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Sylvia Earle Targets Norwegian Jæren Coast for Conservation

Marine biologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia Earle has declared the Jæren Coast of southern Norway a “Hope Spot” which means it will become the target of conservation efforts. Earle made the announcement last year when she was in Norway to accept the 2017 Rachel Carson prize. Read more about the Jæren Coast effort at Earle’s alliance: Mission Blue.  

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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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Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power

The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas turbines with electric power from land-based sources. According to Equinor, the transition may cut CO2 emissions by more than 600,000 tons per year. The platforms include Troll C and the Sleipner field center, which includes the Gudrun tie-in platform in

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Palau to Host the 2020 “Our Oceans” Conference

The Republic of Palau will host the 2020 edition of the Our Oceans conference, an event designed as a forum for ocean leaders to commit to positive changes related to marine protected areas, climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy and maritime security. The Our Oceans event held in 2017 in Malta resulted in 433 tangible and measurable

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Virtual Immersion Goes Beyond the Surface with Underwater Drones

Christine Spiten is the 27 year old co-founder and chief global strategist of Blueye Robotics, a company making underwater drones that connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or a pair of goggles to explore the marine environment 150 meters underwater. Sea Technology caught up with Spiten just a few hours after she emerged from an underwater adventure in the fjords

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Drilling and Survey Ships Assist Engineering of 1,100-Kilometer Coastal Highway

Engineering projects along a coastal highway route that crosses fjord locations in Norway will require a variety of solutions that may include above and below sea level tunnels, an end-anchored floating bridge, a submerged floating tube bridge and a multi-span suspension bridge. To inform the foundation designs of the bridges and tunnels, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration contracted with geotechnical

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