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U.S. Navy file photo of Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Justin Cosgrove participating in morning colors aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) while the ship is moored in New York City in support of the nation™s COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman)

Meterologists, Oceanographers Help Pave a Safe Path for USN Hospital Ships

and Oceanography Command Rear Adm. Okon.The Pentagon activated USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, staffed with active-duty and reservists medical personnel, to treat non-coronavirus patients along both coasts to relieve local hospitals amid surges in coronavirus patients.Ship-following COAMPS is the Department of Defense’s only high-resolution, coupled atmosphere and ocean prediction system. FNMOC operates the ship following COAMPS to provide continuous coverage of atmospheric model data to ships at sea, not operating within normal or static forecast model locations.“FNMOC is the foundation for

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

for Teledyne Marine, has been involved in the creation, design, and development of oceanographic sensor platforms including profiling floats and gliders.Fig. 7: Airborne deployment of an EM-APEX float. Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter, DVIDS. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsemen

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/ Armstrong Marine)

Research Vessel Delivered to Orca Maritime

.The second IPS-drive catamaran delivered by Armstrong, the 4216-CTC model was selected by Orca Maritime after the builder delivered the same design to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (R/V Bob and Betty Beyster) in 2019.Orca Maritime will utilize the workboat in support of Department of Defense initiatives, environmental agencies, energy sectors, and commercial enterprise. Vessel operations will include the launch and recovery of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), underwater gliders, surface and underwater sensors, remotely operated vehicles (ROV), and unmanned surface vehicles

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New Tech Aids US Navy Mapping

the upgraded PILLS during an Advanced Navy Technology Exercise (ANTX) with the Hydrographic Department at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) in August. The exercises involved mapping areas of the Eastern Gulf Coast and providing in-depth analysis and post-processing training for Department of Defense personnel at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, with participation from NAVOCEANO and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Eric Korpie, PILLS Programme Manager: “Areté is proud to have showcased the PILLS technology at ANTX in partnership with

Richard Byno (Photo: TDI-Brooks International)

TDI-Brooks Hires Byno

Offshore geochemical exploration and heat flow measurement company TDI-Brooks International said it has haired Richard Byno III, PMP, as Director of Marine Operations.Byno joins TDI-Brooks with more than 17 years or operations experience, having most recently most recently worked at the Department Of Defense, where he served as a high-level strategic senior military advisor providing guidance to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Executive Branch.He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a Member of a Marine Special Operations Command team in which he performed

[left to right] Gus Green, Director of Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service, Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service, Donald Dwyer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Retlif Testing Laboratories, William Hayes, Facility Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Retlif Testing Laboratories,  Cheryl Matthew, Northern Regional Director, Defense Security Service, and Mike Halter, Deputy Director Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service. Ph

DSS Honors Retlif

, the Cogswell award recognizes industrial security excellence and outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program.Established in 1966, it honors the late Air Force Colonel James S. Cogswell, the first Chief of Industrial Security within the Department of Defense.Retlif Executive Vice President and Facility Security Officer William K. Hayes said, “Retlif prepares for DSS assessments by continually maintaining an active readiness posture where security is an integral part of every employee’s job. We have a security education program in

Weddell Sea polynya, initally 3,700 square miles, 2017. False color NASA satellite image shows ice in blue, clouds in white. (Photo: Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Robotic Data Help Explain Mysterious Holes

Chair in Arctic Studies at the UW; and Casey Brayton at the University of South Carolina, who initiated her work in the project as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Scripps.SOCCOM is funded by the National Science Foundation. Campbell was supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship program. Additional funding is from the NSF, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, UW,  and Scripps Oceanography.– Adapted from University of Washington 

Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook

Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce receives thousands of inquiries from businesses looking to export, many of which involve licensing questions. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), together with other USG agencies, is responsible for export licensing and controls. BIS export licenses may be required for items (commodities, software, or technology) with proliferation, military, or terrorist uses, or which warrant control for other reasons. Export licensing requirements can apply to a wide array of products, including marine technologies. A license may

Dunstall Named JFD Australia Chairman

Fisher and Sons plc, announce Harry Dunstall has been appointed as its new non-executive Australian Chairman to oversee its future growth and direction in the local defense sector.Dunstall, a previous Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the then Defense Materiel Organization (DMO) in the Department of Defense and currently the Managing Director of Canberra- based strategic advisory firm, Ngamuru Advisory, will assume the position on November 1, 2018.“Harry’s appointment as Chair of JFD Australia comes at a very significant and exciting time for our company which provides the safe,

SeaScout Expeditionary Seabed Mapping and Intelligence System deployed during ANTX2018 (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken, ThayerMahan Demonstrate SeaScout for US Navy

event. The event provides an opportunity to test new unmanned systems and related technologies, while gaining access to U.S. Navy test ranges, facilities and people.There is a growing international trend of defense dollars being spent on drone development. In its fiscal year 2019 budget, the U.S. Department of Defense requested US$9.6 billion for unmanned technology and related systems — a 28 percent increase from the previous year, according to a report released June 25 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.“Unmanned systems and robotics are key technology areas that

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