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Maximizing the Potential of Chile's Fish Farms

Reliable and constant measurements of environmental currents and other oceanographic environmental conditions can markedly improve the performance of fish farms in Chile. (Photo: Nortek)

How the right measurement technology can help Chile’s aquaculture industry fulfill its potential   Climate change is just one of the challenges that ports in Chile increasingly have to deal with, and an investment in the latest Doppler technology and online systems has proven to be a significant benefit for its ports.

Canada Orders Ships to Reduce Speed to Prevent Whale Deaths

North Atlantic right whales (Photo: Jolinne Surrette / Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Certain ships are being ordered to reduce speed because of the deaths of at least 10 North Atlantic right whales in Canada's Gulf of St Lawrence during the past two months, the government said on Friday.   The deaths have made 2017 the deadliest year for the endangered marine mammal since scientists began tracking their numbers in the 1980s,

Undersea Technology: A Strategic Rhode Island Advantage

Molly Donohue Magee

 In 1869, the U.S. Navy’s first research facility—the Naval Torpedo Station—was built on Newport, Rhode Island’s Goat Island. This rich history continues today, as the state is home to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, which provides the technical foundation to ensure the U.S. Navy’s undersea superiority.

Hurricane Season to be Busier than Predicted

(Image: NOAA)

Atlantic hurricane season could see more activity than originally anticipated, as forecasters now say an above-normal season is likely.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its 2017 hurricane season outlook, as forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood

Study: Climate Change Shifts Timing of River Floods

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Climate change has shifted the timing of flooding in European rivers in the past 50 years, causing deluges earlier in the northeast and later around parts of the Mediterranean, scientists said on Thursday.   Floods affect more people worldwide than any other natural hazard and U.N. estimates put the

Meet The Chatty Scientist

The Chatty Scientist Founder and Marine Technology Reporter contributor Kira Coley. (Photo: The Chatty Scientist)

A brand new communication platform aims to help scientist share their research with the world.   The new online science communication platform, called The Chatty Scientist, offers interactive resources and modern, flexible training that helps scientists discover the tools to best communicate their research,

New PAR Measurement Logger Launched

(Image: Precision Measurement Engineering)

Designer and manufacturer of freshwater and oceanographic monitoring systems and instruments Precision Measurement Engineering has launched the new miniPAR Logger that logs photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), water temperature and tilt measurements. The completely submersible logger measures the amount of diffused sunlight through water,

NASA, Norway to Develop Arctic Laser-Ranging Station

The scientific base of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, as seen from the sea. The future Satellite Ranging Station will be located between the two antennas visible in the image. Credits: Norwegian Mapping Authority/Per Erik Opseth. Photo: NASA

 NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles from the North Pole that will produce high-precision locations of orbiting satellites, help track changes in the ice sheets and improve the efficiency of marine transportation and agriculture.

From GloBallast to GloFouling Partnerships

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Global Environment Facility (GEF) approves new project concept to address major aquatic invasive species vector.   A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation.    The GloFouling Partnerships

Afloat on a Frigid Frontier

Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Maple stand lookout watch in the Arctic Ocean approximately 100 miles east of Barrow, Alaska, July 25, 2017. This was the first day of the patrol the crew encountered ice. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Nate Littlejohn)

Located 100 miles northwest of Barrow, Alaska, the crew of the 225-foot buoy tender out of Sitka was on a mission to support marine mammal research conducted by Josh Jones, a graduate student researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in San Diego.   The Coast Guard crew used their

GoM Dead Zone is the Largest on Record

(Image: NOAA)

This year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life, has grown larger than scientists had initially predicted, becoming the largest measured since dead zone mapping began in the GoM in 1985. At about 8,776 square miles, the dead zone is roughly as large as New Jersey.

ABB Marine Software Supports Ocean Research

BTOWU vessel Fantastiko (Photo: ABB)

ABB said it is providing the shipboard systems and systems expertise that will support the research voyages undertaken by ‘By the Ocean we Unite’, a charitable organization whose mission is to highlight the damage done by the millions of tons of plastics that end up in the world’s oceans every year.

Deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales Puzzle Scientists

(Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

 North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence in two months, according to Canadian authorities.   The nine deaths make 2017 the deadliest year for the endangered marine

FarSounder Sonar for RRS Sir David Attenborough

Artist’s impression of RRS Sir David Attenborough (Image: Cammell Laird and British Antarctic Survey)

The new $180 million polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough currently under construction at the Cammell Laird Birkenhead shipyard in the Port of Liverpool City Region, U.K. is slated to be equipped with FarSounder's longest range sonar system, the FarSounder-1000.   The new, state-of-the-art ship,

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