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Investment Opportunities in Washington’s Blue Economy

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Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released by Washington Maritime Blue identifies investment opportunities. The highest growth sectors in the blue economy include technology solutions for water transportation, shipping, science and other ocean systems. The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved

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Washington State Develops Plan to Examine Vast Area of Pacific

The state of Washington’s department of ecology has developed a marine spatial plan that covers an area of the Pacific Ocean approximately 6,000 square nautical miles. The plan was developed in cooperation with Washington’s Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources departments to help make coordinated, science based decisions about proposed new ocean projects and uses. The plan will be submitted

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Coast Guard Cutter Celebrates 50 Years of Service

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast is celebrating the ship’s 50 years of maritime service. Since the cutter’s commissioning in 1968, its crew has performed nearly all of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11 statutory missions. The cutter is best known, however, for its role enforcing maritime law through the execution of hundreds of successful drug and migrant

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Manned Submersible to Study Salish Sea Wildlife and Habitat

SeaDoc Society and the OceanGate Foundation have partnered in support of deep exploration and research in the Salish Sea off the coast of British Columbia and Washington state. In September 2018 three teams of researchers will dive to depths as great as 200 m in Cyclops 1, a manned submersible owned and operated by OceanGate Inc. During the week-long expedition

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2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Competition Now Open

The 2018 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship competition is now open. Students enrolled toward a degree in a graduate or professional program with an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources may apply. Applications are due to your state’s Sea Grant program by

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