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WHOI Sharkcam Engineer Speaks to Senate Committee

A senior engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Amy Kukulya, is testifying today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s sharks hearing. According to WHOI, “the hearing will examine innovations in shark research techniques and technology being used to improve American lives by increasing our understanding of oceans and fisheries, creating new innovations in engineering, and searching

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Dubai Nautical Chart Company Modernizes with Print-on-Demand

The Dubai-based company Elcome has completed a major investment in modernizing its paper nautical chart distribution processes to meet emerging market conditions.   Elcome has been a United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) ADMIRALTY agent since 1980 and is South East Asia’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications. The company has upgraded its chart supply business to a print-on-demand model that

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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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Fuel Cell Power System for Ships Offers Megawatt-Scale Clean Energy

A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM) that convert chemical energy from hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical reaction. They involve no combustion, converting fuel directly to electricity, heat and clean water. With the use of renewables to produce the hydrogen, the entire energy

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