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The AutoNaut Caravela wave propelled unmanned surface vessel with its SeaGlider payload. Photo: AutoNaut

Unmanned Marine Systems, Squared

the AutoNaut as it slides out until it’s clear enough to allow more movement.Earlier this year, the design was put to the test. An AutoNaut USV called Caravela, which had been modified to be able to carry and then deploy a Hydroid SeaGlider, “Humpback”, was deployed from the coast of Barbados as part of the multi-platform EUREC⁴A project. Caravela sailed out to sea and then deployed Humpback, staying out for 35 days, before heading back to shore, with the SeaGlider later recovered by a vessel.  Following the successful deployment of Caravella and Humpback off Barbados, the focus

The Ocean Cleanup founder & CEO Boyen Slat on the Interceptor 002 in Klang River, Malaysia © The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean's Microplastics Mess: Technology & Technique to Identify & Clean Up

using the ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellites and corresponding data archive. “For our work, this meant scouring the archive to choose very clean and clear examples of ‘all things that float on water’ and may end up mixed in with plastics. We found our driftwood off Canada, seaweed off Barbados, wind-whipped sea foam near river mouths along the Scottish coastline, pumice that had bubbled up from an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga, and examples of seawater from each of these locations,” Biermann said. With this information, her fellow PML colleague, Dr. Dan Clewley, then trained

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden. © Christoffer Lomfors

Ocean Influencer: Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University (WMU)

as both a member of Parliament and in various ministerial positions. After her mother’s death during her teen years, her father single-handily supported the family while raising nine children.Soon after, Doumbia-Henry left home to attend the Cave Hill Campus of the University of West Indies in Barbados, where she graduated with an upper second-class degree in law. She later completed a master’s in law and earned the opportunity to pursue a PhD in international law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the University of Geneva.Her research examined the law-making role played

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SMD Delivers Pre-Lay Plow to Boskalis

, Boskalis is working alongside Ørsted to complete cable-laying campaigns for 2020 within six months.Expected to be complete in 2022, Hornsea Two’s wind farm array is dispersed across an area of 462 square kilometers, which is equivalent to a larger surface area than the island of Barbados

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