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Deepwater Horizon burning in April 2010. Image by US Coast Guard

What Did Scientists Learn from Deepwater Horizon?

barrels of oil to spill into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from the BP-operated Macondo well which spewed oil into the ocean for 87 days before it was finally capped.In a review paper published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) geochemists Elizabeth Kujawinski and Christopher Reddy review what they— and their science colleagues from around the world—have learned from studying the spill over the past decade.Here are some takeaways:Some coastal ecosystems around the Gulf of Mexico recovered, but in areas such as deep-sea coral communities

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Queen Elizabeth Awards Attenborough for Ocean Pollution Fight

Queen Elizabeth presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award on Wednesday for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II, which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans.Attenborough, who like the monarch is 93 years old, was awarded the Chatham House prize along with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit for "the galvanizing impact" of the series, the London-based international affairs think tank said.The annual prize honozrs people or organisations deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of internation

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C-Kore Systems Wins Queen's Award

.The company welcome two Deputy Lord Lieutenants of North Yorkshire, David Kerfoot MBE DL and Trevor Watson JP DL, to its offices near York. Following a tour and demonstration of C-Kore’s equipment the formal Queen’s Award presentation took place.Reading the citation on behalf of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Trevor Watson JP DL proclaimed that “recognizing the outstanding achievement demonstrated in the application of Innovation, C-Kore Systems have been given permission to fly the authorized (Queen’s) Award flag and to display the Award emblem for a period of 5 years”. The emblem

US Senator Elizabeth Warren.  Credit: US Senate website.

Offshore Wind & Politics: Elizabeth Warren

. In its October 2019 edition of Marine Technology Reporter, government reporter Tom Ewing takes a closer look at each of the Dem candidates to give insight and overview on their policies and their potential impact on the offshore wind industry.Ten candidates in ten days: Today we take a closer look at Elizabeth Warren.Opening statement:“The science is clear. The world’s leading experts have long known that climate change is caused by human beings, it is here, and it is accelerating.”Warren presents a veritable library of energy and climate issues and ideas.Central focus: a 10-year plan

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NOAA Scientists Honored for Innovative Research

Rollins, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory Chemical Sciences Division, for pioneering work in the development and application of new measurement techniques for studying water vapor, a major greenhouse gas, and sulfur dioxide, which influence Earth’s climate.Elizabeth Siddon, a fisheries scientist at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, in Seattle, for research of climate-mediated shifts in North Pacific Ocean fisheries, which has led to significant improvements in the ability to reliably forecast fisheries population dynamics.Jeffrey Snyder, a meteorologist

SINTEF Ocean hosted trials at its facility in Trondheim, Norway. Image from SINTEF Ocean.

Acoustic Tracking in Aquaculture

acoustic signals, even in challenging acoustic environments.“The demonstration, with SINTEF, showed that our systems function to their usual high standards in low to medium fish densities, both inside and outside of the cage, with the ROV being tracked consistently and accurately," said Elizabeth Paull, Business Development Manager, Sonardyne, "When tracking the ROV through the highest density of fish, the frequency of position updates did decrease, but, the positioning of the ROV was still accurate when acoustic paths were available. And, by moving the ROV away from the net, the frequency

Elizabeth Paull (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Hires Paull as Business Development Manager

Elizabeth Paull has joined Sonardyne International Ltd. as Business Development Manager to help support and develop the firm’s business within the growing aquaculture and renewables industries, the navigation and positioning technology company announced.Paull, who joins Sonardyne from subsea instrumentation and systems company Aquatec Group, will also focus on other developing ocean industry markets, such as subsea mining, for Sonardyne’s widening portfolio of products.The ocean space is home to an increasing number of offshore renewables facilities, including offshore wind farms and

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Construction Milestone for RRS Sir David Attenborough

commercial basis ‘cooperate where they can’.    “The RRS Sir David Attenborough ship build contract facilitates this cooperation where positive commercial benefits have been achieved. This is a business model that proved to be very successful in the building of Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, where both organizations undertook the construction of circa 20,000 metric tons of large sections of flight deck modules for the two ships, and can be deployed and utilized on other contracts in the future. This is precisely the kind of collaboration that can help rebuild

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UKHO Supports HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has supported the safe arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth by providing specialist marine geospatial and hydrographic expertise and data capabilities.   Following initial dredging operations to make Portsmouth’s navigation channel and entrance deeper, hydrographic data was collected by the survey launch HMS Gleaner using modern multibeam echosounder technology to confirm the available water depth.   As well as providing advice during data collection, the final dataset was then validated by the UKHO to ensure it was the to the

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