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Scenes from OI 2016 in London. (Photo: Reed Exhibitions)

Preview: OI North America 2017 San Diego

Oceanology International North America: OI 2017 set to cover the full extent of marine science and ocean technology    The first edition of Oceanology International North America (OINA), established from the well-known OI event in London, will make an impact within the ocean science and technology industries in San Diego, Calif. in February 2017.   OINA is set to capture the full extent of the marine and ocean technology industries in North America. The event is the newest addition to the Oceanology International portfolio, with the flagship Oceanology International event in London

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science Orders Research Vessel

Virginia Institute of Marine Science of Gloucester Point, Va. awarded a contract to Meridien Maritime Reparation of Matane, Quebec to construct a 93-foot research vessel. JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Conn. designed the research vessel to replace VIMS’s current vessel, the R/V Bay Eagle.   The primary mission of the Institute’s fleet is to provide inshore and offshore work platforms for the support of fisheries related oceanographic research projects. The new vessel will be capable of conducting fisheries assessments of greater capacity, in deeper waters and with a larger science

OINA 2017 - San Diego Aerial (Photo: OINA)

Eduation & Career Day Set for OINA 2017

, on Tuesday, February 14, will look at the best ways to cultivate industry entrepreneurs and work force. The Education & Career Development Day will bring together ocean science educators in this field to run a series of presentations to visiting high school students considering a degree in marine science and college students looking to break into the marine industry. Students The morning Careers session for college students will offer an insight on the scope and scale of the career paths available within the marine science and technology sectors, a look into some of the exciting and emerging

UK NOC Joins World Ocean Council

Oceanography Center (NOC) The NOC is the UK’s leading institution for integrated coastal and deep ocean research. NOC undertakes and facilitates world-class agenda-setting scientific research to understand the global ocean by solving challenging multidisciplinary, large scale, long-term marine science problems to underpin international and UK public policy, business and wider society outcomes. NOC operates the Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery and develops technology for coastal and deep ocean research. Working with its partners NOC provides long-term marine science capability

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US, Cuba Open Doors to Marine Science Cooperation

, his visit highlighted not only a new course in international relations, but showcased on-going scientific collaborations with the country only 90 miles off the Florida coast.   "Ocean currents know no boundaries,” said Billy Causey, regional director of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries' Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region. “They’re a conveyor belt, moving important marine life between our countries. Working together will help us better preserve these natural resources to benefit people in both our countries.”   Late last

Michael Mathewson (Photo: FarSounder)

Mathewson Joins FarSounder as Sales Director

position of Director of Global Sales, charged with addressing the continued growth in the international marketplace for FarSounder key technologies for commercial, defense and private luxury yachts. He will report to CEO Cheryl M. Zimmerman. A mechanical engineer by training with expertise in the marine science, technology, engineering and international marketplace, Mathewson has spent his career managing multifaceted projects and developing high-performing engineering and sales teams

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JMS to Design Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Ct. was competitively awarded a contract from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to provide concept through contract-level design, shipyard bid support, and owner’s rep services for VIMS’ next research vessel. The VIMS research vessel will be used for scientific research in the main stem and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, and capable of conducting extended science missions in coastal and offshore areas within the Mid-Atlantic region. The JMS Coastal Research Vessel Series concept-model provides a multi-purpose, efficient and cost-effective

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the creation of the Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre at the Gulf Fisheries Center in Moncton, N.B. (Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Canada Invests in Marine Science

Center.   Over the next few years, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will transform the Gulf Region’s regional headquarters building, the Gulf Fisheries Center, into a world class, innovative and collaborative scientific research hub to include interpretive spaces to engage Canadians in marine science and promote ocean literacy.   The Atlantic Science Enterprise Center will foster partnerships between the scientific and academic communities, Indigenous Peoples, business groups, the fishing industry, government partners, nongovernment organizations and the public.   The Gulf Fisheries

AMSI Seeks Person of the Year Nominations

The U.K. marine science sector is a vibrant industry epitomised by enthusiastic and successful entrepreneurs with leading edge technology supported by world leading research institutions. The Society of Maritime Industries, through its constituent association the Association of Marine Scientific Industries (AMSI), invites nominations for this prestigious annual award which recognises individuals who have contributed most to the business of the marine science and technology sector in the U.K. Previous winners of the award have been Versha Carter (Intelligent Exhibitions), John Partridge (Sonardyne

The Bourne Tidal Test Site will be installed on the left side of the railroad bridge next to the Army Corps of Engineers secure facility. Photo of the Cape Cod Canal looking from Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod Bay (Image: MRECo)

US Approves First Permanent Tidal Power Test Site

Representative, David T. Vieira (R- East Falmouth). “This project is one critical component in the economic development initiatives of the Buzzards Bay area.”   Congressman William Keating is also supportive of these efforts to develop new technologies to build upon our strong marine science and maritime technology sector to bring new jobs and enterprises to the area. “Construction of MRECo’s new tidal testing facility will continue to cement our region as a hub for marine science and technology,” said Congressman Bill Keating. “The development of tidal energy

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Halls of Higher Learning

; Human Health and the Oceans and Innovative Technologies to Observe the Planet.    The journal Nature ranked the academic institution of UC San Diego first in the United States and fourth worldwide in earth and environmental research. QS World University Rankings 2016 in Earth & Marine Sciences placed UCSD as 14th in the world.     The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Topic: Marine Technology Address: University of Southampton,  Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3ZH, UK Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 6666 www.noc.ac.uk   A merger in April 2010 between Liverpool&rsquo

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Oceanology International Marine Science Exhibition

Hydrography, geophysics and site investigation lie at the heart of ocean science and technology and therefore are of key importance at Oceanology International, the world's largest exhibition for marine science and technology taking place March 11-13, 2014 at London’s ExCeL, and will be the subject of a full day conference on Thursday, March 13. Co-chaired by Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration and Toby Powell, U.K. Geotechnical Team Lead & Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Subsea 7, the Hydrography and Geophysics - Offshore Site Investigations conference looks

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New Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

JMS Naval Architects will complete the Contract Design Package next month of a 93-foot research vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science to replace its current research vessel, R/V Bay Eagle. A solicitation will be issued to shipyards by the end of the year.   The primary mission of the Institute’s fleet is to provide inshore and offshore work platforms for the support of fisheries related oceanographic research projects. The new vessel will be capable of conducting fisheries assessments of greater capacity in deeper waters and with a larger science complement than the Bay Eagle.

Darwin is a major multi-modal port serving shipping and cargo markets.  The port conveys a wide range of exports and provides services for offshore oil and gas rigs. (Photo: Port of Darwin)

ADCP-based Monitoring System Aids Operations in Darwin Harbor

to permit unfettered access to Port Darwin for big ships. As part of this effort, understanding how water currents move the sand waves will be essential.   ADCP-based current and wave monitoring The marine National Reference Station at Darwin was installed by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The system was engineered by Dr. Paul Rigby of AIMS. Darwin Port Corporation provided an existing navigation buoy to support the observational instruments. Water motions are profiled with an ADCP-based system at 20 m depth. Recently a second mooring was added in the Beagle Gulf to extend

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OSIL Supplies Niskin Bottle for St Helena School

Prince Andrew School, St Helena has received a donation of a 5L Niskin bottle from Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) in the U.K. OSIL offered the sampling equipment to marine science teacher and marine enrichment leader Bev Tyson, who hoped to ensure the school could participate in different environmental investigations, including the ASC worldwide micro plastics project.   Measurements of salinity, temperature, pH and dissolved nutrients will be taken, and the data fed into several different investigations. Samples will also be taken at various depths and sent to the ASC worldwide

The Monterey Bay - A Leader in the Blue Economy

California’s blue economy is a +$50 billion industry. Today, marine science and the blue economy directly affect various business and government sectors such as offshore oil and gas production, national defense, seafloor exploration, communications, agriculture production, renewable energy, weather forecasting and fisheries to name a few. On April 25 at the Monterey College of Law in Seaside, Ca. Congressman Sam Farr will join more than 20 marine science and trade promotion service experts as presenters and panelists at The Monterey Bay - a Leader in the Blue Economy event as part of the

Congressman Sam Farr

The Monterey Bay - A Leader in the Blue Economy

California’s Blue Economy is a $50-billion-dollar industry. Today, Marine Science and the “Blue Economy” directly affect various business and government sectors such as offshore oil and gas production, national defense, seafloor exploration, communications, agriculture production, renewable energy, weather forecasting and fisheries, to name a few. On April 25 at the Monterey College of Law in Seaside, Ca., Congressman Sam Farr will join more than 20 Marine Science and trade promotion service experts as presenters and panelists at The Monterey Bay - a Leader in the Blue Economy

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