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EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

more dynamic in recent years: in 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy published a nationwide wind study, which contemplates 22 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy deployment by 2030 and 86 GW by 2050. The first offshore wind farm is now in operation.  At the same time, the states of Massachusetts, New York, Maryland and New Jersey have established specific targets for offshore wind development: according to targets that have already been released, up to 8 GW of offshore wind should be in operation by 2030. 

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US Announces $18.5 Mln for Offshore Wind Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that $18.5 million has been made available for offshore wind research and development (R&D).The DOE selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to administer an $18.5 million cooperative innovation hub that will bring together industry, academia, government and other stakeholders to advance offshore wind plant technologies, develop innovative methods for wind resource and site characterization, and develop advanced technology solutions for installation, operation, maintenance and supply chain.The overall goal

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Schlumberger Wins in US Supreme Court on Patent Damages

concern that extending patent damages beyond national borders would expose U.S. high-technology firms to greater patent-related risks abroad.The ruling initially sent ION's shares into a tailspin, diving as much as 20 percent at one point and triggering a 5-minute trading halt in the shares on the New York Stock Exchange. ION shares steadily recovered the loss, however, and are little changed on the day.Schlumberger shares, meanwhile, are up 4 percent, but most of that gain occurred before the ruling was released and on the heels of a modest oil output increase agreement that was reached by OPEC earlier

The 180-foot RV Lake Guardian is the largest research vessel in the EPA fleet and the largest research vessel operating on the Great Lakes. It has a berthing capacity of 41 people, including 14 crew members and 27 visiting scientists. (Photo: EPA)

EPA Launches Research Vessel to Monitor Lake Ontario

binational initiative to gather critical information about the chemical and biological conditions of Lake Ontario in an effort to better protect and restore the lake and its watershed.The Cooperative Science Monitoring Initiative involves U.S. and Canadian federal agencies that are partnering with New York State and the Province of Ontario, as well as academic, environmental and ecological organizations working under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement aimed at improving the waters of the Great Lakes and issuing a Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) for each Great Lake on a five-year cycle

Oceanic Sirius deploying streamer spread during offshore seismic survey (image courtesy of CGG)

CGG Plans to Delist from the NYSE

CGG S.A., an geoscience company providing geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities, said that the Board of Directors has unanimously approved the voluntary delisting of its American Depositary Shares from the New York Stock Exchange and its voluntary deregistration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.According to a press release on the matter, CGG said that the costs associated with continuing the listing and registration of its ADSs exceed the benefits received by CGG, as the primary market for CGG shares is Euronext Paris.Following delisting of the ADSs from the NYSE, CGG

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Statoil Name Change Expected in May

AGM to approve the proposal to change the company’s name to Equinor ASA.Subject to the AGM’s approval of the name change and subsequent implementation, the new ticker “EQNR” is also excpected to be implemented for the company’s American Deposit Rights (ADRs) traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The exact date of change of ticker on NYSE will be announced separately, however implementation of the new ticker on NYSE will take place on May 17, 2018 at the earliest

L3 ASV’s C-Worker 7 is a multi-role work class autonomous vessel suitable for offshore and coastal tasks. (Photo: Business Wire)

L3 Technologies Acquires ASV Global

New York headquartered L3 Technologies said it has acquired unmanned surface vessel (USV) and autonomous vessel control systems company ASV Global, LLC, effective September 20.According to L3, the acquisition enhances its spectrum of unmanned maritime capabilities, including integrated antisubmarine warfare (ASW) solutions, future surface combatant unmanned off-board sensors, and integrated unmanned surface and undersea vessel (USV/UUV) operations. The new company will be known as L3 ASV.“Autonomous capabilities for surface ships and undersea vessels are top priorities for our naval and commercial

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

by her mantra, “no blue, no green.” She has spent her lifetime protecting and conserving the world’s oceans.Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organizationsEar

A District vehicle retrieves a survey vessel at the New York District's reconstructed Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., June 12, 2018. The new boat ramp enables launching and retrieving craft during all points in the tide cycle. A section of the Hydrogaphic Surveys class was taught aboard survey vessels on the water in New York-New Jersey Harbor. (Photo by James D'Ambrosio)

New Site Hosts Corps’ Hydrographic Survey Training

What do hydrographic surveys ― the scientific measurement and description of physical features at the bottom of bodies of water ― have to do with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marine construction? In a word, plenty.Francis Postiglione, chief of the New York District's Survey Section, Operation's Division, said, "Surveying is at the root of all projects in coastal and inland waterways," adding, "Surveying also plays a large role during the bidding process and awarding of contracts, especially with estimating costs."Importance of SurveysHydrographic surveys are important

Schedule Your "MTR TV" Interview @ Oceans

At Oceans 2018 in Charleston, SC, Marine Technology Reporter will have the "MTR TV" cameras rolling in booth 330 and we invite you to participate. Video interviews are designed to be short and timely, focused on a new technology, product or system, a recent project or a significant company investment or achievement. The MTR staff will be on site for the entire Oceans 2018, and video interview slots are filling up fast. To secure your spot contact Greg Trauthwein (trauthwein@marinelink.com) or Eric Haun (haun@marinelink.com), or call our New York office at +1-212-477-6700.

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Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

farm, has a portfolio with a capacity of around 3.3 gigawatts (GW). Orsted's U.S portfolio currently has a capacity of 5.5 GW.Orsted has so far lost out on auctions in the nascent market, while Deepwater Wind has been more successful and currently has the right to develop wind farms in Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut."With this transaction we're creating the number one offshore wind platform in North America," Orsted's offshore wind chief Martin Neubert in a statement.The drive to open America's offshore wind industry has attracted Europe's biggest renewable energy companies

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), has announced the appointment of several new hires in its New York office to support the accelerating offshore wind market in the United States and renewable energy projects worldwide. The experienced personnel include AJ Negrelli, Emily Kuhn, and Craig Hutchinson.Negrelli is a respected project manager and engineer with practical experience delivering offshore wind construction projects, working for the major wind turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Negrelli was deputy construction project manager of the recently completed 574 MW Race Bank project

Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. (Credits: University of Washington/I. Joughin)

Accelerating Antarctic Thaw Speeds Sea Level Rise

30 cm and almost a meter.Shepherd said Antarctica alone is now on track to raise world sea levels by about 15 cm by 2100, above most past estimates.Such a rise alone sounds little but would make coastal floods during storms at high tides more damaging, he said. Sea level rise is a threat to cities from New York to Shanghai as well as low-lying nations from the Pacific Ocean to the Netherlands.“We’re watching these reports closely,” said Michiel van den Broeke, professor of Polar Meteorology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, saying they were the guide for defending the Dutch coast

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House Set to Debate Offshore Wind Energy Bills in US Waters

have been especially interested in U.S. offshore acreage up for lease.Mike Olsen, senior director of government affairs at Norway's Equinor, formerly Statoil, is expected to testify at Tuesday's hearing.Statoil Wind has already won a bid for 80,000 acres of offshore leasing rights off of New York's coast.James Bennett, chief of the Office of Renewable Energy Programs Department at the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Management and Randall Luthi, president of the National Oceans Industries Association are confirmed to testify.(Reporting by Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom; Editing

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Roadmap for Renewable Energy

efficiency gains, undersea cables are thereby addressing the challenges of inconsistent supply and demand; they enable power generated offshore – or in remote geographical locations – to be transmitted to the urban areas that need it most. The Geography of Renewables Take the state of New York, for example, which has four densely populated counties, two that are part of New York City, located on Long Island. The island faces significant challenges meeting its substantial electricity demands due to legacy issues of gas and electric transmission constraints, as well as limited geographical

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New Members Join NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Advisory Panel

Exchange of Alaska, Juneau, Alaska Julie Thomas, senior advisor, Southern California, Coastal Ocean Observing System, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif.   Two members of the panel were reappointed: Ed Kelly, executive director, Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey, New York, N.Y. Capt. Sal Rassello, director, nautical operations, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla.   They joined the panel’s 10 current members in February.   The panel is seeking five new members for a four-year term that starts January 1, 2019 and runs

UC3 Nautilus in 2008 (File photo: Frumperino)

Danish Man Gets Life for Murdering Journalist on His Submarine

planned.During the trial, a police prosecutor said images of women being strangled and decapitated, “which we presumed to be real”, had been found on Madsen’s computer in a laboratory he ran.Wall was a freelance journalist whose work had appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Time, the New York Times, the Atlantic Magazine, the Guardian, Foreign Policy and the South China Morning Post.She held degrees from New York’s Columbia University and the London School of Economics and had written about topics ranging from gender and social justice to pop culture and foreign policy, according

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