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NOAA scientist operates an autonomous surface vehicle in the Port of Gulfport, Miss., during the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise on Nov. 6, 2019, to test and evaluate new maritime technologies. (CNMOC)

U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

year, NOAA, the Navy, academia and private industry are deploying unmanned ocean gliders from the Caribbean Sea to the eastern seaboard that demonstrate unmanned maritime system’s observations can improve hurricane intensity forecasts.The new pact formalizes the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology Act of 2018, that directs NOAA to coordinate with the Navy on a wide range of functions including research of emerging unmanned technologies, protocols for acquisition of these systems, and sharing facilities for testing and evaluation. It is an annex to the broader NOAA and Navy Memorandum

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NOAA, Scripps Partner on Unmanned Systems

;Innovative use of unmanned systems will benefit many NOAA programs—augmenting data collection often at a lower cost, increased safety, and reduced risk, especially in remote or extreme environments.”The agreement also helps NOAA meet the objectives of the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology Act of 2018. In Fiscal Year 2020, NOAA received $12.7 million from Congress to improve and expand UxS operations across the agency, including the creation of the OMAO Unmanned Systems Operations Program—a key goal of NOAA’s recently released Unmanned Systems Strategy. This new partnership

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NOAA’s Cloud and Data Strategies to Unleash Emerging Science and Technologies

FY21 Research and Development Priorities letter, the National Science and Technology Council report “Science and Technology for America’s Oceans: a Decadal Vision,” the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, the Commercial Engagement Through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act, and the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, the President’s Management Agenda, CAP Goal: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, and the Geospatial Data Act. They also support the goals of the Weather Research and Forecasting

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COVE Releases Blue Economy Children’s Book

for free on the COVE website. Over the next four weeks, additional chapters will be released that will cover topics such as food and the Blue Economy, energy, transportation, and observation & conservation. The book profiles contributions from youth, Indigenous perspectives, entrepreneurs in ocean technology, and people who work across the blue economy, and across Canada, and highlights how industry is learning and sharing knowledge globally to help build a sustainable blue economy.  

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COVE, IGNITE Sign 'Fish Tech' MOU

is a technology incubator that offers a full range of services to its tenants and memberships that provides a direct link between the region’s business community, start-up ventures and educational institutionsCOVE is a technology collaboration center that serves pre-commercial start-ups, ocean technology firms of all sizes, traditional marine supply chain companies, and academic collaborations with industry.On Thursday, May 21, the COVE Ocean Connector will feature host speaker Doug Jones, CEO at IGNITE

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Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

The Ocean Technology Sector has been identified as a growth area for Atlantic Canada.  The 2017 Atlantic Canada OT Sector Export and FDI Strategy clearly identified potential growth opportunities for this sector.OceansAdvance is committed to fulfilling the vision of the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping firms in the Region increase their export value into international markets as well as to help build a talent pipeline for the future with supporting the development and retention of HQP. As well we are anxious to support the research and academic community and to help grow the sector by supporting

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Ocean Aero to Supply Vehicles for Homeland Security

we’re proud to be working with DHS S&T and such a distinguished group of organizations, who are committed to protecting the maritime environments surrounding our nation,” said Eric Patten, CEO of Ocean Aero. “This new program is in line with the Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act of 2018 and adds to the rapidly increasing adoption of unmanned systems by our government agencies.”Ocean Aero produces three models (all 4 meters in length)—the Navigator, Discovery, and Scout. All of the models feature a unique combination of folding wingsail and solar

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Oi20: Set for London in March

instruments and techniques which are now being used for monitoring ocean and atmospheric physics, chemistry, biology, and genomics.“Perhaps the most defining attribute of this highly-anticipated 50th anniversary Oi event is the fact that the celebratory aspect doesn’t merely involve the ocean technology community congratulating itself on its collective achievements over the last 50 years, but is woven into planning positively for the planet’s future as the expo’s exhibitors and speakers have always done,” says David Ince, Event Director, Reed Exhibitions. “We are witnessing

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Kongsberg Sells HUGIN AUV System to NIOT

Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.According to a statement from Kongsberg Maritime India, the HUGIN AUV System ordered by NIOT is rated to a depth of 6,000 metres and will be equipped with a Kongsberg HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar and EM2040 multibeam echosounder, designed for hydrographic and seabed classification applications.It will also carry a high-resolution colour still image camera, plus a range of environmental

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