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31 ARENA Projects Completed

  ARENA has invested $1 billion in more than 230 projects, fellowships and scholarships that are paving the way for a more diverse energy future for Australia.

US Wants Japan to Patrol South China Sea

 Admiral Robert Thomas, senior U.S. Navy officer and commander of the Seventh Fleet and the top U.S. navy officer in Asia, has told Reuters that the United States

Progress in China-Japan Maritime Talks

China and Japan have agreed to launch a maritime and aerial crisis management mechanism as soon as possible. The Chinese Defense Ministry announced that some progress

South Korea Mulls Maritime Study with North Korea

South Korea would propose a joint research with North Korea to develop marine resources and ocean tourism, reports Korea Herald.  South Korea’s Maritime Affairs

Asean Raps Chinese Sea Aggression

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have expressed concern at Chinese land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, as the Philippines urged them to stand up to Beijing, reports AFP.

China Warns India, US on Regional Conflict

There is no need for India and the United States to have concerns on navigation and over flight over the disputed South China Sea, says China. "The situation in

Malaysia Backs Maritime Silk Road

Malaysia is ready for greater collaboration and cooperation with China with regard to Maritime Silk Road (MSR) proposal delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Turkey Signs Maritime Deal with Malta

Turkey has signed a deal with Malta to develop cooperation in the maritime field, the Turkish transportation minister Lutfi Elvan said. Turkey wants to become a marine transit country.

Indonesia, Malaysia to Discuss Maritime Issues

Malaysia and Indonesia will discuss maritime issues, including the detention of Malaysian fishing vessels as well as their common sea borders.  The countries will

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump Commissioned

  The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump was commissioned during a ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West Saturday Jan. 24, 2015. The Trump is the 11th fast response cutter in the Coast Guard fleet.

UN Mulls Treaty for Maritime Biodiversity

United Nations has agreed to convene an intergovernmental conference aimed at drafting a legally binding treaty to conserve marine life and govern the mostly lawless

India-US “New Vision” for Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean

 India and the USA on Sunday released a Joint Strategic Vision statement for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region, marking the deepening strategic equation between the two nations.

Australia Bans Waste Dumping on Barrier Reef

 Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister Greg Hunt stated, as part of a push to cease the UN declaring the website in danger.

Inmarsat's Launch Date for Xpress Satellite

  Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, will complete another significant milestone in the delivery of its transformational

China, Japan Hold Third Maritime Talks

China's Foreign Ministry confirmed the third round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs between China and Japan, China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.

Australia’s Submarine Dilemma

The government of Australia came under fresh pressure to reject Japanese submarines as the spearhead for a new undersea fleet, with one of the country’s top security

Fog persists at Gulf ports

  Dense fog is expected to persist until 1100 hours local time today (21 January), and the ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi have been closed since yesterday evening.

McLean to Lead NOAA OAR Research

Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise,

Winners of Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards Named

  Eleven individuals and organizations have been named as winners of the 2014 Walter B. Jones Memorial Awards for Excellence in Coastal Ocean Resource Management,

Sonar Manufacturers Partner for Seagrass Surveys

BioSonics and Ping DSP Sonar Technologies Combine for Seagrass Surveys; 3D Sidescan and Scientific Single Beam Dovetail as Highly Effective Habitat Assessment System Two

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