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Aurora Expeditions Christens Sylvia Earle

Aurora Expeditions, the luxury cruise company that offers services to Antarctica and Arctic,  will build a second expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle, scheduled to debut in October 2021.The 126-passenger vessel  named ‘Sylvia Earle’, to honor the renowned marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer.The order comes shortly after the Australia-based company introduced its first new expedition ship in 2019, the Greg Mortimer, named for the Australian mountaineer and Aurora’s founder.The new ship is one of the vessels in owner, SunStone Ships’, INFINITY class. Constructed

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#Oi2020 History

one-person acrylic bubble submersible equipped with robotic arms strong enough to handle construction yet sensitive enough to write or draw.”   It was through funding from the Canadian Government that Deep Rover was then launched in Nova Scotia by Hawkes and his co-collaborators Sylvia Earle and Phil Newton. Later, in 1985, Deep Rover “was used for its first scientific project off Monterey Canyon, during which Hawkes set a solo dive record of 3,000 feet,” according to the Marine Technology Society.   Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

small community at the beginning, it was possible to pretty much know everyone, and those characters have been with it, some for the full 50 years,” says Rayner.After helping the show move to London, Carter left. But she has many fond memories, including meeting the likes of Walter Monk and Sylvia Earle. “I met so many people over the years with so much passion, many just starting their companies with an idea and managing to get to the show and then seeing their idea skyrocket. They owed their success to the show,” she says.The show continued for Rayner, however, who became show chairman

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Voices: Professor Cui Weicheng

, and now, with Rainbowfish, to employees.With a commitment to global sustainability and academic collaboration, Cui has assembled an advisory board of some of the world’s most preeminent figures in deep ocean science and technology, including Bathyscaph Trieste pilot #1 Dr. Don Walsh, Dr. Sylvia Earle who brings her Ocean Everest advocacy, Russia’s MIR Program Director Dr. Anatoly Sagalevich, DEEPSEA CHALLENGER co-designer and explorer James Cameron, WHOI’s Andy Bowen, Newcastle University’s Dr. Alan Jamison, Scripps Institution’s Dr. Douglas Bartlett, and other distinguished

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

, and contributed mightily to grooming that oft-discussed ‘next generation’.  As Zande celebrates her 20th anniversary with MATE, our “Number Five” in the MTR Top 10 shares the challenges and rewards of building and maintaining its signature student ROV competition.No. 6Dr. Sylvia EarleAn American oceanographer and explorer known for her research on marine algae, Dr. Sylvia Earle has lived by her mantra, “no blue, no green.” She has spent her lifetime protecting and conserving the world’s oceans.Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia

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

Diving Deep for Conservation

groups, to assess structures and determine whether they are good candidates for Rigs-to-Reefs.   Blue Latitudes also operates as a non-profit organization through a fiscal partnership with Mission Blue, a global initiative to protect the world’s oceans led by famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle. This wing of the company allows Callahan and Jackson to focus on education and outreach, and the two are currently forging relationships with teachers and schools across San Diego and Los Angeles and developing unique classroom curriculum about marine science for middle and high school students

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Sargasso Sea Protection: 11 Countries Pledge to Support Pact

for the establishment of safeguarding measures for the Sargasso Sea, a unique two-million-square nautical mile ecosystem in the North Atlantic that is without effective legal protection, placing it at risk of long-lasting harm due to overfishing, pollution and more. The Sargasso Sea, called by Dr. Sylvia Earle “the golden floating rainforest of the ocean,” is named after the Sargassum (pelagic drift algae) that accumulates in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. It is the world’s only sea without coasts, and is a critical habitat for marine wildlife, including tuna, swordfish, eels

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BLUE: Ocean Film and Entertainment

media impressions. When features are added to click and donate to a nonprofit that is working on the cause, this has the potential to move people toward action. Shari Sant Plummer, BLUE advisor and ocean philanthropist, has founded and/or served on dozens of ocean conservation boards including Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue. She offers the scattered ocean community her knack for connecting the dots. On the panel, Ms. Sant Plummer shared an effective use of film to teach locals what is at stake in their own backyards. She pointed out that when a reef system is failing, natives may be the last

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Oceanology International China Paves Way for 2014 Repeat

line-up of keynote addresses by Dr Bernard Montaron, Director, Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute, Beijing; Sylvain Barbot, Nanyang Assistant Professor, National Research Fellow, Earth Observatory of Singapore; Yousheng Wu, Academic, 702 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp; Dr Sylvia Earle, Founder of DOER Marine and renowned Oceanographer and Explorer; and Captain Don Walsh USN (retired), PhD, President, International Maritime Inc. Subsequent conference sessions covered Underwater Vehicle Technology; Navigation and Positioning; Ocean Observation Systems and Instrumentation and

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First US National Ocean Exploration Program Report

, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, Google, Inc., the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Esri, NASA, the National Geographic Society, the National Research Foundation, the Ocean Exploration Trust, the Roddenberry Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of State. Renowned explorers Sylvia Earle, Don Walsh, and Walter Munk were among those in attendance offering input, as were Google Earth creator Michael Jones and representatives from state and federal agencies. The full report is now available at:, and at: http://oceanexplorer

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