Ocean Observation

Side Scan Sonar Helps Discover Huge Reef

EdgeTech side scan sonar instrumental in the recent discovery of extremely large reef at the mouth of the Amazon River   Side scan sonar equipment provided by

Oceans Gasping for Breath, Oxygen Running Low!

 Rising levels of CO2 are making it hard for fish to breathe in addition to exacerbating global warming and ocean acidification.   Climate change has caused a

Water Level Data Quality Control Manual Updated

The U.S. IOOS QARTOD Project Publishes Manual Update for Real-Time Quality Control of Water Level Data   The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Quality

Panama Canal Dismisses ITF Claims

 The Panama Canal has dismisses claims by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that questions industry standards and the operation of the Expanded Panama Canal’s new locks.

Ocean Economy Set to Double in Size by 2030

 The world’s oceans must be managed well to ensure the potential of an “ocean economy” that was worth US $ 1.5 trillion in 2010.   "Calculations based on the

Biological Insights to Help Protect UK Coastline

The first project to investigate the role of biological processes on the future evolution of the UK coastline is expected to produce valuable insights that will shape coastal protection policy.

CKYHE Alliance to Reorganize US East Coast Service

 CKYHE Alliance, COSCON, “K”Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line, is reorganizing their service network for Asia-US East Coast trade in 2016.   CKYHE Alliance

Strong Surf Blocks Entry for Brazil's Largest Port

An agitated sea has blocked the entrance to Brazil's largest port of Santos, preventing ships from entering or leaving for more than 12 hours during peak soy export season.

Challenges for Offshore Exploration

 The oil discoveries are down 47% y-o-y on an annualised basis so far in 2016, global rig utilisation has dropped 22 percentage points to 73% in two years, and 29% of seismic units are inactive,

Alliance Merry-go-round Spins Again

 Four carriers have announced a new OCEAN Alliance to start next year. Where does this leave those carriers left behind?   To the surprise of many it was announced

University of New South Wales Invest In Sonardyne Scout

One of Australia's leading academic institutes, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), is using underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd.

IMO Restricts Ship Sewage Discharges into Baltic Sea

 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed this week that the Baltic Sea special area for sewage discharges from passenger ships under Annex IV or the

US-India Martime Partnership Speeds Ahead

 India and the United States have agreed to strengthen their cooperation on maritime security, as concerns grow in Washington over Beijing’s growing military ambitions, reports AFP.

IMO Takes Further Action on Climate Change

 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption,

IMO Supporting Kenya’s Maritime Security

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is leading a maritime security table-top exercise in Mombasa, Kenya (April 21-22) as part of the Organization’s continuing

Europe Cheers IMO Efforts on CO2 Reduction of Shipping

 European shipowners welcome the significant progress made this week at the 69th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).    The basic

CO2 Emissions for Every Ship for Every Hour!

 Researchers at UCL Energy Institute use the methodology they developed for the Third IMO GHG Study 2014 and AIS data to estimate emissions from five different

NUS, MPA Conduct Joint Research in Ocean Governance

 The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be setting up

Piracy: Indonesia Could be the New Somalia

 Commercial ships have been told to avoid shipping routes around Indonesia and Philippines amid fears that piracy could be reaching Somalian levels, according to Reuters.

NOIA Elects McEvoy, Chairman Welch Vice Chair

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Kevin McEvoy as Chairman and Dave Welch as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2016-2017 term.

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