno is a quantum leap forward in multibeam sounder technology. Both the WMB4340Read more.
NAPA Adds Board Member
NAPA has appointed Tor E. Svensen, vice president of marine technology at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, to its board. SvensenRead more.
Subsea Electric Power Conversion
A new electrical power conversion technology for subsea power distribution requirements being developed as a Phase II SBIR for theRead more.
UN High Seas Treaty Draft
The initial version of the new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areasRead more.
L3 and Harris Merger
L3 Technologies Inc. has merged with Harris Corp. to form L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global aerospace and defense technology companyRead more.
Northwest Passage Project Live Interactive Broadcasts
From July 18 to August 4, U.S. and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will share with the public in real-time observations andRead more.
Live Webinar on Ocean Acidification Measurements
Sea-Bird Scientific is sponsoring a live webinar July 18th at 1 P.M. E.T./10 A.M. P.T. entitled “Ocean Acidification: High-Frequency Long-TermRead more.
Winchester Interconnect of Norwalk, Connecticut, a global provider of interconnect solutions, has completed the acquisition of Falmat Custom Cable TechnologiesRead more.
3D Sonar for Pelagic Fisheries Research
FarSounder‘s 3D sonar technology will be part of a project to increase sustainability and benefit the commercial fishing industry. TheRead more.
Marine Renewables Canada East Coast Summer Event
Marine Renewables Canada will hold its annual East Coast Summer Event August 15 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The day willRead more.
Maersk Offers Offshore Clients High-Speed Internet Access
Maersk Supply Service has reconfirmed its commitment to Fleet Xpress, in a three-year contract extension which also sees one ofRead more.
First Ever Cruise Ship to Sail on Battery Power
The moment – when the brand new expedition cruise ship moved through the water silent and completely emission free, poweredRead more.
New Study Solves Mystery of Salt Buildup on Bottom of Dead Sea
Researchers walk along the bank of the Dead Sea, one of Earth’s saltiestbodies of water. It is nearly ten timesRead more.
Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference in July
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting its first “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” July 23 toRead more.
House Ocean Caucus Introduces Bill to Accelerate Ocean Research
During National Ocean Month, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK), Co-Chairs of the House Ocean Caucus in Washington,Read more.
Video: Giant Squid in US Deepwater
A giant squid has been captured on video for only the second time ever. Researchers aboard the RV Point Sur wereRead more.
SUP Expedition for Great Lakes Research Surpasses Fundraising Goal
Three paddleboarders, Kwin Morris, Jeff Guy and Joe Lorenz, have landed on the shores of Catawba Island, Ohio, braving almost 20 hr. of headwinds toRead more.
US Navy to Evaluate Kraken Sonar
Kraken Robotics Inc.‘s wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has been selected by the U.S. Office of the SecretaryRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 5—May 2019
May 2019 Communications, Telemetry, Data ProcessingRead more.
Inaugural Winner of Walter Munk Scholar Award
At the OCEANS 2019 Marseille conference in France, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans announced their establishmentRead more.
R.A. Industries Celebrates 40+ Years in Business
R.A. Industries is celebrating more than 40 years in business this year. The company’s origins start even further back. SixtyRead more.
Chris Malzone Moves to AML Oceanographic
Chris Malzone has joined AML Oceanographic as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to AML with more thanRead more.
DOE Prize for Wave Energy-Powered Desalination Systems
The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a $2.5 million prize competitionRead more.
Remora Strobe Lights for Iver UUV
Arctic Rays LLC has delivered custom-manufactured LED strobe lights to L3 Technologies. Named “Remora,” the high-intensity strobe lights are fittedRead more.
Birns Celebrates 65th Anniversary
In 1954, exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmannedRead more.
First Dev-kits Available for Septentrio’s New GNSS Module
Septentrio has announced that the mosaic development kit is available for testing and integration. mosaic is Septentrio’s most compact next-generation, high-precisionRead more.
New Micro Transformer Offers Versatile Usage
Larson Electronics announced the release of a micro transformer providing 440V primary input voltage and 220V output voltage. This transformer’sRead more.
NASA Mission Training Underway After a Brief Delay
Just slightly behind schedule, the Aquarius Reef Base reopened for business June 13. The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO)Read more.
Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum in July
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics (WHOI CMR) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum July 17 to 18Read more.
XPRIZE Announces Winners
XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell OceanRead more.
NOAA Seeks Public Comment on U.S. Ocean Economic Activity
NOAA is soliciting comments from the public on the development of a new set of national statistics that would provideRead more.
The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. TheRead more.