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Norway Should Call Off Deep Sea Mining Plans, Key Ally Says

;leftwing party, the Socialist Left (SV), for support to pass its budget and other key policies in parliament. "We will not vote for the proposal that the government has put forward. We think that it should be sent back to the government," Lars Haltbrekken, SV's spokesman on energy and environment, told Reuters."We would like to have a moratorium for at least ten years so that we can find out more (about the environmental consequences) before we start digging for minerals on the seabed," he added. Haltbrekken said SV was still discussing a list of its demands for the

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Wind Turbines Can Breathe New Life into Warming Seas

and wind farm planning could therefore provide an important tool in the battle to save these important ecosystems from the worst impacts of climate change.The authorsBen Lincoln, Research Fellow in Applied Observational Oceanography, Bangor UniversityRobert Dorrell, University Research Fellow, Energy and Environment Institute, University of HullTom Rippeth, Professor of Physical Oceanography, Bangor University(Source: The Conversation

Fugro will use its deepwater survey expertise to support the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with high resolution bathymetry data of the competition area. (Image: Fugro)

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

teams in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE are pushing the envelope of deep sea mapping capabilities, and we are delighted to partner with Fugro on this common goal of mapping the world’s oceans,” said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of XPRIZE’s Energy and Environment Group. “Fugro’s global subsea experience ensures that we will have baseline maps of the highest standards, against which the judging panel can compare the data collected by competing teams.”   Given that 85% of the world’s oceans is yet to be mapped using modern

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Semifinalists Announced

on the cutting-edge, pushing the boundaries in developing deep-sea underwater technologies that will work in the lightless, cold depths to fully map one of our world’s final frontiers like never before,“ said Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director with XPRIZE’s Energy and Environment Group, who today announced the semifinalists from the Catch the Next Wave conference in San Diego. “Through the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, we have an unprecedented opportunity to create next generation tools, technologies and techniques that will illuminate deep-sea wonders and unlock

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When It Comes to Inspiring Innovation, 'X' Marks the Spot

environment, medicine and space.    It is exciting to be living in a time when the pace of innovation will allow us to fully explore our planet and beyond. This truly is a new era of ocean discovery.      About the Author Dr. Jyotika Virmani is a Senior Director for Energy and Environment at the XPRIZE Foundation and leads the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Dr. Virmani has over a decade of professional experience in oceanography. She has a PhD in Physical Oceanography and a MS in Atmospheric Science.     (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine

SENER's Chairman Receives 2 New Recognitions

at an international level in Engineering and Construction, including the Aerospace, Infrastructure and Transport, Power and Process, and Marine sectors; in Aeronautics, where it is the majority shareholder in ITP, a company propelled by SENER that has just celebrated its 25th year; and in Energy and Environment. The company has 45 work centers spread across four continents and carries out projects worldwide. SENER's success, the quality of its projects and its contribution to society are continually recognized by awards and prizes, which have been given not only to the company itself, but to

Bluefin Robotics Acquires SeeByte

in Edinburgh, Scotland, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bluefin. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bluefin is owned by Battelle, a leading independent science and technology organization committed to solving some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, energy, the environment and healthcare. The combined companies will offer a complete suite of autonomy products for surface vehicles and underwater vehicles, both remotely-operated and unmanned. Together, Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte will have full life-cycle capability from R&D through design and

Bluefin Acquires SeeByte

, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bluefin. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bluefin is owned by Battelle, an independent science and technology organization committed to solving some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, energy, the environment and healthcare. The combined companies will offer a complete suite of autonomy products for surface vehicles and underwater vehicles, both remotely-operated and unmanned. Together, Bluefin Robotics and SeeByte will have full lifecycle capability from R&D through design and

Oceanology International China Program Released

the head of the SUT China branch, Professor Menglan Duan, Chinese University of Petroleum.” Opening plenary session The Oceanology International China conference opens on the morning of Tuesday, September 3 with a plenary session chaired by Professor Ralph Rayner, Sector Director, Energy and Environment, BMT Group Ltd and Chairman, Sonardyne International Ltd and  with Professor Zhenping Weng, President, China Ship Scientific Research Center delivering a welcome address. Five influential speakers complete the Tuesday plenary session line-up: Dr Bernard Montaron, Director, Schlumberger

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