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Hearing on Oil Recovery Research & Technology Needs

The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the House Committee on Science and Technology conducted a hearing on Research and Technology Needs for Oil Recovery and Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills. Committee Chair Bart Gordon (D-) made an opening statement. Subcommittee Chair Brian Baird (D-) made an opening statement. Mr. Douglas Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), testified that NOAA is providing scientific information regarding oil spill trajectory and conducting natural resource damage assessments. Captain Anthony Lloyd, US Coast Guard, testified concerning the National Incident Command’s efforts to respond to the ongoing oil spill. Ms. Sharon Buffington, Minerals Management Service (MMS), testified concerning the agency’s oil spill response research program. Dr. Albert Venosa, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testified concerning the agency’s oil spill research program. Dr. Jeffery Short, Oceana, testified concerning oil spill cleanup capacity. Dr. Samantha Joye, University of Georgia, testified concerning gaps in the oil spill response research program. Dr. Richard Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center, testified concerning areas for research identified as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Dr. Nancy Kinner, Coastal Response Research Center, testified concerning oil spill research and technology needs. Mr


MPA and IHPC to Collaborate

MPA and IHPC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at MPA's 12th Maritime Forum that will enable maritime companies to leverage on IHPC’s Computational Science and Engineering capabilities through a three-year Maritime Research Program (MRP). Some research topics of interest to participating companies include the development of advanced designs for semi-submersible jack-up rigs and the application of large-scale computational fluid dynamics.


OSHA, National Shipbuilding Research Program Renew Alliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) have renewed their Alliance, originally signed on July 15, 2003, to continue providing NSRP members and others in the shipbuilding industry with important health and safety information to reduce or prevent employee exposure to shipyard hazards. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr


Bollinger Added to NSRP

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Notice stating that the membership of the National Shipbuilding Research Program has changed. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, Louisiana has been added. Cascade General, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has been deleted. 69 Fed. Reg. 10263 (March 4, 2004).


NSRP Project Book Released

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Project Book Winter 2010 edition is now available. The Project Book was created as a compilation of both major and panel projects funded under the program with the goal of increasing awareness of ongoing work under NSRP, stimulating interaction among project teams, and accelerating transfer of technology throughout the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry. http://www.nsrp.org


NSRP Approves Twelve US Navy-Related R&D Projects

National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) approves US$1.8-million for 12 new cost-reducing projects. The NSRP Executive Control Board selected 12 new research and development projects for award as part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. The projects, totaling approximately US$1.8-million, will be executed through the NSRP Ship Production Panels which serve as the program’s primary public


Navy Honors Propeller Expert

Senior naval officers and government officials will recognize the career of Dr. William B. Morgan in a 10:00 a.m. naming ceremony April 27 at the U.S. Navy's Large Cavitation Channel (LCC). This unique engineering test facility will bear the name of the former head of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Hydromechanics Directorate who retired in December after 50 years of service to the nation. The facility will be known as the William B. Morgan Large Cavitation Channel


ShipConstructor Appoints Larkins CEO

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ShipConstructor Software Promoted Darren Larkins to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Larkins combines over 10 years experience in the development, marketing, sales and implementation of marine systems with the knowledge gained from onsite visits to shipbuilders and offshore experts in over 15 countries. He was instrumental in the development of the patent-pending DDROM technology now at the core of the company’s software


SENER Signs Two new Agreements

Both organizations are bolstering their work in the areas of composite materials, cryogenics and medical instrument development. The mixed research unit will represent a joint investment of around €200,000 and the engineering firm SENER is building its new corporate building in Parc del Alba, close to the ASCAMM Technology Center.     SENER and the ASCAMM Technology Center, a member of the TECNIO network


NSRP to Launch Shipbuilding Research Project

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On April 3, 2014, The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) issued a pre-solicitation notice in anticipation of Research Announcement 13-01 being issued in June 2014. This Research Announcement will be soliciting summary proposals that respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest that will be identified in the Research Announcement. Teaming


NSRP Awards $3.3M for Shipbuilding R&D

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has selected four major research and development projects for award, as part of the program's continuing mission to reduce costs associated with U. S. shipbuilding and ship repair


SSI Speaks in Washington about LCS Program Cuts

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SSI USA Director of Operations Patrick Roberts recently had meetings with U.S. senators, congressmen and navy brass to discuss the upcoming Pentagon Department of Defense Budget as it relates to the U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs. It was noted that Roberts' position is somewhat unique in that


NAVSEA Establishes New Directorate

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced the establishment of the Acquisition and Commonality directorate April 14. The new directorate, led by Rear Adm. Thomas Kearney, focuses on lowering acquisition costs and reducing the number of unique components such as valves in the Navy's ships and


Unique Technologies Improve Port Security

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Practical results from the SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project, coordinated by BMT Group Ltd. and part-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Security Research Program will be demonstrated to key stakeholders at Stena Line’s ferry terminals starting at Masthuggskajen in the


Floating Offshore Wind Turbines: DNV KEMA Set Standards

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As demand for wind energy increases, offshore deployments are continuing to move into deeper waters. DNV KEMA has released its new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures that will help ensure safety and reliability in floating wind turbines


Damen Introduces Arctic Towing Supply Vessel Concept

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Last February, five Maritime Engineering bachelor students of the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) finished their Minor on Arctic Engineering. In cooperation with Damen Shipyards Group and other partners this project has now resulted, amongst others


EDHEC-Risk Institute Welcomes Eight New Members

EDHEC-Risk Institute announced that eight new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together scholars, representatives of regulatory bodies as well as senior executives from business partners and other institutions.


Energy Focus to Develop Navy LED Lighting

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Energy Focus, Inc. announced it has been offered, accepted and is now under contract to develop the All Platform Affordable LED (APALED) Lighting project for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), representing over $50 million opportunity for the Company in addition to the retrofit


Underwater Volcano Dubbed World’s Largest

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A University of Houston (UH) professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state of New Mexico, this volcano, dubbed the Tamu Massif, is nearly as big as the giant volcanoes of Mars


NSRP Highlights 19 New Shipbuilding & Repair R&D Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board (ECB) recently selected 19 new R&D projects to be executed, totalling approximately $2.5-million, as part of their core project mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. 


BSEE's Ohmsett Facility Receives US$4-Million Grant

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The funds allocated to BSEE will provide for infrastructure resiliency improvements at the bureau's national oil spill response research and renewable energy test facility, Ohmsett, located at Naval Weapons Station Earl in Leonardo, N.J. The Ohmsett facility includes the nation’s largest


BMT to Support NSRP Welding Research Project

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BMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced its latest research project with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to evaluate recent advancements in Integrated Cold Electrode (ICE) welding technology. Jointly funded by industry and the U.S


Lease Approved for L.A. Marine Research Campus

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform  a 100-year-old pier on the L.A. Waterfront in San Pedro into a world-class urban marine research and innovation center called AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles


BSEE Targets $7 Million Investment in Oil Spill Response Research

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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that it is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will be investing up to $7 million to support these projects in 2014. In a Broad Agency Announcement released on the federal governments business


Scientists Train Students on Oil Spill Research

WHOI researcher Catherine Carmichael works alongside high school science teacher Shawn Walker to collect oiled sand patty samples for analysis. (Photo by Danielle Groenen, Deep-C Consortium)

As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week.


 
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