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DOE Prize for Wave Energy-Powered Desalination Systems

Waves to Water Prize

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a $2.5 million prize competition called Waves to Water to spur innovation in wave energy-powered desalination systems. It is the first prize under the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House-initiated, DOE-led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for

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Remora Strobe Lights for Iver UUV

Arctic Rays Remora

Arctic Rays LLC has delivered custom-manufactured LED strobe lights to L3 Technologies. Named “Remora,” the high-intensity strobe lights are fitted into the L3 Technologies Iver UUV platform. The light is electrically synchronized with the onboard camera to capture crisp images, even in low-light environments. This imagery is used for habitat mapping, pipeline, structure survey and photogrammetry missions. The camera and

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Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum in July

WHOI CMR logo

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics (WHOI CMR) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum July 17 to 18 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The theme this year is “A Rising Tide” in the marine robotics space.  The marine robotics industry is growing, new companies are being created weekly and investors are waking to the opportunities in the ocean domain.

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XPRIZE Announces Winners

XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The grand prize winner, receiving a total of $4 million, was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States, while KUROSHIO, from Japan, claimed $1

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