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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 for
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Hyundai Shipbuilding Stocks Drop 29 Percent
Hyundai Heavy Industries stock fell by a record 29 percent today after the company announced a plan to sell 12.5
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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. You
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Happy Holidays from Teledyne Marine!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the 2017 Teledyne Marine holiday video.  
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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 company
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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 first
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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 that
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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 Branch
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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 information
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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 it
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Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 12—December 2017
December 2017 Diving, Underwater Vehicles & Imaging
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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 improve
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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 being
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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, modular
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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, ARA
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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 desert
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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 cycle
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$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-sea
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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-electric
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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.
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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 Argentine
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Seattle Coast Guard Crew Returns from Arctic in Time for Thanksgiving
Coast Guard Cutter Healy and its 87 crew members returned home to Seattle in time for Thanksgiving following a five-month
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Eight Personnel Rescued from Crash in Philippine Sea
The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) continue search and rescue efforts in the Philippine Sea after a
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Abstracts Due for OCEANS’18 Conference
Dec. 1, 2017 is the deadline to submit abstracts in the call for papers from OTO’18 (OCEANS’18 MTS / IEEE
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Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Address Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia
U.S. House Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to better prepare for,
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Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 11—November 2017
November 2017 Undersea Defense / Antisubmarine Warfare
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Statoil to Remotely Operate Offshore Rig from Onshore Control Room
Statoil has created its first control room for operating an offshore drilling platform from an onshore location. The platform, Valemon,
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Summit Drives Action on Decarbonization of Global Shipping
“Ambition 1.5˚C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan” is a summit held in Bonn, Germany today as part of the 23rd Session
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Call for Papers on Control Applications in Marine Systems and Vehicles
The 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles – IFAC CAMS 2018 is now accepting paper
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Carbon Risks to Ship Financiers Detailed in Executive Report
An executive report released this month details the complicated relationship of ship-financing banks, their risk premiums and lending portfolios with
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Senior NOAA Official Calls for Retraction of Study on Illegal Fishing
Chris Oliver, recently appointed NOAA assistant administrator for fisheries, has called for retraction of a paper that finds one-fifth of
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Dead Gulf Coast Reef Reveals Bursts of Ancient Sea-Level Rise
Researchers at Rice University’s Earth, Environment and Planetary Sciences department traveled 50 miles offshore Corpus Christi to document a particularly
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First Permanent Tidal Test Structure in U.S. to be Installed This Week
The first of its kind in the US, the Bourne Tidal Test Structure is being moved by barge today to Cape
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Electromagnetic Telemetry Aids Wireless Transmission of Well Pressure Data
Oilfield services company Expro reported the first wireless transmission of reservoir pressure data to the surface from an abandoned subsea
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Unmanned Systems Innovators Will Pitch to Investors in San Francisco
San Francisco-based venture accelerator Investorfest Media is working with AUVSI Novus Unmanned to host a showcase of inventors and early-stage
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Sea Technology and IOSTIA Partner to Assist Blue Tech
  The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide
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Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program
Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including
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First Full-Scale Topseis Survey Completed in the Barents Sea
The inaugural TopSeis survey was completed in the Barents Sea to image a complex carbonate reservoir located at depths of
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Bureau Veritas joins Global Industry Alliance to Support Low-Carbon Shipping
Inspection and certification organization Bureau Veritas joined 15 other members in the Global Industry Alliance (GIA), a public-private partnership that
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Finland Installs Smart Beacons to Make Fairway Safer
The fairway maintained by the Finnish Transport Agency and the Port of Rauma installed 33 smart beacons to increase visibility
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The Inaugural Smart Ship Awards Honor Digital Change-Makers
Nominations are open for the inaugural Fathom Smart Ship Awards through Nov. 10, 2017. Focused on the digitization of shipping,
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National Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts Eight Sailing Heroes
The National Sailing Hall of Fame inducted its 2017 members at a ceremony hosted by the New York Yacht Club at
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IOSTIA to Host Government Export Services Webinar
The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) will host a webinar on government export services Nov. 14, 2017
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Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Researchers Confirm 900 Year-Old California Tsunami
  A group of UC Santa Barbara geologists and their colleagues used ground-penetrating GPR radar to determine the breadth and
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Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting Begins Today
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding its 76th annual meeting at the Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, VA Oct.
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Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 10—October 2017
October 2017 Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing & Pollution Control
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Rolls-Royce To Offer Marine Engines with Electric Turbocharge by 2021
  Rolls-Royce Power Systems has acquired exclusive rights to G+L innotec’s cross-charger technology, which implements electrically-assisted charging of off-highway combustion
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Offshore Energy Conference Highlights Marine Energy
The Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) are leading a five-hour event in Amsterdam
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Australian “Ring of Steel” Seeks to Repel Seafaring Refugees
Australia is carrying out an initiative to repel refugees traveling by boat and seeking asylum there. Called the “ring of
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U.S. Navy Testing a Variety of Unmanned Vehicles
The Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office is testing as many unmanned vehicles as possible to gain insight into future uses
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Wind and Solar System Offers Promise for Sustainable Eco Ships
The Aquarius Eco Ship uses the Aquarius MRE integrated wind and solar power system developed by Eco Marine Power to
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Interdisciplinary Maritime Robotics Workshop Continues in Croatia
Breaking the Surface (BTS) is an international interdisciplinary field workshop of maritime robotics and applications held in Biograd na moru, Croatia
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First Non-Pemex Rig is Moored Off Mexico’s Coast
InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations, has moored the first privately-operated rig in Mexico’s offshore
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Details Released on Cargo Ship That was Sunk in Hurricane Jaoquin
On Sunday Oct. 1, The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation released the details of the sinking of cargo
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