Ocean Observation

MTR100: Falmouth Scientific, Inc

Falmouth Scientific, Inc. has a long history of supplying precision instruments and services into the marine science community and oceanographic markets. Throughout

Vattenfall Adopts James Fisher’s Mermaid

James Fisher Marine Services, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that wind park operator Vattenfall has ordered a full Mermaid system license for

DGLL Pact with IALA

 India's Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships (DGLL) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation

Doing Business Differently to Meet Sustainability Targets: DNV GL

 Pressure is mounting on the global oil and gas industry to reduce environmental footprint at the same time as the industry is under significant cost pressure.    Since

ASL: 30 Years of MetOcean Equipment Leasing

ASL Environmental Sciences has now been leasing MetOcean instruments for 30 years.   Back in the ’80s ASL Environmental Sciences leased equipment such as the

MTR100: Rockland Scientific Inc.

Rockland, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, designs and manufactures high-accuracy instrumentation for oceanographic research, focusing on sensors

284 Ships transit Suez Canal Last Week

 Suez Canal traffic data showed that 284 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 14.34m tonnes, from 19 to 24 August 2016, reports Daily News Egypt.   Compared to July 2015,

Industry Collaboration Helps Oceanographers Study Climate

Measuring devices being installed on a cargo ship will provide oceanographers with vital data on the oceans’ ability to slow the build-up of carbon dioxide in the

New Tool Helps Boost Resilience to Coastal Hazards

A new tool developed by MEOPAR researchers aims to help BC communities improve resilience to coastal hazards   A team led by MEOPAR researcher Dr. Stephanie Chang recently launched Resilient-C,

A Slithery Ocean Mystery

Scientists gain grasp on the epic migration of eels   One sentence in a New York Times article caught Larry Pratt’s eye and set the scientific investigation in motion.

South Asia Meet on Oil, Chemical Spill Contingency Plan

 A meeting to update South Asia’s regional plan for oil and chemical pollution preparedness and response is underway in Male, Maldives (22-25 August), informs  International

Global Climate Change Threatens Papahānaumokuākea Marine

 Despite its remote location in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument faces a looming threat of global climate change that

Indonesia to Change Name of South China Sea to Natuna Sea

 President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi,  has vowed to transform Indonesia, which includes 17,000 islands into a ‘maritime power’, and also

Japan, China, South Korea Plan Maritime Talks

 China is working with Japan and South Korea to arrange foreign minister talks next week, pairing a hard-line stance on maritime issues with a greater willingness for dialogue, says a report in SCMP.

Panama Canal Celebrates 102 Years

 The Panama Canal has celebrated 102 years of successful operations and service to the global maritime community, just one day after welcoming its one-hundredth transit through the expanded waterway.

New Research Ship Sally Ride Sails for Home

On August 26, 2016, R/V Sally Ride will arrive from its shipyard birthplace in Anacortes, Wash., via a stop in San Francisco, to its home port at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.

NOAA Establishes Marine Mammal Protection Criteria

Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen follow,

Atlantic Hurricane Season to be Stronger than Expected

 In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of

A Bumpy Ride: China's New Maritime Silk Route

 China has been pressing ahead with its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative – comprised of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road

Seaborne Trade: Keep the Cargo Moving

 In the world of seaborne trade, distance forms a crucial element in terms of determining how much demand for vessel capacity is created by trade volumes, says Clarksons Research.

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