Ocean Observation

New Study Examines Hurricane Intensity; Pollution Transport

Researchers study currents that fuel hurricanes and transport pollutants to coastal beaches.   As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012,

Shanghai 6th Best Shipping Center Globally

 Shanghai has moved up the rankings of the world’s top shipping centers to sixth place, surpassing Dubai thanks to Free Trade Zone regulations and the Belt and Road Initiative,

New Suez Canal Ready for Business

 Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Mohab Mamish officially called on international maritime navigation lines to use the New Suez Canal, scheduled to be inaugurated August 6.

Canada Installs Radar to Detect Tsunamis

The hardware installation of Ocean Networks Canada’s Near-Field Tsunami Detection for the West Coast of Vancouver Island was completed on March 27, 2015   Ocean

BSEE Updates Hurricane Reporting Requirements

BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies

Korean Shipyards in Troubled Water

 Struggling with technology and a plunge in oil prices that has discouraged exploration, Korean vessel makers are racking up debt and could show billions of dollars in losses, reports Bloomberg.

Scottish Exporters Bullish on New Shipping Service

 As the shipping operator BG Freight Line is set for a new freight service connecting the links, Scotland’s food and drink, chemical and manufacturing industries are looking for a boost.

Canada Commissions Study on Underwater Noise

Green Marine has signed a nine-month contract with Transport Canada to provide insight on underwater noise generated by shipping and its effects on marine life, along with potential solutions.

Plankton Collection Technology Installed on AAL Melbourne

AAL working with Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science (SAHFOS) to collect data on marine plankton in the Pacific. AAL is supporting the oceanic research

NMDC Completes New Suez Canal

 National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), the UAE's leading dredging and marine construction company, has announced the completion of the New Suez Canal project

Shell Gets APD for limited Arctic Drilling

  After extensive review and under a robust array of safety requirements, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno today announced

CSIRO Discovers Extinct Volcanoes off Sydney Coast

  While searching for baby lobsters no bigger than a 50-cent piece, Australian researchers discovered a series of giant volcanoes off the coast of Sydney. The four previously unknown volcanoes,

Theyr Debuts Weather, Ocean Forecasting App

  Theyr Ltd, a premium weather-forecasting provider, specializing in the maritime and wind energy sectors, announced today the launch of its Digital Precision

Researchers Predict Shape of River Deltas

Predicting the shape of river deltas around the world; new method may help engineers determine coastal impact of dams and levees.   The Mississippi River delta

Study Tracks Formation and Fate of Internal Waves

A scientific research team spent seven years tracking the movements of skyscraper-high waves in the South China Sea. University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School

Trial Operation for New Suez Canal to Begin This Week

 The CEO of the New Suez Canal’s dredging works Wagdy Zaki has said that all preparations have been made to start the trial operation for the New Suez Canal next Saturday.

Japan Slams China's 'Assertive' Maritime Actions

 Japan severely criticized China’s “one-sided” position on its maritime territorial claims in an annual security report that was delayed after Prime Minister Shinzo

Latvia Spots Russian Submarine

 The National Armed Forces of Latvia said they found a submarine on Sunday and a group of Russian warships in the exclusive economic zone of Latvia.   The Sputnik

Sound Oil Gets Nervesa Concession

  Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream gas company has been  awarded the Casa Tonetto production concession (which includes the Nervesa discovery) from

China Conducts 8-day Naval Drills in Yellow Sea

 China has launched regular military exercises in the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Strait, says the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Daily, the Chinese military's official newspaper.

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