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Waves to Water Prize
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 competition
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Arctic Rays Remora
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 fitted
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Birns Celebrates 65th Anniversary
In 1954, exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmanned
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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-precision
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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’s
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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)
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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 18
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XPRIZE Announces Winners
XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean
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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 provide
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Exocetus MOD2 Glider
MOD2 Glider
The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The
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NAPA Contributes to Ship Data Center’s IoS Open Platform
NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA
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OSIL sediment grab
Increasing Demand for OSIL Sediment Grabs
Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) reports a surge in global demand for specialist sediment grabs, particularly the spring-activated Smith McIntyre
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WHOI microbes coral study Cuba
New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals
Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they
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Nordic Companies Align for UN SDGs
A group of leading Nordic industry companies has, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined forces to
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Subsea Digital Video Solution
LYYN AB has launched the EAGLE Board, a digital successor in full HD to the Hawk Board for analog video.
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Hurtigruten MS Nordnorge
Dead Fish to Power Hurtigruten Ships
In what is the largest ever global contract for supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) to a shipping operator, Hurtigruten and
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Onboard Microgrid to Help Smaller Vessels Optimize Fuel Efficiency
The Onboard Microgrid is based on the principles of ABB’s award-winning power distribution system Onboard DC Grid™ with the proven
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InterMoor mooring
InterMoor to Install Mooring for Floating Production Facilities in South China Sea
InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a contract
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Randall Luthi
Randall Luthi to Move on from NOIA
After over nine years as president of NOIA, Randall Luthi has decided to leave Washington, D.C. to work for the
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Reverse Osmosis plants give Wärtsilä full fresh water generator offering
The technology group Wärtsilä introduces the latest addition to its range of freshwater generators. The company now offers Reverse Osmosis
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Glacial Melt Field Study Showcases Teledyne ADCPs
Global concern about rising sea levels has put increasing loss of glaciers and ice sheets into public attention. The glaciers
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Bollinger Shipyards announces New Executive Vice President
Bollinger Shipyards has announced the promotion of Chris Remont to executive vice president of new construction programs. Within this role,
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Harvey Champion
GE Energy Storage System for Harvey Champion Retrofit
GE’s Power Conversion business was chosen by Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC to provide the latest SeaGreen Energy Storage System
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 4—April 2019
April 2019 Offshore Technology, Alternative Energy & Ocean Engineering
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Risk mapping ocean biodiversity
New Study Maps Ocean Biodiversity Risks
Roughly 1 million plant and animal species face extinction, according to a multinational study by a United Nations-backed panel. But
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3D laser scanning for ship design
3D Laser Scanning Advancement for Ships
Imagine there was a technology that could provide a 3D scan of the interior and exterior of a ship, including
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So, This is Ocean Tech?
By Viviana Castillo, APL-UW The humid air penetrates my pores as I sit over the bridge on a massive ship.
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SUP for Great Lakes research
Standup Paddleboard Expedition for Great Lakes Research
This June, Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy plan to paddleboard across Lake Erie, traversing international waters and rough waves and dodging toxic
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Global Fishing Watch Uses Satellite Technology to Monitor “Dark” Illegal Fishing
Oceans Deeply highlights new technology used by Global Fishing Watch to augment its data on vessels worldwide, which is used
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McLane Releases Wave-Actuated Profiling Crawler for 500 m Depths
McLane Research Labs has released the Prawler (PRofiling crAWLER), a low-cost, wave-actuated vehicle that moves along the mooring wire, collecting
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Woods Hole Hires New Vice President of Research
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the deputy director
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KVH Sells Videotel For $90 Million
KVH Industries Inc. sold its maritime training business, the Videotel group of companies, to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for
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Belgium Ports Implement Portable Ballast Water Tests
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport, the arm of the Belgium government responsible for shipping, has selected Chelsea
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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed
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Microplastics Accumulate in Deep-Sea Life Hotspots
Research published this month reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense
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Preparing For Future Undersea Warfare: Insights from Former Rear Admiral Robert Tarrant CB
The significant increase in submarine activity seen over the last three years in the Atlantic region and the proliferation of
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Washington State Develops Plan to Examine Vast Area of Pacific
The state of Washington’s department of ecology has developed a marine spatial plan that covers an area of the Pacific
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Open Architecture Autonomy On US Government UUV Mission Controllers
Riptide and Draper will implement the maritime open architecture autonomy (MOAA) that Draper developed as an extensible open architecture framework
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Annual Sustainability Report Notes Marine Trends: Good News and Bad
The United Nations 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report reviews the progress made during 2018 on the 17 sustainability goals set
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South African Vessels Outfitted with Hydrographic Software
Teledyne CARIS will deliver a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office, including software that will be
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Chile the First Country in Americas to Ban Plastic Bags
In May, Chile’s House of Representatives voted to approve a ban on plastic bags. “The law will apply to all
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ST Conference Preview: Anti-Submarine Warfare 2019
As the submarine threat grows, it is vital that NATO’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) forces can operate together decisively. The Anti-Submarine
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Dynamic Laser Scanner Released in 6,000-m Version
Oceaneering presented the Oceaneering Freedom ROV and 2G Robotics ULS-500 Pro 6K dynamic laser scanner at the Offshore Technology Conference
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International Diving Industry Forum Established to Minimize Risks
The International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF) has been established by three key industry stakeholders: the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA);
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New York City Develops Marina For Recreation and Education
New York City is rediscovering its waterfront roots—thanks in part to an eight-acre marina that has taken shape at the
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EU Coastal Erosion Project Uses OSIL Data Buoy Platform
Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) supplied a 1.2-m data buoy platform to the Orion joint research and development center for
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U.S. Coast Guard Discusses Its Developing Role in the Arctic
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander discussed the service’s strategic outlook for the Arctic, its new class
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Market Report Discusses Trends in Anti-Submarine Warfare
Anti-submarine warfare has once again risen high on the agenda for NATO’s maritime forces. Ahead of the inaugural Anti-Submarine Warfare
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Pollution Threat from Grounded Barge in Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) worked with contractors Saturday to mitigate the potential pollution threat posed by a derelict barge
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Israel Shipyards Develops Ships to Combat Maritime Terrorism
At LAAD 2019, the Latin American defense and security exhibition held in Brazil this month, Israel Shipyards introduced coastal defense
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US Navy Updates Protocol for Reporting UFOs
The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for personnel to report unauthorized and unidentified aircraft sightings—what were previously called “unidentified
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MacArtney Connector Series Offers Wide Range of Options
The MacArtney Group has launched the TrustLink Metal Shell connectors series, which is now in stock across the globe. The
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Careers: The Journey to Mastering Ocean Electronics
Stay tuned for the full story, coming online this June at Sea Technology. Viviana Castillo is a research scientist and
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 3—March 2019
March 2019 Electronic Charting/Vessel Management/Ports & Harbors/Dredging/Homeland Security
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Phoenix Promotes Jon Regh to Houston Area Manager
Phoenix International Holdings Inc. promoted Jon Regh to area manager of its Houston, Texas location. In his new role, Regh
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World’s Largest Construction Vessel Fitted with All-Silicon Gyroscope
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd’s latest inertial measurement technology has been used in AD Navigation AS’s new pilot’s aid, the ADX
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ROV Launch & Recovery System Delivered to New Zealand Navy
Hydramec Offshore completed the supply, integration and operational testing of a fully-active heave-compensated launch and recovery (LARS) system for a
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Collaboration to Develop Large Ocean-Going Autonomous Vessel
Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced during Singapore Maritime Week a memorandum of understanding with both ST Engineering Electronics Ltd., an information communications
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Copernicus Sentinel-6 Satellite Mission Will Track Sea Level
A constellation of satellites will monitor sea levels on earth over the next decade using advanced microwave radiometers. The satellites,
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DHS Centers of Excellence Chosen for Summer Research, July Competition
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of nine teams from
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