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Crowley and Massachusetts Maritime Academy will create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to the New England
The Doughboy Foundation has an app that offers virtual tours of the WWI Memorial in D.C.
energy storage system for the all-electric tug eWolf
Corvus Energy has been selected by ABB Marine & Ports to supply the energy storage system for the all-electric tug
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has designated six new Marine Highway Projects and a new Marine Highway
USS Gerald Ford prepares for final repairs
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) departed Naval Station Norfolk to transit to Newport News Shipbuilding in support of her Planned
Triboelectric Nanogenerators Based on Rolling Spheres Motion Under Realistic Water Waves Conditions
Traditionally used energy-harvesting technologies suffer from several limitations. In the case of ocean buoys, a potential solution is omnipresent: wave
A new book by Ken W. Sayers provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Navy's small combatant vessels.
CSignum Ltd., specializing in wireless subsea communications, asset digitization and actionable insights for ocean industries, has promoted Molly Reyes from
IMAGE ’21 is the new, joint annual meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the American Association of
DNV has launched a special podcast series on deep decarbonization.
NOAA will hold an online public meeting for the Hydrographic Services Review Panel September 1 to 2.
Fugro's QuickVision tech used for subsea installation off Egypt.
The 2021 recipients of the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship have been chosen.
DARPA awards follow-on contract to Charles River Analytics for multi-sensor fusion module to autonomously detect marine mammals.
Webb Institute president to retire. Search for new president begins.
New Solution Delivers Higher Accuracy for Transportation and Utility Projects, and Can Be Leveraged for Use on Boats, ATVs and
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Carlos del Toro as the new secretary of the Navy.
Bollinger Shipyard
The U.S. Coast Guard has exercised a contract option with Lockport, Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards for the construction of four additional
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) will host the inaugural Homeland Security Startup Studio
Combining Technologies for an Unmanned Aerial and Surface Robotic Team
AUVSI XPONENTIAL: All Things Unmanned is a hybrid event this year, with in-person and online offerings. The in-person event began
The Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative, led by Mote Marine Laboratory in collaboration with the Florida Fish
iXblue Inc. and iXblue Defense Systems have formed a strategic partnership with RAdm. Timothy Gallaudet through his marine technology consulting
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyberattacks against
NOAA is continuing with the sunset plan for paper and raster nautical charts in August and September. A set of
Global energy consultancy Xodus is assessing the infrastructure and modifications required to enable electrification of Harbour Energy’s Central North Sea
Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current services,
FAU Harbor Branch received a $100,000 award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create the “Keep the Sea
Saab has signed a contract and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control
Voyis will be provide its Insight Pro underwater laser scanner and Observer stills camera system for the Endurance22 project. The
Mainers Guarding Right Whales
Mainers Guarding Right Whales, a nonprofit organization working to save North Atlantic right whales from extinction, has launched a new
Under the ice and on top of the world. During the U.S. Navy's ICEX 2020 Exercise, a Bluefin-21 autonomous Unmanned
The carbon stored in ocean ecosystems, such as mangroves and seagrasses, can help protect from runaway global heating, yet is
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), The Hydrographic Society in Scotland (THSIS) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) are
McQ Inc.’s SonoWatch is an autonomous acoustic lookout system that detects, identifies and determines the navigation meaning of acoustic signals,
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) are jointly organizing the OCEANS 2022
By Neil Gordon When the pandemic hit, we had no idea of what lay ahead. No one would have imaged
Kraken Robotics Inc. has announced that its SeaVision 3D laser scanner technology will be used in its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) offering
RINA, in JV with the Tunisian subsidiary Comete Engineering, has been awarded a public tender for the marine feasibility study for
Ezekiel David
Ezekiel David has joined Subsea Europe Services GmbH as a marine surveyor. The appointment is in line with the Hamburg-based
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework
An uncrewed surface vessel (USV) is set to begin a hydrographic survey at the operational Gwynt y Môr offshore wind
The National Maritime Museum in the U.K. is featuring a daily exhibit in the New Insight Gallery called "Exposure: Lives
The first ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate has been awarded to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s Register, representing a milestone
Yara Marine Technologies, specializing in emissions reduction technologies in the maritime industry, has acquired Lean Marine, a company at the
Alfa Laval and Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) have succeeded in onboard CO2 capture testing using an exhaust gas
The Biden Administration is advancing the mid-Atlantic’s first commercial offshore wind development off Virginia’s coast, with the Bureau of Ocean
NOAA is continuing with the sunset plan for paper and raster nautical charts in July. A set of nine charts
 3M has premiered a new documentary film, "Not the Science Type," aimed at addressing negative stereotypes and the need for
By Trevor Small Requirements for hydrodynamic efficiency, Energy Efficiency Existing Ship (EEXI) compliance analysis, energy storage, shore charging, fuel cells and
More than 400 participants from 50 countries and more than 70 speakers and panelists gathered online in June for the
As the marine industry strives for a decarbonized future, Alfa Laval and partners are investigating the technologies needed to achieve
By Alvin Forster While the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.50 percent sulphur cap on marine fuels has been successful from
The RRS Sir David Attenborough (SDA) is getting ready for its next round of sea trials. This is an important
LSU Engineering Hurricane Preparedness
Over the past year, LSU assistant professor Navid Jafari has worked alongside the U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans to
INSPIRE Environmental (Newport, Rhode Island) has hired Scott Olson as senior field and innovation manager to enhance and expand the
Adm. Charles W. Ray was relieved as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) by Adm. Linda L. Fagan
DNV, the independent expert in assurance and risk management, has signed an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for
"Safety and Compliance Insights: Understanding U.S. Regulations for Offshore Wind Vessels" is the latest report in our series on offshore wind
Aberdeen-headquartered North Star Renewables has created a new permanent senior role for offshore wind consultant Andrew Duncan to lead the U.K. firm’s expansion in offshore wind and increase its foothold in other green offshore energy industries.  Duncan has taken up the role of

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