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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.
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iXblue Australia Launches Aerial Mapping
iXblue Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division to
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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 naming
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NMEA Launches Young Professionals Group
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has started a Young Professionals Group (YPG) to bring together industry personnel under the
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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.
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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 set
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Modeling Arctic Tides
Understanding tidal flow is important for a range of maritime activities and environmental monitoring, such as search and rescue operations,
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Spytrack Nano
Spytrack Nano
Rewire Security has released a small GPS tracker suitable for shipping asset tracking. The Spytrack Nano offers up to 10 days of standby
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Next Geosolutions Awarded Mediterranean Contracts
Next Geosolutions, the international geoscience and offshore engineering support service contractor, has recently been awarded three marine survey contracts from
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Christopher Haddon and Hamza Mazih
IFHS Student Award Winners
In the run-up to World Hydrography Day (WHD) 2019, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) announced the winners of
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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 climate
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NOAA Gliders
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 they
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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. The
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Museum of Underwater Art
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:
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 6—June 2019
June 2019 Seafloor Mapping, Sonar Systems, Vessels
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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 inspection
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KDDI Cable Infinity
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 Colombo
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Pleuger anniversary
Pleuger Celebrates 90 Years
Pleuger Industries, the Hamburg specialist for submersible motor pumps, turns 90. Pleuger’s recent repositioning as an independent mechanical engineering company
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Arctic Day Postponed
ASNE is postponing Arctic Day until September 13. It will still take place at the FHI 360 Conference Center in
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Teledyne photo contest
Teledyne Marine Photo Contest
​Teledyne Marine is running its annual photo contest. Customers and product users are invited to submit their favorite photos showing any
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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 is
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RTsys NemoSens
RTsys Micro-AUV
RTsys has unveiled its latest versatile micro-AUV: NemoSens. Small (less than 1 m long) and easy to carry and launch
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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 at
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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 Field
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Jayme McBee
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 line
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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 on
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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 port
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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 WMB4340
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NAPA Adds Board Member
NAPA has appointed Tor E. Svensen, vice president of marine technology at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, to its board. Svensen
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Subsea Electric Power Conversion
A new electrical power conversion technology for subsea power distribution requirements being developed as a Phase II SBIR for the
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UN High Seas Treaty Draft
The initial version of the new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areas
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L3 and Harris Merger
L3 Technologies Inc. has merged with Harris Corp. to form L3Harris Technologies Inc., a global aerospace and defense technology company
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Northwest Passage Project
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 and
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Sea Bird webinar
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-Term
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Falmat Acquired
Winchester Interconnect of Norwalk, Connecticut, a global provider of interconnect solutions, has completed the acquisition of Falmat Custom Cable Technologies
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FarSounder fishery research
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. The
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Marine Renewables Canada East Coast Summer Event
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 will
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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 of
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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, powered
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AGU Dead Sea Study
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 times
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Marine Service Technology Educator Training Conference
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 to
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Blue Globe Act
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,
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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 were
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Stand Up for Great Lakes
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 to
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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 Secretary
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 5—May 2019
May 2019 Communications, Telemetry, Data Processing
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Alfredo Giron Walter Munk scholar
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 establishment
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R.A. Industries and Rep. Lou Correa
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. Sixty
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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 than
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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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