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USCG Cutter Returns Home after Four Months in the Arctic

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Healy has returned to their home port in Seattle following a four-month deployment in the Arctic. In addition to providing presence and access in the Arctic during the 129-day summer deployment, the Healy crew completed three research missions in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Homeland Security Hosts HAZMAT Demo for First Responders in Houston

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is hosting a demonstration of integrating emergency response technologies during a simulated HAZMAT scenario at the Port of Houston on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) – Harris County Operational Experimentation (OpEx) involves a coordinated response by Houston public safety agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard

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Ocean Technology Industry Association Hosts Coast Guard Technology Procurement Event

The International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is working with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on an exclusive opportunity to showcase new technology solutions for future procurement by USCG. On Nov. 28, 2018, IOSTIA will bring a delegation of technology companies to meet one-on-one with acquisitions personnel and flag officers at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The

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USCG is Testing Eco-Friendly Moorings for Navigational Buoys

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) uses navigational buoys to direct water traffic and to protect vulnerable benthic ecosystems such as seagrass communities and coral reefs in U.S. waters. However, most buoys are currently attached to the seafloor by concrete anchors, also called sinkers, and heavy metal chains that can have just as significant an impact on marine life themselves.

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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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