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Exploring Composite Materials for Future Marine Technology
The next Marine-i Discovery Room event will explore ‘end of life’ reuse and recycling challenges and will feature expert speakers
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Tahitian Hospital to Receive Seawater Air Conditioning System
Creocean and its partners, Airaro and DVO, ensured the design and work supervision for The Brando Resort’s seawater air conditioning
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Boaty McBoatface AUV Completes its First Under-Ice Antarctic Mission
An AUV-ALR deployed by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre has completed its first under-ice Antarctic mission. The autosub long range
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U.K. Report Examines the Future of the Sea
The U.K.’s Government Office for Science released its Future of the Sea final report today. The document addresses major impacts
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Strange Coastal Ice Pack is Causing a Hazard for Ships
In spring 2017, the Canadian Coast Guard had to redirect its research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, off its scientific research course
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AUVSI Hackathon Invites Unmanned Systems Innovators to XBuild
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting its official hackathon, XBuild, Apr. 28-29 in Boulder, Colorado. The
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Science of Decisions: New Study Will Examine Sailor Fatigue, Sleep Deprivation
Naval accidents in the last several years have a growing death toll, and sailor fatigue may be one issue involved
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New US Coast Guard Commandant Nominated
Vice Admiral Karl Schultz has been named as the 26th commandant and highest ranking leader of the U.S. Coast Guard
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Industry Partners Push Development of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Ships
Copenhagen/Hamburg, Mar. 9, 2018—Classification society DNV GL has announced the launch of a joint development project (JDP) designed to advance
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Multilingual Whale Sighting App Makes Citizens into Scientists
An app developed by ArcGIS allows environmental stewards and researchers to create a survey that they can share with local
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Japanese Fisheries Groups Use Solar-Powered Datalogger to Track Zooplankton
The National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering (NRIFE) of the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will this spring
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Key West Exhibit Adds Giant Deep Sea Isopods
The Key West Aquarium recently received seven giant deep sea isopods, also known as Bathynomus giganteus, which will be on
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Despite Flooding, Engine Failure U.S. Icebreaker Completes Antarctic Mission
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday, Feb. 6 in support of the National
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Tagged Bull Sharks will Help Scientists Gauge Gulf Marine Ecosystem
A doctoral student in the Shark Biology & Fisheries Science Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston is studying the
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Cyber-Enabled Ship is Officially Noted by Lloyd’s Register
MV COSCO Shipping Aries, a 20 K TEU container ship delivered to COSCOS in January, is the first ever container ship
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Office of Naval Research Awards $16 Million to Young Investigators
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The
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New Stamp Series Features Edith Widder’s Deep Sea Bioluminescence Photographs
A new series of U.S. Postal Service stamps features photographs of bioluminescent deep sea creatures taken by Edith Widder, founder
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 2—February 2018
February 2018 Instrumentation: Measurement, Processing & Analysis
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Stokes Drifters use GPS to Track and Monitor Ocean Currents
A Florida State University researcher developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. Ocean currents
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Ocean Acidification Makes it Harder for Corals to Build Skeletons
A new study published Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows how ocean acidification makes
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Cable Survey Completed for Offshore Renewables Wave Hub Test Site
UK-based Rovco performed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test
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Nature Conservancy Receives $165M to Preserve Coastal California
The Nature Conservancy purchased eight miles of coastal habitat in Santa Barbara County in California with a $165 million gift
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Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Leadership Award
  Fugro received an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance (TMA), a California-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainable, science-based
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Ice and Sediment Samples Show Glacial and Interglacial Temperature Variability
Feb. 5, 2018—On the basis of a unique global comparison of data from core samples extracted from the ocean floor
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World Ocean Council Hosts Forum on Investing in Sustainability
The World Ocean Council (WOC) is hosting a program on investing in ocean sustainable development as part of the Sovereign
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Ocean Technology Incubator Seeks Tenants that Innovate
The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking tenants in the ocean technology sector
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Nominations Open for NOIA Safety in Seas Awards
Nominations are open for the 2018 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards competition. The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has held the Safety
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New Population of World’s Rarest Fish Found Near Tasmania
A new population of a species believed to be the world’s rarest fish has been found off the coast of Tasmania,
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U.S. and Russia Propose Bering Strait Shipping Routes
As a result of increased shipping traffic in Arctic waters, the international Maritime Organization received a proposal from the United
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Safety Bureau Identifies 36 Gas Release Hazards Offshore Gulf of Mexico
A recent review by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) examining compliance and incident data throughout the Gulf
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Computer Simulation Counters Flooding on Coral Reef Coasts
Scientists have developed a computer simulation tool to predict short-term flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and to assess longer-term impacts
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Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion
Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway by
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Recreational Discard of Cod in the Gulf of Maine May be Depleting Stocks
Research in the Journal of Marine Science estimates that “the recreational contribution to the total catch of Atlantic cod (Gadus
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Continued Oxygen Depletion Creates More Ocean Dead Zones
Ocean “dead zones” — regions of the sea where oxygen is severely or entirely depleted and most forms of life
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Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf is Melting from Below
The European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite and its Copernicus Sentinel-1 missions have been used to measure subtle changes in the
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Sea Technology, Vol. 59, No. 1—January 2018
January 2018 Annual Review & Forecast
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Meta Analysis of Papers Classifying Deep Sea Life Shows We Know Very Little
In a review published in the journal Molecular Ecology, scientists from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University examined all knowledge
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Manned Submersible Will Laser Scan Titanic Wreckage
The Titantic Survey Expedition will use a 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser scanner installed on OceanGate’s Cyclops2 manned submersible vehicle
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Port of Corpus Christi to Construct New Yard For Wind Turbine Parts
The Port Corpus Christi Commission on Dec. 12, 2017 approved a contract for construction of an additional 25-acre laydown yard
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International Cable Protection Committee Call for Papers
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will celebrate 60 years of submarine cable infrastructure development and maintenance with the 2018
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Strategic Sri Lankan Port is Controlled by China Through a 99-Year Lease
Sri Lanka transferred control of its port Hambantota to China in a 99-year lease, a plan designed to relieve the
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Federal Judge Dismisses Sailors’ Radiation Exposure Class Action
A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to
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Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case
In re Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case No. 17-41442 pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
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DOI Proposes to Lease 90 Percent of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a proposal Jan. 3, 2018 to lease 90 percent of the U.S. outer
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Twenty Years of Satellite Imagery: Watching Earth Breathe from Space
NASA’s launch of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) in 1997 began what is now a continuous, global view of
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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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