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 At 88, Capt. Walsh still runs the day-to-day operations of International Maritime, a company he established in 1976. Photo: Don Walsh

Oi 50th "Voices": Don Walsh: First to Travel to the Deepest Ocean Depths

that the Oi series were the ‘gold standard’ of ocean-related exhibitions and their associated conferences,” he says. “Today, I believe this is not an assertion or opinion – it is a fact. The real benefit to me has been the serious networking that takes place between the ocean science and technology community members from many nations. There is no second place to the three OI events now being offered, and the value they provide — the whole event is an opportunity-rich environment.”Capt. Walsh also recalls when the event moved in 2000 from its original Brighton

Prof. Hill attended his first Oceanology International Exhibition in Brigthon as a research student at Bangor University’s Marine Science Laboratories. Photo courtesy NOCS

Oi 50th "Voices": Professor Edward Hill, OBE, Chief Executive, National Oceanography Centre

, not least because the ocean offers huge potential for clean energy resources. Technologies are advancing at an incredible rate – the advent of autonomy, robotics, and artificial intelligence will have a transformative impact on offshore operations of all kinds, and of course this includes ocean science. The sector will need to be outward looking to identify and assimilate technologies being developed in other areas and then bring them into the unique and particularly challenging context of the marine sector.  Finally, although the marine sector contributes significantly to the global economy

The 54 x 16.5-foot Research Vesssel Elakha which was built in 2001 at Rozema Boat Works, recently repowered with Cummins engines. Photo: Alan Haig/Brown/Cummins

Elakha: The Repowering of OSU's Valued Research Vessel

Ocean science is in high demand by scientists studying ocean acidification, wave energy, seabed composition, changing water temperatures, fish populations and dozens of other research projects. The Oregon State University (OSU) has a proud history in the field. The wide variety of research project require a variety of vessels.One boat that has made large contributions to research is the 54 by 16.5-foot Elakha which was built in 2001 at Rozema Boat Works of Mount Vernon Washington. Showing design influences of a typical forward house west coast style fishing boat, the Elakha’s after deck is set

MacArtney Group appointed Phil Middleton as the new Managing Director for its UK operations. Photo: MacArtney

MacArtney Names Middleton as New UK Managing Director

network, as well as considerable knowledge of marine and offshore markets and the needs of our customers. He fits our profile and has a proven track record.”MacArtney’s UK operations are one of the group’s largest outside of Denmark and service customers in offshore energy, ocean science and the naval sector. The UK operations employ a staff of just over 50 and offer the complete MacArtney range of underwater connectivity and technology products and solutions. This includes workshop facilities, where the focus is on the company’s core competencies, such as moulding cables

Left: Lab-On-Chip chemical sensors (foreground) with autonomous underwater vehicle (submarine) Autosub Long Range behind. Right: CAD model showing Autosub Long Range with seven Lab-On-Chip nutrient sensors in the nose and four Lab-On-Chip and one electrochemical sensor for the ocean carbonate (CO2) system at the stern. (Images: NOC)

New Project Aims to Revolutionize Ocean Observations and Measurements

growth of scientific knowledge, the transfer of marine technology and other key components of the Blue Economy as described in international accords such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Working Group, the Paris Climate Agreement, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.Dr. Patricia López-García, one of the TechOceanS project managers, said, “In addition to the work carried out within the project, TechOceanS will form mutually beneficial links with a number of other

Figure 5: Drill Centre and Flowlines

Kraken Robotics Wraps Third OceanVision Survey Campaign

(RaaS) and Data as a Service (DaaS).The company at the time said the near-term focus of the project would be the Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance (IRM) segments for offshore energy, but that the program would also address the requirements of other stakeholders in the fisheries, aquaculture, ocean science and underwater defense industries

Clam diggers along the Washington state coast. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA Awards $11.6M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research

NOAA is announced funding of 17 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve response to them.NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) allocated $10.3 million to harmful algal bloom research in fiscal year 2020 for work that will take place over the next three to five years. Approximately $4 million will cover the first year of 11 new projects, while $6.3 million will go to 16 projects already in process. New projects will begin in Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes

Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine.

Ocean Influencer: Mike Read, Teledyne Marine

part of Teledyne Technologies Inc. Through acquisitions and collaboration, it has evolved into a powerhouse, with a large breadth of technology, including: vehicles, instruments, imaging, interconnect and seismic solutions. Here are some latest technology advances:Z-Boat 1800T, Trimble Edition(Teledyne Oceanscience)Teledyne Marine’s new Z-Boat 1800T ready for your next inspection or mapping project.The Z-BOAT 1800-T is a high-resolution shallow water hydrographic unmanned survey vehicle with an Odom Echotrac E20 Singlebeam Echosounder and dual antenna Trimble BX992 GNSS heading receiver. Each sensor

Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden. © Christoffer Lomfors

Ocean Influencer: Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University (WMU)

working in various government agencies and institutions, some of them holding very senior positions, which is an important indicator of such progress,” she added. As such, WMU is partnering with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deliver a project titled, “Empowering Women of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.” Additional activities, all which incorporate evidence-driven and interdisciplinary research, features issues such as: marine debris, Sargassum, and marine spatial planning in the eastern Caribbean; a land-to-ocean PhD program for candidates from developing

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