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Ocean Microstructure Glider Workshop Announced

Rockland Scientific and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences announced a specialized training program for Rockland turbulence measurement systems that are integrated with ocean gliders.   Ocean Microstructure Glider (OMG) 2018 will be hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative & Collaboration (MAGIC) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences St. Georges, Bermuda from May 28 to June 1.   Classroom and field training will be optimized for both scientists and technicians and facilitated by instrument specialists from Rockland Scientific.   Fees to attend OMG 2018 are $1

Ocean Scientists to Share Latest Research in a New Video Contest

Ocean scientists interested in sharing their latest research discoveries through video are encouraged to submit videos highlighting your research to the nationwide Ocean 180 Video Challenge, with the possibility of winning a cash prize. The goal of the contest, sponsored by the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) Florida, is to engage non-scientists and students in timely and relevant ocean science research while inspiring scientists to effectively share their discoveries and explorations with the public. The challenge is funded by the National Science Foundation. &ldquo

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Input Sought for US’ 10-year Ocean Research Plan

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting written input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan tentatively titled “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade”.   The new plan will supersede the NSTC’s “Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade:  An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy,” that was published in 2007 and updated in 2013.   The plan will seek to describe the most pressing

Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Research Priorities

societal benefits derived from the sea, yet much of the ocean remains unexplored and poorly understood. Better understanding of the role of the oceans in earth system dynamics is also greatly needed. The National Science Foundation is the principal federal agency that funds basic research in the ocean sciences at academic institutions throughout the U.S. Our increasing knowledge of the oceans has been supported by the advent of new technologies and facilities that enable new frontiers to be explored. The operational cost of these new forms of infrastructure and the rising costs associated with existing

A MacArtney system, including oceanographic winch, custom made multiplexer, cables and connectors, is used to empower the FSU MILET toolsled onboard the R/V Weatherbird II

MacArtney Bolsters North American Sales Focus

MacArtney announced an initiative to bolster its North American system sales focus, spearheaded by the hiring of experienced sales and business development professional, Shannon Lewis, as System Sales Manager, and appointment of long-standing MacArtney ocean science expert, Andrew Ziegwied, as Vice President of Ocean Science and System Sales. As part of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operations in Houston, Shannon Lewis brings a 16-year track record of team leadership, sales and business development to MacArtney system sales. MacArtney said it has seen significant growth in sales of its complete

Oceanology International heading to North America (Oceanology International 2016 at ExCeL London pictured) (Photo: OINA)

OI North America 2017 Registration Open

registration is now open for the debut Oceanology International North America (OINA) exhibition and conference. Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, California on February 14 – 16,2017, OINA is an exciting new biennial series that will bring together 1000s of professionals from the ocean science and marine technology communities across the Americas and globally. Based on the same uniquely diverse approach that has helped to establish OI London as the leading event of its kind, OINA is set to become the must-attend forum for industry, academia and government looking to share knowledge

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Scientists Explore Canada’s Deep Ocean Seamounts

Tammy Norgard – Large Offshore Pacific Marine Protected Area Program Head, DFO (Pacific Biological Station)   Oceanographic Work Mary Thiess – Research Biologist, DFO (Pacific Biological Station) Stephen Romaine – Head, Water Properties Group, DFO (Institute of Ocean Sciences) Jessica Nephin - Aquatic Biologist, DFO (Institute of Ocean Sciences) Candice St. Germain – Aquatic Biologist, DFO (Institute of Ocean Sciences) Acoustic Work Chelsea Stanley - Aquatic Research Technician, DFO (Institute of Ocean Sciences)   Drop Camera

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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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

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Plankton Collection Technology Installed on AAL Melbourne

AAL working with Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science (SAHFOS) to collect data on marine plankton in the Pacific. AAL is supporting the oceanic research work of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) through the installation and carriage of a Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) onboard one of its vessels. The AAL Melbourne will tow one of SAHFOS’s CPR devices during its voyages through the Pacific, enabling SAHFOS to collect data on plankton populations in these waters. The results will contribute to SAHFOS’s CPR Survey, which is one of the longest

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New Industry Association IOSTIA Launched

A newly created industry association has set out to provide programs, services and a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to companies that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans.   The new 501(c)(6) industry association, the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA, pronounced IO-sha), has been launched to serve the oceans science and technology space. IOSTIA represents companies that commercially and sustainably utilize and explore the Earth’s oceans, as well as businesses that provide technology and services for sectors

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James Cameron Gifts 'Deepsea Challenger' to Woods Hole

The Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron partners with Woods Hole Oceanographic Intitution to accelerate  technology development. The partnership aims to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology and build on the historic breakthroughs of the 2012 Cameron-led Deepsea Challenge expedition exploring deep-ocean trenches. The announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of Cameron's unprecedented solo dive to 35,787 feet, almost 11,000 meters, to the deepest place on Earth - the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench - in the vertically-deployed vehicle he and his team engineered, the

National Research Council Conducts Ocean Science Survey

infrastructure needed to address these questions vs. the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize the value of NSF investments. The DSOS committee feels strongly that this report must be informed by broad and thoughtful community input from across the entire spectrum of ocean sciences supported by NSF. One of the ways the DSOS soliciting community input is through a Virtual Town Hall:http://nas-sites.org/dsos2015/. The site provides more detailed information on the statement of task, as well as a complete list of the DSOS committee members. Please go to the website and contribute

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NRC Seeks Input to Help Identify Ocean Science Priorities

The U.S. National Research Council is conducting a Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015) sponsored by the NSF and seeks broadly-based input. NRC explain that the purpose of the decadel study is to review the current state of knowledge, identify compelling scientific questions for the next decade, analyze infrastructure needed to address these questions vs. the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize the value of NSF investments. The DSOS committee feels strongly that this report must be informed by broad and thoughtful community input from across the entire spectrum of

Russell Callender, Assistant Administrator at NOAA’s National Ocean Service Maritime, Oceanology International Conference 2016. Photo OINA

OINA Speakers Announced

resilient by providing the sound science and rapid access to information and technology that promote good decisions today and protect lives and property tomorrow." Dr Callender will consider present and future threats to coastal communities and the ocean environment; exploring the role of ocean science and technology in their understanding, adaptation to their effects and mitigation of their impacts. Finally, the renowned oceanographer Walter Munk, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to ocean science and technology at the Catch the Next

MTR 100: The Oceanscience Group

2245 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA 92011 T: 760 754 2400 E: [email protected] W: www.oceanscience.com CEO/President: Ron George VP: Tricia Takacs Engineering Director: Ashley Cantieny No. of Employees: 35 Annual Sales: $7m   The Company Since 1998, Oceanscience has developed and manufactured oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrologic field equipment and instrumentation for corporations, major government agencies and institutions in more than 50 countries.  One third of the staff are either ocean scientists or mechanical, robotics, or ocean engineers. 

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2245 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 100 Carlsbad, Calif., U.S. 92011 Tel: 760-754-2400 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oceanscience.com CEO/President: Ron George Vice President: Tricia Takacs General Manager:    Mike Wilson Engineering Director: Ron George Number of Employees: 26 Annual Sales: $7,000,000.00 This year represents The Oceanscience Group’s 15th year serving the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrologic industries across the globe. The company is growing rapidly causing the need to again move to larger facilities after only four years at the

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