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Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union

By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, accepted the award at the AGU fall meeting in December 2018. Named after Dr. Maurice Ewing,

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Carl Mancuso Hired as Product Line Manager at Teledyne Benthos

Carl Mancuso has joined Teledyne Marine as the director of product line management for Teledyne Benthos, which consists of acoustic modems, positioning products, flotation, releases, pinger locators and deep tow systems. Mancuso comes to Teledyne from Falmouth Scientific Inc. (FSI), where he served as vice president of sales and marketing for the past eight years. Mancuso brings with him a

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Merchant Marine Medals Awarded to Crew for Service During Hurricane

Officers and crewmembers of the SS Wright, a U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) ready reserve force (RRF) ship, were recently honored with Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement for their duties in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The medals were awarded by Jeff McMahon, MARAD ship operations and maintenance officer (SOMO) for Atlantic operations, while the vessel was recently in port in

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Kreuz Subsea Hires its First Non-Executive Director

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Eriksen took up the advisory position on Dec. 1, 2018 and will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities. Eriksen is an experienced leader in the field, having worked for more than

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Youngest Scuba Diver in the UK Hired as Scientific Sales Engineer

Surrey-based Planet Ocean Ltd Has hired Aaron Clark to its sales team as a technical scientific sales engineer to be based at its Camberley headquarters. Clark graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a bachelor’s of science degree with honors in marine biology. He is a keen scuba diver, qualifying as one of the youngest scuba divers in the U.K., after having been selected

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UTEC Makes Key Appointments in its Geomarine and StarNet Units

UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, has appointed Jon Beatty to lead its Geomarine business unit and long-term employee Greg Hammond to head its StarNet business unit. Beatty joins UTEC Geomarine as managing director and is responsible for its range of geotechnical services, which, when combined with UTEC’s geophysical survey offering, provides a one-stop solution for

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