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Bennett Joins Kraken Board

Robotics is a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries and thrusters, and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, N.S.; Toronto, Ont.; Bremen and Rostock, Germany; and Boston, Mass.“I am excited to join Kraken as the market for marine robotics is on a strong growth curve,” Bennett said. “The Kraken team has put together an impressive array of industry leading products and formed significant partnerships to propel the company forward. I look

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Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa Fiber-Optic Cable Project

has already expedited the cable engineering and manufacturing phase by providing multibeam echosounder data to the ASN project team “on the fly” during the first phase of the project," Fugro said.Malte Cesson, Fugro’s Commercial Manager for Marine Site Characterisation in Bremen, Germany, said: “We are proud and honored to be selected by ASN for this project, which in its base configuration will be one of the largest of its kind. The challenging scope of work is further complicated by Covid-19 and the associated protocols but our unrivaled strategic partnership with ASN means

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Arctic Melt Leads to Enhanced Storms

a strong cyclone over the subpolar North Atlantic, triggering cold air outbreaks along the west coast of the North Atlantic (over Canada and the U.S.) and severe flooding events along the eastern side, including over the U.K.,” Oltmanns said.The NOC research is a collaboration with GEOMAR in Germany and the University of Toronto in Canada and forms part of the EU Projects Blue Action and AtlantOS and the UK NERC projects CLASS and ACSIS

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For the Royal Australian Navy, Technological Leap Starts Small

system also allows for change detection.  If we found two objects on the bottom every week for a month, and then a third object shows up, maybe we need to check that out,” said Stephen.When mines are found and are to be destroyed, the SEA 1778 kit includes the Atlas Elektronik SeaFox (Bremen, Germany) expendable mine neutralization system, as well as the Rotinor (Stuttgart, Germany) Black Shadow diver delivery vehicle to transport divers to place detonation charges near mines, depending on the environment and tactical situation.  The MAS Zengrange (Wellington, New Zealand) Command Initiated

The Northern Lights template on the seabed. The Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, is Equinor's partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Total, (Photo: Equinor)

Norway's Carbon Capture and Storage Project Estimated to Cost $2.6B

.Norway, Western Europe's largest oil and producer, wants to prove that the CCS technology can work by capturing CO2 at two industrial sites and storing it under the seabed on the Norwegian continental shelf.One project to capture the emissions is located at a cement plant in southern Norway, part of Germany's HeidelbergCement, while the other is at a Fortum's waste-to-energy plant in Oslo.Excluding operating costs, estimated total investments are between 12.9 billion and 17.1 billion crowns, depending on whether one or two CO2 capture plants are built, the study by Atkins Norge, a part of SNC-Lavali

Simplified graphic showing how seafloor currents create microplastics hotspots in the deep-sea. Image Courtesy NOCS

SCIENCE: Seafloor Microplastic Hotspots Controlled by Deep-sea Currents

the team were able to show how ocean currents controlled the distribution of microplastics on the seafloor.This research forms part of an international research project at the University of Manchester (UK), the National Oceanography Centre (UK), IFREMER (France) and the Universities of Bremen (Germany) and Durham (UK).This project is part of wider research by the Microplastics Research Group at the National Oceanography Center that aims to understand the extent and implications of microplastic pollution on the health of marine ecosystems: https://noc.ac.uk/science/microplastic

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Planet Ocean Inks Distribution Deal with 4H-JENA

Planet Ocean announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with -4H-JENA engineering GmbH, Germany for the UK and Ireland.Following the purchase of the CONTROS range of instruments by -4H-JENA has announced that as well as continuing to offer the range of CONTROS dissolved gas technology for CH4, CO2, PCO2, pH and Total Alkalinity; Planet Ocean will also be introducing the other -4H-JENA range of marine technology products.-4H-JENA produce custom FerryBox systems for installation in vessels, designed to suit each individual application with sensors, processing telemetry and mechanical

On April 9, 2020, "S43" as the third of four HDW Class 209/1400mod submarines was officially handed over by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. (Photo: © thyssenkrupp AG, https://www.thyssenkrupp-marinesystems.com)

Thyssenkrupp in Talks About Possible Warship Unit Merger

up.German Naval Yards Kiel chief executive Joerg Herwig said its owner, international shipbuilding group Privinvest, had been stressing the necessity and opportunities of German consolidation over the past two years.Consolidation was necessary to safeguard thousands of jobs and shipyard locations in Germany, he said.TKMS, which builds warships and submarines, operates at locations in Kiel, Hamburg, Emden and Bremen. It has annual sales of 1.8 billion euros and employs 6,000.TKMS has reported improving order intake and the parent company said in November it will invest 250 million euros by 2023.Possible

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Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

and recovery operations being reduced by approximately 50%, yielding increased safety and cost efficiencies.Kraken is expecting follow-on orders from existing battery customers in 2020 as well as new customer announcements and deliveries.The firm is planning a move into new larger facility in Rostock, Germany in the fourth quarter of 2020 in order to handle additional battery and thruster production.Pressure Tolerant Thrusters – SeaThrustKraken signed a supply agreement with a supplier of robot cleaners to the aquaculture industry, MPI of Norway.ServicesOceanVisionAn Ocean Supercluster contract

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