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Finding Monsters on the Ocean Surface

(Photo: TechWorks Marine)

The study of extreme wave events in the ocean has become a popular area of research in recent years. Aside from seafarers, extreme waves impact coastal communities and are of great interest to marine renewable energy companies. This is particularly prevalent in the face of coastal erosion, rising sea

Unique Multiple Corer for Project in Papua New Guinea

(Photo: OSIL)

A uniquely modified Multiple Corer has been shipped to Australia for use in a project in a remote location of Papua New Guinea.   The corer, produced by seabed sampling specialists Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL),  has been converted into a modular design to allow it to be transported by helicopter.

Finding Biofouling Solutions

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 All ships can experience a build-up of aquatic organisms on their underwater hull and structures, which is known as biofouling. This can impact on the ship speed and energy use, and also potentially see aquatic organisms transferred to new areas, where they can become invasive species.   To help address this threat,

India to Establish Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building in 2 Cities

Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. Photo: PIB

 A world class Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with  Siemens and Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) under the Ministry’s flagship Sagarmala Program.    CEMS will have  campuses at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai, and will provide industry-relevant skill development,

How Many Red Snapper Are in the Gulf of Mexico?

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How many red snapper are in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico? A two-year, $12 million independent study led by a team of university and government scientists aims to come up with an estimate.   Several stakeholder groups have expressed concerns that there are more red snapper in the Gulf than currently accounted for in the stock assessment.

Researchers Set out to Study the Southern Ocean

Dr. Miguel Morales Maqueda (center) with Alicia Mountford and Liam Rogerson, the group from Newcastle University carrying out research in Antarctica as part of the ORCHESTRA project. (Photo: Newcastle University)

A team from Newcastle University has arrived in Antarctica this week as part of a major new research project to measure the rate of uptake of heat and CO2 in the Southern Ocean.   Dr. Miguel Morales Maqueda, Alicia Mountford and Liam Rogerson from Newcastle University have joined the ORCHESTRA research

Cooperation Key Among Maritime Universities

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Cooperation between academic institutions is key in ensuring the next generation of maritime professionals is well prepared.    In this spirit, International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Juvenal Shiundu delivered a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the International seminar on mutual cooperation between IMO,

NOAA Awards $9.3 Mln for Aquaculture Research

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced 32 research grants totaling $9.3 million for projects around the U.S. to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry.   “This country, with its abundant coastline, should not have to import billions of pounds of seafood each year,

Protecting Mauritania’s Marine Park

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 A particularly sensitive sea area (PSSA) is an area of special ecological, socio-economic or scientific importance which may be vulnerable to international shipping.    To date, International Maritime Organization (IMO) has designated 17 areas which benefit from the scheme and are protected. IMO

Unique Tech Helps Monitor Underwater Volcano

Photo: DC Ambientales

 Helping the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and both Canarian Universities to closely monitor the underwater volcano Tagoro off the coast of El Hierro Island in the Canary archipelago, RTsys has designed a combined seismic and acoustic system especially for the project.   RTsys designed a

OSIL Delivers Multi Corer for China’s XMU

(Photo: OSIL)

Global seabed sampling experts Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) said it has delivered a 12 station Multiple Corer to XMU University in China.   The hydrostatically damped Multi Corer is capable of collecting up to 12 samples simultaneously, which include a high-quality sediment sample and the overlying supernatant water.

New ASV Delivered to University of Southampton

C-Cat 3 (Photo: ASV Global)

The first of ASV Global’s brand-new class of C-Cat vessels to roll off the production line has been delivered to the University of Southampton. The 3-meter autonomous catamaran, funded by an EPSRC RAS Capital Award, will be used by the university for scientific research and development of autonomous behaviors.

KVH Launches New High-speed Maritime Network on Intelsat

Image: Intelsat

 KVH Industries announced the launch of its next-generation, advanced maritime broadband network, joined by service partner, Intelsat.    Slated for commercial availability next month, KVH’s high-speed overlay to its current mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service is expected to triple, and in some cases increase by a multiple of six,

New Program Sets Out to Limit Drones’ Impact of Wildlife

(Photo: Oceans Unmanned)

Aerial drones, if not used safely, appropriately and responsibly, have the potential to significantly impact a variety of species’ health and fitness via acute or chronic disturbances to migratory patterns, breeding, feeding or sheltering. This has led scientists and resource managers to grow increasingly

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