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Missing Diver Rescued Near Miami

a diver was stranded in the water, and launched a Station Miami Beach small boat crew and an Air Station Miami helicopter to search.A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew found the diver half a mile offshore and vectored in a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat crew, who embarked the 50-year-old diver, Raul Amores, and took him back to his 19-foot center console in good condition. The diver reportedly stated the current was too strong and pulled him away from his vessel."We are thankful we were able to successfully rescue Mr. Amores,"

A microfluidic sensor from Dalhousie (credit: Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. and Sieben Laboratory Dalhousie University)

Environmental DNA Emerging in the Ocean Science Community

refined and fielded the community will derive new insights about the behavior and distribution of marine life. This will be of utility to government agencies, such as fisheries regulators, and commercial operators such as fishers and aquaculture. There are also potential applications in defense and law enforcement. It is likely that by the end of this decade eDNA data will be as ubiquitous as the conductivity, temperature, and depth information that dominates physical oceanography today. 

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Coast Guard, Scripps Launch Blue Technology Center of Expertise

of new blue technologies into current Coast Guard capabilities.Blue technology is any technology, system or platform designed for use above, on, or below the surface of the ocean that can support or facilitate Coast Guard maritime domain awareness, search and rescue, emergency response, maritime law enforcement, marine inspections and investigations.A COE is a group of people from different disciplines who work together to increase performance and efficiency in certain areas. The Blue Technology COE will enable sharing of information between the Coast Guard and the private sector, other federal agencies

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ARES Security Launches Seaport Platform

C2 (formally CommandBridge) system as a SaaS platform for small and medium sized ports to leverage the powerful capability that has been used by more than a third of the of the largest seaports in the U.S. since 2006, said a press release from the company.The solution is also deployed at several law enforcement, transportation, DoD and other facilities throughout the country.AVERT C2 is a command and control platform that integrates disparate security and operational systems and sensors, communications systems and other information to provide customizable, contextual displays that allow users to quickly

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Kraken Tallies $2.1 Million KATFISH Order

;s founder and also serves on Kraken's board of directors.The recent order is the first resulting from a strategic alliance entered between the two companies in February 2018. Under this collaboration, both companies are delivering next generation underwater sensors and robotics for military, law enforcement, port and maritime security, environmental monitoring, and seabed survey applications. In August 2018, the companies participated in the US Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, an annual invitation-only event that was created by the U.S. Navy to see the future of naval technology

MarineNav ROVs for Marine Inspections

MarineNav, located in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada, has been showcasing its latest technologies and equipment serving defense, aquaculture, law enforcement and first responder needs in marine operations. The company’s offerings include marine-grade navigation components such as computers and displays; advanced vessel monitoring (AVM) and fleet management systems; and customizable industrial underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).Interchangeable ROV componentsFor its ROVs, MarineNav has developed units that are designed to enable quick and easy exchange of interchangeable modular

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OceanAlpha Launches 5G Unmanned Vehicle

, VR back-end demonstration, water quality monitoring, remote application control and autopilot,” said Ran Zhang, general manager of OceanAlpha.“This will completely change the traditional operation of the hydrological survey, water quality sampling and monitoring, environmental law enforcement and other water ecological environment monitoring and supervision by effectively enhances data accuracy, reduces costs and improves work efficiency,” Zhang said.At the conference, a live Broadband IoT demo showcased the unmanned boat operating over a 4G network. the OceanAlpha 5G vehicle

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JW Fishers’ Pulse 8X Continues to Outperform

has the tools for the job that not only lead to efficient and timely mission accomplishment, but increase safety by reducing the exposure of operators in the field. From missing handguns tossed into a lake or stream to searching a 19th century wreck for priceless treasure, the tool widely used by law enforcement, public safety dive teams, treasure hunters, commercial divers, and hobbyists is the JW Fishers Pulse 8X underwater metal detector.The Pulse 8X is JW Fishers’ leading underwater metal detector and has been a staple tool for professional divers for the past 32 years. In 2014, it was named

JW Fishers set up shop in a booth in the Lucas Oil Stadium and brought its entire product line to display, demo and discuss. (Photo: JW Fishers)

JW Fishers Showcases Tech for Firefighters

across the globe.In addition to attending the show, JW Fishers raffled off a new SAR-1 Search and Recovery underwater metal detector on the last day of the show. The SAR-1, first introduced in January of 2017, is specially designed for use by public safety dive teams, fire and rescue departments, law enforcement agencies and military units that must locate metallic objects in underwater environments with poor visibility. The SAR-1 alerts the operator to the presence of metal by vibration, which is transmitted through the handle. In addition to vibration, the detector has a high-intensity LED display

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