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Andy Ziegwied (Photo: Saildrone)

Saildrone Names Ziegwied VP of Ocean Data

(formerly ASV Global) where he has been delivering uncrewed commercial, scientific, and defense solutions, overcoming customer and societal acceptance through regulatory uncertainties over the past five years. Prior to L3Harris, he provided integrated instrumentation solutions as vice president of ocean science of the international MacArtney Underwater Technology Group. His background includes application engineering with instrument manufacturer Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. and oceanographic fieldwork and project management with Evans-Hamilton, Inc. Ziegwied holds a bachelor’s degree in oceanography

Photo courtesy Glosten © 2021 MBARI

Glosten to Design, Freire Shipyard to Build MBARI's New Research Vessel

, California, garage with Bill Hewlett, and is largely credited with sparking the tech revolution. His philanthropic endeavors included funding the creation of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1984. Three years later, Packard founded MBARI as an independent institution committed to pursuing cutting-edge ocean science and engineering programs.Packard encouraged MBARI to pursue bold, pioneering initiatives, famously saying, “Take risks. Ask big questions.” MBARI’s new research vessel will further his vision for MBARI as a next-generation hub for groundbreaking science and innovation. &ldquo

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Ørsted and NOAA Ink Data Sharing Agreement

;rsted have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to share physical and biological data in Ørsted-leased waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction. NOAA, said the MOA is the first of its kind with an offshore wind developer and that it anticipates Ørsted’s data will fill gaps in ocean science areas, particularly in ocean mapping and observing, to help meet NOAA missions related to climate adaptation and mitigation, weather-readiness, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies.  “This partnership with industry will deliver data Americans use for business

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Heather McDonald cuts the first steel at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard, marking the start of construction of Canada’s most modern science research ship. (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Seaspan Shipyards Begins Building Canada's New Research Ship

Seaspan’s multi-program Vancouver Shipyard concurrently with the first Joint Support Ship (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy.The OOSV will support oceanographic, fishery, geological and hydrographic survey missions, replacing the CCGS Hudson due to retire in 2024. Hudson was Canada’s first ocean science vessel when it entered service in 1964 and is the longest serving ship in the Canadian Coast Guard fleet.Described as a floating laboratory, the new OOSV will be outfitted with specialized equipment that includes several advanced wet and dry labs, an ocean sampling room, a scientific seawater

Dr. Alan Leonardi

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Names Leonardi as President and CEO

Today, the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership announced the appointment of Dr. Alan Leonardi as president and CEO, effective May 24, 2021.As the president and CEO of COL, Dr. Leonardi will lead the consortium, which represents the leading ocean science, research and technology organizations from academia, industry and the larger nonprofit sector (to include philanthropy, aquariums and associations), in shaping the future of ocean science and technology and in setting the ocean community up for success.Dr. Leonardi will succeed RADM Jonathan White, USN (ret.), who has served as

Credit: Kongsberg Maritime

Norway: IMR to Use Kongsberg USVs, AUVs for Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

initially work alongside our traditional research vessels in an ‘armada strategy,’ but will subsequently operate more independently as we expand our plans.”“We’re very pleased to have secured this contract with the IMR,” adds Tonny Algrøy, Sales Director, Ocean Science, Kongsberg Maritime. “This delivery builds upon decades of collaborative work with the IMR to create innovative solutions for ocean ecosystem monitoring, and the addition of smart platforms plus a new E-infrastructure solution is a logical next step in this shared history.&rdquo

MacArtney Underwater Technology appoints Saurabh Sharma as Regional Sales Manager, consequently reinforcing its sales activities in the Middle East and India. Photo: MacArtney

Sharma Joins MacArtney, Expands Activities in Middle East, India

, dedicated to developing and delivering solutions for even the most complex challenges from the seafloor to the surface.Sharma brings a strong commercial and technical background from the marine industry with him. His focus will be developing the commercial marine business, and expanding sales in the Ocean Science and Naval sectors

Credit: Global Ocean

Oceaneering Donates ROVs to Global Ocean

US-based ocean science nonprofit Global Oceans, has acquired, via a donation from Oceaneering, three deep-sea exploration vehicles rated to6000 meters of operational depth.The donation includes the Magellan 725 ROV, the Ocean Discovery ROV, and the Ocean Explorer 6000 Towed Sonar System, together with the infrastructure needed to deploy the vehicles including winches, cranes, power systems, operational modules, workshops, and supplies."These vehicles contributed to several historic projects, including the successful recovery of the lost Apollo “Liberty Bell 7” space capsule from the

(Photo: Silver Ships)

Converted Patrol Boat Becomes a Research Vessel for USM

as a research vessel.The vessel, an Endeavor 45 cabin patrol vessel originally built by Silver Ships in 2008 for the State of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR), returned to the Theodore, Ala. shipyard for the transformation. The vessel is now capable of supporting the USM School of Ocean Science and Engineering’s deep ocean underwater surveys using various uncrewed underwater vehicle systems. The new and improved vessel will conduct testing, maritime research and underwater surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for various private and governmental partners.Shawn Lobree, Silver Ships project

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