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$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projects in program areas that include improvements to biological field stations, marine laboratories and cyberinfrastructure for biological research. This grant program, facilitated under the Division of Biological Infrastructure at NSF, has been offered before, and funding now continues into fiscal year

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Cathrine Armour Appointed to UK Hydrographic Office Customer Division

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has appointed Cathrine Armour as the new director of its customer division. Armour brings experience in leading data, science and technology-centric organizations, and she will be instrumental in developing the UKHO as a leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office. Armour joins the UKHO from Catapult’s South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications,

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European Commission Identifies Bottleneck in Blue Tech Development

The Horizon 2020 Columbus project released a guide that shares best practices, highlights bottlenecks and provides recommendations for successful knowledge transfer in maritime sensor technologies. The guide is particularly targeted at funding agencies that are responsible for commissioning marine technology research, and technology developers (private and academic) engaged in such research. Technology implementers and intermediaries may also be interested in

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China’s Arctic Ambitions: Q&A with Sherri Goodman

Arctic icebergs

  The Arctic has traditionally been a region where cooperation has been common between nations. Its significance on the world’s geopolitical map is changing, however, as global warming leads to increased ice melt, thus reducing barriers to maritime navigation. Less ice means more shipping traffic and better access to resources, most notably, oil and gas. China, despite not having any

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The Inaugural Smart Ship Awards Honor Digital Change-Makers

Nominations are open for the inaugural Fathom Smart Ship Awards through Nov. 10, 2017. Focused on the digitization of shipping, the Smart Ship Awards will honor movers, shakers and digital change-makers who have real impacts on pushing the operational boundaries of the shipping industry. The inaugural awards focus on four key areas in the digital development of the maritime industries:

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Interdisciplinary Maritime Robotics Workshop Continues in Croatia

Breaking the Surface (BTS) is an international interdisciplinary field workshop of maritime robotics and applications held in Biograd na moru, Croatia Oct. 1-8 and supported by the Embassy of the United States Zagreb–Croatia and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb. The annual BtS summer workshop encourages interaction and the exchange of knowledge and experience about the maritime robotics field and its

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