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Schmidt Offers Online Educational Content for Students

the ship are scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 and Saturday, April 4 at 11 am EST and will focus on how scientists work in the lab on a ship, insights into life at sea, and the latest scientific findings. All live streams and connections can be viewed on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s You Tube channel, Facebook page and website. Additionally, Artist-at-Sea cartoonist Lucy Bellwood will do a live reading of SOI’s comic, “Mappin’ the Floor” on Friday, April 10 at 10a.m. PST.Falkor is on a year-long initiative to conduct seven science expeditions along all four sides of the Australian

SOI Executive Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani (Photo: XPRIZE)

Schmidt Appoints Virmani as Executive Director

underwater ecosystems—and for similar habitats worldwide that are in peril because of rising ocean temperatures.Falkor is currently off the Western coast of Australia, live streaming dives down to 4,000 meters daily. These can be viewed on the Schmidt Ocean Institute website and on its YouTube and Facebook pages.To date, more than 1,150 scientists and student researchers have worked on the ship conducting research on 63 expeditions. As a result, more than 400 underwater robotic dives have taken place and more than 1 million square miles of the ocean floor have been mapped, leading to the discovery

Rio Doce rivermouth in the town of Regência weeks after the Samarco dam collapse image (Creative Commons - Arnau Aregio)

Toxic Mud from Dam Collapse Affects Coral

in the region. In addition to UERJ, the research was supported by the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).Throughout the work of monitoring the dispersion of mining sludge at sea, professor Evangelista, along with his students, updated a Facebook page - Abrolhos Sky Watch - with satellite images showing the course of the sediment plume, so that society could also be informed about the impact of the tragedy. The study highlighted that more than three years after the rupture and collapse of the Fundão dam, the environmental damage caused

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

new study published by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the official body for regional cooperation, said on Tuesday.Big companies have rushed to secure cheap renewable energy to manage costs and reduce their carbon footprint through corporate PPAs which allow firms such as Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, Facebook and Microsoft to buy directly from energy generators.Nordic countries are competing for the multi-billion-euro investments with the more established FLAP-D markets, an acronym for Frankfurt-London-Amsterdam-Paris-Dublin.While the Nordics are still perceived as less connected than these markets,

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

for our pages. Her mandate for the MTR100 was simple: ‘find five companies to watch closely in 2019.’ This is what she found.Forssea: Leveraging Machine Learning & AIMachine learning and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on our day to day lives, from image recognition in Facebook to cars parking for themselves. These technologies are entering the subsea space in various shapes and forms.Paris-based Forssea Robotics is a subsea robotics and research and development (R&D) startup company, set up in 2016 to reduce operating costs in the ROV market. Forssea was launched

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Philippines Bans Foreign Research Ships

continental shelf. Manila last year renamed it "Philippine Rise".   "Let me be very clear about this: the Philippine Rise is ours and any insinuation that it is open to everybody should end with this declaration," Duterte told a cabinet meeting on Monday, according to a Facebook post by his Agriculture Secretary, Emmanuel Pinol.   The area is roughly the size of Greece and believed to be rich in biodiversity and tuna. Scientists from the United States and Japan have surveyed it numerous times.   However, Chinese interest, including some 18 official requests

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TE SubCom Announces Contract for Jupiter Cable

to regions where bandwidth is at a premium. We look forward to the next phases of what will be a high quality and industry leading system implementation.”    JUPITER Cable Facts •Partners in the JUPITER Cable project include PLDT, NTT Communications, PCCW Global, SoftBank, Facebook and Amazon. • JUPITER Cable is approximately 14,000 km in length and has a design capacity of more than 60 Tbps. • TE SubCom has configured JUPITER as a trunk and branch system with the most advanced submersible reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) technology

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Scientists Turn to Big Data in Hunt for Minerals, Oil and Gas

occur on Earth in clusters," said Robert Hazen, executive director of the Deep Carbon Observatory at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington and an author of the study.   "When you see minerals together it's very like the way that humans interact in social networks such as Facebook," he said.   Hazen said the technique was also like Amazon, which recommends books based on a client's previous orders, or by media streaming company Netflix, which proposes movies based on a customer's past viewing habits.   "They are using vast amounts of data and make

This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of about 3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA's Okeanos Explorer Journeys Into Pacific Deepwater

, under CAPSTONE. During both its mapping and ROV expeditions, the ship routinely collects data on seafloor depth, the composition of the seafloor, and water temperature and chemistry.   The 2017 expeditions will be covered on the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research website. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated, managed and maintained by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners. NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research operates, manages

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TE Subcom Supplies MAREA Submarine Cable System

Facebook, Microsoft, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, has announced that TE SubCom has been named the system supply partner for the new MAREA submarine cable across the Atlantic Ocean.   TE SubCom has completed the route survey and begun manufacture of the system at its facility in Newington, New Hampshire. The parties are on track to begin laying cable using TE SubCom’s state-of-the-art cable installation ships next year, with a scheduled completion date of October 2017.   As announced by Facebook and

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