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New ClassNK President, CEO

Hiroaki Sakashita ClassNK president CEO 2020

Current Senior Executive Vice President Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as president and CEO as well as a representative director of the classification society ClassNK, effective as of March.   Speaking on the occasion, Sakashita said: “The maritime industry is changing its shape to adapt to environmental responsibilities and the digital era. For the swift mitigation of the industry to

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New Managing Director for Sonardyne

Sonardyne Graham Brown

Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced Graham Brown as its new managing director. He took over the role from John Ramsden on April 1 and has served on Sonardyne International’s board from 2008, most recently as sales and marketing director and deputy managing director. Brown is an electromechanical engineer by background, with a first-class degree and Ph.D. He is also a

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Harbor Branch Foundation President/CEO to Retire

Katha Kissman

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) board of directors announced the retirement of HBOIF President and CEOKatha Kissman. “Katha has been an outstanding chief executive of HBOIF, both increasingthe foundation’s endowment and also instituting the strong financial andmanagement controls that a world-class foundation demands,” said HBOIFChair Michael O’Reilly. “We have valued Katha’s leadership, energy andenthusiasm, and we commend her for

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New CEO at Damen Shipyards Group

Arnout Damen

Arnout Damen has become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to a divisionalstructure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently. Arnout Damen takes over from René Berkvens, who has been the CEO of Damen Shipyards Group for more than 13 years. Over the past nine years Arnout Damen has been a member

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Alaskan Ecosystem Observatory Uses Moored Sensors to Gather Data

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently published an article using data gathered with a submerged observatory in the Chukchi Sea. The Chukchi Ecosystem Observatory is in its fifth year of observation, and it is located near a known walrus feeding area. The site allows expansion of research to include ice-covered portions of the year, improving the amount of

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