Marine Science

Whale Carcass Washes Up Under Seattle Ferry Dock

A dead gray whale has floated underneath a busy commuter ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, sending a putrid odor wafting onto the dock and diverting some passenger ferries to another slip,

Petrobras Deploys Pre-salt Subsea Equipment Technique

  At the end of last year, Petrobras deployed its first wet Christmas tree (equipment installed on a wellhead, composed of a set of remotely operated valves designed

Satellites to Track Illegal 'Pirate Fishing'

About 20 percent of the world's fishing catch is taken illegally by poachers, experts estimate, but a new satellite tracking system launched on Wednesday aims to

McLean to Lead NOAA OAR Research

Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise,

Winners of Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards Named

  Eleven individuals and organizations have been named as winners of the 2014 Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards for Excellence in Coastal Ocean Resource Management,

Sonar Manufacturers Partner for Seagrass Surveys

BioSonics and Ping DSP Sonar Technologies Combine for Seagrass Surveys; 3D Sidescan and Scientific Single Beam Dovetail as Highly Effective Habitat Assessment System Two

USCG Warns of Adverse Weather in Bay Area

  The Coast Guard advises exercising caution on and around the San Francisco Bay coastline and waterfronts, as excessively high tides are expected through mid-week.

Fugro Wins Flood Risk Data Contract

Fugro, as a member of the Compass PTS joint venture, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for flood risk data services. The contract was awarded by the U.

Saab, Damen Jointly Pursue Submarine Contracts

Saab, Damen ink partnership agreement to pursue prospects in the international submarine market Swedish defense and security company Saab has partnered with

MOL Develops ‘Fe-asy Checker 26’ Onboard Test Kit

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has developed and commercialized an onboard test kit called the “Fe-asy Checker 26,” which enables crewmembers to analyze total iron content in scavenging drain oil safely,

CIMC Makes Progress on Arctic Rig

  On 19th January 2015, North Dragon, the North Sea semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for North Sea Rigs AS, successfully assembled in Yantai Shipyard.

Update on Stricken Ship Hoegh Osaka

  The stricken ship Hoegh Osaka continues to be stable and the salvors ongoing ballasting operations have now reduced the list to 48 degrees. The divers yesterday

Petrobras is Largest Operator of Floating Production Platforms

  Petrobras now operates more floating production platforms (including self-owned and chartered ones) than any other company in the world, according to Petrodata,

Seapilot Unveils Navigation APP for Android Devices

  Seapilot, the recreational brand of True Heading NSA and leading manufacturer of recreational Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions and app navigation,

Inmarsat Debuts Enhanced Maritime Product Roadmap

  Inmarsat today announced its enhanced Maritime product roadmap consisting of two new services designed specifically for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network: Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband Xtra.

Deloitte : Investment Crucial for UKCS

  The North Sea needs continued investment from businesses and government through its current period of transition, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

Accelerating Sea Level Rise Threatens Coasts

Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, a study said on Wednesday.

Ice Studied for Alaska LNG Terminal

ASL Environmental Sciences has a contract for a three-year metocean-ice study program in Cook Inlet, Alaska for the proposed Alaska LNG Project terminal site. This

Boston Whaler Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

  In 2014, Boston Whaler broke ground on a new era in its history, introducing its largest model ever with the new 420 Outrage. On Jan. 13, 2015, Whaler celebrated

Great Ships of 2014: R/V Neil Armstrong - Multifaceted Sea Explorer

The Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel hull number 27 started its official life as the R/V Neil Armstrong, the first research vessel named after a space explorer.

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