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Marine Science and Technology Company Chelsea Joins Sonardyne

Subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. The acquisition is part of a long-term growth strategy for Sonardyne to diversify into markets where it sees an opportunity to build on its core technology base and expertise in underwater acoustic and optical communications, navigation and autonomous monitoring systems. In acquiring

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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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FLIP Research Platform

The U.S. Research Platform FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) is a large ship literally flipped at 90° by submerging 300 ft. of its hull and leaving just 55 ft. of bow above the water. The result is a quiet, stable platform for precise scientific measurements at sea. Check out Atlas Obscura’s feature on FLIP here.

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Live-Streaming Underwater

Tommy Riparetti hopes to captivate Web viewers with lively commentary from a media control room on the EV Nautilus research ship as the ROVs Hercules and Argus explore new ocean depths of the Cordell Bank, a marine sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco. A science communication fellow for the Nautilus Exploration Program, Riparetti will be sitting next to scientists and

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Marine Life Fights Cancer

A sponge bearing the compound leiodermatolide was collected off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 401 m via manned submersible several years ago, and the compound is now being studied for its cancer-fighting properties. Dr. Esther A. Guzmán, an associate research professor of marine biomedical and biotechnology research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU, is part of the

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