The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has received $750,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop next‐generation autonomous robotic technology for environmental monitoring of marine organisms and the seafloor at potential wind energy development areas on the U.S. West Coast.
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International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a global partnership with Whitecap Scientific Corporation, developers of ROV3D Recon. ROV3D Recon is a ‘plug and play’ computer vision solution that transforms subsea video collected by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) into real-time 3D data.
On November 22, Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalized the 50/50 joint venture that will take Oceanbird wind power solutions from cutting-edge marine concept to commercial reality. With Niclas Dahl as Managing Director, the partnership will make good on the promise of sustainable wind-assisted and wind propulsion.
Undersea weapon, sensors and integrated systems specialist Advanced Acoustic Concepts has chosen underwater positioning technology from maritime technology company Sonardyne to work for the US Department of Defense (DoD).
Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, Norsepower Oy Ltd. The collaboration between these industry leaders will facilitate the addition of wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems.
Craig N. McLean, assistant administrator of NOAA Research, who began his NOAA career as a uniformed officer in the NOAA Corps four decades ago and rose to lead the agency’s research division and become a champion of ocean exploration, scientific integrity and science diplomacy, has announced his plan to retire from public service on April 1, 2022.
METIS Cyberspace Technology SA has signed an agreement with global data and analytics expert Spire Global covering the provision of highly accurate weather-forecasting services to enhance the existing weather-related functionality available to the METIS data acquisition and analytics platform.
Norwegian deep sea mineral exploration company Adepth Minerals AS has received a NOK 11.7 million grant from Innovation Norway - triggering investment in state-of-the art FlexiCore technology and enabling collection of deepsea mineral core samples in 2022.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting and survey company, has signed a Master Services Agreement with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), an industry-owned and funded cooperative that exists to respond effectively to oil spills, including provision of specialist monitoring and sampling (M&S) services for OSRL members in the fields of marine environmental monitoring, impact assessment, crisis management, and Geographic Information System (GIS) science.