2018 Rolex Awards

Rolex young leaders

Rolex is seeking five young leaders with proposals that will change the world in the 2018 Rolex Awards competition.

The age range is 18-30. The categories are: environment, applied science and technology, and exploration.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.

Winners will receive 100,000 Swiss francs, a Rolex chronometer and worldwide publicity.

Premiere of ‘An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch’

An Ocean Mystery

The ocean conservation film “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” will premiere on Earth Day, April 22, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History at 6 p.m. and on the Smithsonian Channel at 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. ET/PT.

The film follows fisheries scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly as he investigates the amount of fish taken from the oceans and the speed at which this resource is declining.

The film calls on governments to take a better accounting of their fish stocks to avoid a global food catastrophe.

US House Climate Hearing Today

US House

Climate change skeptics are in full force in Congress today as U.S. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith has called a full committee hearing on climate science.

Democrats have responded by releasing: “Much Ado About Nothing”–A Minority Review of the Majority’s Climate Science Investigation. It says the hearing is likely to bring up–and dispute–the Karl study conducted by NOAA scientists, which concludes that global warming has been advancing in the last 15 years.

Read the full report here.

Pioneer Wind Farm Retiring

Vindeby wind farm

Twenty-five years ago, the world’s first offshore wind farm was constructed close to shore in the low waters off Vindeby near Lolland in the southeast of Denmark. Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, comprising 11 offshore wind turbines, was connected to the grid in 1991.

DONG Energy, owner and operator of the wind farm, has decided to decommission it, and dismantling has begun.

The turbines are small compared to the latest tech, but the wind farm remains an industry pioneer.

Sea Technology’s Latest Issue is Out!

Sea Technology magazine March 2017

The March 2017 issue of Sea Technology magazine is now available. Read it by subscribing for free here.

MTS Awards

MTSThe Marine Technology Society (MTS) has opened nominations for its annual awards, three of which are sponsored by Compass Publications Inc., the publisher of Sea Technology magazine. The awards will be presented at the OCEANS conference in Anchorage, Alaska September 18 to 21.

Learn more about the awards here.