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Kawasaki to Test Pipeline Inspection AUV at Scottish Underwater Testing Facility

The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan to carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection. The test is scheduled for October 2018 at The Underwater Centre in Fort William. With a focus on the growing

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NOAA Augments Seaports with Real-Time Information Systems

NOAA recently established new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) at seaports in Miami, Port Everglades and Corpus Christi. PORTS systems provide vessel operators with reliable real-time information about environmental conditions including water levels, currents, waves, salinity, bridge clearance (air gap), winds, air and water temperature and visibility. All three new PORTS include water level and meteorological sensors, and Miami PORTS

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All-Female Crew Sails 3,000 Nautical Miles to Study Ocean Plastic

An all-female crew of 24 women are on a 3,000 nmi journey from Hawaii to Vancouver to study microplastics and bring attention to the problem of ocean plastic pollution. The eXXpedition crew is made up of scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, actors, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, and novice as well as experienced sailors. The 10th such journey

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Marilyn Link Summer Internship Established at Harbor Branch for Ocean Engineering Students

The board of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation has established the Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship in honor of the late director emerita and first managing director of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Beginning in 2020, the HBOI Foundation will annually fund one competitively selected intern with a focus on ocean engineering/technology to

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Marine Technology Society Awards $15,000 to Students Working on ROVs

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) ROV Committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled Saad and Matt Glencross each received ROV scholarships.  Saul Hughes received the MTS ROV MATE Center scholarship. Saul Hughes was awarded $5,000 and attends Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada majoring in computer science.  Sriram Govindarajan will receive $4,000 and is

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