Unmanned Systems Innovators Will Pitch to Investors in San Francisco

San Francisco-based venture accelerator Investorfest Media is working with AUVSI Novus Unmanned to host a showcase of inventors and early-stage innovators in autonomous and unmanned systems technology on Nov. 1. The event held at the Hyatt Regency at San Francisco Airport is a chance for selected startups to present ideas to investors. It also includes…

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Sea Technology and IOSTIA Partner to Assist Blue Tech

  The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) is a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans. IOSTIA entered a partnership with Sea Technology magazine to assist blue tech companies by providing information on products and advancements and contributing to…

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Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program

Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including courses in calibration, deployment, operation, maintenance and management of marine technology assets, including data collection, processing and mapping. Part of the course involves examining shipwrecks at depths of approximately 150 m using Saab Seaeye’s Falcon…

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Bureau Veritas joins Global Industry Alliance to Support Low-Carbon Shipping

Inspection and certification organization Bureau Veritas joined 15 other members in the Global Industry Alliance (GIA), a public-private partnership that aims to bring together maritime industry leaders to support an energy-efficient and low-carbon maritime transport system. GIA was created in June 2017 under the GloMEEP (Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships) Project, which is jointly supported by…

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Finland Installs Smart Beacons to Make Fairway Safer

The fairway maintained by the Finnish Transport Agency and the Port of Rauma installed 33 smart beacons to increase visibility and transport safety. The beacons designed and installed by Meritaito Ltd. can be adjusted by pilots to increase light output as needed or by maritime agencies to dim the lights when the fairway is not…

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