Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Address Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia

U.S. House Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and David Joyce (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to harmful algal blooms, especially in coastal communities and the Great Lakes region. In a harmful algal bloom event, algae grow rapidly and release dangerous toxins that end up in shellfish, fish,…

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Aquabotix Goes Public: Web-Based Tech and Underwater Vehicles

Aquabotix is a company that specializes in portable underwater vehicles. Its products include ROVs, hybrid AUV/ROVs and underwater camera systems. Aquabotix recently made the transition to become a public company and is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. ST caught up with CEO Durval Tavares and engineer Joshua Normandin to talk about the IPO…

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Statoil to Remotely Operate Offshore Rig from Onshore Control Room

Statoil has created its first control room for operating an offshore drilling platform from an onshore location. The platform, Valemon, came on-stream in 2015 and produces 60,000 barrels of gas and condensate each day. While it has 40 cabins, Valemon will now be operated by rotating shifts of 14 operators from the control room in…

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Summit Drives Action on Decarbonization of Global Shipping

“Ambition 1.5˚C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan” is a summit held in Bonn, Germany today as part of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The summit is meant to facilitate group-think activities and capture ideas from cross-industry, high-level working groups to develop innovative solutions…

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Call for Papers on Control Applications in Marine Systems and Vehicles

The 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles – IFAC CAMS 2018 is now accepting paper submissions on a wide variety of topics related to marine technology systems development. CAMS 2018 is a flagship event of the IFAC Technical Committee on Marine Systems, an organization “devoted to promote discussions on theoretical…

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