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Water Resources Development Act of 2018 Signed Into Law

  The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law Oct. 23, 2018.  The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and

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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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World Ocean Council Hosts Forum on Investing in Sustainability

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is hosting a program on investing in ocean sustainable development as part of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s annual forum Feb. 22 in Santa Monica. The “Ocean Day” event will consist of dialogue between panelists dedicated to aquaculture, renewable energy and port and coastal infrastructure resiliency and adaption. A fourth session will focus on small

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Singapore Is #1 Maritime Capital

Menon Economics has named Singapore as the top maritime capital of the world in its annual report. Ranking behind Singapore are Hamburg, Oslo and Shanghai, in respective order. Experts say Singapore would remain the “most important city” come 2022, although Shanghai will likely become the second most important maritime hub. Caption: The Port of Singapore with Sentosa island in the background. (Photo Credit: Kroisenbrunner)

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