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DHS Centers of Excellence Chosen for Summer Research, July Competition

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of nine teams from different Minority Serving Institutions across the United States to participate in the 2019 Summer Research Team (SRT) program. The DHS SRT program, administered by S&T’s Office of University Programs, is a summer internship that provides quality research experiences to early

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Inaugural Ocean Mapping Meeting Held in New Zealand

A gathering of ocean mapping experts and maritime officials in Wellington, NZ, was the inaugural mapping meeting of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project’s South and West Pacific regional data center. Among the outcomes of the meeting was a commitment to identify unmapped areas within the center’s remit – around 124 million square kilometers of ocean – with the ultimate

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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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Editorial: Ship Recycling Industry Needs More Global Options

In an annual editorial on the ship recycling business, Dr. Nikos Mikelis, non-executive director of cash buyer GMS, analyzes the European Union’s ship recycling regulation and reviews possible future improvements. He also discusses the role of the Hong Kong Convention and groups like the NGO Shipbreaking Platform in global recycling activity, as well as various legal developments in the industry.

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Biomimetic Propulsion System Powers Record-Breaking Submarine

The IMarEST’s European International Submarine Races 2018, held July 3-13 at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, U.K., have concluded, with the Canadian École de Technologie Supérieure team taking the winning trophy with their submarine, Omer 11, and breaking the world speed record. The runners-up came from universities in the Netherlands and the U.S. The overall winner of the eISR must

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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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