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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-monthRead more.
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 aRead more.
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 / IEEERead more.
Argentine Sub Goes Missing
An Argentine submarine went missing last week about 270 miles off the coast of Argentina, carrying 44 crewmembers. It hadRead more.
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,Read more.
Aquabotix Goes Public: Web-Based Tech and Underwater Vehicles
Aquabotix is a company that specializes in portable underwater vehicles. Its products include ROVs, hybrid AUV/ROVs and underwater camera systems.Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 11—November 2017
November 2017 Undersea Defense / Antisubmarine WarfareRead more.
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,Read more.
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 SessionRead more.
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 paperRead more.
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 withRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 particularlyRead more.
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 CapeRead more.
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 subseaRead more.
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-stageRead more.
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 provideRead more.
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, includingRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 thatRead more.
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 visibilityRead more.
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,Read more.
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 atRead more.
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, 2017Read more.
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.Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 10—October 2017
October 2017 Environmental Monitoring, Remote Sensing & Pollution ControlRead more.
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 combustionRead more.
Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System: Q&A with Carl Barrett
In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locateRead more.
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 AmsterdamRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 usesRead more.
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 toRead more.
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, CroatiaRead more.
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 offshoreRead more.
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 cargoRead more.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Offers Use of Its Virtual Submarine
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division has invited industry and academic institutions to use its virtual submarine (VSUB)Read more.
A Review of UK Marine Science & Technology Sectors
The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) published its Ninth Annual Review of the Marine Science and Technology Sector. The ninthRead more.
Hurricane Monitoring with Buoys as Biogeochemical Observatories
Sea-Bird Scientific, September 2017–The center of Hurricane Irma may have missed Florida’s eastern shore, but its effects did not. FloridaRead more.
Maritime Boundary Between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire Settled
The dispute over the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire was settled on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with a decisionRead more.
Webinar Today on DoD Funding Opportunity for Environmental Science, Technology R&D
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and developmentRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 9—September 2017
September 2017 Geophysical Exploration / Seafloor EngineeringRead more.
Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage
Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), asRead more.
Tour USS Indianapolis: Live-Streaming from 18,000 Feet Under the Sea
Tonight, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) will shoot video 18,000 feet under the sea to take viewers on a live-streaming tourRead more.
NASA Project to More Thoroughly Understand Ocean Carbon Flux
Beginning in summer 2018, twelve groups of scientists will undertake field expeditions to perform robotic sampling, optical instrumentation deployments, lightRead more.
New Ocean Technology Group Promises a Fresh Voice on Capitol Hill
The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) officially launched Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Located in Washington, D.C., IOSTIARead more.
USGS Installs Sensors to Gain Data from Irma
The U.S. Geological Survey is installing storm-tide sensors today in the Florida Keys to assist with data collection as HurricaneRead more.
Hurricane Watch: Irma Approaching Virgin Islands
The National Hurricane Center has issued a public advisory stating that Hurricane Irma will move over portions of the VirginRead more.
Hurricane Update: Offshore Oil and Port Infrastructure
The U.S. Coast Guard reported ships entering and exiting the Houston Ship Channel on Labor Day and the Port ofRead more.
International Ocean Film Festival Submissions Open
The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is now accepting film submissions. IOFF is the biggest festival of its kindRead more.
Q&A: Jeff Orlowski’s ‘Chasing Coral’
If you haven’t seen “Chasing Coral” yet, we highly recommend you watch it. (It’s streaming now on Netflix.) This engagingRead more.
More Rain to Come as Hurricane Harvey Returns to Land
The fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston, Texas is experiencing disastrous rains from category 4 hurricane Harvey, which madeRead more.
USS Indianapolis Ruins Discovered in North Pacific
On Aug. 18, 2017 an expedition crew aboard RV Petrel, a research vessel owned by Paul Allen, located the remainsRead more.
Smithsonian Scientists Use Sonar to Count Endangered Manatees
Panama’s largest manatee population is thought to live in the San San Pond Sak in the province of Bocas DelRead more.
Navy Commander Fired in Wake of USS McCain Collision
On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore, resulting in 10 sailors missing. In theRead more.
August 2017 E-Book Now Available
Sea Technology‘s August 2017 issue is now available. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up for free here toRead more.
Ten Sailors Missing After US Destroyer Collision with Chemical Tanker
Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and anRead more.