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Australia Hosting World for Sea Power Conference

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at the 2017 SeaPower Conference in Darling Harbour. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy is hosting the biennial Sea Power Conference with senior naval delegations from around the world descending on Sydney for three days of discussions and Navy-to-Navy engagements. Run alongside the Pacific 2017 international maritime exposition, Sea Power Conference is Navy’s premier gathering of naval chiefs and this year will explore the broad theme of ‘The Navy and the Nation’, focusing on maritime identity, the significance of maritime economics and use of the oceans.

NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton on April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Conference organizer, John Haynes, said, “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries…

CNO Calls for New Definition of Sea Power

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen told students and faculty at the Naval War College during a visit there Aug. 31 that the Navy needs to take a fresh look at sea power to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. “We have a pretty good idea of what we can't do without [sea power], but do we really know all the things that we can accomplish with it?” Mullen asked the audience. Mullen began his comments by expressing his sympathy for all those hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. "I would just like us all to keep it in our thoughts and prayers, all those people who are suffering right now from Katrina," he said. "Over the last 24 hours we have deployed a number of units…

CNO Calls for New Definition of Sea Power

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen told students and faculty at the Naval War College during a visit there Aug. 31 that the Navy needs to take a fresh look at sea power to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. “We have a pretty good idea of what we can't do without [sea power], but do we really know all the things that we can accomplish with it?” Mullen asked the audience. Mullen began his comments by expressing his sympathy for all those hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. "I would just like us all to keep it in our thoughts and prayers, all those people who are suffering right now from Katrina," he said.

BAE Systems Delivers Tug to Seabulk Tankers

Sea Power (Photo: BAE Systems)

Built at BAE Systems’ Jacksonville, Fla. shipyard, the new tug Sea Power has delivered the tug Sea Power to Seabulk Tankers, Inc. to be used to enhance the shipper’s Jones Act coastal operation, powering barges that transport chemical and petroleum products between U.S. ports. Sea Power is a 141-foot-long, 12,000-brake horsepower, twin-screw tug that will work in tandem with a high-specification, 30,000 deadweight tonnage chemical tank barge as an articulated tug and barge unit. BAE Systems and Guido Perla & Associates, Inc., of Seattle, Washington, designed the vessel.

The U.S. Navy Beyond Iraq - Sea Power for a New Era

Michael G. Mullen, chief of naval operations, for a discussion of the U.S. challenges of the twenty- first century. In his almost forty years of service, Adm. transformation of U.S. principal agent of change. discussion.

Sea-Air-Space Exposition to Emphasize Importance of Sea Power

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) leads Carrier Strike Group 11 and several Republic of Korea ships in formation while participating in Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008 (KR/FE 08). KR/FE 08 is an annual joint exercise involving forces from the United States and the Republic of Korea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong

The Navy League's 2008 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, appropriately themed "Global Maritime Security," will be held at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in , March 18-20. The goal of the exposition is to provide up-to-the-minute developments on policy and programs of the maritime services, with speakers that include Secretary of Defense the Honorable Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. The expo will also showcase national and international maritime exhibits of the latest in sea power technology.

Wicker to Chair US Seapower Subcommittee

Roger Wicker

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., was chosen by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., to lead the Subcommittee on Seapower. The Subcommittee on Seapower is responsible for Navy and Marine Corps programs and procurement, maritime issues, and strategic lift programs for the Department of Defense. “Mississippi has a proud tradition of supporting our Navy and Marine Corps. I look forward to continuing that tradition as Chairman of this subcommittee, as well as working with the department’s leadership,” Wicker said.

ABB Wins $50m North Sea Power Contract

Voltimum Founder Member Company ABB has won a contract from BP Plc in Norway to supply equipment for an underwater power link that will increase reliable and safe electricity supply and, it is claimed, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions: ABB will supply the converter stations at each end of the 292km cable which will bring DC power from Lista in southern Norway to the Valhall oil field in the North Sea where it will be converted to AC. The system uses High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Light technology, an ABB innovation for delivering high-voltage power underground and underwater. Source: Voltimum

CNO: Sea Power Too Narrowly Defined, Navy to Expand Missions

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen, addressed members of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Jan. 10 at their 18th Annual National Symposium held at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Va. Addressing the SNA for the first time since taking the helm as CNO, Mullen said the Navy’s view of sea power needed to expand, incorporating both traditional and nontraditional missions. "I believe sea power as a notion has become way too narrowly defined," Mullen said. Mullen called for a balanced fleet with the capability to win the big and small wars. "I have probably talked to upwards of 15,000 Sailors in the course of more than a half-dozen trips at sea and ashore. And the vast majority were involved in operations I would consider green or brown water in nature," he explained.

Eleven Companies Connect for Power to Gas Platform

Schedule of the concept of P2G and its applications

Eleven companies in Europe joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting these surpluses into gases. As these gases can be used for different purposes such as transportation, domestic heating, as feedstock for the chemical industry and power generation, the potential value of P2G is considerable.

Navy League to Celebrate Centennial in NY

Over 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York June 28 to July 2 attending the national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is proud of its 100-year patriotic legacy of supporting the sea services—the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S. -flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League was launched in 1902, with the enthusiastic support and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt contributed part of his Peace honorarium to build a legacy for sea power.

Northrop Grumman To Sponsor Naval Institute's Essay Contest

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a co-builder of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke Aegis destroyers, has committed $175,000 over five years to sponsor the U.S. Naval Institute's Arleigh Burke Essay Contest. The announcement commemorates Adm. Burke's 100th birthday on October 19. The Naval Institute's most prestigious essay contest is open to all; for details, visit www.navalinstitute.org. The top three essayists receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, accompanied by gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively. The top-prize winner also receives a life membership in the Naval Institute. The three winning essays will be published in the May 2002 issue of Proceedings. Essays must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2001.

Service Chiefs to Present Strategy for New Maritime Era

Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, Gen. James T. Conway, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Adm. Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will present the new Maritime Strategy known as “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” at the International Seapower Symposium at the Naval War College on Oct. 17. The presentation will be carried live on the Pentagon Channel and streamed live on Navy.mil, beginning at 8:45 a.m. EDT. The strategy will be available for download on www.navy.mil at 9 a.m. EDT.

New Maritime Strategy Released

The Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard have released "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower," a unified maritime strategy that explains the comprehensive role of the sea services in an era marked by increased globalization and change. This is the first time a unified maritime strategy has been signed by all three of the sea services. The strategy integrates seapower with other elements of national power in addition to that of friends, partners and allies. It states that protecting the homeland and winning the nation's wars is matched by a corresponding commitment to preventing war. projection, while recognizing the need for expanded capabilities of maritime security and humanitarian assistance and disaster response. services. deterrence, sea control and power projection.

CNO Testifies Before HASC on Global Maritime Strategy

During a two-hour session before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Dec. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen began the session by first thanking Congress and the nation for their support. They also stressed that together the nation's sea services will focus on remaining a balanced maritime force while promoting greater collective security, stability and trust. "That all three maritime Service chiefs have signed this strategy and appear before the committee today is a testament to our commitment to integrating our efforts in protecting our nation's vital interests," Roughead testified.

CNO Testifies Before HASC on Global Maritime Strategy

During a two-hour session before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Dec. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Thad W. Allen began the session by first thanking Congress and the nation for their support. They also stressed that together the nation's sea services will focus on remaining a balanced maritime force while promoting greater collective security, stability and trust. "That all three maritime Service chiefs have signed this strategy and appear before the committee today is a testament to our commitment to integrating our efforts in protecting our nation's vital interests," Roughead testified.

ABB Wins $50m North Sea Power Contract

ABB has won a contract worth $50m from BP Plc in Norway to supply equipment for an underwater power link that will increase reliable and safe electricity supply and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ABB will supply the converter stations at each end of the 292-kilometer cable which will bring Direct Current power from Lista in southern Norway to the Valhall oil field in the North Sea where it will be converted to Alternating Current. The system uses High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Light technology, an ABB innovation for delivering high-voltage power underground and underwater. The installation will deliver 78 megawatts of power when it starts operating in 2009, enough to run Valhall and other platforms in the field.

USS Mahan Counterpiracy Ops

As part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) is cooperating with approximately 14 nations also operating in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. CTF 151, a counterpiracy task force, was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. “In our first two weeks on patrol, we have coordinated and deconflicted our efforts with a host of other navies,” said Cmdr. Steve Murphy, commanding officer of Mahan. “Though we sail under different flags and command arrangements, we share a common goal of promoting maritime security in the region. Naval ships and assets from more than 20 nations have been invited to join CTF 151.

Hearing on Global Maritime Strategy Initiatives

On December 13, the House Armed Services Committee conducted an oversight hearing on A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower. Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) delivered an opening statement. Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, discussed the integrated capabilities of the three US maritime services and their major defense missions: forward presence; deterrence; sea control; power projection; maritime security; and humanitarian assistance/disaster response. Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, US Coast Guard, testified concerning the national defense capabilities of the Coast Guard and implementation priorities. General James Conway, Commandant, US Marine Corps, opined that, by 2030, fresh water will be equally as important as oil products.

Inside The New US Maritime Strategy

Photo: United States Navy

The US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard have revised America's maritime strategy to add "all domain access" to its traditional sea-based defense functions, a Navy report says. "This [all domain access] function assures appropriate freedom of action in any domain -- the sea, air, land, space, and cyber-space, as well as in the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum," says the report, titled "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower."  It also emphasized the growing importance of the Asia-Pacific region.

Navy to Unveil New Maritime Strategy

The U.S. Navy will unveil a new maritime strategy next month that will address the demands of a globalizing world, a top military official said Sept. 27. Vice Adm. John G. Morgan Jr., Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), spoke to a group gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building for a conference on National Security Strategy and Policy. He told the audience that during the International Seapower Symposium next month in Newport News, Va., the Navy will present a new maritime strategy to some 91 heads of allied navies, Marines and coast guards. The doctrine, which took some 16 months to complete, is the Navy's first attempt to document a seapower strategy since the 1980s.

Brookings Institution to Sponsor Webcast of CNO Speech

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen announces the naming of DDG 108 as USS Wayne E. Meyer at a ceremony celebrating the deliverance of the 100th Aegis Weapons System to the Navy. The ship was named after retired Rear Adm. Meyer, who is widely regarded as the "The Father of Aegis" after spearheading the development of the defense system, and will fittingly receive the 100th system. U.S. Sailors will have a unique opportunity April 3 to hear Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen discuss the Navy's course for the future during a Webcast sponsored by The Brookings Institution. The CNO will be speaking to the Brookings audience about the Navy's effort to formulate a new maritime strategy and about the challenges the service faces over the long term.

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