Marine Science News

Gardline and OceanPact Enter Joint Venture

Gardline Marine Sciences, an independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, a Brazilian oil spill response company, have  announced the establishment of a joint venture. The new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S.A, and is a 50/50 joint venture between Gardline Marine Sciences (South America) Ltd and OceanPact Serviços Marítimos Ltda. This strategic alliance will see the two companies sharing their marine expertise and resources in pursuit of marine survey projects in Brazilian waters.  

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

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

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

Margaret Leinen: Photo courtesy of TMA

TMA Names Margaret Leinen to Address Upcoming Eco-Summit

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) announce that Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences, will deliver the closing address, "Ocean Science & the Ocean Economy" on Nov. 7, 2013, wrapping up the conference sessions of Day One of the 5th annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit,  "Marine Spatial Planning & Promoting Sustainable Development in the Oceans"  Dr. Leinen is a highly distinguished, award-winning oceanographer and an accomplished executive with

Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School   of Marine Science. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Margaret Leinen: Putting the Oceans in Focus

At the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in San Diego, Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Science in her keynote address said that there are many positive signs regarding the interest, focus and funding for the health and future of the world's oceans.   "To see the United Nations focus on the oceans is a real game-changer for all of us," sadi Leinen. "For the first time in, forever, the focus is on the oceans."   Leinen served as a keynote speaker at the Teledyne

Planet Ocean Signs Partnering Agreement with ASV

ASV Ltd and Planet Ocean Ltd have signed a Technology Partnering Agreement which sees Planet Ocean as the ASV technology partner for marine science applications to provide turnkey solutions for the marine science sector. Initially focussing on ASV’s C-Enduro, a long endurance autonomous surface vehicle, Planet Ocean will be working alongside the ASV team to provide standard and customised payloads for marine science missions. Planet Ocean’s considerable experience with sensors, telemetry and asset tracking of all types will ensure that the capabilities of the C-Enduro vehicle are

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis

Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime

with him.” As the chief administrative officer of the UConn’s marine and maritime campus at Avery Point since 2010, Alfultis oversees a complex enterprise comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, offered by four schools within the University of Connecticut: the Department of Marine Sciences and associated Marine Sciences and Technology Center; Connecticut Sea Grant, the Northeast Underwater Research Technology and Education Center; the UConn Technology Incubator Program; and Project Oceanology, a marine education and outreach nonprofit. Alfultis’ appointment today concludes

Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill washes ashore Louisiana’s coast in June 2010. (Photo courtesy of Governor Jindal’s office)

Collaboration Enhances Oil Spill Research

New partnership allows USF-led research team to better study oil spills; group will gain valuable access to cutting-edge technologies to aid in analyzing long-term impacts   The University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Marine Science announced a new partnership with Agilent Technologies and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) for analytical chemistry equipment to study oil spills. Funded by GoMRI and Agilent’s Research Support Program, the partnership will allow access to cutting-edge analytical instrumentation to better understand the effects of oil as well as

Stefan Eliasson, Phil Wilson (Photo: MMT)

MMT Appoints UK Sales Manager

MMT has appointed Phil Wilson as U.K. Sales Manager based in the Banbury office.    Wilson has a track record as a technical sales and business development leader gained in the marine and offshore environment, working in the energy, construction and earth and marine sciences sectors. He brings experience and knowledge on geophysical, geotechnical, environmental and metocean survey gained through previous engagements with marine survey, dredging and construction contractors. He joins MMT from Baker Hughes, where he was responsible for business development and sales of geomechanics and

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

Shark Tagging: Photo SOS Foundation/Peter Verhoog

SCUBA Divers Help Researchers Monitor Sharks

Recreational dive guides can help researchers to keep track of changes in shark populations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). AIMS explain that the study compared counts of sharks reported by professional dive guides with automated counts generated by sharks tagged with acoustic tags at popular dive sites in Palau, Micronesia. The data from the dive guides, who monitored sharks over 5 years in more than 1000 dives, closely mirrored results from the tags, showing that the guides were accurate

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

Spillex at Oceanology International

is an industry partner for the Spillex area at Oceanology International, and as Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association explains: “ Oceanology International has been proven to have many synergies for the spill industry, and by supporting Spillex, it emphasises our links with the marine science industries.“ The Spillex zone is also supported by EuroSpill. Not only does the area feature individual exhibitors, but within the UKSpill pavilion visitors will find Kill Spill project, represented by Newcastle University, and Ecots,  Project Netmar, represented by Porto University

Gammarus mucronatus, an amphipod grazer that can promote healthy eelgrass beds. Copyrighted photo courtesy of Matthew Whalen/UC Davis.

Tiny Grazers Play Key Role in Marine Ecosystem Health

Sea creatures no bigger than a thumbtack are being credited for playing a key role in helping provide healthy habitats for many kinds of seafood, according to a new study by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and U.S. Geological Survey. The little crustacean “grazers,” some resembling tiny shrimp, are critical in protecting seagrasses from overgrowth by algae, helping keep these aquatic havens healthy for native and economically important species. Crustaceans are tiny to very large shelled animals that include crab, shrimp, and lobster. The researchers found that these plant-eati

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

Photo: Paul Tyson/OSIL

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

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