Ocean Observation

Philippines’ Tsunami Warning System

E2S Warning Signals provide the critical final link for the Philippines’ tsunami warning system   The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed 230,000 people in 14 countries,

Goliat FPSO in Norway

 The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge    The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest,

Zim Offers Asia-US east coast service via Suez

 Israeli liner carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services is launching a new service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal at the end of May.   The

Two Dual-LiDAR Buoys Deployed

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has deployed two dual-LiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems, utilizing the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s offshore anemometry mast.

Gondan Lays Keef for IMR Oceanographic Vessel

Gondan Shipyard has celebrated at its facilities in Figueras the keel laying ceremony of the new Oceanographic Research Vessel for the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) of Bergen, Norway.

Turner Designs, PME Launch C-sense Logger

Turner Designs introduced a submersible logger designed to work with its C-sense pCO2 sensor. Designed by water quality instrument design corporation Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc.

NATO to Open Counter-Piracy Office in Djibouti

 NATO and Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation by signing an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance's counter piracy operation,

IMO Head Predicts Surge in Med Migrants

 Koji Sekimizu, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean could surge to 500,000

Memorial University & Understanding Icebergs

They can come in all shapes and sizes, silently shuttled along by the currents. The larger versions are white, glistening and beautiful and a potential disaster waiting to happen.

3D Image Fusion for Ultra High Resolution Seabed Surveys

Seafloor mapping is one of the oldest professions known to humankind. Mariners have been measuring the depths under their vessels for thousands of years. The science

EU Clears Portuguese Ocean Energy Tech Scheme

European Union regulators gave the green light on Thursday to a Portuguese ocean energy technology scheme aimed at boosting the bloc's renewable energy goals, saying

Haitian Marine Biologist Wins Environmental Activism Prize

A Haitian marine biologist who successfully fought to create a national park to protect a large swath of Haiti's north coast has won a prominent U.S. environmental activism prize.

OSIL & ASV: Mooring-free Buoy Launched

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) teamed with ASV Ltd. to offer a low-cost, mobile alternative to a permanent moored buoy system for monitoring. The system

BRTP Hires Molloy as General Manager

Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a SCHOTTEL HYDRO company, said it continues to honor its commitment to hire local as Dr. Sue Molloy has been brought on board as

Storm Shutters Australia's Newcastle Coal Port

Coal port shut since Monday night; seven coal ships waiting to leave, ship queue undisclosed. * Newcastle coal futures price up 10 pct this week (Adds coal terminal operator comments) MELBOURNE,

AXYS Aims for a New Standard in Floating LiDAR

AXYS Technologies Inc. said it has achieved a world-first that is likely to become the new standard in floating LiDAR devices by deploying a dual ZephIR 300 arrangement

U.S. Navy Warship Steams Toward Yemen

 The United States Navy is prepared to intercept Iranian ships in Yemeni waters using the USS Theodore Roosevelt and other ships, reports the AP.   According to this report,

U.S. Ports Expands to be with Panama’s $5 Billion Canal Upgrade

 A report in the USA Today says that the U.S. ports are busy deepening harbors and building bigger terminals to draw the bigger ships. Across the USA, public ports

Balikatan to Focus on Maritime Security

 Officials from the Philippine and United States armed forces participating in this year's Balikatan exercises, the largest in 15 years,  insisted that the said

Greek Capesize and Maersk Boxship Mishap in Suez Canal

 The Danish container ship Susan Maersk has collided with the container ship Margret Oldendorff flying the Libyan flag.   The 347 meter long, 110387 dwt container

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