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US Forecaster Predicts Below-average Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Ocean will see a below-average number of hurricanes this season due to cooler seas and a strong El Niño effect, the U.S. government weather forecaster announced on Wednesday.

China Builds-up Naval Power

 China has outlined a first ever "white paper" on military strategy that outlined a more robust posture for its blue-water navy, and warned of threats to its security

UNOLS Seeks Fleet Improvement Committee Chair

The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) informs it is seeking nominations to fill a Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) Chair position.   The position,

Second Sea Lion Rescued from California Oil Spill Dies at SeaWorld

A second sea lion rescued from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara has died at SeaWorld San Diego, where veterinarians are still caring for

Robotics Ocean Monitoring Alliance Formed in Africa

Blue Ocean Monitoring enters into strategic alliance with Sea Technology Services   Blue Ocean Monitoring (BOM) announced that it has entered a strategic business

Arctic Sea Ice Decline

 Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its lowest May level since records began in the 1980s, says Al Jazeera.    The lowest levels in the history of Arctic sea ice

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

India-ASEAN Naval Cooperation On

 The Indian Navy's indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx).   According to an official statement,

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.

Around-the-clock Cleanup Effort on Oil-fouled California Beach

Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline

Globavista Launch Software Product Update

Globavista drives greater efficiency in vessel fleets by providing enhanced operational intelligence to fleet managers with new software product updates, the developer announced.

China Denies Kra Canal Deal

 China has denied it is involved in work on the Kra canal, defusing hype over a project that purportedly lets ships bypass the Strait of Malacca and Singapore's port, reports Strait Times.

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

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,

Thailand, China Teams Up on Kra Canal

 Thailand and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Guangzhou to jointly cut a shipping passage across Kra Isthmus in southern Thailand, the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula.

EU Backs Migrant Crisis Naval Plan

 EU foreign ministers have agreed to launch a military mission against migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.    The decision allows European governments to

Spaniards Sparkle in Volvo Ocean Race

 Spanish boat MAPFRE led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Newport, Rhode Island, and into the most challenging of the remaining three legs through the North Atlantic, reports AFP.

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

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