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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 published to date of deep sea invertebrates. Their paper highlights the disparity between our basic knowledge of the ecology of deep sea animals and the growing impact of humans on the deep ocean. Over the last 30 years there have

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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 to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and the surrounding debris field. The data, overlaid with 4K images, will allow creation of real-time 3D models with millimetric resolution. The mission will depart from St. Johns, Newfoundland in June

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Canadian Coast Guard Gets Supply Deals for Icebreaking and Services

The Government of Canada is taking steps to increase its capability to deliver critical services on Canada’s waterways. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and the Canadian Coast Guard have concluded two supply arrangements (SAs) for additional marine services such as icebreaking and aids to navigation. Starting this winter, the Coast Guard will be able to provide taskings under the SAs to available private

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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 for storage of wind turbine components and other breakbulk cargo. The Port of Corpus Christi handled 2,603 pieces of wind turbine cargo in 2015, 2,875 pieces in 2016 and was expected to surpass 3,000 wind turbine components handled in 2017.

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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 ICPC Diamond Jubilee Plenary, to be held Apr. 10-12, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Experts who can speak authoritatively about developments in the world of submarine cables are invited to submit presentation abstracts by Feb. 5, 2018 for consideration. Suggested

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