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Webinar Today on DoD Funding Opportunity for Environmental Science, Technology R&D
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and developmentRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 9—September 2017
September 2017 Geophysical Exploration / Seafloor EngineeringRead more.
Aquabotix Wants to Deploy Technology to Assist with Surveying Hurricane Damage
Aquabotix is an underwater robotics company that makes underwater drones called autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), asRead more.
Tour USS Indianapolis: Live-Streaming from 18,000 Feet Under the Sea
Tonight, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) will shoot video 18,000 feet under the sea to take viewers on a live-streaming tourRead more.
NASA Project to More Thoroughly Understand Ocean Carbon Flux
Beginning in summer 2018, twelve groups of scientists will undertake field expeditions to perform robotic sampling, optical instrumentation deployments, lightRead more.
New Ocean Technology Group Promises a Fresh Voice on Capitol Hill
The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) officially launched Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Located in Washington, D.C., IOSTIARead more.
USGS Installs Sensors to Gain Data from Irma
The U.S. Geological Survey is installing storm-tide sensors today in the Florida Keys to assist with data collection as HurricaneRead more.
Hurricane Watch: Irma Approaching Virgin Islands
The National Hurricane Center has issued a public advisory stating that Hurricane Irma will move over portions of the VirginRead more.
Hurricane Update: Offshore Oil and Port Infrastructure
The U.S. Coast Guard reported ships entering and exiting the Houston Ship Channel on Labor Day and the Port ofRead more.
International Ocean Film Festival Submissions Open
The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is now accepting film submissions. IOFF is the biggest festival of its kindRead more.
Q&A: Jeff Orlowski’s ‘Chasing Coral’
If you haven’t seen “Chasing Coral” yet, we highly recommend you watch it. (It’s streaming now on Netflix.) This engagingRead more.
More Rain to Come as Hurricane Harvey Returns to Land
The fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston, Texas is experiencing disastrous rains from category 4 hurricane Harvey, which madeRead more.
USS Indianapolis Ruins Discovered in North Pacific
On Aug. 18, 2017 an expedition crew aboard RV Petrel, a research vessel owned by Paul Allen, located the remainsRead more.
Smithsonian Scientists Use Sonar to Count Endangered Manatees
Panama’s largest manatee population is thought to live in the San San Pond Sak in the province of Bocas DelRead more.
Navy Commander Fired in Wake of USS McCain Collision
On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore, resulting in 10 sailors missing. In theRead more.
August 2017 E-Book Now Available
Sea Technology‘s August 2017 issue is now available. If you’re not already a subscriber, sign up for free here toRead more.
Ten Sailors Missing After US Destroyer Collision with Chemical Tanker
Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and anRead more.
‘Marine Megatropolis’ Photo Exhibit
“Marine Megatropolis 1974-1981,” featuring photos by Bob Evans, will be on display at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in CaliforniaRead more.
New MARAD Head Sworn In
RAdm. Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Navy (retired), was sworn in as the administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Prior to hisRead more.
Norwegian Fish Farm Vessel Goes Electric
Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has been awarded a contract for energy storage aboard the electric fish farm vessel Elfrida,Read more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 8—August 2017
August 2017 Ocean Resources Development & Coastal Zone ManagementRead more.
Aquaculture Has Limitless Potential, Study Says
Nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture, according to a studyRead more.
Montreal Protocol Cuts US GHG
The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions ofRead more.
FLIP Research Platform
The U.S. Research Platform FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) is a large ship literally flipped at 90° by submerging 300 ft.Read more.
Greek Island to Become Energy Pioneer
The small Greek island of Tilos in the Aegean Sea is set to become the first energy-independent island in theRead more.
Start-up Funding Opportunity
AUVSI Novus Unmanned is calling all start-ups (seed, Series-A, B, C or restart) in the unmanned systems and autonomous technologiesRead more.
Tommy Riparetti hopes to captivate Web viewers with lively commentary from a media control room on the EV Nautilus research shipRead more.
Celebrating Marine Sanctuaries
On August 12, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting its third National “Get into Your Sanctuary” celebration. This eventRead more.
SUBSALVE USA Acquisition
SUBSALVE USA has been acquired by Performance Inflatables Co. The business will continue to operate, with its current staff, atRead more.
Marine Life Fights Cancer
A sponge bearing the compound leiodermatolide was collected off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 401 m via mannedRead more.
Bills to Reauthorize IOOS
Legislation has been introduced in both the U.S. House and the Senate to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing SystemRead more.
Support Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA has reopened the public comment period on national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments until August 15. If you wantRead more.
Arctic Ocean Row Speed Record
Five international athletes have completed the first of the Polar Row’s two rows, shattering the previous Arctic Ocean speed record.Read more.
ST July 2017 Issue
Our July issue is now available digitally. Sign up for the e-book here.Read more.
1 Trillion-Tonne Iceberg Breaks Away
A 1 trillion-tonne iceberg–one of the biggest ever recorded–calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica earlier thisRead more.
Invasive Seaweed Has Benefits
Invasive plant species aren’t all that bad, according to a new study by scientists at Duke University and the UniversityRead more.
Interior Deputy Sec Confirmed
On July 24, U.S. Department of the Interior veteran David Bernhardt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve asRead more.
CNR Concept Challenge Finalists
The finalists of the CNR Concept Challenge–a historic call for innovative ideas to support the U.S. Navy and Marine CorpsRead more.
Japan Calls for Maritime Security Meeting
Japan will host a meeting in September of maritime security organizations worldwide, The Japan Times reported. It will be theRead more.
Sea Technology, Vol. 58, No. 7—July 2017
July 2017 Deck Gear, Cable, Connectors, Power Systems & SalvageRead more.
Floating Island Concept Tested
MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) has tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island. The island comprises 87 largeRead more.
Antarctic Diving Expedition
Diving Unlimited International is hosting a dive trip to Antarctica February 19 to March 3, 2018. Diving medicine, photography andRead more.
Deep-Sea Corals to Help Replenish Shallow Reefs
The world’s coral reefs are dying at alarming rates. FIU researcher Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty believes deep-sea corals could help replenish their more imperiled,Read more.
Keuka Moves into Offshore Wind
Keuka Research & Development, of the Keuka Energy Group of Companies, has moved from R&D into the U.S. offshore windRead more.
France Cuts Oil, Gas Licenses
France plans to stop granting shale oil and gas exploration licenses at home and in overseas territories, with the goalRead more.
MATE ROV Competition
Sixty-five teams from 17 countries participated in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s international underwater robotics competition. Top honorsRead more.
If you’re going to be in Norfolk, Virginia, July 19 to 21, check out the MTS TechSurge on Marine PropulsionRead more.
Arctic Shield 2017
The Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters this past weekend with the opening of aRead more.
SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station (ISS) and came back to Earth today. It splashed downRead more.
International Sub Races
The biannual International Submarine Races began June 25 and run through June 30 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center CarderockRead more.
Record-Breaking Coral Planting in FL Keys
Members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with half-a-dozen scientists from Mote Marine LaboratoryRead more.
New Strategic Direction for Navy S&T
At the upcoming Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo–to be held in Washington, D.C., July 20 to 21–Chief of NavalRead more.
New Panama Canal Anniversary
The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestonesRead more.
Day of the Seafarer
June 25 was the annual Day of the Seafarer, which was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 DiplomaticRead more.
Wilson Center Arctic Forum
The Wilson Center hosted its Arctic Circle Forum June 21 to 22, bringing together experts on the region to discussRead more.
Teledyne Photo Contest
Teledyne Marine is hosting its 2017 Photo Contest. All Teledyne customers are invited to submit photos of Teledyne products inRead more.
USS Fitzgerald Crash
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald has collided with a merchant vessel off Japan, resulting in seven deaths aboard the Fitzgerald.Read more.