Tag Archives: National Science Foundation

Two-Way Broadcast is Live On Board Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean

Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13. The expedition’s scientists and engineers will talk about their research, including their use of submersibles, and answer questions from the audience. The

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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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Machine Learning to Transform Satellite Data Analysis Techniques

TCarta Marine has been awarded a research and development grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance and automate multiple techniques for deriving seafloor depth measurements from optical satellite imagery. If successful, these enhanced bathymetric techniques will have impacts on operations related to oil and gas exploration and production, coastal infrastructure engineering, environmental monitoring and geointelligence activities. Project Trident

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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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US Coast Guard Makes Progress on Funding Icebreaker Fleet

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released a request for proposal (RFP) with matching funding to acquire a new heavy icebreaker vessel intended to be the first of a six-ship installment and the beginning of a robust U.S. icebreaker fleet. Announcing the proposal at the Mar. 1, 2018 State of the Coast Guard address, Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said it

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Despite Flooding, Engine Failure U.S. Icebreaker Completes Antarctic Mission

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday, Feb. 6 in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) after cutting a resupply channel through 15 miles of Antarctic ice in the Ross Sea and escorting supply vessels to the continent. The Polar Star sailed from Seattle to assist in the annual delivery of operating supplies and fuel for

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