Gardline and OceanPact Enter Joint Venture
Gardline Marine Sciences, an independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, a Brazilian oil spill response company, have announced the establishment of a joint venture. The new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S.A, and is a 50/50 joint venture between Gardline Marine Sciences (South America) Ltd and OceanPact Serviços Marítimos Ltda. This strategic alliance will see the two companies sharing their marine expertise and resources in pursuit of marine survey projects in Brazilian waters.
University Names New Director of Marine Sciences
University of New England appoints Barry A. University of New England appoints Dr Costa-Pierce to the new Henry & Grace Doherty Endowed Chair of Marine Sciences to lead UNE's programs in marine coastal ecosystems and forge strategic partnerships with the coastal innovation economy. In his roles at UNE, Costa-Pierce will lead the university’s marine sciences research and scholarship efforts to develop, student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs in marine coastal ecosystems. He will lead teams across UNE to develop interdisciplinary scholarship and marine research that produces the next generation of coastal leaders who develop new coastal economies…
The Monterey Bay - A Leader in the Blue Economy
California’s blue economy is a +$50 billion industry. Today, marine science and the blue economy directly affect various business and government sectors such as offshore oil and gas production, national defense, seafloor exploration, communications, agriculture production, renewable energy, weather forecasting and fisheries to name a few. On April 25 at the Monterey College of Law in Seaside, Ca. Congressman Sam Farr will join more than 20 marine science and trade promotion service experts as presenters and panelists at The Monterey Bay - a Leader in the Blue Economy event as part of the Brand Monterey Bay program. This conference is designed as an introduction and brief glimpse of the world leading marine science community of the Monterey Bay region.
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center:
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, headquartered at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California, is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership of organizations concerned with marine science and technology education. The MATE Center coordinates and facilitates the development of educational programs in marine science and technology involving grades 9-16, with an emphasis on community colleges. In the Monterey Bay region, MATE and Monterey Peninsula College have developed a new Marine Science and Technology Associate Degree and Certificate Program that begins this Fall 1999 semester with courses geared to prepare students for careers in marine science and technology.
ASA, NAMEPA to Sponsor Marine Science Education Competition
ASA and NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies. The Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) together with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) announce a special awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. This initiative is intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environmental practices…
Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships
The 11th annual Norm Manly Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) / Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarship competition was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Compass Course Maritime Training. Bethany Shimasaki from Des Moines and attended Seattle Christian School, volunteers at Seattle Aquarium, and is planning to attend the University of California San Diego, majoring in marine science received a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Ocean Peace, Inc. Rosie Wilcox from Chimacum Pi Program…
OTE Debuts in Providence
The inaugural OceanTech Expo (OTE) debuted today at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The industry-led expo, slated for September 5-7, will showcase new equipment, training and demonstrations of technologies in the marine science and ocean technology industries. OTE will feature emerging trends in subsea technologies and markets, as they pertain to: homeland security, port & harbor defense; military and government; offshore oil & gas; and marine science and exploration. Speaker: Charles A. Martinek, Captain, U.S. Speaker: Mr. Speaker: Mr. Speaker: Dr. F. Mary Williams, Director General, Institute of Ocean Technology (IOT) of the National Research Council of Canada, St. Speaker: Donald R. Moderator: Ms. Marianne Molchan, President, Molchan Marine Sciences, Inc.
Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime
Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College. Dr. Alfultis’ appointment was affirmed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees who met in Buffalo. He will begin his Maritime presidential duties on Monday, July 14. With more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of progressive academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education…
Collaboration Enhances Oil Spill Research
The University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Marine Science announced a new partnership with Agilent Technologies and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) for analytical chemistry equipment to study oil spills. Funded by GoMRI and Agilent’s Research Support Program, the partnership will allow access to cutting-edge analytical instrumentation to better understand the effects of oil as well as other emerging contaminants in the environment. The Center for the Integrated…
ClassNK Invests in Japan Marine Science
ClassNK announced that it had reached an agreement to establish a capital tie-up with Japan Marine Science Inc. at a meeting in Tokyo today. The tie-up agreement will see ClassNK take a roughly 20% stake in the Tokyo-based company, which will issue new shares in exchange for a capital investment from the classification society. ClassNK Managing Director Koichi Fujiwara will also take a position on Japan Marine Science’s Board of Directors. According to ClassNK Managing Director Koichi Fujiwara, the tie-up presents an important step forward for both companies. This investment in Japan Marine Science Inc. marks the first time in its history that ClassNK has invested money directly into an outside organization…
ASA, NAMEPA, Invite Student Cash Competition Entries
Did you participate in Science Fair(s) individually or in a team of up to three persons, or participate in experimental science or engineering projects in 2013 involving Marine Sciences? If so, why not enter the Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA competition to win a cash prize. Your project will be evaluated by both associations for awards with one submission. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from August 1, 2013 - September 15, 2013. Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2013. Competition will be divided into 2 groups for prizes, High School 9-12th grades and Undergraduate students.
Publication of EurOCEAN 2010 Report
Marine Institute CEO, Dr Peter Heffernan, today (13th May) welcomed the publication on-line and in hard copy of the Belgian EU Presidency EurOCEAN 2010 Conference Report and Ostend Declaration. The Conference report summarises the many science and policy presentations made at the EurOCEAN 2010 Conference in October last year focussing on new challenges and opportunities to be addressed by the marine and maritime sectors in the coming years. The Ostend Declaration, which was presented to EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn at the conference…
Bill Re Marine Scholarships
Representative Inslee (D-WA) introduced a bill (H.R. 1191) to establish a National Marine Scholarship Program to recruit and prepare graduate students for careers in the fields of marine science, and for other purposes. (HK Law).
Coast Guard Increases Presence in Preparation in and around NYC/NJ
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Science Technician 3rd Class Christopher Estelle, 24, observes passengers as they embark aboard a Circle Line ferry at Ellis Island. The Coast Guard has increased its local law enforcement patrols, including the presence of armed tactical operations boarding teams aboard ferries and other commercial vessels operating in and around the Port of New York and New Jersey, in response to the heightened terror warnings and to prepare for the upcoming Republican National Convention. USCG photo by PA1 Matthew Belson
NOAA Launches New Marine Science Portal
View of the USS Monitor wreck, which sank on Dec. 31, 1862, and now teams with marine life. NOAA and Immersion Presents launched oceanslive.org, a marine science portal that offers live video and special content to educate people of all ages about the ocean, including national marine sanctuaries. Immersion Presents is an after-school science education program founded by ocean explorer Robert Ballard. "NOAA is excited to offer this dynamic Internet-based resource, which will allow students, educators and the public to share in the thrill of discovery while learning more about the natural and cultural treasures of our national marine sanctuaries and the underwater world," said NOAA National Marine Sanctuary program director Daniel J. Basta.
UT Research Vessel Up for Sale
According to the Daily Texan, after 35 years of service, the research vessel, Longhorn, is being sold by UT's Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The Newspaper reported that Steven Lanoux, assistant director of operations at the institute, said the Longhorn is not worth the $1.5m renovation cost it would take to repair the vessel. The ship requires hull repairs, new engines and new scientific equipment, he said. Private research crews and other universities such as the A&M Research Institute, Tulane University and Duke University pay to use the ship, but their fees will not cover the expensive repairs, he said. The Longhorn's departure poses a challenge for many researchers at the Institute such as associate professor Tracy Villareal…
MOL Donates Photos to Maritime Schools
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) donated vessel photographs to nine maritime educational institutes in Japan in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of its foundation. On September 25, MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue presented a vessel photo to Yuji Hayashi, Head of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences at Kobe University. Hayashi responded, “Students will be captivated by the sight of this merchant vessel and set their life goals. On September 30, in a donation ceremony at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology…
SRI-St. Petersburg Begins Operation of New Unit
Silicon Valley-based SRI International has officially started operations of a new marine technology unit in St. Petersburg, Fla. SRIâ€™s expansion in Florida was first announced on November 30 at a press conference in St. Petersburg with Mayor Rick Baker. The new operation, called SRI-St. Petersburg, is being launched with the transition of up to 40 staff members from the University of South Floridaâ€™s Center for Ocean Technology. Six staff members have already joined SRI International and the new program, with several more expected soon. SRI-St. Petersburg plans to grow to 100 jobs over the next five years. In addition, on December 14 the St. Petersburg City Council approved the facility lease and development agreement between the City and SRI. The City of St.
SAIC Wins Navy Contract
procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website and posting to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems e-Commerce Central website, with two offers received.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-07-D-0091).
SAIC Wins Navy Deal
Science Applications International Corp. is being awarded a $10,438,103 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development, test and evaluation in environmental technology and engineering, marine science, chemistry, biological science, information technology and management, advanced sensor development, environmental platform systems, decision support systems and ocean/harbor/coastal surveillance in support of the Advanced Systems and Applied Sciences Division.This contract is one of two contracts awarded: both awardees will compete for task orders during the ordering period.This three-year contract includes one two-year option…
Survey: S&T Big UK Economy Contributor
The Society of Maritime Industries has conducted a third survey focused on UK companies operating primarily in Marine Science and Technology (MST) activities. The survey was conducted at Ocean Business 2011, a trade show held in Southampton during April 2011, hosting over 300 companies representing the world’s leading ocean technology suppliers and service providers. As with earlier studies, this report aims to provide an insight into current business activity in terms of market sectors, market size and business confidence both current and forecast. This 2011 report has the additional benefit of data comparison with the previous years, allowing identification of possible trends in marine science and technology business.
Deep-Sea Drilling Ship Delivered to Marine Agency
The deep-sea vessel Chikyu, which will be used to drill to the deepest depths ever to shed light on the mysteries beneath the planet's crust, was delivered to the marine science agency Friday, the Japan Times reported. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which built the research vessel, held a delivery ceremony at its dockyard in Nagasaki. The 210-meter, 57,087-ton ship is theoretically capable of drilling 7,000 meters below the seabed. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology plans to open the vessel to the public in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in September after fine-tuning its equipment in August. The ship, which is equipped with a 130-meter-high drilling platform, will depart for its first drilling mission off the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori next summer.
MMS Supports Workshop on Effects of Wave Energy
Scientists from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) will join colleagues from federal and state government, academia, and industry to examine potential effects of wave energy at the Ecological Effects of Wave Energy Development in the Pacific Northwest Workshop at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, on October 11-12, 2007. MMS is a major co-sponsor of the scientific workshop along with Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Land Development and Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Fisheries, Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea, the Oregon Wave Energy Trust, several Pacific Northwest utility companies and others.