Ocean Observation

Valeport Debuts New Tidal Observation Solution

TideStation is a new self-contained tidal observation solution from Valeport that aims to optimize performance of instrumentation and provide a simple to install and maintain tidal observation hub.

Canada Embarks on Arctic Survey Mission

Canada has launched its 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support the nation’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.

China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it Reshape Global Trade?

 The future of trade in Asia could depend heavily on what becomes of China’s expansive One Belt, One Road initiative, which calls for massive investment in and

Pathogenic bacteria hitchhiking to North and Baltic Seas?

For the first time, AWI scientists have found evidence of living, potentially pathogenic vibrions on microplastic particles. With increasing water temperatures

Turbulence Characterization Assessments for Tidal Power Sector

The consortium that delivered the Scottish Government funded Turbulence in Marine Environments (TiME) project has announced that they now offer a turbulence measurement

China to Add 8 Cruises to Push Tourism in South China Sea

Three State-owned enterprises from the shipping, tourism and construction sectors will cooperate to equip up to eight cruise liners and offer diversified sightseeing

Ship Engine Emissions Adversely Affect Macrophages

A study conducted by Germany’s Helmholtz Zentrum München and University of Rostock found that ship emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions.

Can Shipping Nations Act on Global Emissions?

 Shipping was not included in the global temperature-reduction targets agreed in the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, yet the shipping industry

New HD Underwater Ocean Camera

OceanLED introduced its new “EYES” HD underwater ocean camera - the premier underwater video camera for yachts and boats of all sizes. OceanLED new EYES HD can be mounted anywhere,

Transas Joins NAMEPA to "Save our Seas"

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has announced  that Transas has joined NAMEPA as a new member.

More Chinese Ships to Use Arctic Route

 China will send more ships flying its flag to take the Northwest Passage via the Arctic Ocean to cut travel times between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, says the state news agency Xinhua.

Somalia Stakeholders Forum Reviews Maritime Code

 ​The revised Somalia Maritime Code is being finalized at a four-day Stakeholders Forum, sponsored by International Maritime Organization (IMO) (Kigali, Rwanda 12-15 July).

Fugro to Perform Offshore Geotechnical Work for ONGC

Fugro is to commence an offshore geotechnical investigations program under a $26 million contract awarded by Indian oil and gas company ONGC.   The contract involves

Energy Efficiency is Impacted by Choices Made Throughout a Vessel’s Lifecycle

 Investments in energy efficiency improvements offer cruise and ferry and merchant vessel operators an opportunity to reduce operating costs and emissions while

Ice algae: The Engine of Life in the Central Arctic Ocean

 Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed.    In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute,

CMA CGM to Upgrade its EURAF Services

 In a continued effort to provide increased reliability and quality service in a challenging environment, CMA CGM Group is strengthening its coverage of Europe

Breakthrough in Reconstruction of Warm Climate Phases

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They

Ocean Robot Swims 5,200 km to Hawaii

Liquid Robotics, producer of long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, announced that one of its Wave Gliders has swam 2,808 nautical miles (5,200 km) to the Big Island

Spill Response Tackled In New Contract

 The International Spill Control Organization (ISCO) and BIMCO are working together to develop a standard contract for spill response services. The contract is

Panama's Expanded Canal Attracts Biz and Tourists

 Recent expansion of the Panama Canal should lower shipping costs, say market observers. Shipping geeks will delight at this engineering marvel that revolutionized global maritime trade.

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