Marine Technology Society News Releases

News Releases

10/15/2018 - Space Commerce Conference and Exposition

9/11/2018 - US Hydro 2019 Scheduled for March 18-21 in Biloxi, MS

9/3/2018 - 2018 MTS ROV Committee Scholarships Announced

9/3/2018 - MTS Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

8/2/2018 - REMINDER: 2018 Board of Directors Election Voting is Now Open

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Dr. Andrew Clark
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Zdenka Willis

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The MTS Awards Nomination window has been extended to June 30, 2018.  Please consider submitting an award nomination.  For more information, please visit the MTS Awards page

5/16/2018 - MTS ROV Committee Sponsors 2018 MATE ROV Competition

2/28/2018 - NOC Begins Global Project to Map Ocean Floor by 2030

2/14/2018 - NASA Considering Mission to Explore Ocean on Saturn's Moon

2/14/2018 - Advances in Underwater Laser Mapping Pave The Way for New Opportunities

Subsea technology companies Newton Research Labs Inc. and Sonardyne International Ltd, UK. have completed tests to integrate Newton Labs’ underwater laser scanners with Sonardyne’s acoustically-aided inertial navigation system for underwater vehicles, SPRINT-Mapper. The companies say the milestone paves the way for greater adoption by industry of mobile laser mapping technology to survey seafloor sites and subsea structures, and eliminates many of the challenges currently faced by users when attempting to configure advanced sensor technologies from different vendors prior to mobilizing equipment offshore. Read More.

1/12/2018 - Florida Atlantic University Accepting Applicants for Open Faculty Positions and for Fellowship Program

12/18/2017 - Rep. Rob Whitman Speaks On The Importance Of Supporting Growth In The Maritime Industry

12/18/2017 - U.S. Senator's Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Maritime Industry Becomes Law

12/18/2017 - MTS President Donna Kocak Writes Editorial on Trends in Ocean Observing

10/17/2017 - Challenger Glider Sets New World Record in the Indian Ocean

A team of international scientists and students, including MTS members from Rutgers University, has just completed the first of three legs in a three-year effort to be the first to navigate an autonomous underwater robot completely around the Indian Ocean. The mission was conducted as part of the global Challenger Glider Mission as a contribution to the Second International Indian Ocean Experiment (IIOE-2). At sea operations were conducted by Rutgers University and the University of Western Australia, with shore support provided by scientists from the US, UK, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Read more.

9/26/2017 - Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

9/5/2017 - Royal Navy Unveils Fish-like Submarine Concepts

A crewed mothership shaped like a manta ray, unmanned eel-like vessels equipped with sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets. Though these vehicles look more like something designed in Hollywood for the next sci-fi blockbuster, they’re actually new concepts developed by the U.K Royal Navy to transform the future of underwater warfare. Read More.

6/27/2017 - DTU Creating Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

The Technical University of Denmark has inaugurated a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs. Read more.

5/16/2017 - Sonardyne Navigation Chosen for Thai AUV Program

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) being developed by a joint-research program between PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand will feature marine robotics navigation technology supplied by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd, of Singapore. Read More.

5/9/2017 - KONGSBERG to Market Two New Underwater Glider Systems

2/28/2017 - Researchers to Explore Subsea Mountains in the Pacific

2/16/2017 - NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Journeys into Remote, Deep Pacific Ocean

2/9/2017 - Subsea Unmanned Vehicle Playing a Greater Role in Underwater Archaeology

1/25/2017 - Hulking Hurricanes: Seeking Greater Accuracy in Predicting Storm Strength

1/13/2017 - Call for Speakers for Teledyne Marine's Technology Workshop 2017

12/27/2016 - The Link Foundation Offers 1-Year Fellowships of $28,500

11/13/2016 - Career Opportunity Highlight: ASV Unmanned Marine Systems



11/1/2016 - R2Sonic, LLC introduces MultiSpectral Mode™ survey capability

R2Sonic multibeam echosounders now have MultiSpectral Mode™ survey capability, an innovation allowing R2Sonic systems to collect backscatter data at multiple frequencies in a single pass, with one vessel and one sonar system. Multi-frequency backscatter is an active area of research and promises great results in the area of bottom classification.  Visit to learn more.

10/26/2016 - Ocean Exploration: A Supply Demand Mismatch - Editorial by VADM Paul Gaffney USN (Ret)

Paul Gaffney1

Demand is up; supply is down. We are talking about Ocean Exploration; the simple characterization of a cube of ocean for the first time.  In recent months the President rocketed the size of the marine sanctuary that heads out northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands.  A few weeks later he designated a new marine sanctuary off New England.  Both will now demand some sort of comprehensive characterization; ocean exploration campaigns. 

Meanwhile, NOAA, in issuing a draft Environmental Impact Statement, has asked for public comment on options to expand, eastward, the Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuary in the northern Gulf of Mexico. New demand.
Logically, exploring an ocean area precedes designating it for protection. Such has rarely been the case, but the nation should take the area seriously once designated and characterize it better.
It just makes sense to learn about the living and mineral resources that make our sanctuaries their home. And for the appetite of the public and for the further edification of American historians and archeologists, America might make a few excursions to investigate wrecks and evidence of submerged human cultures in these areas, as well.
In one week in October, leading up to the National Ocean Exploration Forum, nearly 300 news stories about recent American ocean exploration discoveries earned time and space in the media in 36 countries. Some reporters seized on strange new “ purple” creatures discovered for the first time, but nearly all wrote about the 500 new methane seeps fizzing from seafloor along the US West Coast. Those discoveries inspired renewed interest in natural oceanic methane releases into the atmosphere – oh no, another greenhouse gas! And, the speculation that if these gigantic pools of gas in the ocean sediments could be accurately located and then safely captured there would be an energy source for America for centuries; cleaner than coal or oil.   
Where exactly does the methane seep, how do we best find seeps, how deep are they and what happens to the methane as it bubbles up toward the surface?  Exploration demands -- demands likely to increase as the USGS and NOAA start a campaign to explore the continental slope and its canyons off the US Southeast coast over the next few years.
Then there is the Arctic. Scientists and politicians are currently focused on the great variability of ice cover and the changing ocean below it. It makes sense to measure the change. But picking the right spot to make long-term measurements is crucial, because, conditions in the Arctic are harsh thereby requiring that the few measurement sites that we can afford are the right spots. Priority exploration campaigns in the Arctic will help us identify the best places for longer-term measurements.
A compelling paper2 written for the Forum pointed out how little we know about the minerals in the sea – e.g., seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits. Is there a national demand to explore for these resources? Other nations have recognized the demand. 
At the end of October, The Rockefeller University and Monmouth University convened the fourth National Ocean Exploration Forum, in New York City, on the venerable Upper East Side Rockefeller campus. One-hundred top explorers, scientists, industrialists, public and private funders, NGO representatives and diplomats came together to talk about emerging technologies for exploration in the next 5-10 years. They foresee a fast-evolving cluster of technologies including: autonomous surface vehicles that deploy sensors, AUVs and even ROVs; to swarms of disposable “rubber ducks” and drifting buoys; to passive acoustic methods to sense biodiversity; to better connectivity between all oceanographic ships and scientists and the public ashore and to modular fly-away sets of exploration tools to be used on “mudboats” and other atypical ships. There was much more.  
The point:  we can explore the ocean in more ways, covering more territory, more comprehensively, affordably. Supply can then increase and better match demand. That likely does not mean just building new dedicated exploration vessels. We have other, better ways to augment traditional exploration.
Through technology America can lift its exploration supply to match the demand and discover America’s submerged territory. Much of it for the first time: the dry 50% of America is largely explored; the 50% that we own below sea level is largely unexplored.
The supply to meet the demand is technologically within reach. The national commitment to align supply with a demand has lagged. A new Administration may want to know what natural resources America owns and which of those it wants to use, sustain or mange. The demand is high. The supply is low. Small investments can help the market to clear and thrill Americans and the world.

1Vice Admiral Paul Gaffney USN (Ret.) is President Emeritus, Monmouth University and chairs the national Ocean Exploration Advisory Board.  He co-convened the National Ocean Exploration Forum in October 2016 with Professor Jesse Ausubel, Rockefeller University.   

2 A Discussion Paper on Marine Minerals by Mark Hannington and Sven Petersen, October 20, 2016,  for the National Ocean Exploration Forum 2016.


9/29/2016 - PLOCAN to Host Glider School Event this Fall

9/8/2016 - Teledyne RESON Wins Major Contract from Lockheed Martin

9/8/2016 - OceanServer Delivers Next Generation AUV for Water Quality Solutions

8/10/2016 - U.S. IOOS Director Search Open

6/14/2016 - Siemens Improves Subsea Ethernet Communication

5/31/2016 - Newly Created Swiss Polar Institute to Launch a Major Antarctic Expedition

5/17/2016 - Fugro Commences Barents Sea Metocean and Ice Network Project

5/6/2016 - Maritime Surveillance Drone Testing to Begin this Summer

4/21/2016 - Snake-like Robots Engineered for Subsea Maintenance

4/20/2016 - Houston Section Luncheon Presentation April 28

4/18/2016 - Industry Welcomes First Ocean-Going Vessels Capable of Running on Methanol

3/31/2016 - ASC Builds Four C-Worker 5 Vehicles

3/3/2016 - US Department of Energy Announces Funding for Marine Hydrokinetic Research

2/28/2016 - Major offshore drilling regulation coming soon

2/9/2016 - European Consortium Launches Blue Nodules Project

2/9/2016 - New Unmanned Vehicle for Maritime Warfare

2/8/2016 - Three Things To Watch In Microsoft's Underwater Data Center

1/28/2016 - C-Innovation Chooses Kongberg AUV Systems

1/14/2016 - Sonardyne Demos Technology for NASA

11/17/2015 - U.S. Rep Sam Farr (D-California) Founder and Co-Chairman of the House Oceans Caucus to retire

10/8/2015 - Industry Leader Chris Nicholson

It is with great regret and sadness that MTS announces the passing of Chris Nicholson. Chris passed away suddenly in his home October 5. He was 62. Chris was truly an icon in our industry, an inventor, true innovator and successful businessman. He was founder and president of Deep Sea Systems International, now Oceaneering International. Chris received the National Oceanographic Institute Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences in 1992. Chris’ influence extended throughout the entire international ROV community. We are all deeply saddened and he will be greatly missed.

8/28/2015 - Makai Ocean Engineering Flipped the Switch of its Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant on Hawaii

7/30/2015 - Robotic Seagliders Are Game Changers for Ocean Surveying, Data Collection

7/20/2015 - XPRIZE Announces Winners of The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health Challenge

7/15/2015 - Camp Google by Nova Southeastern University Spurs Students’ Interest in Ocean Life

7/8/2015 - Phoenix International Ends Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

6/19/2015 - VideoRay Pro 4 ROV Survives Continuous 19-Month Remote Deployment in North Sea

6/7/2015 - Europe’s Deepest Glider to be Developed

5/27/2015 - KONGSBERG technology chosen for two new Eversendai Offshore construction jack-up vessels

4/15/2015 - BSEE Releases Proposed Well Control Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Offshore Oil and Gas Development

In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of recommendations from industry groups, equipment manufacturers, federal agencies, academia and environmental organizations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced proposed regulations to better protect human lives and the environment from oil spills. The measures include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for critical well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas operations.

4/7/2015 - Wiring the world below. A network of permanent observatories will soon monitor the oceans.

THE planet arrogantly dubbed “Earth” by its dominant terrestrial species might more accurately be called “Sea”. Seven-tenths of its surface is ocean, yet humanity’s need to breathe air and its inability to resist pressure means this part of the orb is barely understood.

3/13/2015 - MTS Member Company Bluefin Robotics Helps Locate Musashi

Recently, a Bluefin vehicle was used by Paul G. Allen and his team of researchers in their search for the sunken Japanese battleship Musashi, the largest battleship in naval history. Allen and his crew used various methods to narrow down the elusive location of the wreck, and when they were close—sent the Bluefin 12 down to do its job. After only three dives, the underwater robot located the shipwreck in the Sibuyan Sea.

3/4/2015 - Satellite Images Reveal Ocean Acidification from Space

Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean.

3/3/2015 - ADCP Data Validity

Teledyne RDI is shipping their innovative QA/QC software that operates with their inland ADCPs. Q-View delivers real-time feedback during data collection – before you leave the site.

2/27/2015 - SBIR and STTR Opportunities

The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals for their SBIR and STTR programs. Full details and links for registration are available online. First awards are $150,000 for 6-month development/feasibility projects. 200 estimated to be awarded.

2/23/2015 - NOAA Discovers Two WWII Era Wrecks

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. Read more.

1/29/2015 - RDC, Fugro Team Up on New Vessel

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) has invested $4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s.  Read more.


1/8/2015 - Teledyne Gavia AUV Aids in Search for AirAsia Plane

The Teledyne Marine Systems Group announced that its Teledyne Gavia AUV is aiding in the search for the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea. Read more.

1/7/2015 - Helix, OneSubsea, Schlumberger in Subsea Well Intervention Alliance

Helix Energy Solutions Group, OneSubsea, and Schlumberger announced the execution of the definitive agreements for the companies’ non-incorporated alliance, formed to develop technologies and deliver equipment and services to optimize the value chain of subsea well intervention systems.  Read more.

12/29/2014 - Coastal Engineering and Sciences Certificate Program

The University of New Orleans (UNO) will be offering two new graduate level certificates through the Coastal Engineering And Sciences (CEAS) certificate program starting in Spring 2015. The two certificates are Graduate Coastal Engineering Certificate and Graduate Coastal Sciences Certificate.  Read more.

12/22/2014 - Subsea 7 to Reorganise

Seabed-to-surface engineering contractor, Subsea 7, has announced that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it will be changing the organisational structure of its business.  Read more.

12/16/2014 - Technip to Charter Farstad’s Newbuild Subsea Vessel

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded a 5 year framework agreement by Technip Norge AS for delivery of ROV support operations, light construction work, IMR and other subsea related activities.  Read more.

12/16/2014 - VIDEO: 3D Animation of HS1000 Tidal Turbine

ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest delivers tidal turbine arrays and services to harness the great energy potential from tidal streams. The modular solutions are designed to allow optimal integration in the daily operation plans of the customers, supporting the worldwide energy mix. Read more.

12/11/2014 - Connecting to nature with MacArtney GreenLink

GreenLink ‐ connectivity for marine renewables Spurred on by continuously increasing demand for dependable MacArtney connectivity solution from marine renewable energy industries and operators, MacArtney has chosen to unify a vast pool of its technical expertise, operational experience and industry leading connectivity solutions under the new and dedicated ‘GreenLink’ brand. Read more.

12/10/2014 - Lindblad and National Geographic to Support SmartCatch’s Sustainable Commercial Fishing Technology

SmartCatch, an environmental and socially conscious company, today announced receipt of a grant from the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Joint Fund for Exploration and Conservation to build sustainable wild seafood harvesting.  Read more.

11/26/2014 - Teledyne Marine Systems Welcomes SeaBotix

SeaBotix, part of the recent Bolt Technology Corporation acquisition by parent company Teledyne Technologies Inc., will join the Teledyne Marine Systems group of companies. Read more.

10/29/2014 - MacArtney sells Moog Focal FPSO slip rings for Martin Linge project

MacArtney has received an order from OneSubsea™ for Moog Focal oil and condensate gas FPSO slip rings. The order also includes cables and associated junction boxes.  Read more.

10/16/2014 - MacArtney Winch for Advanced Chinese Research Vessel

MacArtney has delivered a MERMAC R40 RA winch to the Hunan University of Science and Technology (Xiangtan, China).  Read more.

10/2/2014 - CMRE Uncovers Seabed Secrets with Underwater Robots

The NATO Research Vessel Alliance is conducting the Multinational AutoNomy Experiment (MANEX ‘14) along the Ligurian coast, in order to demonstrate the advantages of mapping the seabed using autonomous vehicles.  Read more.

9/26/2014 - PHOENIX Contracted to Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) has been contracted by DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH) to provide deep-water towed side scan sonar services in support of continuing underwater search operations for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370).  Read more.

8/21/2014 - CodaOctopus Introduces Underwater Survey Explorer 6 for Echoscope Sonars

CodaOctopus recently announced the release of Version 6 of CodaOctopus Underwater Survey Explorer. This is a new major release of its innovative visualization and processing software suite for the Echoscope range of real-time 3D sonars.  Read more.

8/14/2014 - Statoil Selects Kongsberg for Johan Castberg Gig

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, has been awarded a contract for delivery of Extended Concept Study and Pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) to the Statoil Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.  Read more.

8/13/2014 - MacArtney Singapore Opens Slip Ring Service Facility

MacArtney is pleased to announce the opening of a dedicated slip ring service facility in Singapore. Read more.

8/11/2014 - VIDEO: Shell Explains How 3D WAZ Seismic Technology Works

Shell’s Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Project marks the first time 3D Wide Azimuth (WAZ) Seismic technology was used in Canada.  Read more.

8/4/2014 - NEEMO 18 Aquanauts Complete Underwater Mission

Four astronauts splashed up from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean on July 29, bringing to a successful close the 18th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) expedition. “Splashup” took place at 11:40 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Read more.

7/31/2014 - VideoRay in 45 000 Hours Concordia Shoot

VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs were used extensively as part of the Costa Concordia wreck removal project, which began in May 2012.  Read more.

7/28/2014 - MacArtney MERMAC mooring winch for MBARI

MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) has recently selected a MacArtney MERMAC SC mooring winch solution to empower the deployment and recovery of scientific moorings onboard MBARI vessels R/V Western Flyer and the R/V Rachel Carson.  Read more.

7/22/2014 - JFMS Launches Offshore Renewables and Marine Support Base in Grimsby

JFMS, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announces the launch of an operational base, in Port of Grimsby East, to support construction and O&M activities within the growing offshore wind sector.  Read more.

7/22/2014 - Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda. Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria.  Read more.

7/18/2014 - UK Scientists Investigate Submarine Landslides in Greenland and Norwegian Seas

A team of UK scientists is sailing to the site of prehistoric underwater landslides near the Arctic Circle.  The scientists are aboard the Dutch research ship RV Pelagia to investigate massive submarine landslides that have occurred in the Greenland and Norwegian Seas. Read more.

7/11/2014 - C-MAR - Brazilian Development Continues

C-MAR do Brazil Ltda has recently signed a contract with Odebrecht l Oil and Gas to supply Subsea Engineers to their Rig the ‘Norbe VIII’. Read more.

7/7/2014 - Teledyne Invests in Ocean Aero, a Designer of Marine Autonomous Vehicles

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated has invested in and entered into a strategic partnership with Ocean Aero, Inc.  Read more.

7/7/2014 - New MacArtney Camera Protection Solution for Hyperbaric Welding

In response to sustained demand from the professional diving industry, MacArtney has developed an innovative but simple and rugged protection solution for its LUXUS series of compact underwater cameras and lights.  Read more.

7/1/2014 - PHOENIX ARTEMIS AUV Completes Initial Operations in the Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) recently completed side scan sonar search operations for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 using the company’s Artemis Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).  Read more.

6/30/2014 - Advanced MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV for CSIRO

MacArtney has supplied a TRIAXUS remotely operated towed underwater vehicle to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse agencies in the world.  Read more.

6/23/2014 - ASL to Supply Sonar Instruments for OOI CGSN

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (OL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced ASL Environmental Sciences Inc. will provide Un-Cabled Bio-acoustic Sonar Instruments for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN). Read more.

6/17/2014 - New Wave Energy Devices Developed in China

China Funds Development of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies.  Read more.

5/30/2014 - PHOENIX Conducts Successful Search and Recovery of Spanish Super Puma Helicopter

Phoenix recently completed an underwater search and recovery operation for the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MOD) to recover a Super Puma helicopter that crashed into the sea on March 19, 2014 off the Canary Islands in 2,365 meters of seawater (msw).  Read more.

5/29/2014 - Bluefin AUV Delivers State-of-the-Art Sonar Imagery

Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today the successful integration of the Solstice—the newest generation of search and classify side scan sonar with integrated swath bathymetry sonar—into the Bluefin-12 AUV. Read more.

5/28/2014 - MacArtney and Meyah Ich Ha Join Forces in Offshore Mexico

The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is delighted to announce the entry of a representative agreement with the Mexican ROV and subsea service company, Meyah Ich Ha.  Read more.

5/26/2014 - FY’15 House Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Report

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5/13/2014 - Safe-Band Offers GeoHazard Identification

Through utilization of P-Cable multi-streamer high-resolution technology, partners NCS SubSea and Geotrace will provide an unprecedented 3D resolution of the upper 1-1.5 seconds below seafloor, on a broad and regional scale, providing a new level of informational detail for drilling and development planners and exploration teams. Read more.

5/2/2014 - MacArtney Upgrades MMT FOCUS-2 Systems

MacArtney has performed a major upgrade of two FOCUS-2 ROTV systems belonging to Swedish marine survey contractor and specialist, MMT.  Read more.

4/8/2014 - PHOENIX Commences Towed Pinger Locator (TPL-25) Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) commenced the search for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 utilizing the U.S. Navy Towed Pinger Locator (TPL-25) system onboard Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield.  Read more.

3/31/2014 - NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2013 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Shakedown: ROV Video

Dave Lovalvo, project manager for NOAA OER’s Deep Submergence Group gives a tour of the new 6000m rated ROV system his team has built and will be testing during the 2013 field season. Read more.

2/12/2014 - Scientists Discover Four New Marine Species

A large sea snail, two kinds of clam and a marine worm were found during Marine Scotland surveys around the Rockall plateau in the North Atlantic. The creatures had previously avoided detection despite decades of research in the area, located hundreds of miles off the northwest coast

2/12/2014 - World’s Most Advanced Robotic Vehicle

Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has begun working with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) Deep Submergence Laboratory to design and build the world's most advanced robotic undersea research vehicle for use on SOI's ship Falkor.

2/12/2014 - CONTROS Cooperation Agreement with KONGSBERG

Kongsberg Maritime has entered into a cooperation agreement with CONTROS GmbH & EMBIENT GMBH to strengthen solutions for structural inspection and integrated leak detection.

1/27/2014 - CodaOctupus Launches V2 of 3D Sonar Visualisation Software for ROVs

The UK-based specialist in the underwater technologies, CodaOctupus, has released version 2 of the Vantage software, a visualization software suite for the Dimension 3D sonar specifically targeted at ROV centric applications. Read more.

1/27/2014 - MacArtney connectivity helps land UFO in the North Sea

Spearheaded by oceanographic experts from German Group Operations MBT GmbH, MacArtney has delivered the full connectivity package for the innovative UFO (Underwater Fish Observatory) which was recently deployed in the North Sea.  Read more.

1/22/2014 - National Maritime Center Webinar - Jan 23rd

The National Maritime Center will host a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 23rd -  “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as Amended, and Changes to National Endorsements.”  
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1/22/2014 - NOSAC - Feb. 20th Public Teleconference

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet via teleconference on February 20th at 2:00 PM (EST).  This meeting will be open to the public. Read more

1/15/2014 - Investment in Ocean Technology

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), visited the Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre at the University of Victoria, a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research that was recently awarded federal funding.

1/14/2014 - Survey Uncovers Ancient Settlement

British researchers have recorded new details of a prehistoric settlement which has been long submerged off the Greek coast, as part of a major geo-archaeological survey.

1/13/2014 - Funding Available For Environmental Technology Demonstrations

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental requirements.  Read more.

1/9/2014 - Optical Rogue Waves

About 5 years ago, rogue behavior was first reported for propagation of light pulses through an optical fiber, i.e., a completely different physical system.

1/7/2014 - National Marine Mapping Programme

Covering some 125,000 square kilometres of underwater territory, the National Marine Mapping Programme project is producing new mapping and integrated products covering the Irish maritime space.

1/6/2014 - Robot Dolphins, Turtles and Shellfish

Guided by humans the dolphins, sharks and turtles, equipped with HD cameras, glide through the seas on a unique mission.

1/3/2014 - Year Of The Drone

In 2014, the Navy plans to launch the fruits of its five year, $56 million underwater drone project: the “Slocum Glider."

1/2/2014 - Coastal Ocean Aquaculture

A study, led by scientists at National Ocean Service's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, evaluated the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine life across various farming practices and habitat types.

12/31/2013 - Major Energy Breakthroughs 2013

The next generation of wind turbines; advancing renewable energy from ocean waves; harnessing ocean waves to produce fresh water; new age offshore wind turbines that float.

12/19/2013 - Networked Sensor Systems

The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI, USA) will construct a networked infrastructure of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor.

12/18/2013 - Expedition Explores Underwater Canyon

A five-week expedition to map and sample a giant underwater canyon off the northwest coast of Morocco has completed its mission.

12/17/2013 - Recreating 1,000-Year Record

A research team from UC Santa Cruz has created a 1,000-year record of how the North Pacific Subtropic Gyre, the world's largest ecosystem, produces organic material.

12/16/2013 - New Arctic Ship Route

Ocean mapping efforts in Canada's Arctic have uncovered a new passage for increasing shipping traffic to Iqaluit.

12/13/2013 - Mapping the Demise of the Dinosaurs

At this week's meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, MBARI researchers will present evidence that remnants from this devastating impact are exposed along the Campeche Escarpment -- an immense underwater cliff in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

12/12/2013 - Diving into Canada's Ocean Report

Canada has invested significantly over the years to build world-class ocean science clusters from coast to coast.Research underway is leading innovation in practices and policies from fisheries to marine transportation to offshore safety.

12/11/2013 - Norway to Boost Oil and Gas Investments

The oil and gas industry investments in Norway will increase by 4 percent in 2014. As the world's eighth largest oil exporter, Norway's goal is to reduce oil and gas costs while increasing tax incentives for energy firms that explore offshore fields, according to Reuters.

12/6/2013 - Sensors Yield Clues on Seismic Activity

A Geophysicist with the US Geological Survey, based in Anchorage, and her team placed a dozen seismometers on the ocean floor, in a long line starting just below Baranof Island and stretching south for 100 miles along Southeast Alaska's Queen Charlotte Fairweather faults.

12/5/2013 - Freshwater Reserves Underneath the Ocean

Australian researchers report that they have established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle. Read more:

12/4/2013 - URI Secures Ocean Planning Grant

A center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography that helps coastal communities plan for the wise use of sea-based resources, such as fish stocks and offshore wind power, has secured $659,238 in grant funds for its program.

12/3/2013 - New Island off the Coast of Japan

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, an volcanic eruption gave rise to the new islet off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, also called as the Bonin Islands.

12/2/2013 - China's 30th Ocean Exploration Voyage

Research vessel Dayang Yihao (Ocean No. 1) departed from the city of Sanya in the southernmost, island province of Hainan on December 2nd, on China's 30th oceanic exploration mission.

11/27/2013 - AUV Sets Endurance Record

The U.S. Navy's Reliant counter-mine autonomous underwater vehicle has set an endurance record, traveling 315 miles in a bit more than 100 hours.

11/26/2013 - Ocean Technologies for the Next Era

From state-of-the-art diving gear to vessels that appear to have been lifted from the pages of science fiction, new technologies are allowing for underwater explorers to go farther and deeper than ever before.

11/25/2013 - SeaOrbiter Unveiled

The SeaOrbiter, which is essentially a giant spaceship that existences partly underwater, is the work of Jacques Rougerie, a sea architect, and various experts, among them being the former NASA head Daniel Goldin. The project will cost $43 million.

11/22/2013 - Ancient Ocean Found Under Chesapeake Bay

The remains of a salty ocean ancient enough for dinosaurs to have drowned in it have been found deep in the sediment under the Chesapeake Bay.

11/14/2013 - Researcher Hopes To Use Underwater Kites

A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore ways to harness ocean currents and tidal flows using this unexpected technology.

11/12/2013 - Putting Research Facilities on the Map

A first attempt to create a comprehensive inventory of European research infrastructure, and in particular facilities of international significance, went live in September. Its creators gathered in Brussels to discuss the results with policy-makers.

11/8/2013 - Tracking Young Salmon

Basic ocean conditions such as current directions and water temperature play a huge role in determining the behavior of young migrating salmon as they move from rivers and hit ocean waters for the first time, according to new research.

11/6/2013 - Major Contributor to UK Economy

The fifth business survey of UK marine scientific industries by the Society of Maritime Industries highlights continued growth for the Marine Science and Technology sector & reveals it is a major contributor to the UK economy.

11/5/2013 - Floating Generator Transforms Ocean Waves

An Australian company hopes to harness the power of ocean waves and covert it to usable electricity with the most powerful wave-energy generator ever created. And this is just their small-scale prototype.  Read more

11/4/2013 - The Technology Behind Unmanned Aircrafts

The use of drones in the Pacific has become a real possibility after a practical demonstration was carried out in Palau.

10/31/2013 - France Eyes Turbine Projects

French president François Hollande officially kicked off the development of a French tidal power sector by announcing a call for expression-of-interest to build four pilot sites, in two high potential areas off the French coast.

10/30/2013 - NOAA Awards Millions for Ocean Observing

NOAA is awarding $27.2 million to sustain current critical ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observing efforts and to support innovative marine sensor technologies. The funding is provided through the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), other federal agencies, and NOAA programs. Read more

10/29/2013 - Modeling Ocean Currents

Although the European Space Agency’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite has completed its mission and is heading back to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, it will be living on in spirit through another mission.

10/25/2013 - Maritime Energy Test-Bed Facility

Set up by the Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Maritime Institute, the facility will host research into greener ship and port technologies, including alternative fuels, emissions control and waste heat recovery.

10/25/2013 - Maritime Energy Test-Bed Facility

Set up by the Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Maritime Institute, the facility will host research into greener ship and port technologies, including alternative fuels, emissions control and waste heat recovery.

10/24/2013 - Deepwater Mining in Norway

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Statoil, and the mining company Nordic Mining are collaborating on a research project that will map marine mineral resources along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

10/22/2013 - Three New Ocean XPRIZEs by 2020

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announced its largest commitment to date -- a multi-year effort to launch three additional ocean XPRIZEs by 2020, as part of the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative.

10/21/2013 - China's Jiaolong Submersible

Jiaolong, China's first manned deep-sea submersible, is scheduled for a voyage in the Indian Ocean at the end of next year, which will carry out scientific research focusing on polymetallic sulfides in the southwest Indian Ocean.

10/17/2013 - Japan Nears Floating Wind Switch-On

The Marubeni-led group building Japan's first floating wind farm expects to have the four-unit pilot switched-on next month.

10/16/2013 - Innovative Deep-Sea Manned Submarine

For the past 70 years, the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory has conducted ocean research and engineering. Now they are teaming up with a local submersible company to build an innovative five-person submarine that would travel to almost 2 miles below the oceans surface.

10/15/2013 - Detecting Tsunamis

A deep-sea internet network will improve the detection of tsunamis, monitor pollution, and conduct surveillance.

10/14/2013 - Methane Seeps of the Deep Sea

In dives with the submersible ALVIN and the underwater robot QUEST off the coast of Costa Rica, researchers observed lithodid crabs grazing at bacterial mats at a methane seep in the vicinity of the mud volcano "Mound 12."

10/14/2013 - Extrusive Volcanism - Hawaiian Islands

A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaii -- Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the University of Rhode Island changes the understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands formed.

10/10/2013 - Jellyfish Thrive in the Ocean

A new robot from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) attempt to explain how jellyfish got to be one of the most prolific species in the world's oceans, as well as how to deal with their increasing numbers.

10/1/2013 - Researchers Double Depth At Which Technology Can Identify Whale Prey

Shipboard echosounders can help scientists find and identify life in the ocean, such as schools of fish to diving seabirds, and squid – a favorite meal of beaked and sperm whales, until they swim deeper than 600 meters below the surface. An innovative way has been found to solve that problem using underwater robots that can dive deeper, effectively doubling the echosounder’s reach. Read more.

10/1/2013 - NOAA Sanctuaries Establishes New Business Advisory Council

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has established a new business advisory council to give its director the views of industry leaders as they work with corporate partners in marine resource protection. Business leaders will be invited to join the council, which will consist of 15 volunteers representing industries such as travel and tourism, recreation, fishing, transportation, energy, and marketing. Council members will serve as liaisons between their industries and NOAA but will not have a role in providing advice on regulatory or administrative matters. Learn more.

10/1/2013 - NOAA, EUMETSAT Sign Long-term Agreement for Weather, Climate Monitoring

Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring. Learn More.

9/19/2013 - New Exhibitions at the Ocean Hall

The Natural History Museum’s Sant Ocean Hall is getting another makeover, unveiling three new exhibitions to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the hall’s renovation.

9/17/2013 - Launch of Ocean-Monitoring Gliders

Researchers from U.S. and Canadian institutions are teaming up for a coordinated launch of up to 14 autonomous ocean-monitoring gliders. The gliders will collect a unique and extensive set of oceanographic and animal-tracking data along the North American Eastern Seaboard.

9/13/2013 - 800 Feet Tall Deep Sea Waves

Dr Alford and his team lowered specially designed "wave chaser" instruments three miles to the seabed and took measurements over thirty hour periods of the turbulence at the boundary between the cold dense water and warmer water above.

9/12/2013 - Drones on the Lookout for Hurricanes

Aquatic drones, known as gliders, will soon surf the waves and dive into the deep from Nova Scotia to Georgia.

9/10/2013 - Xprize Launches the $2 Million Competition

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced the launch of its next major competition: the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE.

9/9/2013 - Largest volcano on Earth

The world's largest volcano lurks beneath the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced in the journal Nature Geoscience.

9/5/2013 - Dominion Virginia Wins Right

Plans for the first offshore wind farm in the region moved forward when Dominion Virginia Power won the right to lease nearly 113,000 acres off the Virginia coast to generate power with wind turbines.

8/29/2013 - Economic Benefits of Ocean Observing

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) has awarded ERISS Corporation the funds to work with The Maritime Alliance on a study that will articulate the impact of the ocean observation sector in the U.S.

8/28/2013 - Boeing Predicts 'Game Changers' for UUVs

Unmanned systems are commonplace in the world of aviation. But it wasn’t long ago that they were more of an oddity for world militaries.

8/27/2013 - Massive Underwater Iron Plume

Scientists have made an amazing discovery deep beneath the waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. They've found a vast plume of iron more than 600 miles long billowing from hydrothermal vents.

8/26/2013 - Manned Submersibles as Teaching Tools

Young Explorer Erika Bergman is sharing the thrill of diving in a submersible with classrooms and onlookers all over the world.

8/21/2013 - Brazil Set For Huge R&D boon

Brazil's oil and gas sector will receive investments of 11 billion dollars over the next decade in upstream R&D, according to national hydrocarbons regulator ANP.

8/20/2013 - Oceanography for All

A project called 'Oceanography for Everyone - The Open CTD' aims to create a device for measuring conductivity, temperature, and depth that is accurate enough to be used for scientific research and can be constructed for less than $200.

8/19/2013 - Mapping Reveals Hidden Treasures

Science and technology have peeled back a veil of water just offshore of California, revealing the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail. New imagery, specialized undersea maps, and a wealth of data from along the California coast are now available.

8/16/2013 - Kongsberg Seaglider Debuts at AUVSI

Following its acquisition of the Seaglider™ exclusive commercial license from the University of Washington in May this year, leading subsea technology developer Kongsberg Maritime is proud to launch the KONGSBERG Seaglider™ AUV at AUVSI 2013. Read more

8/14/2013 - Regional Scale Nodes Project

The University of Washington is leading the Regional Scale Nodes Project for the National Science Foundation Ocean Observatory Initiative.

8/13/2013 - Tracking Marine Debris

Researchers at CQUniversity have been monitoring data from GPS-like tracking devices that have been floating on the ocean inside plastic bottles.

8/9/2013 - A Reality Show With Depth

Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it's reality TV but with a lot more depth -- as much as 10,000 feet. It's live coverage of deep-sea exploration off Nantucket and tens of thousands of people are tuning in. Read more

8/8/2013 - A Waterworld of Volcanoes

At Loki's Castle in the Arctic Ocean, researchers from the University of Bergen have discovered a so far unknown world of volcanic activity underwater

8/7/2013 - OI China 13

Oceanology International China is the only forum in Asia where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.  Read more

8/6/2013 - High-Pressure Drilling

Speed was critical when Statoil wanted to use the West Elara jackup rig to install a high-pressure drilling riser for two wells in 132m of water at a Gullfaks satellite field, Norway.

8/5/2013 - STEM Career Fair for Students

U.S. Representative Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite all to participate in Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers, a public STEM careers fair to be held Sept. 27-28, 2013 at Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA. Read more

8/2/2013 - Scientists Explore the Ocean Floor

A portmanteau of "crab" and "lobster," two creatures after which it is modeled, the Crabster was designed by researchers in South Korea to help them do science on the ocean floor.

7/31/2013 - Robots Battle for Underwater Supremacy

Young engineers from the U.S. and around the world are competing to build underwater robotic vehicles that can operate on their own -- no human pilot required. Watch the video.

7/30/2013 - Sunken Vessels on Ocean Floor

Marine archaeologists made a thrilling discovery this week while examining a well-preserved shipwreck deep in the Gulf of Mexico – two other sunken vessels that likely went down with it during an early 19th century storm.

7/29/2013 - America’s Most Advanced R/V

The Bell M. Shimada, launched in 2010, measures 209 feet in length, and to the untrained eye looks a lot like a commercial fishing vessel.

7/26/2013 - Ocean Energy in China

Lockheed Martin is currently designing a 10-megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion plant in China.

7/25/2013 - UUV Test Up Close

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) are the newest tool in sea mine warfare and a key focus during the sea phase of the U.S. 5th Fleet led international mine countermeasure exercise in the Persian Gulf.

7/24/2013 - The Color of the Ocean

Ocean color satellites are part of an Earth observing system and, due to the importance of this system in understanding the state of the ocean and its evolution, the international scientific community has agreed to joint efforts to keep a constant constellation of ocean color satellites orbiting our planet.

7/23/2013 - Shell's Olympus Platform

Shell’s massive Olympus tension leg platform sets sail from Ingleside, Texas for a 425 mile trek to its final home on the Mars Field in the Gulf of Mexico.

7/22/2013 - New Device Will Help Rescue Divers

The Shark Marine Navigator was originally developed for military special forces to allow divers to navigate underwater while remaining undetected.

7/18/2013 - Ocean Explorers Mapping the Future

More than 100 ocean explorers, marine scientists and representatives from federal agencies will converge at the Aquarium of the Pacific with the goal of developing the nation’s first ocean exploration plan.

7/17/2013 - Ancient Mars Ocean Found?

Using high-resolution orbital data, Caltech scientists now think they’ve found a long-dry river delta on Mars that once flowed into a very large body of water.

7/16/2013 - Dive In To Ocean Exploration

This summer, NOAA invites YOU to get involved in ocean exploration through two unique opportunities: Follow Ocean Exploration LIVE and Ocean Exploration 2020.

7/15/2013 - 14,000-Year-Old Ocean Mystery

During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, the sea teemed with phytoplankton, amoeba-like foraminifera and other tiny creatures, who thrived in large numbers until the productivity ended.

7/12/2013 - Space Station Ocean Imager

The International Space Station is expanding the use of its Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) instrument to more Earth scientists and environmental researchers.

7/11/2013 - Deep Sea Isolation

Deep in the ocean exist super salty anoxic basins that form 'islands' allowing evolution to vary between communities of ciliated plankton.

7/10/2013 - Ancient Forest on Ocean Floor

The world is being mapped in ever greater detail by companies such as Google, but our oceans are still mostly unknown and hold untold secrets. One of those secrets has recently been discovered off the coast of Mobile, Alabama, in the form of an ancient Cypress tree forest that’s anywhere from 50 to 80,000 years old.

7/9/2013 - Robert Ballard’s Inner Space Center

URI’s Inner Space Center can communicate at any moment with any of these vessels. In addition, live video from the vessels’ remotely operated vehicles and labs, along with audio communications between the crew and on-board scientists, is available on a new website, Exploration Now.

7/8/2013 - Weather Forecasting

On June 26, the House Scienceand Technology Committee held a hearing on forecasting weather. Panelists testified on ways to improve weather forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

7/3/2013 - Jason-1 Ocean Satellite

The curtain has come down on a superstar of the satellite oceanography world that played the "Great Blue Way" of the world's ocean for 11-1/2 years.

7/2/2013 - New System to Harness Energy

Researchers at the UPM have participated in the construction and testing of the prototype of a device to harness energy from ocean currents able to work in deep water. Read more

6/27/2013 - Surprising Trove of Gas Seeps Found

On the seafloor just off of the U.S. East Coast lies a barely known world, explorations of which bring continual surprises.

6/25/2013 - How the Ocean 'Breathes'

Research begun at Princeton University found that the numerous small sea animals that migrate from the surface to deeper water every day consume vast amounts of what little oxygen is available in the ocean’s aptly named “oxygen minimum zone” daily.

6/24/2013 - The Birth of the Atlantic Ocean

An international team of marine scientists took a week off for an expedition to the northeast Atlantic off the coast of Galicia. Read more.

6/19/2013 - Ocean-Based Sensors

According to a new report in The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, two Stanford University researchers have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that could be used to significantly improve tsunami warning systems.

6/18/2013 - Ocean 'Snapshot' With Sound Waves

The uppermost reaches of the ocean could be rapidly scanned in groundbreaking high detail using acoustic techniques, researchers say. The method resembles that employed to probe the deep Earth.

6/6/2013 - First US Floating Wind Turbine

Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the Penobscot River at Cianbro in Brewer to witness the launching of the first floating offshore wind turbine in U.S. history.

6/5/2013 - Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Kathryn Sullivan reminded the 700 attendees that tracking coastal risks has been a role of the federal government since Thomas Jefferson was president. Read more

6/3/2013 - Dalhousie's Ocean Depth

In Nova Scotia, over 200 companies are focused on the oceans, and more than 30,000 people are directly employed by oceans activities.

5/31/2013 - Is Sonar Image Earhart's Plane?

A grainy sonar image captured off an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati might represent the remains of the Electra.

5/30/2013 - Offshore Oil Discovery in North Sea

Timely near-field exploration is an important element in Statoil's sharpened exploration strategy for the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

5/29/2013 - ECO Research Centre in Singapore

The Center, which aims to conduct research to strengthen FutureShip's energy efficiency solutions for its Asian clients, will be supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore under its Maritime Cluster Fund.

5/28/2013 - Expedition to Study Continental Breakup

An international team of scientists has embarked on a shipboard expedition to study how Earth's crust was pulled apart in an area beneath the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain.

5/24/2013 - Marine Forecasting for Indian Ocean Rim

Nearly all of the member countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) will attend the week-long workshop to further cooperation and understanding on International ocean forecasting capabilities and needs in the Indian Ocean. Read more

5/23/2013 - 19th Century Navy Torpedo

A rare piece of America's military history was located this spring, when dolphins from the Navy's Marine Mammal Program located an unusual artifact: a torpedo from the 19th century.

5/22/2013 - Mobile Robotic Laboratory

Now, with the help of a new autonomous underwater robot, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are one step closer to sniffing out ocean toxins and ensuring that safe seafood ends up on your plate.

5/20/2013 - Technology Boosts Fish Shipping

A maritime milestone will be set this week as a container of 18 tons of fresh salmon from Chile is offloaded from a cargo ship in California after a month at sea -- without being frozen.

5/20/2013 - First turbine in at Gwynt y Môr

The first turbine has been installed at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, marking a milestone for one of the UK’s flagship renewable energy projects. Read more

5/15/2013 - Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic

The Action Plan follows from the Atlantic Strategy the Commission adopted in 2011. It aims to show how the EU’s Atlantic Member States, their regions and the Commission can help create sustainable growth in coastal regions and drive forward the “blue economy."

5/14/2013 - New Robotic Instruments

A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms are monitored and managed in New England.

5/13/2013 - Relationship between Lava and Carbon

Scientists from the Smithsonian and the University of Rhode Island have found unsuspected linkages between the oxidation state of iron in volcanic rocks and variations in the chemistry of the deep.

5/10/2013 - Giant SeaOrbiter Underwater Home

SeaOrbiter is designed by makers French Foundation Jacques Rougerie to be a mobile ocean-based home with laboratory facilities to conduct underwater experiments.

5/1/2013 - The Drop Cam Project

The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, in partnership with the National Geographic Society, has created a new “Exploration Science™” Program.

4/30/2013 - Tidal Energy Modelling Tool

The Loughborough UK based Energy Technologies Institute and HR Wallingford are launching a tidal energy modelling tool for use by tidal energy developers.  Read more

4/29/2013 - Insurers Welcome Arctic Guidelines

A voluntary set of best practice standards has been drawn up for marine and energy operations in the Arctic with the endorsement of the International Union of Marine Insurers.

4/26/2013 - 2.5 Billion Year Old Ocean Crust

The remains of a real-life journey to the center of the Earth are preserved in a South Pacific volcano, a new study suggests.

4/24/2013 - Roboturtle's Flexible Flippers

Biologists have built a robotic sea turtle to help them understand why some tiny hatchlings make it the ocean, and some don't.

4/23/2013 - Ocean’s Minerals and Resources

In the context of the large body of water that surrounds Fiji and other Pacific Small Island Developing States, a vital and long-standing concern has been the sustainable exploitation of the ocean’s living resources and, more recently, the non-living or mineral resources. Read more

4/22/2013 - New Ocean Fiber

A breakthrough in ocean fiber technology, offers a unique combination of the industry's largest effective area, excellent cabling performance, and significantly reduced attenuation for reliable coherent transmission.

4/19/2013 - Shark-Stalking Robot

This summer, a new underwater robot will start tracking some of the ocean’s top predators — including great white sharks — to learn more about their habits.

4/18/2013 - Longest Underwater Clean-Up

A new Guinesss World Records title for the longest underwater clean up was set where 134 Astro Kasih volunteer divers completed over 168 consecutive hours of underwater clean up, at 14 dive sites surrounding the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park here from April 6-13.

4/17/2013 - SAME 2013 in Mobile, AL

NMEA 2013, hosted by the Southern Association of Marine Educators, will take place July 22-26 for in Mobile, AL. An important component added to the program this year is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

4/16/2013 - White House Finalizes NOP

The White House on 4/16 issued its final plan for managing the nation’s oceans, outlining a strategy that aims to coordinate the work of more than two dozen agencies and reconcile competing interests including fishing, offshore energy exploration and recreational activities.

4/15/2013 - Technology Program at Singapore University

The Singapore University of Technology and Design will launch a Maritime Technology Professorship program thanks to collaboration with the American Bureau of Shipping and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. Read more

4/12/2013 - Green Shipping Innovation

Battery hybrid ships are believed to be an alternative energy system mix for the shipping of tomorrow. Recent results of a joint DNV and Grieg Star hybrid ship crane project show less than a year’s payback time and fuel savings of 30 percent.

4/11/2013 - Maryland Offshore Wind Bill Signed

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a bill into law that provides a 20-year taxpayer subsidy for development of a 210MW wind farm off the state’s Atlantic coast.

4/10/2013 - Topography of the Antarctic Seafloor

An international team of scientists under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor.

4/9/2013 - Arctic Science Portal

To facilitate access to the broad array of data available on the Arctic, this portal can be thought of as a library of links (URLs) to websites where Arctic data are made publicly available.

4/8/2013 - Rutgers Celebrates Ocean Sciences

The goal of Rutgers Ocean Days is to excite and engage students in ocean science by providing a platform for them to learn from Rutgers oceanographers and to share results from their investigations with one another and Rutgers oceanographers.

4/5/2013 - James Cameron and WHOI Form Partnership

Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have formed a partnership to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology and build on the 2012 Cameron-led Deepsea Challenge expedition exploring deep-ocean trenches.

4/3/2013 - UK 's Oil and Gas Sector

The United Kingdom recently released plans to boost the country's oil and gas sector. The oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom employed more than 400,000 people.

4/2/2013 - Plan on Ocean Policy - Japan

The Japanese government recently released a draft of five-year basic plan on ocean policy, aiming at promoting undersea resources development and enhancing surveillance capability around its surrounding waters.  Read more

3/29/2013 - Robotic 'Jellyfish Spy' to Patrol Oceans

Researchers have developed a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish - the size and weight of a grown man - for surveillance and monitoring of oceans. Read more

3/28/2013 - FAU Ocean Energy Project

Florida Atlantic University’s ocean energy project expects to achieve a key milestone in permitting.

3/27/2013 - Tsunami Preparedness Week

NOAA manages an expanded network of tide gauges and tsunami buoys and monitors seismic stations throughout the world’s oceans to detect tsunamis.

3/26/2013 - Ice Crushing Propeller Dynamics

Operations in the Arctic regions are intensifying, with more transportation through the northern route and increasing offshore, research and recreational activities; these, in turn, heighten the need for more fundamental knowledge about ice loads.

3/25/2013 - International Ocean Working Group

The World Ocean Council’s newly formed Marine Sound Working Group is a collaborative industry forum focused on identifying and implementing real-world technical and operational solutions.

3/22/2013 - First 100% LNG Powered Barge

Shell has launched the first 100% LNG powered tank barge at a Christening ceremony attended by Shell CEO Peter Voser at Peters Shipyards in The Netherlands.

3/21/2013 - NASA’s Apollo Engines Recovered founder and CEO Jeff Bezos today announced that his underwater expedition had successfully recovered the mangled wreckage of two rocket engines from NASA’s Apollo program from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

3/20/2013 - Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean

Even the deepest spot on the ocean floor supports a vigorous microbial ecosystem, according to new research.

3/19/2013 - Ocean Exploration a Boost for Economy

The proposed marine education centre and aquarium for Wellington's South Coast is a bold, ambitious and exciting development for the Capital, reported Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

3/15/2013 - Intraterrestrials: Ocean Floor

An entire ecosystem living without light or oxygen flourishes beneath the ocean floor. Scientists call it the dark biosphere, and it's potentially one of the biggest ecosystems on the planet. Read more

3/14/2013 - First Commercial TripThrough Arctic

A Chinese shipping firm is planning the country's first commercial voyage through a shortcut across the Arctic Ocean to the United States and Europe in 2013.

3/13/2013 - Japan Extracts 'Fire Ice' from Ocean Floor

The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation announced it has successfully harvested samples of methane hydrate from one kilometre beneath the ocean's surface.

3/12/2013 - School Project Aids Scientists

A buoy-like device built by two teachers at Truro Central School and set adrift in the Atlantic is providing students and oceanographers with scientific data on the movement of ocean currents.

3/11/2013 - World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

The Thames Estuary project will generate power to fuel almost 500,000 homes, two-thirds of the Kent population.

3/8/2013 - Ocean Robot Project

A project to develop ocean-going robotic vehicles that will carry out sustained marine research over long periods has awarded a contract to Intrepid Minds Ltd.

3/5/2013 - Divers Find Russian Meteorite Craters

Divers searching Chebarkul Lake in Russia’s Urals region have found several craters that may be the impact zones of fragments of the now-famous meteorite.

3/4/2013 - Mission to Study Indian Ocean Begins

A team of researchers has set off from Mormugao port aboard the oceanographic research vessel Sagar Kanya on a 60-day Indian Ocean mission to determine the distribution of selected trace elements and isotopes in the marine environment.

2/27/2013 - New Tool for Measuring Frozen Gas

A collaboration between the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton is to develop an instrument capable of simulating the high pressures and low temperatures needed to create hydrate in sediment samples.

2/26/2013 - Studying the Ocean from Space

The Indo-France satellite SARAL, which was launc­hed successfully on Feb. 25, will aid in studying the ocean from space using altimetry system and in promoting maximum use of Argos Data Collecting System.

2/25/2013 - Lost Ancient Continent on Sea Floor

Researchers believe they have discovered the remains of a lost ancient continent on the floor of the Indian Ocean.">Read more

2/19/2013 - Ocean 'Wifi Hotspots' Aid Research

As wireless technology progresses, biologists are finding new ways to harness these advancements and further their research in the process.

2/15/2013 - Dive Into Ocean Exploration Festival

This event will showcase the ocean and all it has to offer: food, recreation, exploration, careers, and wonder!

2/14/2013 - Studing the Ocean in the High Arctic

For 10 days in -40 C temperatures, the Canadian Rangers Ocean Watch program will be testing the waters and studying how river water flow feeds in the high Arctic ecosystem.

2/13/2013 - Ocean Energy Development

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an online database containing “results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide.”

2/12/2013 - Robots Help Discover Hidden Faults

Hidden beneath ocean waves and masked by sand and mud on the seafloor, underwater faults are notoriously difficult to see and even more difficult to study. Read more

2/11/2013 - Impact of El Niño Events

New research from NOAA and the University of Washington suggests that a different way to detect El Niño could help forecasters predict the unusual weather it causes.

2/8/2013 - Great Lakes-Seaway Shipping

A comprehensive report just released has defined the modal and environmental advantages of using marine shipping to transport goods in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway region.

2/7/2013 - Battery-Powered Ships - Norway

The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up and has taken a leading role in developing battery-powered ships.

2/5/2013 - Iconic Section of Queen Elizabeth

The BAE Systems built Forward Island from which HMS Queen Elizabeth will be commanded has been declared ready for her first sea voyage.

2/4/2013 - World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Japan is to start building its ambitious wind farm project off the Fukushima coast in July. The farm is expected to become the world’s largest and produce 1GW of power once completed in 2020.

2/1/2013 - Underwater Volcanoes in the Pacific

After dredging up some unusual pumice from the underwater Macauley volcano in the southwest Pacific, researchers from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, think there's a third eruption style.

1/31/2013 - Robots from Stanford

Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.

1/30/2013 - UMaine Developing Offshore Wind Turbines

The DOE held a competition to screen proposals for clean energy that would jumpstart wind farms in the United States. Seventy competitors submitted proposals for a chance to receive funding for their development of offshore wind energy.

1/29/2013 - NASA Satellites Analyze New Storm

NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Felleng to forecasters.

1/28/2013 - World's Most Powerful Marine Gas Turbine

Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.

1/28/2013 - Underwater Mining in the Red Sea

Sudan and Saudi Arabia are targeting to start deep-water mining of a Red Sea basin, rich in zinc, copper, silver and gold, by 2014.

1/24/2013 - Trieste Anniversary

On January 23, 1960, two men aboard the bathascath, Trieste, went to the bottom of the deepest place in the ocean.

1/23/2013 - New Voyage of Discovery

Scientists setting off from New Zealand on a new voyage of discovery will use baited cameras to film species in the deep waters of the Kermadec Trench.

1/22/2013 - Scientists Track Ocean Microbe Populations

A team of scientists from MIT and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently figured out how to make the equivalent of a nature film.

1/20/2013 - California Sea Grant

The California Sea Grant Extension Fellowship is a unique educational opportunity for postgraduates who are interested in extending research information to help manage marine resources in California.

1/19/2013 - The Future of Deep-Sea Exploration

Deep-sea scientists use a variety of tools, from mechanical samplers to autonomous robots, to study and understand the deep.

1/9/2013 - Giant Squid Captured on Video

The three-meter invertebrate was filmed from a manned submersible during one of 100 dives in the Pacific last summer in a joint expedition by Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Discovery Channel and Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science.

1/8/2013 - Hot News from the Ocean Floor

Bacteria living thousands of metres below the ocean’s surface could lead to a surge in solar energy efficiency.

1/7/2013 - Is Automated Drilling the Industry’s Future?

The oil and gas industry has set the path to completely change how they will find natural resources. Read more

1/4/2013 - Tip of Greenland Drives Ocean Circulation

The steep topography at the southern tip of Greenland has been found to create a profound effect on local wind currents and the ocean circulation of the entire North Atlantic.

1/3/2013 - Award to Stevens Institute of Technology

ABS has awarded Stevens Institute of Technology $3 million to create a new civil, mechanical and naval engineering laboratory complex in the Davidson Laboratory.

1/2/2013 - Offshore Wind Embarks Beyond Europe

More than half of global on-line offshore wind is in the North Sea. But some nations outside Europe have recently awoken to the opportunities offshore wind offers, with Asia set to lead the way.

12/31/2012 - Extraterrestrial Oceans Could Host Life

One of the most exciting findings to date from the roving field geologist, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, was the detection of a dried up ancient stream where water once flowed billions of years ago.

12/27/2012 - Exploring the Treacherous Deep-Ocean

Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.

12/19/2012 - Surveying Europe's Marine Biodiversity

Scientists from 16 countries have begun a new EU funded survey that focuses on marine biodiversity, and the environmental standing of the seas in Europe.

12/18/2012 - Uranium-236 from the 1960s

A team of three researchers based in Austria and Australia have identified the bomb-pulse of isotope in corals from the Caribbean Sea.

12/17/2012 - Connecting the Dots

A network of national observatories is being coordinated to provide ocean data for the Global Ocean Observing System.

12/14/2012 - Using Waves to Study Earth's Interior

Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have typically been generated by earthquakes or human-made explosions.

12/13/2012 - Ocean Robots Reach Milestone

Thousands of robots in the ocean have hit a milestone with delivery of their one millionth piece of climate and ocean data.

12/12/2012 - NASA-Funded System Protects from Storms

NASA's forecast system combines satellite data and computer weather models to produce maps of storms over the world’s oceans, predicting weather events for up to eight hours at a time.

12/11/2012 - Framework for Floating Structures in Ice

DNV and key industry players have developed an enhanced design framework for floating structures in ice-covered Arctic waters.

12/6/2012 - Record-Setting Journey

The Mars rover Curiosity may be the most famous robot on – or off – the planet but an ocean-going bot named Papa Mau just set a world’s record for robot-kind by traveling more than 10,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia powered only by waves and sunlight.

12/3/2012 - Gas Tanker Takes Shortcut to Asia

A tanker full of chilled natural gas is about to complete a trip through the Arctic Ocean to Asia.

11/29/2012 - Bio-Robotic Fish Debuts in the Arctic Ocean

The fifth China Arctic research expedition trip has witnessed the first field test of robotic fish in Polar Regions ever in the history of China.

11/28/2012 - Environmental Research and Development

The DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals.

11/27/2012 - UK Wave and Tidal Energy Resources

The size and distribution of UK wave and tidal energy resources have been reassessed in light of new findings and presented in a report aimed at providing a clearer understanding of the potential for project developers.

11/27/2012 - Ocean Currents Play a Role in Prediction

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method for optimally combining models and observations to accurately simulate the seasonal extent of Arctic sea ice and the ocean circulation beneath.

11/26/2012 - Underwater Robot Helps Clean Bay

The Rozalia Project's underwater trash hunting robot was brought in to Mission Bay to pick up debris from the bay.

11/14/2012 - Re-Establishment of Hydroacoustic Station

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (“CTBTO”) invites all interested, eligible and qualified applicants to submit their response to the invitation for pre-qualification (ref.: 2012-0282) for the re-establishment (design, manufacture and installation of the underwater segment (2 hydrophone triplets cabled to the shore) and the installation of the on-land cables and equipment of the Hydroacoustic Hydrophone Station HA04, Crozet Islands, France. The Crozet Islands are a sub-Antarctic archipelago in the Southern Indian Ocean.

11/14/2012 - Next Generation IMS Hydroacoustic Hydrophone Stations: Modular Design Study

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (“CTBTO”) invites all interested, eligible and qualified bidders to submit their proposals in response to the request for proposal (“RFP”) (ref.: 2012-0293) for the next generation International Monitoring System (“IMS”) Hydroacoustic Hydrophone Stations Modular Design Study.

11/13/2012 - Host City for 2013 World Ocean Week

The Zhanjiang government will host the World Ocean Week in Zhanjiang in October next year to promote the maritime strength of the city and the oceanic economy of Guangdong province.

11/12/2012 - A Tiger to Egypt

Egypt's National Institute of Oceanology and Fisheries (NIOF) has chosen a Tiger ROV from Saab Seaeye as their preferred vehicle to undertake a range of studies in the Mediterranean."

11/9/2012 - Next-Generation Echo Sounder Ready

Norwegian researchers have now developed an echo sounder that works on 100 frequencies simultaneously.

11/8/2012 - HMS Queen Elizabeth

A huge section of hull for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the first of two new aircraft carriers being built for the UK Royal Navy, has left BAE Systems’ shipyard at Govanto embark on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth.

11/7/2012 - $5.5 million to Support Watershed Education

The NOAA Office of Education’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program will support activities ranging from data driven field investigations in the Pacific Northwest to studies of storm water management and invasive species in the Great Lakes.

11/6/2012 - India to Focus on Ocean Research

As part of its preparedness, an international training centre for operational oceanography will be set up at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.

11/5/2012 - Future Submarine Design

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a further £315M for ongoing design work for the replacement to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines.

11/2/2012 - Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Development

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau have released the final details for an oil and gas lease sale.

11/2/2012 - Historic Shipwreck Discovered

Government archaeologists have found the wrecked remains of a rare Pacific Coast schooner that was employed in the lumber trade during the early 1900s.

11/1/2012 - Fishy Robots for Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research is supporting steps toward making visions of the future a reality with regards to robotics.

10/31/2012 - US Navies to Undertake Submarine Rescue

The Indo-US submarine rescue exercise 'INDIAEX-2012' will kick off this week with the US Navy's Undersea Rescue Command flying down a submarine rescue system.

10/30/2012 - Sandy to Erode Many Atlantic Beaches

The predictions of coastal change for the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia peninsula is part of a larger assessment of probable coastal change released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

10/25/2012 - The Little Glider That Could

One of the more engaging stories on the ship Healy has been that of Donglai Gong, an assistant professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and his Slocum glider, the first man to sail single-handedly around the world.

10/23/2012 - Pilot Your Own Robotic Sub

AcquatiCo is a web-based ocean exploration platform the allows the user to navigate coral reefs, chase fish and explore shipwrecks.

10/22/2012 - World's Biggest Offshore Floating Facility

A new milestone was reached in the world’s use of LNG as fuel, as Shell celebrated the cutting of first steel for the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility’s substructure.

10/12/2012 - Ocean Energy: The RITE Project

10/11/2012 - Sea Grant Identifies Key Ocean Needs

A new Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Research Plan pinpoints priority ocean and coastal research needs for the Mid-Atlantic ocean region to advance coordinated research that promotes economic and environmental sustainability in the region.

10/10/2012 - Deep Ocean Sediment: Temperature Record

Scientists have created a more accurate history of how Earth's climate has varied over the last 1.5 million years, after developing a new method that lets them draw on natural temperature records that have never before been analysed.

10/9/2012 - Ocean Power Plants That Make Energy

The tide is turning for marine power plants, especially in Scotland, which is serving as a test-bed for all sorts of underwater turbines and other crazy solutions to generate power from the waves and tides.

10/5/2012 - Blue Whales' Songs Tracked By Scientists

Australian scientists are using military technology for locating submarines to track rare blue whales hundreds of kilometers away by eavesdropping on their distinctive songs.

10/4/2012 - First Underwater Arctic Observatory

The University of Victoria’s ocean science network is commissioning the Arctic Ocean's first underwater scientific observatory.

10/2/2012 - Virtual Great Barrier Reef Tour

A team of scientists have created a specially designed underwater camera capable of capturing 360-degree images of the Great Barrier Reef.

10/1/2012 - Weather-Ready Nation Initiative, NOAA

forecasting and enhanced support to officials who make public health and safety decisions.  Read more

9/26/2012 - Ocean Expedition Finds 1M New Species

Researchers will present the fruits of a two-year 70,000-mile journey: up to 1 million previously undocumented species found living in the world's deep oceans.

9/25/2012 - Robotic Tuna Fish - Protecting Harbors

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding the development of an unmanned underwater vehicle designed to resemble a tuna, called the BIOSwimmer™.

9/21/2012 - Approval of New Offshore Projects

Australia has granted seven new offshore exploration permits off the Northern Territory and Western Australia, worth $277M, to be developed over the next three years.$277m-in-offshore-projects/#.UFyTHFGo_YQ

9/20/2012 - Divers Discover Giant German Aircraft

Nearly 70 years after being shot down by a British fighter, experts have found the only surviving example of the Messerschmitt 323 transport plane, 200ft underwater off the coast of Sardinia.

9/19/2012 - Students Design Unique Tracking Device

Dalhousie University student were tasked with developing an accelerometer that could be attached to a fish to record its movements. The Ocean Tracking Network is now supporting the study!

9/18/2012 - Marine Ecosystem Survey in Arctic

9/17/2012 - Festival Celebrates Wonders of the Deep

Starting Sept. 20, Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival returns to downtown Savannah with waves of free screenings, lectures and book signings.

9/14/2012 - The Next Five Years for Offshore Wind

The last five years have seen great progress in offshore wind despite a slow takeoff, with the majority of global installations in this period. What's ahead for the next five years?

9/12/2012 - Advance Research and Development of Renewable Energy

The New England Marine Renewable Energy Center has announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

9/11/2012 - New Research Opportunity in the UK

Covering most aspects of ships, boats, submarines, and renewable energy devices, the UK Technology Strategy Board has announced it's plan for 2013.

9/10/2012 - 3-D 'Seahorse' Cam Tracks Scallops

A new underwater explorer hit the seas this summer, armed with cameras, strobes and sonar and charged with being a protector of sorts to a half-billion dollar resource — the Atlantic scallop catch.

9/7/2012 - New World Drilling-Depth Record

Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets a world new record by drilling down and obtains rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan.

9/6/2012 - Clues to Future Droughts and Floods

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers set sail today to the saltiest spot in the North Atlantic to understand how the salinity of the ocean is related to shifts in rainfall patterns around the world. Read more

9/5/2012 - New Offshore Oil Discovery for Petrobras

Petrobras has confirmed the presence of good quality oil and gas in BM-SEAL-10 block, in ultra-deep waters in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.

9/5/2012 - Debris Poses Massive Problem for B.C.

Through satellite images, it's estimated that the amount of material that may arrive from the massive debris field is roughly the size of B.C., Alberta and half of Saskatchewan put together.

8/31/2012 - Underwater Microrobots to Help Coral Reefs

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University are working on microrobots which can go underwater and help the damaged coral reefs.&

8/30/2012 - NASA, WHOI to Hold Media Briefing

Final preparations at the WHOI are being made for an ocean-going campaign designed to shed new light on the link between ocean salinity and shifts in global precipitation patterns.

8/29/2012 - Pacific Leaders Look Beyond Ocean Barriers

When the tiny Pacific island nation of Tokelau switched on its first solar power system earlier this month, it moved closer to overcoming one of the enormous barriers to development in the region.

8/28/2012 - Marine Renewables in Oregon

Oregon's recent developments in marine renewable energy have made a string of industry firsts.,-wave-energy-testing-system-launches/#.UDzu9qOo_YQ

8/27/2012 - New Underwater Photos Could Solve the Earhart Mystery

Underwater images taken deep below the South Pacific could finally solve the question of Amelia Earhart's fate 75 years after she went off the radar during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

8/23/2012 - New Committee Will Advise Federal Leaders on Integrating Ocean Observation Systems

A new committee to advise federal leaders on integrating the nation’s ocean observing systems that collect and deliver ocean information will meet for the first time later this month in Washington.

8/21/2012 - Ningaloo Marine Park Research Program

A FIVE-YEAR research program at Ningaloo Marine Park is the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the Indian Ocean. Read

8/20/2012 - HarborScan UUV Joins Powered Tow Body

VCT unveiled the HarborScan UUV at the Navy Opportunity Forum June 4-6 in Crystal City, VA.

8/17/2012 - Ocean Wi-Fi Detects Great White Shark

A wireless ocean-based network developed to track the mysterious journeys of marine animals has just detected its first great white shark, a female measuring about 18 feet long.

8/16/2012 - Graduate Student Equipment Loan Program

WET Labs and Sea-Bird are soliciting innovative proposals from outstanding graduate students for study of environmental variables in oceans, estuaries, rivers, lakes, or laboratories. Read more

8/15/2012 - Shipwreck Discovered off Italy

Divers have reportedly discovered a 2,000-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Italy, near the town of Varazze in Liguria.

8/14/2012 - Fresh Water Breathes Life Into Hurricanes

An analysis of a decade's worth of tropical cyclones shows that when hurricanes blow over ocean regions swamped by fresh water, the conditions can unexpectedly intensify the storm.

8/13/2012 - Robot Divers to Report on Lake Superior

Funded by a NSF grant, the new devices, called "Autonomous Moored Platforms, will travel up and down the depths on cables anchored to the lake bottom.">Read more

8/9/2012 - Portal to Underwater Lab

A professor at the College of William and Mary recently provided a live streaming Internet fed while aboard the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys.

8/8/2012 - Offshore Technology: Into the Abyss

The race for new tools to open up the ocean is speeding up as offshore companies start delving into deeper deposits to compensate for a lack of new resources.

8/7/2012 - Navy Tests Ocean Drones

Just beneath the surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed the U.S. Navy.

8/6/2012 - Next Wave in Power Generation

Aerospace engineers are working to make ocean wave energy the nation’s newest source of green power by applying the physics of wind turbines to the sea.

8/3/2012 - Underwater Cultural Relics Discovered

Archaeologists have discovered 12 underwater cultural relics sites near the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea."">Read more

8/2/2012 - Robots Kick and Splash at Korea's Yeosu Expo

A robot collection at this summer's exposition in South Korea offers lots of entertainment in the form of fish bots that shoot light beams from their snouts, and more.

8/1/2012 - Sub Surveys Deep Ocean Floor Off Land's End

A British robotic sub has photographed a vast tract of deep ocean floor some 560km southwest of Land's End.

7/31/2012 - U.S. Tidal Power Project to Start in Maine

The Ocean Renewable Power Company TidGen Cobscook Bay tidal energy project is the first in the U.S. to receive a FERC license, negotiate a power purchase agreement, and install and operate a power-producing tidal generator.

7/30/2012 - Side Scan Sonar - Locating Lost Crab Pots

The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation is developing a remote detection technique to reduce that number using side scan sonar.

7/27/2012 - Students Discover Methane Seep Ecosystem

Graduate student from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego discovered convincing evidence of a deep-sea site where methane is likely seeping out of the seafloor, the first such finding off San Diego County.

7/26/2012 - NOAA Collects 50 Tons of Marine Debris

NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette arrived back in its homeport of Honolulu on July 22nd, after a month in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument collecting marine debris.

7/25/2012 - Esri Joins World Ocean Council

Esri has joined the ocean business alliance World Ocean Council (WOC) and will support its international initiatives for sustainable development and conservation of the ocean.

7/19/2012 - Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Turns 25

MBARI has grown into the ultimate scientist's workshop for cutting-edge marine exploration -- a buzzing hub of 215 researchers, engineers and other staff members.

7/18/2012 - States to Receive Federal Money for Removal

NOAA has announced that it will provide large grants to five states affected by debris from last year's tsunami in Japan.  Read more

7/17/2012 - Marine Technology: A Voyage of Discovery

Far Solitaire, is the first of a new class of vessels which bristle with novel technology that promises to make shipping safer, cleaner and cheaper.

7/16/2012 - Garbage-Eating Drone Destroys Pollution

Powered by water-proof batteries, the Marine Drone can employ an electric motor to move silently through the water while sucking plastic bottles and garbage into its maw like a butterfly net.

7/13/2012 - SOS Call for Historic Ocean Liner

Caretakers for the SS United States, the legendary ocean liner moored on the Delaware River since 1996, are renewing and expanding their emergency distress call for the beleaguered piece of American maritime history.

7/12/2012 - UConn Scientists to Help Map the Sound

For the first time, scientists will create comprehensive biological and geological maps of Long Island Sound, including seafloor characteristics, water currents, and wildlife habitat.

7/12/2012 - Underwater Laboratory Begins its Last Saturation Mission

NOAA’s Aquarius laboratory will begin its last mission that will run from July 11th – 22nd. The last mission is titled Celebrating 50 years of Living Beneath the Sea, which recognizes Jacques Cousteau's 1962 Conshelf I project involving humans living on the sea floor for purposes of science. Read more

7/11/2012 - Flying Airplanes Underwater

Hawkes Ocean Technologies leads the way for deep sea exploration with its series of winged submersibles that fly through the water. Read more,

7/9/2012 - Human-Powered Submarine Sets Record

A submarine pedal-powered by a pilot decked out in SCUBA gear has set a new world speed record at a submarine race in Europe.

7/9/2012 - The Open Source Underwater Robot

7/6/2012 - Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Ocean Spring Plankton Bloom

In what's known as the North Atlantic Bloom, an immense number of phytoplankton burst into existence, first "greening," then "whitening" the sea as one or more species take the place of others.

7/5/2012 - ION Launches Seabed Seismic System

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced the launch of Calypso, its next generation re-deployable seabed acquisition system.

7/3/2012 - VTU to Start Course in Marine Engineering

In a first in Karnataka, India, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will introduce a four-year undergraduate course (BE) in marine engineering from the 2012-13 academic year.

7/2/2012 - Amelia Earhart 75th Anniversary

The Niku VII expedition will search the underwater reef slope off the west end of Nikumaroro, formerly Gardner Island, looking for signs of wreckage from Earhart's Lockheed Electra.

7/1/2012 - Establishing an Ocean Observatory

On board the R/V Thomas G. Thompson is a portion of the 570 miles of fiber optic cable that will turn the ocean floor off the northwest coast into a research paradise, and not just for scientists. The public will also be able to watch high definition video of hot volcanic vents and unusual sea life in real time starting in 2015.

6/29/2012 - Scientists in Japan Discover Rare Earths in Pacific Ocean East of Tokyo

A team of Japanese scientists have found a large source of rare earth minerals in the country’s surrounding Pacific Ocean.

6/28/2012 - Dynamic Positioning Takes Control at Sea

6/27/2012 - Underwater Nurseries Save Coral Reefs

In Florida, what began as an innovative experiment has turned into a massive accomplishment that's helping corals thrive.

6/26/2012 - Facility Set to Make Waves in Research

A new state-of-the-art Marine Building, at Plymouth University, houses the country's most advanced wave tank testing equipment.

6/25/2012 - Manned Submersible Rises After Record Dive

China's manned submersible Jiaolong and its three divers rose from over 6,000 meters below the sea in the Mariana Trench after setting the country's deep-sea diving record on Friday.

6/21/2012 - Ocean Energy Development With Less Sound

The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving.

6/20/2012 - Next Generation Wave Power Testing Completed by Ocean Power Technologies

Ocean Power Technologies, has announced the successful completion of extensive factory acceptance testing of the first of its next generation power take-off units for the Company’s utility-scale PowerBuoy®, the PB150.

6/18/2012 - Gov. Gregoire, Other Officials Discussing Tsunami Debris Plans at Ocean Shores

Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state officials are holding a news conference Monday at Ocean Shores to explain how the state responds to debris on the inline_link Washington coast.

6/18/2012 - India and US Pledge to Step up Science & Tech Collaboration

India and the US have pledged to step up their bilateral collaboration in the field of science and technology to boost innovation in key areas of clean energy, environment and high technology to spur economic growth.

6/14/2012 - Aquarius, NASA's Salt-Mapping Instrument, Marks First Birthday

Aquarius, NASA's pioneering instrument to measure ocean surface salinity from orbit, launched a year ago aboard the Argentine Space Agency's Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas observatory.

6/14/2012 - Scientists Discover Huge Phytoplankton Bloom In Ice-Covered Waters

A team of researchers have discovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton beneath ice-covered Arctic waters.

6/13/2012 - Getting to the Bottom of the Fijian Ocean

Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates.

6/12/2012 - Bermuda Could Draw Energy from the Ocean

A one-year study has confirmed Bermuda is capable of drawing a significant portion of its energy from the ocean.

6/11/2012 - Ship to Explore New Frontiers of Design and Oceanography ‎

Called the ( SeaOrbiter, the part submarine, part research vessel is the concept of French architect Jacques Rougerie.

6/8/2012 - June 8th is World Oceans Day!

The theme for 2012 World Oceans Day is - Youth: the Next Wave for Change.  To read more and watch a video tune to the website.>

6/7/2012 - Ocean Protection Zones Approved

California created another group of ocean protection zones on Wednesday, putting the finishing touches on a vast network of protected areas that dot the sea from Mexico to the Oregon border.>

6/6/2012 - New Mini Sub Made From Cheap Parts

The latest prototype, the OpenROV an open-source remotely operated vehicle, could change the future of ocean exploration.

6/4/2012 - Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) 2012

Watch Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) Live! Join CHOW 2012 for a unique, unprecedented opportunity to examine the role of the ocean in the shaping of our nation.

6/1/2012 - Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization is First to Acquire New MicroROV Navigation Technology

Collaboration by four leading technology companies creates autonomy for Australian DSTO and underwater homeland security missions.  Read more

5/30/2012 - Liner’s Removal to Begin Off Italian Coast

One of the most expensive and challenging salvage operations ever planned, the removal of the luxury liner Costa Concordia from granite rocks off the Tuscan coast will begin in June.  Read more

5/29/2012 - China Eyes Developing Deep-Sea Mining Tech

Commercial deep-sea mining by China of polymetallic nodules can begin as early as 2030 according to the former head of the State Oceanic Administration.

5/22/2012 - Astronauts Will Live Underwater to Train for Asteroid Mission

In the agency's report, which is to be presented to the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Nasa will reportedly announce plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016.

5/16/2012 - GPS-Equipped Commercial Ships Could Become 'Network of Accurate Tsunami Sensors'

Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis, according to a study published May 5 by scientists at the University of Hawaii Manoa and the NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

5/15/2012 - Putting Lessons in Technology into Action

Through the Prince William Sound Science Center'ss Discovery Room Education Program, students are able to learn about the variety of technology used for things such as oil spill detection and response and gathering data from the ocean environment.

5/14/2012 - National Ocean Science Bowl -- Looking for Question Writers

5/13/2012 - Satellite Tracking used for First Time on Manta Rays

In the first study using satellite tracking of the creatures, scientists have teased out a few secrets, including that the beasts travel a lot.

5/11/2012 - Ocean-Themed Yeosu Expo Kicks off in S. Korea

South Korea kicked off its ocean-themed Expo in the southern coastal city of Yeosu on Friday, with an opening ceremony that featured a lavish laser light show.

5/10/2012 - New Research Vehicle Launched off Maine

An ocean-going robot known as a Wave Glider is being launched off the Maine coast, on May 10th,for a six- to eight-week test run.>

5/9/2012 - Ocean Month Highlights

This year’s theme is, ldquo Buhat Dagat, Buhay Natin” for the National Month of the Ocean and “Marine Biodiversity” for the International Day of Biodiversity."

4/25/2012 - Maine Paves Way for Tapping Ocean Energy

Maine regulators put three utilities on the path to distribute electricity harnessed from tides at the nations eastern tip Tuesday, a key milestone in a bid to turn the natural rise and fall of ocean levels into power.

4/24/2012 - Arctic Ocean May Open to Regular Shipping by 2017

The Arctic Ocean could open for regular commercial shipping within the next five to 10 years, according to a Canadian polar scientist who conducted research for the International Polar Year Conference.

4/23/2012 - US and UK to Join Forces on Floating Offshore Development

4/20/2012 - Alpena Community College Releases New Marine Technology Program

The Marine Tech program, at Alpena Community College, is designed to prepare students for a career as a Remotely Operated Vehicle and/or Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician through a variety of hands-on experiences.

4/19/2012 - New Renewable Electricity Source Could Support Half a Billion People

The point where a river flows into the ocean could generate enough electricity to support over half a billion people according to a new analysis.

4/18/2012 - NOAA Getting Ocean-Study Assist From Students

A school's newly founded environmental club has co-adopted a NOAA buoy that will transmit data to help Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and her colleagues catalog the inner workings of the sea.

4/17/2012 - Exploring the Global Markets MTS Pavilion at Oceanology International — London

MTS, along with member company sponsors hosted a reception during Oceanology International in the MTS Pavilion.

4/16/2012 - High-precision Instruments Monitor the Ocean from the Seafloor

View the first ocean deployment of two new, high-precision instruments designed to monitor the earth's signals from the sea floor.""

4/16/2012 - Coast Guard Foundation Funds Conference on the Arctic

The Coast Guard Foundation sponsored a two-day conference on the issues global leaders face concerning the shaping and implementing of policies pertaining to the rapid emergence of human activities in the Arctic.

4/13/2012 - Titanic Wreck Gets Unesco Protection

The wreck of the Titanic is to come under the protection of the United Nations cultural agency Unesco.""

4/12/2012 - Major Quakes off Sumatra Test Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

Made up of seismographic stations and deep-ocean sensors, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System was activated in June 2006 after an agreement at a United Nations conference in Japan.""

4/11/2012 - Early Stage Seabed Surveys to Save up to £1 Million for Offshore Wind Projects

The selection of an offshore wind farm location has a strong impact on the overall project cost and delivery time."

4/11/2012 - Exploring Our Own Alien World

Nearly 36 years ago, our understanding of life was changed forever when scientists towing a remote vehicle through the depths photographed a cluster of clams.""

4/9/2012 - Pre-engineering Students Peek into Navy's View of the Sea

Currents, pressure and the corrosive power of salt make ocean engineering a unique field, as 26 high school students interested in becoming engineers found out during a recent tour of NAVFAC ESC."

4/5/2012 - Robot Jellyfish -- Underwater Spy of Future

4/2/2012 - NASA's Perpetual Ocean Animation Turns Ocean Currents into Art

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is an unlikely entrant in the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

3/30/2012 - Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor and Author Will Release New Novel

3/29/2012 - Ocean Energy Search Plan Unveiled

Officials have released a programmatic environmental impact statement on seismic testing for public review.""

3/28/2012 - South Korea's Little Yeosu Prepares for Expo

From May 12 to Aug. 12, Yeosu will host Expo 2012: the Next World's Fair. The theme of the exposition is; The Living Ocean and Coast,with the goal of demonstrating how humans can live in better harmony with the ocean.""

3/27/2012 - WHOI Researchers, Collaborators Receive Grant to Study Life in Ocean's Depths

A team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of Hawaii, Whitman College and international colleagues will conduct the first systematic study of life in the deepest marine habitat on Earth.""

3/26/2012 - Office of Naval Research Continues Funding for Innovative Research in Unmanned Naval Vessels

The Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships announced the renewal of annual funding worth $4.5 million over five years by the Office of Naval Research.""

3/22/2012 - 3D Computer Models Could be Used to Assess New Wind Farm Schemes

A highly accurate 3D map of Britain is being made available online by aerial mapping company Bluesky.""

3/21/2012 - Ocean Expedition Gets Rare Glimpse of Earth's Innards

Scientists recently returned from an expedition to an unusual seafloor mountain, where they conducted what may be the first-ever on-site study of a type of rock that makes up a huge amount of our planet.

3/20/2012 - International Seabed Authority Opportunity – Kingston, Jamaica

3/20/2012 - Middle East Port Set for Huge Development

3/19/2012 - BMT Leads Research Consortium for Enhanced Metocean Services

BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest research project in partnership with Reading University and OceanExpert Ltd. ""

3/16/2012 - Engineers Develop Optimal Path Predictor for Underwater Robots

Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a software to predict the fastest way for underwater vehicles to get to one point to another, and it might not always be through a straight line.""

3/15/2012 - 'Wave Glider' Robot Drones Set New Record for Unmanned Ocean Travel

Oceangoing robots have broken a distance record by reaching Hawaii from San Francisco, braving 26-foot waves and gale force storms along the way.""

3/14/2012 - James Cameron performs Deepest-Ever Solo Sub Dive, With a Deeper One on the Way

Well-known film director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron is no stranger to setting records, but this time he's setting his sights on a solo trip to the oceans' deepest point, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench off Guam.""

3/13/2012 - BOEM and Hawaii Launch Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting with the state of Hawaii.""

3/12/2012 - Counting Reef Sharks With Cameras: 'Chum Cam' Underwater Video Survey

Using survey data collected from 200 baited remote underwater video (BRUV) cameras, nicknamed chum cams,scientists have compared the relative abundance of reef sharks in two marine reserves."

3/9/2012 - Full Titanic Site is Mapped for First Time

Researchers have pieced together whats believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-mile-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg.""

3/8/2012 - Ecofys Introduces Test Module for Seaweed Cultivation in Offshore Wind Farms

Ecofys has started a trial of an innovative seaweed cultivation module, to promote the combination of seaweed cultivation and offshore wind energy."">

3/7/2012 - CSA Expands Underwater Mapping Capabilities with Shark Marine Technology

Stuart, Florida, CSA International, Inc. (CSA) has taken delivery of Shark Marine Technologies, Inc Navigator, a self-contained, highly portable, diver-directed mapping system with high accuracy positioning.""

3/6/2012 - Ocean Renewable Power Company To Install Maine Tidal Energy System

With its federal license in hand, a Maine-based tidal energy company is ready to install its underwater power system for the first time on the floor of the ocean. ""

3/5/2012 - Moon's Oceans too Acidic, Scientists Say

The ocean underneath the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa might be too acidic to support life, due to compounds that may regularly migrate downward from its surface, researchers say.""

3/2/2012 - Researchers, Google Collaborate On 'Virtual' Exploration Of The Great Barrier Reef

A pioneering scientific expedition that will document the health of coral on the Great Barrier Reef will be undertaken as a joint venture.""

3/1/2012 - Branson, Cameron in Race to Ocean's Darkest Depths

James Cameron may be poised to dash the hopes of Sir Richard Branson Virgin Oceanic team of being the first 21st-century aquanaut to reach Challenger Deep, the nethermost location in any of the world's oceans.""

2/29/2012 - Even in Winter, Life Persists in Arctic Seas

According to preliminary results from a NSF funded research cruise, microscopic creatures at the base of the Arctic food chain are not dormant as expected.""

2/28/2012 - Cables Spanning the Pacific Ocean Seafloor

Marine scientists and a commercial telecommunications company are exploring partnerships that could dramatically advance scientists ability to observe and study ocean processes.""

2/24/2012 - Researchers Use Deep-Ocean Gliders to Track a Current

Deployed in 2010 and 2011, the gliders have profiled a 200-meter tall wall of water at the core of long-lived ocean eddies formed from the East Australian Current.""

2/23/2012 - Atlantis in Talks to Create Joint Tidal and Wind Farm

A leading tidal power developer has revealed it is in talks to create a new marine energy farm capable of producing both wind and tidal power."

2/22/2012 - Path of Tsunami Debris Mapped Out

Japanese estimates suggest that 20 million tonnes of debris were generated by the earthquake and the incoming rush of water on March 11th of last year.""

2/21/2012 - Swedish Company Proposes Floating Wind Farms for Malta

2/21/2012 - Amarcon Sees Increase in Demand for Hydrodynamic Analysis Software

Amarcon has seen an increase in orders for its hydrodynamic analysis software: OCTOPUS-Office, which is a hydrodynamic analysis program for the calculation of seakeeping characteristics of ships.  Read more

2/17/2012 - Ocean Organizations Head to Salt Lake City

More than 4,000 ocean experts from around the United States and 51 countries are expected to attend the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting at the Salt Palace.  Read more

2/16/2012 - NASA Science Aircraft to Travel the Globe in 2012

With missions scheduled throughout the year, 2012 is shaping up to be an extraordinary time for NASA's Airborne Science Program and Earth system science research.  Read more

2/15/2012 - The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

Liquid Robotics, creator of the surfboard-size Wave Glider robot, was list #31 in the latest edition of Fast Company.  Read more

2/15/2012 - New Integrated Building Model May Improve Fish Farming Operations

Researchers are now melding building design, fish ecology and aquaculture engineering techniques into a first-of-its-kind "building-integrated aquaculture" (BIAq) model.  Read more

2/14/2012 - Researchers Probe 200-Year-Old Shipwreck off Rhode Island

Researchers from the U.S. Navy are hoping to confirm that the sunken ship off the coast of Rhode Island is the USS Revenge, commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry and lost on a stormy January day in 1811.  Read more

2/13/2012 - Satellite Tracking Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots

2/13/2012 - High hopes: Navy Airs Fuel-Saving Idea

The Irish Navy is collaborating with the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster, UCC, and CIT to develop "kite sails" which would be used to save fuel when a ship was carrying out surveillance ""

2/8/2012 - Are You Smarter than an NOSB student?

The National Ocean Science Bowl has been working with the MIT Sea Grant College Program to develop an online game to promote ocean literacy. Test your knowledge of ocean sciences by playing the Ocean Sciences Quiz.

2/7/2012 - Google Earth Ocean Terrain Receives Major Update

Ocean data in Google Earth has been updated, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ocean mapping groups from around the world.  Read more

2/6/2012 - Hurricane Bowl Tests Ocean Knowledge

The annual Hurricane Bowl brought together twenty-two high school teams going head to head on the subject of oceanography.  Read more

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2/2/2012 - Ocean Power Technologies Autonomous PowerBuoy

Ocean Power just announced the results of the ocean operations of its autonomous PowerBuoy recently deployed off the coast of New Jersey for the US Navy.  Read more

2/1/2012 - Province Launches Council to Promote Interests of Ocean Industries Sector

Words were not enough for some people to describe their excitement over the launch of the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in Halifax.  Read more

1/31/2012 - Life Beyond Earth? Underwater Caves in Bahamas Could Give Clues

Discoveries made in some underwater caves by Texas &M University at Galveston researchers could provide clues about how ocean life formed on Earth millions of years ago.  Read more

1/30/2012 - Can Solar Power Help Shipping Go Green?

A leading defence geospatial expert has recommended the Australian Navy develop an enterprise-wide Geographic Information System approach to Rapid Environmental Assessment. Read more

1/27/2012 - Ecologists Capture First Deep-Sea Fish Noises

University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years.  Read more

1/24/2012 - FMC Technologies to Increase Ownership of Schilling Robotics to 100 Percent

FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced today that it has given notice to exercise its purchase option for the remaining 55% of outstanding shares of Schilling Robotics LLC ("Schilling").  Read more

1/20/2012 - Scientists Record Underwater Landslide

What if scientists had to rely on only their ears? Two years ago, a marine geologist and his colleagues faced that challenge when they discovered a massive underwater landslide in the western Pacific Ocean.  Read more

1/19/2012 - U.S. Department of Energy Releases New Wave & Tidal Energy Assessment Reports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two reports detailing the country's ocean wave and tidal resource energy potential.  Read more

1/18/2012 - Workshop on "Exploring Safe design and operations for the European Unmanned Maritime Systems”

To address regulations of unmanned maritime vehicles, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Sweden launched a special project.  Read more

1/18/2012 - Dr. Robert Detrick Named New Assistant Administrator of NOAA Research Office

Dr. Detrick will start as the assistant administrator of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) on Feb. 13.  Read more

1/13/2012 - National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

The public comment period is open until midnight EST, February 27, 2012.  The National Ocean Council relying on input to inform development of the final Implementation Plan and help ensure the National Ocean Policy is working for our Nation.  Read more

1/12/2012 - Scientists Look to Microbes to Unlock Earth's Deep Secrets

1/10/2012 - TE SubCom Completes First 40G Upgrade

TE SubCom announced it has successfully completed the first 40G upgrade in an undersea cable system more than 9,500km in length.  Read more

1/9/2012 - 'Lost World' Discovered Around Vents

Communities of species previously unknown to science have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents.

1/6/2012 - Flipped from Head to Toe: 100 Years of Continental Drift Theory

100 years ago, on 6 January 1912, Alfred Wegener presented his theory of continental drift to the public for the first time.

1/5/2012 - Expanding Underwater Search Capabilities

1/4/2012 - Scientists unravel mystery of missing mineral

1/4/2012 - Searching for Life on the Seafloor

1/3/2012 - Underwater Neutrino Detector Will Be Second-Largest Structure Ever Built

12/28/2011 - Elephant Seal Travels 18,000 Miles