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Global Fishing Watch Uses Satellite Technology to Monitor “Dark” Illegal Fishing

Oceans Deeply highlights new technology used by Global Fishing Watch to augment its data on vessels worldwide, which is used to monitor and prevent illegal fishing. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), allows a NOAA satellite to see ships in the dark by its ability to detect navigation lights. Global Fishing Watch may also include radar tools to detect

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McLane Releases Wave-Actuated Profiling Crawler for 500 m Depths

McLane Research Labs has released the Prawler (PRofiling crAWLER), a low-cost, wave-actuated vehicle that moves along the mooring wire, collecting data from the surface to 500 m of the water column. Data can include conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD), optical backscatter and dissolved oxygen. Wave motion and special ratcheting clamps move the vehicle up the wire. The Prawler free-falls to the

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Woods Hole Hires New Vice President of Research

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the deputy director and vice president for research of the institution. He will assume the office on Sept. 1, 2019. A geochemist whose research focuses on interpreting chemical records of climate change and volcanism in marine sediments, Murray joins WHOI from Boston University,

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KVH Sells Videotel For $90 Million

KVH Industries Inc. sold its maritime training business, the Videotel group of companies, to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for a base purchase price of $90 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to working capital adjustments.  The sale was completed immediately upon execution of definitive agreements.  KVH expects to receive payment of the purchase price within 30 business days,

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Belgium Ports Implement Portable Ballast Water Tests

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport, the arm of the Belgium government responsible for shipping, has selected Chelsea Technologies to provide portable benchmark testing for compliance with ballast water standards. This follows the Belgium government’s decision to begin testing vessels calling at its ports and terminals to ensure they can demonstrate compliance with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management

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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discovered by BOEM in the course of underwater research and oil and gas exploration, these shipwrecks are important submerged cultural resources that provide a unique window into

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