Ocean Observation

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.

Egypt Completes New Waterway in Suez Canal

 Egypt has completed dredging for the new shipping route in the Suez Canal, says the government sources. The mega national project ‘New Suez Canal’ is scheduled to be inaugurated on August 6.

Shipping in Rough Waters

 Unpredictable markets and continuing marine claims volatility means the international shipping industry is facing a particularly challenging time, says Pratap Shirke, chairman of North P&I club.

Russia, US Agree on Arctic Fishing Ban

Five nations set moratorium on fishing near North Pole; no fish there now, but thaw is drawing stocks north. The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations

Thrustmaster Equips Z-Drives with Mechanical Fuses

Thrustmaster has been building brown water propulsion equipment for more than 30 years. Now the company’s American-made Z-Drive thrusters for inland waterway towboats

Tropical Storm Forms Off US Mid-Atlantic Coast

Tropical storm Claudette, the third named tropical storm of the 2015 Atlantic season, formed east of the mid-Atlantic coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Russia Suspends Kozmino Oil Exports as Typhoon Approaches

Russia has suspended oil exports from the Pacific port of Kozmino on Sunday due to approaching typhoon, Interfax news agency cited a spokesman for oil pipeline monopoly Transneft as saying on Monday.

The Hermione Returns to Boston

 A replica of the Hermione sailed into jubilation Saturday morning, as hundreds packed into a sunny Boston Harbor, wearing colonial garb and straw hats, listening to the sound of bagpipes,

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