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Arctia to Map Offshore Wind Area in Norway

Arctia Meritaito, a subsidiary of Finland's Arctia, announced it has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Mapping Authority to perform hydrographic seabed surveying as part of the 2024 Mareano program.Under its contract from the Norwegian Mapping Authority's Hydrographic Service (NHS), Arctia Meritaito will survey approximately 1,900 square kilometers with multibeam echosounder and sub bottom profiler in potential offshore wind area Sørvest F in the North Sea.The surveys will be conducted by the multipurpose research vessel Pohjanmeri. Departure to the Norwegian waters is expected

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Greensea IQ Signs Contract with BUVI Scandinavia

(USP).The introduction of these two new additions represents a significant milestone in Greensea IQ’s continuous global expansion efforts and commitment to providing exceptional service and support to clients worldwide. With this expansion, Greensea IQ’s footprint will now encompass Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Spain.The new business relationships will see BUVI and USP represent Greensea IQ and its complete range of Bayonet autonomous underwater ground vehicles (AUGVs).BUVI was established in 2011 and has extensive experience in ROVs, underwater technology and other underwater assignments

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EU Should Upgrade Submarine Cable Infrastructure with State Aid, Paper Says

propose mitigating measures."This Recommendation invites Member States to adopt measures to ensure that submarine cable infrastructure operators meet the highest security standards (including defense-level standards, where appropriate)," the document said.A gas pipeline connecting Estonia with Finland and several telecoms cables were damaged last year when a ship dragged its anchor along the seabed, investigators said. That followed explosions a year before that ruptured the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea.(Reuters - Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, Editing by Nick Zieminski

Ocean Warrior founder and renowned explorer, Jim McNeill. Image copyright Jim McNeill/Global Warrior

Jim McNeill is Leading Earth’s Citizen Warriors Across the Sea

deliver and attend lectures about science on board and engage virtually with school groups. The scientists, citizen warriors and crew will be carried by the Linden, Europe’s largest three-masted schooner of its kind, hand-built by shipwrights of the museum community of the Åland Islands in Finland and launched in 1993.Image copyright Jim McNeill/Global WarriorGroundswellThe Warrior programs, while training explorers, are also grounded in science—specifically in citizen science. “For over 60 years, we’ve known that polar regions are key to our survival,” said McNeill

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UK, Finland, Estonia Practice Subsea Infrastructure Protection in Baltic Sea

The navies of Britain, Finland and Estonia were practising subsea infrastructure protection in the Baltic Sea region on Monday together with the Finnish Border Guard, Finland's Defence Forces said in a statement.In early October a gas pipeline linking Estonia and Finland was damaged along with three telecommunications cables in the area, which is known for its dense seabed infrastructure.Finland and Estonia suspect the gas pipeline and cable incidents are linked, and believe a Hong Kong-flagged container carrier caused the damage by dragging its anchor along the seabed. China has said it is

John Woods, director of International Engagement Office for the Office of Naval Research, and Dr. Lauren Freeman, senior oceanographer in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Ranges, Engineering and Analysis Department. (Photo: Leif Heimbold / U.S. Navy)

Ocean Engineers and Scientists Share Ideas, Challenges at International Arctic Workshop

organizations who are supporting the International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research, also known as ICE-PPR.ICE-PPR is a multilateral framework Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that enables a 25-year engagement among the governments, academia, and industry of the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden. The MOU can be used to address various areas of interest including polar environmental modeling, prediction, and information sharing; polar sensors and remote sensing techniques; polar communications and situational awareness; platform design and performance for

Credit: Approximate location of Balticconnector between Finland and Estonia. - Credit: Wikimedia Maps

Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline System to Get Bigger Capacity after Repair

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs, Finnish operator Gasgrid said in a statement on Wednesday.The increase will come from an enhancement of the Latvia-Lithuania interconnection, which allows for higher gas volumes to be transported around the Finnish-Baltic region, it added.The pipeline will in the future get a base capacity of 70.5 gigawatt hours of gas per day in the direction from Estonia to Finland, up from a previous 65 GWh/day during summer months and 55-60 GWh

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Finland Says China Promised Full Cooperation in Pipeline Probe

Finland on Wednesday said China had promised to fully cooperate in the investigation of the destruction last month of the Balticconnector gas pipeline, which happened on the same night that three subsea telecoms cables in the area were also damaged.Finnish police have said they are investigating whether a Hong Kong registered container vessel, the NewNew Polar Bear, damaged the pipeline by dragging its anchor over the sea bed, but have not concluded whether this was an accident or not.An anchor believed to belong to the Chinese ship was later found near the pipeline at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

Chinese ship NewNew Polar Bear (previously known as Baltic Fulmar) in 2020. (Photo: Alf van Beem)

Russian Firm Says Baltic Telecoms Cable was Severed as Chinese Ship Passed Over

were damaged in the space of less than nine hours.Data from shipping intelligence firm MarineTraffic, reviewed by Reuters, showed that the NewNew Polar Bear passed over a Swedish-Estonian telecoms cable at 1513 GMT, then over the Russian cable at around 2020 GMT, the Balticconnector at 2220 GMT and a Finland-Estonia telecoms line at 2349 GMT.Rostelecom said the damage to its cable was recorded at 2030 GMT.As far back as Oct. 13, President Vladimir Putin dismissed as "complete rubbish" suggestions that Russia might have been to blame for the Balticconnector damage and floated the possibility

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