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NSF Awards Contract to Continue Ocean Observatories Initiative

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to recover a surface mooring that is part of the OOI Global Array in the Irminger Sea south of Greenland in 2016. (Photo by James Kuo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

A state-of-the-art marine facility delivering data and new insight to the ocean science community, policy-makers and the public worldwide has received additional support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).The NSF awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a five-year,

Passenger Ship Runs Aground in the Arctic

File photo: © Matthias Weisheit / MarineTraffic.com

A Russian-flagged passenger vessel that went aground in the Canadian Arctic last week has been refloated and is in stable condition.The 117-meter, 6,230 gt polar expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe had about 160 people on board when it ran aground in the western Gulf of Boothia on the morning of August 24.

Maersk Sends First Containership through the Arctic

The Venta Maersk loads containers in Vladivostok, Russia ahead of its Arctic voyage (© Sergei Skriabin / MarineTraffic.com)

A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next week become the first containership to navigate an Arctic sea route that Russia hopes will become a new shipping highway.The Arctic voyage by the 3,600 20-foot container capacity Venta Maersk is the latest step in the expansion

GEA Presents New Marine Separator

Image: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

GEA presents innovative solutions that combine environmental protection with economy - The new GEA marine Separator increases efficiency on board.The new GEA separator for marine applications massively changes the working day on board. After a service interval of 16,000 operating hours, the compact plug-and-play exchange unit is replaced.

EMEC Metocean Data to Stimulate Inovation

Waverider buoy at sea. Image: EMEC

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has provided a series of metocean data sets to be used in a new Scottish open innovation competition aiming to stimulate creative thinking and data science to design new data products for the benefit of the marine environment, communities and economy.Organized

Caribbean States Kick Off Green Defense Against Disasters

Richard Branson with Usain Bolt (Photo: Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator)

British billionaire Richard Branson and two dozen Caribbean nations and territories announced in Jamaica on Thursday the creation of a multi-million dollar program to turn the hurricane-prone region into a green tech hub resilient to disasters.The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator marks the culmination of talks that began with Branson's push,

Scientists Complete 1700km Autonomous Acoustics Mission

Cefas’ Wave Glider Lyra sailing away on the start of the 41 day mission after being deployed from RV Cefas Endeavour. (Photo: Cefas)

A state-of-the-art technique for mapping and counting schools of fish has been tested on an autonomous marine platform in the North Sea, offering a new method for collecting data on fish stocks.The U.K.’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and U.S. based Liquid Robotics,

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Smaller than Usual

(Photo: NOAA)

Scientists have determined that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 2,720 square miles (7,040 square kilometers), an area about the size of Delaware. This summer’s smaller-than-expected dead zone size is the fourth smallest

Bee Paradise in the Rotterdam Port Area

Photo: Willem van Kasteren (HbR), Port of Rotterdam Authority

 The Port of Rotterdam Authority has had a swarm of bees placed on the Maasvlakte in the verge next to the Stenen Baakplein. In this section of the Honey Highway, ten thousand bees will soon be collecting pollen and nectar.  The goal of this initiative is the conservation of the original Dutch honey bee by reintroducing it to this region.

CEMS Rolls out Hi-tech Labs in Visakhapatnam

Photo by Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding

 India's Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a well-funded startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector has announced thatits hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are ready for starting orientation programmes for trainees.    A seminar was held on 13th July 2018 in

Soundnine XTP Sensors Deployed on Polar Buoy

An experimental drifting buoy equipped with eXpendable Temperature and Pressure (XTP) sensors from Soundnine Inc. was deployed for the UpTempo project.  The UpTempO project, headed by Dr. Mike Steele of the University of Washington, Polar Science Center, uses inexpensive buoys to measure the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans.

Sea Shepherd Says Endangered Blue Whale Killed in Iceland

The Hvalur 8 bringing in a Fin whale (right) and a Blue whale (left). Image Credit: Sea Shepherd.

 An endangered Blue whale has been killed by an Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf to be sold for export to Japan, a conservationist organization Sea Shepherd said.   "Sea Shepherd volunteers monitoring the Hvalur hf whaling station in Hvalfjordur Iceland have documented the slaughter of an endangered Blue whale on the night of July 7th,

Possible Meteorite Fragments Found in Marine Sanctuary

ROV Hercules launches off of the E/V Nautilus to search for meteorite fragments in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: Susan Poulton/OET)

In the first ever intentional hunt for a meteorite at sea, researchers set out to investigate the largest recorded meteorite to strike the United States in 21 years. They recovered from the ocean what are believed to be pieces of the dense, interstellar rock.The golf cart-sized meteorite crashed into

The World Maritime University Celebrates 35 Years

Photo: WMU

Alongside the 70th anniversary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in 2018, the World Maritime University (WMU) is celebrating 35 years.   WMU has made a major contribution to global maritime education, research and capacity building. In this respect its legacy has been transformative

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