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Fleet Xpress Chosen for Nekton Project

working in collaboration with the University of Oxford. It aims to accelerate the scientific exploration and protection of the oceans.The maritime high-speed broadband service provided connectivity to relay broadcast images from Nekton’s submersible off the Seychelles last year. Along with Associated Press, Sky News and Sonardyne, it won the 2019 IBC Innovation Award for Content Distribution and the 2020 Royal Television Society News Technology Award.The 2020 mission entitled ‘First Descent – Midnight Zone’ will include a 35-day long voyage starting in mid-March exploring biodiversity

Sonarydne’s BlueComm depressor in the water at Aldabra, during the Nekton First Descent mission. Photo: Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute

Unheard Underwater: Covert Communications

to monitor, detect and prevent incursions from foreign agents, all while remaining covert.Practical examplesIt’s not all about covertness, recently we achieved quite the opposite. The technology was out in the field, being used to achieve a world first. Working with the Nekton Foundation: Associated Press and then Sky News achieved live transmission from a manned submersible wirelessly to a vessel and then on to millions of homes using our free space optical modem. Nekton Foundation was set up to help change our knowledge and understanding of the world’s oceans and to speed up the protection

Broadcasting from the deep on the Nekton First Descent mission using a BlueComm UV. (Photo: Sonardyne)

World First: Video Broadcast Live from Underwater

Pioneering subsea communications technology has enabled the world's first live broadcast stream to global audiences from an underwater submersible.Underwater technology company Sonardyne International said the international news agency Associated Press (AP) used its BlueComm wireless through-water optical modem technology to broadcast live from a two-person submersible operating in waters off the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean. AP said that the broadcast via YouTube was “the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast quality from manned submersibles using optical video transmission

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Dardanelles en route to the Black Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

Report: Russian Fighter Jet Makes Close Pass on U.S. Navy Ship

The Associated Press has posted a story which quotes a U.S. military official as saying that a Russian fighter jet -- which apparently was unarmed -- made several close-range fly bys near the US Navy's USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), which is operating in the Black Sea. According to the report the incident lasted for more than an hour and a half, and that the jet flew within 1,000 yards of the ship. The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Constanta, Romania to enhance multinational interoperability with NATO allies in region, April 14. According to the Navy

US Clears Way for Offshore Wind Farm Development

move would allow for greater study of wind, waves and wildlife in a 130-square-mile set aside for wind development. The announcement by U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was welcomed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, energy companies and proponents of clean energy, reports Associated Press. Bidding is expected later this year by up to 10 energy companies interested in building wind farms in the federally designated leasing area 27 miles off Virginia Beach. The companies include Energy Management Inc., developer of the nation’s first offshore wind project off Massachusetts&rsqu

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