Marine Science

Severe Flooding Cuts Off Lone Road to Alaska's Oilfield

  Alaska's lone road to North Slope oil field operations remains closed for the third time in two months while emergency crews continue to redirect flooding from an adjacent river,

Miller is VP - Government and Political Affairs, NOIA

  The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has promoted Megan Bel Miller to Vice President for Government and Political Affairs. She will lead NOIA's Congressional

IMO Adopts Polar Code Environmental Provisions

  United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the environmental part of the Polar Code. Hereby, internationally binding regulations on

Volume Up in Dutch Maritime Technology Sector

 The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year. Turnover increased by 17%, from EUR 6.4 billion in 2013 to EUR 7.5 billion in 2014. The sector employed 31,680 FTEs, up from 29,361 in 2013.

Two Hurt in Petrobras Platform Accident; Output Halted

Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras was forced to stop output at its P-56 offshore oil production ship on Wednesday in the Marlim Sul field after an explosion

Global Warming Slowdown Tracked to Indian Ocean

 Global surface warming has slowed since the start of the twenty-first century, while Pacific heat uptake was enhanced. Analyses of ocean heat content suggest that

Dolphin die-off Spurred by BP Oil Spill

A record dolphin die-off in the northern Gulf of Mexico was caused by the largest oil spill in U.S. history, researchers said on Wednesday, citing a new study that

Investing in Unsustainable EU Fishing is Risky

  Recent changes to EU fishing and seafood legislation means that the financing of fishing operations reliant on overexploited stocks, or the use of destructive

Polar Science Gets a Boost From EU

  The €2 million five-year EU-PolarNet programme brings together 22 of Europe’s internationally-respected multi-disciplinary research institutions to develop and

RV Polarstern Sets Course for Spitsbergen

  On Tuesday, 19 May 2015 the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its home port in Bremerhaven, setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute,

PGS ASA - First Mover Offshore Mexico

  Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) commenced operations of a MultiClient 2D seismic program offshore Mexico on May 16th. The two 2D vessels Atlantic Explorer and

Nishikawa wins DNV GL COMPIT Award

  Tatsuo Nishikawa has been announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2015. The Japanese CFD (computational fluid dynamics) expert, working for the Shipbuilding

Australia for More Curbs on Shipping around Great Barrier Reef

  Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally sensitive region, the government said on Saturday.

Indonesia Gets Multipurpose Research Vessel from France

 The Indonesian Navy has taken delivery of a French-made KRI Rigel 933 multipurpose research vessel at Jakarta International Container Terminal 2, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Jakarta Post reported.

ABB Equipment for High-tech Ocean Simulator

ABB secures complete electrical and control package for world’s most sophisticated ocean simulator   The world’s first circular wave and tidal current test facility

16 Receive Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship

16 deserving students were awarded with the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship. Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman of PSA International (PSA), presented the award certificates

Statoil's Offshore Pipelay Surveillance Contract for DNV GL

  DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded another offshore pipelay surveillance contract by Statoil to monitor quality assurance

Hazard Awareness Competition for Seafarers Launched

  In an initiative to raise awareness of potential hazards at sea, The Standard Club and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to launch

FORCE Prepares for Turbines, Expands Team

With 10 kilometers of power cables installed in the Bay of Fundy, a new environmental monitoring program in development, and turbines set for deployment in the near future,

Macro Sensors Unveil Offshore LVDT Linear Position Sensors

  Macro Sensors have introduced its Offshore LVDT Linear Position Sensors for marine and offshore applications. Because of their high accuracy and long-term reliability when operating in water,

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