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Captain Thomas Teague
Tales from a Tugboat Captain
Thomas Teague has worked in the tugboat industry since 1974, when he was hired as a deckhand, and he now
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Request for Proposals: Sustainable Aquaculture
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in partnership with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, is issuing a request for
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Rovco SubSLAM camera
World’s First Live 3D Subsea Streaming Technology
Subsea technology company Rovco has launched SubSLAM Live, a 3D streaming technology that allows clients to video and live stream
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Our Oceans Our Future
Watch–Our Oceans: Our Future
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and ITN Productions Industry News have co-produced “Our Oceans: Our Future”
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RBR cohort
Apply for RBR2020 Cohort
RBR will be selecting up to 20 outstanding early-career researchers from around the world to join the RBR2020 cohort. The
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Genasys
LRAD Rebrands
LRAD Corp. has rebranded as Genasys Inc., aligning the company’s identity with its critical communications systems that empower all levels
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REMUS UUV Integrated with In-Mission Processor and HISAS Module
The in-mission processor allows real-time processing of HISAS data, allowing operators to download high-resolution images immediately when the vehicle returns
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Joshua Vela Fonseca VideoRay
VideoRay Photo, Video Contests Open
VideoRay is now accepting entries for its 2019 photo and video contests. Grand prize winners will receive a tablet, and
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Corvus Energy Awarded Cluster Partner of the Year
NCE Maritime CleanTech and Sparebanken Vest have named Corvus Energy the Cluster Partner of the Year 2019 for their contribution
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ABB subsea power system
World’s First Subsea Power Technology System Proven
  For the first time ever, energy companies will be able to access a reliable supply of up to 100
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OSIL Offers Variations to Modified Multiple Corers
Variations to the standard multiple corer design are available from Ocean Scientific International Ltd. to accommodate customer requests for longer
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UI 2020 logo slide
Underwater Intervention
Underwater Intervention 2020 (UI 2020), co-hosted by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology
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Compass International Award winner 2019
Conference Review: OCEANS 2019 Seattle
By Fritz Stahr, Ph.D.Chair, OCEANS 2019 Seattle More than 1,700 people attended OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27 through 31, at
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NMFS Sea Grant PhD fellowships
2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities Now Open
The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places Ph.D. students studying in
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Vietnam water pollution Source to Sea
Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam
A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities
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UK marine surveyor apprenticeship
Degree-Level Apprenticeship for UK Marine Surveyors
An industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to develop a four-year-degree-level apprenticeship for
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Norman Rockwell Finding Home exhibit
New Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit to Highlight SS United States
Depicting poignant stories of immigrating to America, the new exhibit “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts,
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Lt Thomas Crotty USCG MIA POW burial
USCG’s Last-Known Recoverable WWII POW/MIA Laid to Rest
The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) last-known recoverable POW/MIA from WWII was laid to rest during a ceremony in Buffalo, New
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Blue Trail Engineering
New Company: Blue Trail Engineering
Blue Trail Engineering is a new source for high-quality, low-cost underwater servo actuators, thrusters and electrical connectors.  Blue Trail Engineering’s
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MacArtney Supplies Multiplexers to Marine Survey Provider
MacArtney has recently supplied the latest in a series of multiplexers to MMT of Swden.
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SERDP
Munitions-Response Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in
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Damen FCS Collaborates for Search and Rescue Project
Damen Shipyards collaborated to test the limits of drone helicopter operations offshore in the North Sea.
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SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Funds Right Whale Protection
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund announced that it has committed $900,000 over the next three years in the
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Greg Probst Greensea
Greensea New Hires
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA, the universal open-software architecture for the marine industry, recently added three key personnel to its team
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SonarWiz 7.5
Chesapeake SonarWiz 7.5
Chesapeake Technology Inc.’s SonarWiz 7.5 is available starting in November. This release includes more than 100 new features and updates.
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DOT ocean tech
COVE Marks First Year
COVE marks its one-year anniversary of operation with the addition of Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. (DOT), the 58th company to
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Richard Khaira-Creswell
AXYS New Metocean Hire
AXYS has appointed Richard Khaira-Creswell as the director of the Project Management Office (PMO) and senior principal metocean engineer.   
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Darren Penney
MacArtney Canada Gets New Head of Item Sales
Darren E. Penney started as the head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada for MacArtney Canada Ltd. in
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ASNE scholarships
Apply for an ASNE Scholarship
Calling all undergraduate and graduate students: The American Society of Naval Engineer’s Scholarship Application submissions are officially open for the
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 11—November 2019
Sea Technology's November Issue is now online! This month we highlight Undersea Defense and Antisubmarine Warfare.
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TerraSond survey Mayflower Wind
First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind
TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US
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Poggy AUV
SEAMOUNT ‘Poggy’ Bionic AUV
EvoLogics GmbH from Berlin, Germany, has introduced “Poggy,” a novel bionic AUV that uses Fin-Ray technology. The vehicle is being
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KONGSBERG’s Seaglider Division Transferred to Hydroid
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, announced its integration of the
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Richard Byno slide
New Director of Marine Ops at TDI-Brooks
TDI-Brooks has hired Richard Byno III, PMP, to lead vessel operations and activities as the director of marine operations. He
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Neptunes Laboratory slide
Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea
A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our
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Thordon Bearings Founder Presented with Sperry Award
George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was
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Super Cables Are Coming
Subsea cable technology has developed since its inception in the 1850s, morphing from copper to coax and, most recently, to
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AI Used in Identifying Waterborne Bacteria
Nano-Flow Imaging™, a unique, patented, configuration of oil immersion flow microscopy, delivers high-resolution images of nanoparticles in liquid samples.
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Washington Maritime Blue slide
Apply for Washington State Maritime Accelerator
Washington Maritime Blue, the Port of Seattle and WeWork Labs have partnered to launch Washington’s first maritime accelerator to help maritime
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Deep Carbon Observatory research
Deep Carbon Observatory: A Decade of Discovery
Thousands of diamonds that formed hundreds of kilometers deep within the planet paved the way to many of the most
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New Issue of BOEM Ocean Science
The latest edition of BOEM’s Ocean Science magazine focuses on acoustics research. It includes articles on technologies for passive acoustic
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killer whales
Apply for Hurtigruten Foundation Grants
Conserving Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific, securing recreational areas for local communities and encouraging local cultural activities–these are the
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Future Navy report slide
Report on the Future of US Naval Engineering
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine focuses on the many naval engineering needs that
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whale
No More MPA Federal Advisory Committee
As of September 30, 2019, the U.S. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee has been discontinued. The committee was
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Polarstern
MacArtney Tech for Largest Polar Expedition
MacArtney Germany has designed and delivered an underwater ice camera system for the RV Polarstern, a German icebreaker that has embarked
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Ocean Carbon Stored Beneath Antarctic Sea Ice
Half of the drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during glacial periods is the result of Antarctic sea ice modifying
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Inmarsat Releases ICT Guide for Maritime Efficiency
Inmarsat has published a practical guide to help ship managers build onboard networks that are resilient and reliable.
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Erik Milito
Erik Milito Becomes NOIA President
Veteran energy industry association executive Erik Milito has been named the new president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
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Malpelo Island Expedition Reveals Shark Migratory Habits
Mission Blue organized an expedition to Malpelo Island, a Mission Blue Hope Spot. One of the goals of the trip
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Teledyne Photo Contest Winner
Teledyne received more than 70 photos showing their customers hard at work using Teledyne Marine products in amazing, whacky and
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giant red crabs Christmas Island
New Documentary on Saving Species from Extinction
Actress Claire Danes has signed on to narrate “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction,” the new documentary that captures
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XOCEAN USV
Pipeline Survey via XOCEAN USV
XOCEAN has completed pipeline surveys for Equinor off the east coast of England and the north coast of Germany. Using high-resolution
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James City County PD
A Brief History of ROVs
According to The Remotely Operated Vehicle Committee of the Marine Technology Society: “Exactly who to credit with developing the first
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Ocean DEMO logo
Open Call for Renewable Energy Developers
The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has launched its second call.  The project has also awarded recommendations of support to 12
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Huntington Ingalls cutter design
Q&A: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering–Career Possibilities
A new Bankrate study ranks the most and least valuable college majors and discovered that two niche and little known majors top
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GP Global bunkering
Delivery of First IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel
GP Global has successfully delivered the first International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020-compliant bunker load of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO).  The
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Sea Technology, Vol. 60, No. 10—October 2019
Our latest issue includes features on phytoplankton bloom observations, deep sea temperature sensors, and in-situ jellyfish studies.
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Ocean solutions for climate change
Report on Ocean-Based Solutions for Climate Change
Ocean-based climate action can play a much bigger role in shrinking the world’s carbon footprint than was previously thought. It
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3D hull printing competition
Competition for 3D-Printed Rescue Boat Hull
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is partnering with Singapore’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), Autodesk, ST Engineering’s Electronic sector and AML3D
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Mystery of Lost Steamship Allentown  Solved
The final resting place of the doomed collier Allentown has finally been determined after more than 130 years.
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