Oceanography News

Oil Spill 2010: Former Senator Bill Nelson Looks Back

This story originally aired on June 17, 2020.As part of the look back on the 10th anniversary of the BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, WUWFs Dave Dunwoody sat down with former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the force behind the RESTORE Act.After hearing about the April 20 explosion off Louisiana which killed 11 oil rig workers Nelson knew it was serious…

Public, schools are invited to join interactive broadcasts from the Antarctic

IMAGE: The R/V Laurence M. Gould passes a colony of penguins. view more Credit: United States Antarctic ProgramKINGSTON, R.I., - October 25, 2019 - Starting Monday, Oct. 28, the public and classrooms around the country are invited to interact in real time with polar scientists conducting critical research in the region of the Western Antarctic Peninsula…

Boaty McBoatface Prepares For First Antarctic Mission : The Two-Way : NPR

The name Boaty McBoatface is attached to three submersibles like this one, according to the BBC, instead of a large research vessel. The name Boaty McBoatface is attached to three submersibles like this one, according to the BBC, instead of a large research vessel. The remotely operated underwater research vessel known…

LA's AltaSea and Oregon State University Launch West Coast Ocean Innovation Partnership | 2020-06-16

Partnership includes internship program and live chats beginning June 19 AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles announced today a first-of-its-kind partnership with Oregon State University that will feature interactive virtual ocean education content with world-renowned professors and other joint efforts, such as a summer internship program.

Will Two U.S. Navy Vessels Need to Be Renamed?

In a move some say is overdue; the U.S. Navy this month announced a complete ban on the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas on Navy bases, ships, submarines and aircraft.The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navys core values of honor, courage and commitment, a spokesman for Chief of Naval Operations Adm.

Scripps Institution Of Oceanography: 3D-Printed Coral

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, alongside the University of Cambridge, UK, have 3D printed coral-like structures capable of growing dense microscopic algae populations. The work is aimed at the development of compact, efficient bioreactors for…

Oceans in Action workshop shows off latest in marine technology

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Collaboration and innovation are happening now on the Gulf Coast as federal, state, local and private organizations get a look at the latest marine technology out there.The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology and The Marine Technology Societys Oceans in Action workshop is underway this week. The…

Marine Institute announces new Eoin Sweeney Scholarship Award

Galway’s Marine Institute, together with the PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) in Spain has announced a new PhD scholarship for ocean technology research.The Eoin Sweeney Scholarship is a 4 year PhD scholarship in advanced ocean technology development and/or ocean observing stems.It is named in honour of Eoin…

Aquabotix launches sci-fi underwater drone swarms

ASX-listed Aquabotix has launched a first-of-its-kind, cutting-edge underwater drone that looks set to shake up the rapidly growing sub-sea robotics industry.Aquabotix new underwater swarm vehicle is able to operate remotely and has potentially game-changing applications in the defence, security, oceanography, research and harbour management industries.In a market update this week…
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'New continent' and species discovered in Atlantic study

?IMAGE: An international team aboard the RRS James Cook collected hundreds of marine specimens during a 5-week expedition along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. view more Credit: David Shale, copyright 2007A scientist from the University of Aberdeen is leading a team of international researchers whose work will continue our understanding of life in the deepest oceans…

Backyard of Boats | News

Cody Hills leans back in the stern of the small boat owned by Humboldt Baykeeper, which is zipping north through the Eureka channel of Humboldt Bay. He looks as relaxed as if he were reclining on his living-room couch. Around him the water crinkles and winks, like smoothed-out foil gift wrap. Two frothy white tracks stretch parallel behind the moving boat…

Kathy Sullivan: The woman who's made history in sea and space

Making headlines is never something that has motivated Kathy Sullivan. Already in the history books as the first US woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984, the 68-year-old found herself in the news again this week after becoming the first woman to travel almost seven miles (11km) to reach the lowest known point in the ocean.The two missions…

Offshore Pipeline Market 2020 Share, Size Global Competition Strategies, Statistics, Industry Trends

Global Offshore Pipeline Market 2020 Report includes a discussion of the Key Vendors operating in this Global market with top-down and bottom-up approaches and further analysed using analytical tools such as porter’s five force analysis and uncover Opportunities, Challenges, restraints, and trends of the Global Offshore Pipeline Market.

A Record-Setting Journey To The Atacama Trench

By Kevin Hardy & Dr. Osvaldo UlloaMay 3, 2018A Chilean-led expedition to explore the ocean trench off it’s own coast succeeded in launching and recovering a benthic lander named DOV Audacia (Audacity), three times to deeper than 8,000 meters, the last to a record depth of 8,081 meters deep. Using a Mocness Trawl the expedition also collected plankton at a record depth of 5,000 meters.

Rare species revealed by underwater technology off coast of Halifax

Research scientists are watching with fascination this weekend as a search for rare undersea life is being broadcast live by two remotely operated vessels run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration off the coast of Nova Scotia.Already, the footage has provided never before seen images of the eastern slope of the Gully…

Holyrood makes a big play in ocean technology sector | Business

HOLYROOD, N.L.There’s a considerable asset in the harbour of Holyrood, and the town is doing what it can to make that asset a major component of its long-term prosperity.The Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base, the site of the Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, has only been in existence for about a decade.“When the Marine Institute came here and set up that facility…

Joey Farrell: Born To Marine Salvage

Boys are coaxed into cleanliness at bath time playing with boats. But it was never a game for Joseph Farrell, III, instinctively realizing he was ballasting and salvaging ships, unlike the typical Mr. Bubbles kid. The scion of Resolve Marine Group may have been born to lead the global emergency response company founded by his father with a single tug 38 years ago…

Maritime Conflicts To Accentuate the Demand For Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DUBLIN, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --The "Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Market to 2025 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Types and Applications" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Unmanned underwater vehicle market is estimated to reach US$ 3.99 Bn by 2025The majority of the global UUV market is captured by the defense forces…

It Could Take Decades for the Ocean Floor to Recover From Deep Sea Mining

A sponge attached to a polymetallic nodulePhoto: GEOMAR, ROV Kiel 6000A new study has found that the impacts of deep sea mining are still felt a quarter of a century later. As the need for metals like copper, nickel, and cobalt mount, some have looked to harvest them from a vast field of metal-rich rocks called polymetallic nodules in the Pacific.