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The Chatty Scientist Founder and Marine Technology Reporter contributor Kira Coley. (Photo: The Chatty Scientist)

Meet The Chatty Scientist

;   With this in mind, The Chatty Scientist offers tailored workshops for on-site coaching, along with a growing range of online resources including blogs, expert interviews, videos and podcasts – all geared to help scientists better share their research in a range of formats, including social media.   “The shift towards social media as a news source has aggravated the rise of fake news and distrust towards the science communities. But many don’t realize that social media can also be a powerful tool for both advancing and promoting research,” Coley said.   The

NavPlay Launches iPad-based Navigation app

  NavPlay’s Interactive App Provides Easy Way to Enjoy Navigation & Share Experiences Capannoli, Italy – NavPlay, an innovative manufacturer of iPad apps, announced today a planning, navigation and social media app designed to enhance the navigation experience, NavPlay. A complete, easy-to-use navigation app for iPads, NavPlay allows boaters to plan routes and navigate on C-Map by Jeppesen charts and satellite imagery. The innovative product provides access to a wealth of WiFi-networked vessel information and control such as instruments readings, weather forecasts, autopilot

Photo: Northeast Ocean Data

Enhancements to Northeast Ocean Data's Interactive Maps

the ocean environment and human uses of the ocean in the northeastern United States, the group said. In this release, the maps are bigger, information boxes have been added, the navigational menu and map tools are enhanced, and custom map views can be shared easily through Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Website users can also move seamlessly from the simpler thematic maps to the more comprehensive Data Explorer, where the entire data catalog is available along with access to a range of external data sources. This release from Northeast Ocean Data also features upgraded cartography, updated datasets

Image: Aquatec Group

Snap Sediment for Your Chance to Win a Camera

the photo to @AquatecGroup using the hashtag #SummerofSuspension on Twitter. Or email your image to [email protected] along with your name and caption.   All entries must be submitted by midnight on August 31, 2016.   Entries may be exhibited on Aquatec’s website and shared on social media.    Terms and conditions apply. More information is available at http://www.aquatecgroup.com/94-photo

Laura Powell (left) and Penny Nuntavong (right). photos courtesy of BIRNS

BIRNS Expands Sales and Marketing Team

new opportunities for growth.     Nuntavong has more than nine years of business sales and marketing experience and will support sales efforts for the company’s global dealer network, in addition to handling marketing responsibilities including public relations, advertising and social media. Prior to joining BIRNS, Nuntavong held marketing positions in manufacturing and technology, working with companies including BASF, BF Goodrich, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. Her prior roles included serving as marketing project and events manager at Cal Net Technology Group and marketing coordinator

Image: NOAA

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

over the weekend before moving into South Carolina on Monday.   By 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT), almost 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) of rain had fallen at Charleston International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.   In Charleston's outlying suburbs, some residents reported on social media that they could not get out of their driveways, and local TV stations showed pictures of cars submerged above their windows and over the hoods.   Charleston police closed streets in peninsular Charleston, which is at or slightly above sea level.   The torrential rain coincided with

NOAA, NASA & BOEM to Monitor Biodiversity

of life in the Earth system. BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program develops, conducts and oversees world-class scientific research to inform policy decisions regarding the development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels. NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our other social media channels.  

Fallen Brazilian Tycoon Batista Faces the Law

born a child of the middle class," Batista told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper last month in his first public comments in nearly a year. "To return to that, it's something for me, you know, obviously it's a huge reversal for the family." In Brazil, where many have gawked happily on social media as his EBX Group crumbled, those comments were widely ridiculed as a sign that Batista's period of enormous wealth and power had left him out of touch with the real world. Batista responded with a series of tweets, his first in months, vowing his respect and understanding of the middle class

Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer

KVH Industries Acquires Videotel

seafarers drive the need for comprehensive training solutions,” Mr. Kits van Heyningen added. “We anticipate that Videotel’s training services and the ability to test and certify seafarer training will support the new employment services we’re rolling out on our Crewtoo® social media site.” Speaking of the acquisition and the opportunities ahead, Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, remarked, “Advances in maritime broadband services are creating truly exciting opportunities to bring a whole new generation of computer-based e-Learning and distance learning courses to

Photo courtesy of IMarEST

IMarEST Student Members Win National Awards

further her research.   The Marine Conservation Society Wakefield Memorial Award went to Jack Emmerson, studying a PhD at Bangor University, for his project ‘Sustainable static-gear fisheries in the Irish Sea’. The runner up was Catherine Hinds, SIMarEST for her project ‘Using social media as an untapped resource for a photo-identification study of bottlenose dolphins’. She is currently studying a BSc Marine Biology at Queen’s University Belfast. “It was really great to see breadth and innovation from students working on helping to conserve our oceans. The variety

Micro-Plastics in the Ocean a Problem?: Experts Meet in London

physical and chemical impacts; and public perceptions about marine litter in general and micro-plastics in particular. The workshop brought together experts in chemistry, ecology, eco-toxicology, human toxicology, materials science, physical oceanography, psychology, science-policy interface, social media and waste management, from nine countries on five continents, and observers from PlasticsEurope and the American Chemistry Council. Plastic debris comes in a wide variety of sizes and compositions and has been found throughout the world’s oceans, carried by ocean currents and biological

Scripps alumnae Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan. (Photo: Theresa Stafford / Black Hand Gallery)

Diving Deep for Conservation

led them up and down the coast of California where they dived numerous platforms, conducted ROV surveys, studied the biodiversity of marine life on and around the structures, and analyzed the legislation surrounding Rigs-to-Reefs. They also documented their findings through video, photography, and social media—engaging visual mediums that have enabled them to show the public the beauty and importance of these thriving underwater regions.   Rigs-to-Reefs is a controversial law and program in which an oil company chooses to modify a platform so it can continue to support the valuable and

Twitter page showing PortM8 data.  Credit: Ohmex Instruments

Navigation, Tide and Weather Information via Twitter

Whereas the proliferation of social media has generally not had dramatic impact on the b2b community, particularly in the technical realm, an interesting new service from Ohmex Ltd. was a hot topic in the hallways in Southampton: Using Twitter to deliver near real time navigation, tide and weather information direct from sensors. The original suggestion for a Twitter based service came from a Navigation Pilot working at a small port on the N.E. coast of England using tide and weather instruments made by Ohmex Ltd. On occasions the Pilot had to escort a vessel when the harbor office was closed and

Errol Olivier, CEO, MTN Satellite Communications

Ready for Launch: MTN Nexus Targets high-volume Cruise Market

and communications. What are the trends today that will define your sector’s offering to the market in the coming 5 years?     The way people communicate is constantly evolving. In the past few years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of mobile devices and social media. Whereas passengers used to go on cruises to disconnect, they now want to upload pictures from their excursions on Facebook so family and friends back at home can see what they’re doing. Cell phones and tablets are now preferred over laptops to surf the internet, which has been pushing the

Experts Assess Micro-plastics in Marine Environment

organizations, maritime and relevant land-based sectors, industry, conservation bodies, scientists and the general public. The workshop brought together experts in chemistry, ecology, eco-toxicology, human toxicology, materials science, physical oceanography, psychology, science-policy interface, social media and waste management, from nine countries on five continents, and observers from PlasticsEurope and the American Chemistry Council. Plastic debris comes in a wide variety of sizes and compositions and has been found throughout the world’s oceans, carried by ocean currents and biological

KEP HD Sport Cam

KEP Releases New HD Video Management Systems

at up to six times zoom in 720p mode. With one button, still images can be captured while continuing to record. HD Sport video files can be reviewed on the built-in 2-inch LCD Display, a TV with the included HDMI cable, or played from the SD card on nearly any PC or Mac. Files can be shared via social media as well, while a standard MOV video format makes editing possible using nearly any editing software. Audio can be recorded using a headset or an integrated ambient microphone. Additionally, the HD Sport features a built-in GPS which logs data five times a second. Using Google Earth and proprietary

Cruise ship file photo CCL

Cruise Industry Disappointed by Findings of Critical LMU Report

and societies it visits. The research has provoked a strong response from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) according to shipping trade association Maritime London. The study, published this month in the journal Tourism Management, analyses the industry’s lack of corporate social disclosure and ranks companies through analysis of their corporate social responsibility reports and websites to provide the “first cruise sector sustainability reporting index.” 

 According to LMU, 65% of the 80 cruise companies analysed worldwide do not mention corporate social

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