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Ocean Technology Industry Association Hosts Coast Guard Technology Procurement Event

The International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is working with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on an exclusive opportunity to showcase new technology solutions for future procurement by USCG. On Nov. 28, 2018, IOSTIA will bring a delegation of technology companies to meet one-on-one with acquisitions personnel and flag officers at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The

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$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projects in program areas that include improvements to biological field stations, marine laboratories and cyberinfrastructure for biological research. This grant program, facilitated under the Division of Biological Infrastructure at NSF, has been offered before, and funding now continues into fiscal year

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Energy Transition Report Examines “Carbon Robust” Ship Design

DNV GL Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of energy transition outlook (ETO) reports launched Sept. 10, 2018 in London. The forecast provides an independent forecast of the maritime energy future and examines how the energy transition will affect the shipping industry. Following the 2017 report, the new Maritime Forecast to 2050 focuses

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Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef

An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits through wave breaking and wave energy attenuation,” coral reefs save billions of dollars each year in flood damage. Losing coral reefs results in worse flooding further inland for larger numbers of people, and it increases in the costs

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A Century of Shipbuilding Memorabilia on Display in Romania

Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube University in the Romanian city of Galati. The exhibition is part of the yard’s 125-year anniversary celebrations that began with the annual Shipbuilder’s Day festivities on Aug. 15, 2018. The exhibition opened Sept. 1 with a ceremony attended by guests including

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Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experience in leading data, science and technology-centric organizations, and she will be instrumental in developing the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office. Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications,

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