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Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion
Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway by
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Recreational Discard of Cod in the Gulf of Maine May be Depleting Stocks
Research in the Journal of Marine Science estimates that “the recreational contribution to the total catch of Atlantic cod (Gadus
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Continued Oxygen Depletion Creates More Ocean Dead Zones
Ocean “dead zones” — regions of the sea where oxygen is severely or entirely depleted and most forms of life
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Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf is Melting from Below
The European Space Agency’s CryoSat satellite and its Copernicus Sentinel-1 missions have been used to measure subtle changes in the
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Meta Analysis of Papers Classifying Deep Sea Life Shows We Know Very Little
In a review published in the journal Molecular Ecology, scientists from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University examined all knowledge
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Manned Submersible Will Laser Scan Titanic Wreckage
The Titantic Survey Expedition will use a 2G Robotics dynamic underwater laser scanner installed on OceanGate’s Cyclops2 manned submersible vehicle
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Port of Corpus Christi to Construct New Yard For Wind Turbine Parts
The Port Corpus Christi Commission on Dec. 12, 2017 approved a contract for construction of an additional 25-acre laydown yard
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International Cable Protection Committee Call for Papers
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will celebrate 60 years of submarine cable infrastructure development and maintenance with the 2018
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Strategic Sri Lankan Port is Controlled by China Through a 99-Year Lease
Sri Lanka transferred control of its port Hambantota to China in a 99-year lease, a plan designed to relieve the
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Kalmar to Deliver Straddle Carriers To Global Ports in Russia
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply 12 classic straddle carriers to JSC First Container Terminal (FCT)
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New Version of Wärtsilä 20 Diesel Engine Increases Output
The technology group Wärtsilä is launching an upgraded, more powerful version of its Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine. This new development
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Federal Judge Dismisses Sailors’ Radiation Exposure Class Action
A federal judge on Friday dismissed without prejudice the latest class action filed by hundreds of U.S. sailors exposed to
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Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case
In re Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case No. 17-41442 pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
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DOI Proposes to Lease 90 Percent of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
The U.S. Department of the Interior released a proposal Jan. 3, 2018 to lease 90 percent of the U.S. outer
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Twenty Years of Satellite Imagery: Watching Earth Breathe from Space
NASA’s launch of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) in 1997 began what is now a continuous, global view of
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U.S. Coast Guard to Launch its First Satellites in 2018
The U.S. Coast Guard is planning to launch its first satellites in 2018 to demonstrate the use of satellites for
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3,000-mm Ocean Buoy
The ATLANTIC-3000 buoy is manufactured from UV-stabilized polyethylene with a 3-m-diameter float section. It has a focal height of up
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Integrated Propulsion
Three60 Pod 650 is an integrated maneuvering system for control of engine rpm and pod transmission direction using lever control
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Bathymetric Data Cleaning
HIPS and SIPS 10.4 is a data processing tool with boresight calibration. It includes support for R2Sonic TruePix imagery, Kongsberg
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Enhanced Offshore Inspection
An internal gravity-deployed ultrasonic scanning tool, SIRIUS-X is built for ultrasonic corrosion mapping in offshore caissons, risers and conductors. It
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Hyundai Shipbuilding Stocks Drop 29 Percent
Hyundai Heavy Industries stock fell by a record 29 percent today after the company announced a plan to sell 12.5
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A Holiday Message from Makai Ocean Engineering
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Makai Ocean Engineering holiday video. Each year, Makai Ocean Engineering produces a unique holiday video. You
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Happy Holidays from Teledyne Marine!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the 2017 Teledyne Marine holiday video.  
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DNV GL Issues Approval for Exoskeleton LNG Tanks
Liquified natural gas experts GTT and maritime engineers Technolog received a general approval for ship application (GASA) from classification company
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Hydrogen-Powered Vessel Paves the Way for Zero-Emission Shipping
A hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, was launched by the Antwerp-based maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). It is the first
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Drilling and Survey Ships Assist Engineering of 1,100-Kilometer Coastal Highway
Engineering projects along a coastal highway route that crosses fjord locations in Norway will require a variety of solutions that
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New Subspecies of Manta Heads from Florida to Smithsonian
A novel species of manta that washed ashore in Boynton Beach in August was collected for transportation from Harbor Branch
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Where Blue Sharks Cross Paths with Commercial Fishing, Ecological Problems Lurk
Ten blue sharks were tagged in June 2016 off the East Coast of the U.S., and satellites then collected information
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Single-celled Phytoplankton are Behind the Great Calcite Belt Algal Bloom
Research published in the journal Biogeosciences examines the chemistry behind an annual algal bloom and the algae that cause it
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Research Q&A from MEAM: What Genetics Contributes to Ocean Conservation
The Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) information service interviewed four marine genetics researchers to find out “How genetics can improve
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New Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters Named
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the names for its Sentinel Class of fast response cutters (FRC), each vessel being
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A European Consortium is Trying to Build Floating Ocean Spaces
A consortium of seventeen European partners is trying to create floating workspaces at sea by developing a standardized, cost-efficient, modular
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U.S. Navy ROV Deployed to Recover Argentine Sub
RV Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, departs today on a mission to locate and recover the Argentine submarine, ARA
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Tropical Cyclone Ockhi Expected to Weaken Before Landfall
NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arabian Sea on Dec. 4 and found Tropical Cyclone Ockhi moving north as desert
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Investigating Dissolved Black Carbon in the South China Sea
Organic matter in the oceans in the form of dissolved black carbon can provide clues about long-term marine carbon cycle
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Multiple Corer Simultaneously Takes 12 Sediment Samples
OSIL delivered a 12-station multiple corer to XMU University in China that is capable of collecting up to 12 samples
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