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Currents Not Linked to New England Sea Level

how these two things relate to one another in the long term, we’ll need to wait for a longer stretch of observational records to become available,” he said.Also collaborating on the study were Glen G. Gawarkiewicz and Jiayan Yang of WHOI; Sönke Dangendorf of Universität Siegen in Germany; and Christopher M. Little and Rui M. Ponte of Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.The work was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) awards OCE-1558966, OCE-1834739, and OCE-1805029; NASA contract NNH16CT01C; and the J. Lamar Worzel Assistant Scientist Fund and the Penzance Endowed

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Poland Employs New Seismic Tech

.The new technology makes a perfect solution for locating hot springs, as proven by Geofizyka Toruń’s survey conducted this year in the Netherlands. At present, the company is conducting seismic work in Hungary, and in the autumn of this year it will commence nodal seismic data acquisition in Germany. It will be the largest seismic survey in Europe in terms of the number of nodes deployed and the volume of data recorded.Wireless seismic surveying technology has been developed for years, but only now has miniaturisation of components reached satisfactory levels. The previously developed solutions

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia.  Globally, (2017 data) 3,387 MW of offshore wind capacity was commissioned, resulting in a cumulative installed global capacity of 16.3 GW.  The United Kingdom is the largest offshore wind market with 5,824 MW of cumulative installed capacity, followed by Germany (4,667 MW), China (1,823 MW), Denmark (1,399 MW), and the Netherlands (1,124 MW).DOE reports that globally, auction prices continue to fall.  In 2017, developers placed four bids that were termed as “zero-subsidy.&rdquo

Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

long distances to swarms of drop deployed ocean bottom nodes that can find their way to pre-programmed locations.At energy:connected, as the Oslo-based Subsea Valley cluster and annual conference is now called, some of these concepts were outlined, including those from two Norwegian technology firms and Germany’s Thyssenkrupp, a firm more used to designing naval submarine systems.  uSEA unveils uLARSOne, Norwegian technology start-up uSEA, is proposing a hybrid system to disrupt existing manned vessel supported subsea operations via a subsea and surface drone combination.uSEA was founded in

GEOTRACES carousel deployment showing Cortland cable. Image: Cortland

Case Study: Cables in Underwater Missions

has now used the custom cable for dozens of missions, in regions as diverse as the Arctic to the tropical waters of Polynesia. It has proven ideal for the expeditions, carried out every two years since 2008. It is set to be deployed again in 2021. Near identical cables are now in use in China, Germany, India and Antarctica.We’ve learned through experience that cables used in dynamic subsea environments have to be custom designed and built for the specific harsh environments our customers encounter. The properties of synthetic strength members and outer jackets can make the difference to

Out-of-this-world: a UX-1 HROV. Photo: EU UNEXMIN Project

Subsea Mining: The Next Big Thing for UUVs

mining companies understand the contours of an underwater mine. Impressively, INESC TEC is also a key outfitter for this Europe-wide research success story that involved 17 consortium partners from nine European countries, including robot developers SMD and BMT (UK), DAMEN (the Netherlands) and SANDVIK (Germany).Versatile: The offshore and inland HROV, EVA. Photo: INESC TECSubsea Who’s WhoWell-financed, subsea-focused Norwegians centered around the University of Bergen have certainly taken note of these mining equipment successes. In the run-up to and follow-up of the 47th Underwater Mining Conference

Pioneering Spirit transports the drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development (Photo: Allseas)

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

said. "The other construction works are on track to complete the twin pipelines by the end of 2019."Nord Stream 2 is being built to transport gas from Russia into Europe. So far, more than 800 kilometers of pipes have been laid on the seabed for the project in line with the permits granted by Germany, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Currently there are more than 1,000 people working on some 20 vessels for the project.Pioneering Spirit installing pipeline in Swedish waters (Photo: Nord Stream 2

Walter Munk, 2017 (Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego)

Walter Munk: 1917-2019

was admitted as a PhD candidate.Then-Director Harald Sverdrup would become a lifelong friend and mentor to Munk, who also became fast friends upon joining Scripps with Roger Revelle, a research oceanographer who had just received his doctorate.Munk became an American citizen in 1939 and when war with Germany seemed imminent, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in the 146th Field Artillery, 41st Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. Sverdrup, however, requested his recall in 1941 and Munk returned to Scripps to begin work at the new U.S. Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory in the San Diego neighborhood of Point Loma

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New Submarine Cable System for Canada

mm² 69 kV three-core submarine cable system with XLPE insulation for a total of 20 km. All submarine core cables will be produced at Prysmian’s center of excellence in Montereau (France), while the cable armoring will be manufactured at Prysmian’s state-of-the-art factory in Nordenham (Germany), part of the Group after the merger with General Cable. Completion of the project is scheduled for October 2019.The first cable will run approximately for 3.5 km from the Cable Riser Station at Chocolate Cove, on the east side of Deer Island, to a Cable Riser Station at Wilson’s Beach, on

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Naval Group inks $36B Submarine Contract

Naval Group for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth $35.5 billion, ending a two-year wrangle that cast doubt over one of the world's most lucrative defense deals.Australia selected the French builder as its preferred bidder for the fleet of submarines in 2016 ahead of other offers from Japan and Germany.However, final contracts were delayed amid domestic media reports of cost blowouts and production delays.Australia and Naval Group signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement, the overall contract to guide the construction, to end the impasse."This means we are ensuring we are at the front of the

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European Offshore Wind Capacity up 18%

installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018, according to statistics released by the European Wind Energy Association, WindEurope. That translates to a 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.According to WindEurope, 15 new offshore wind farms came on line. The UK and Germany accounted for 85% of the new capacity: 1.3 GW and 969 MW respectively.Europe now has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW. This is around 10% of the total installed wind energy capacity in Europe – the rest is onshore.The size and scale of offshore wind

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