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Macron Approves Offshore Windpower Projects

Leading executives at French energy groups EDF and Engie said on Twitter that several offshore windpower projects had been "confirmed" by President Emmanuel Macron."Happy to see @EmmanuelMacron confirmed our three parks," EDF executive Bruno Bensasson said in a post on the Twitter messaging network.Engie executive Gwenaelle Huet also said that Macron had approved the windpower projects in a similar Twitter post.The future of the projects had been in some doubt after the French senate earlier this year rejected a government proposal to renegotiate and possibly cancel projects to

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Finns Want to Carve Trump’s Face on a Glacier

for all of us, so we can see how long the sculpture lasts before melting. Often people only believe something when they see it with their own eyes.”President Trump, an unabashed climate change skeptic, has repeatedly denied the effects of climate change and global warming, and has often taken to Twitter to voice his views on the matter:"In the 1920's people were worried about global cooling--it never happened. Now it's global warming. Give me a break!""The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

Dudgeon offshore wind farm (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Statoil)

Statoil to Rebrand as Equinor

.   In a video posted on social media, Statoil presented the switch as a way to show its determination to develop investments in renewable energy.   Reactions by various social media users were mixed.   "Equinor sounds like a princess on a horse in Game of Thrones," one Twitter user said. "Equi" is the genitive singular in Latin for "horse".   Others liked the change. "Congratulations on an exciting name change. The green shift is happening faster and faster. Norway must be a part of it. Good luck with the process," tweeted Norwegian

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An Industry in Change

of power consumption so that the instruments last longer and fewer batteries are used. Dumping batteries on the seafloor is something we should be doing our utmost to avoid.”   Open Discussion and Collaboration The rise in networking and collaborations born from social media platforms such Twitter and LinkedIn has also played a key role in driving innovation and change in industries from Oil & Gas to academia. Today, businesses are communicating more often than ever before, quickly sharing ideas about projects and new robotic concepts online.   Hook said, “Beforehand, we

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MH370 Report to Be Released after Latest Search Ends

Co 777's wreckage or its flight recorders, in the event the aircraft is found.   Prime Minister Najib Razak reiterated the country's commitment to finding the plane.   "We are pushing the global aviation community to take measures to make our skies safer," he said on his official Twitter account on Thursday.   The Seabed Constructor vessel has covered 16,000 square kilometres (6178 square miles) so far but has yet to identify any significant findings, Ocean Infinity said in its weekly search update on Tuesday. (Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Michael Perry and

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After Florida, more States Press US for Offshore Drilling Exemptions

to coastal tourism, while other state representatives issued sharply-worded Tweets.   "Tourism and recreation along the Delaware coastline account for billions in economic activity each year, and support tens of thousands of jobs," Governor John Carney of Delaware, a Democrat, said in a Twitter post Wednesday morning.   "New York doesn't want drilling off our coast either. Where do we sign up for a waiver @SecretaryZinke?" wrote New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat.   An Interior Department spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment

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Famous 16-Foot Great White Shark Gone Missing

Mary Lee, the 16-foot Great White Shark that has had Twitter in a frenzy the past few weeks, has gone missing – electronically speaking. According to Ocearch, a conservation group set out to track and collect date from tiger and great white sharks, said her transmitter hasn’t had a “ping” since June 17, and no one has seen or heard from her since. Fans on twitter have been speculating her death, but never fear, it is more likely her tracker has lost battery power.  Mary Lee was named after Ocearch expedition leader Chris Fischer’s mother.  Her 130,000 twitter

This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen in the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of about 3,700 meters. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA's Okeanos Explorer Journeys Into Pacific Deepwater

. During both its mapping and ROV expeditions, the ship routinely collects data on seafloor depth, the composition of the seafloor, and water temperature and chemistry.   The 2017 expeditions will be covered on the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research website. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated, managed and maintained by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners. NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research operates, manages and maintains

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China to Return Seized US Underwater Drone

its website.   "During this process, the U.S. side's unilateral and open hyping up is inappropriate, and is not beneficial to the smooth resolution of this issue. We express regret at this," it added.   Trump, a Republican who takes office on Jan. 20, weighed into the dispute on Twitter on Saturday.   "China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act," Trump said in a tweet early on Saturday from his seaside resort club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where he plans to spend

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Snap Sediment for Your Chance to Win a Camera

Aquatec customers are encouraged to submit pictures of Aquatec instruments in deployment to receive an additional promotion of a £25 voucher.     How to submit images: Take a photograph and add a caption. Then tweet the photo to @AquatecGroup using the hashtag #SummerofSuspension on Twitter. Or email your image to 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

General Dynamics Mission Systems Acquires Bluefin Robotics

and secure communications and cyber systems to customers within the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, federal and civilian agencies, and to international customers. For more information about General Dynamics Mission Systems, please visit and follow us on Twitter @GDMS

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Spanish Treasure Galleon San Jose Found - Colombia

  Colombia has found the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday. More details will be provided at a news conference on Saturday, Santos said from his Twitter account. The San Jose sank in 1708 in the Caribbean Sea close to the walled port city of Cartagena. It was part of the fleet of King Philip V as he fought the English during the War of Spanish Succession. "Great news! We have found the San Jose galleon. Tomorrow we will provide details

Fallen Brazilian Tycoon Batista Faces the Law

learned." Jail Time Unlikely The hearing before a Rio de Janeiro federal judge next month will focus on what, how and when Batista told investors about share sales and investment promises. The insider trading case will partly turn on comments Batista allegedly made in May and June 2013 on Twitter championing OGX when the share price was plummeting and he was selling stock in the company. Shortly after, OGX announced that it wouldn't be able to produce as much oil as expected from several offshore fields. Batista has said that he was legally obliged to sell the stock to pay debts, not

NOAA, NASA & BOEM to Monitor Biodiversity

— and the role 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

Photo captured by Wave Glider Holoholo, courtesy of Liquid Robotics

Ocean Drone Live-tweeting Hurricane Iselle

As Hurricanes Iselle and Julio approach the Big Island of Hawai'i, Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider, named Holoholo, is swimming near Kawaihae Harbor north of Kona, in the path of the storm. Not only is the glider navigating through the impending storm, it is also tweeting photos as it develops. Check out the latest photos and weather reports at The waves are getting big! The Wave Glider Holololo is communicating via cellular network. If the hurricanes impact the cellular towers, Liquid Robotics may be offline.  

Reports: Brazilian Tycoon Batista Investigated For Financial Crimes

CVM wants to determine whether Batista withheld information that was unfavorable to some of his businesses while encouraging investors to buy more stock in his companies at a time when he sold shares of OGX and OSX.   Among other probes, the regulator will look into whether Batista used his Twitter account to manipulate OGX share prices while hiding the company's problems.   (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler, Reuters)  

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Enhancements to Northeast Ocean Data's Interactive Maps

to see data on 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 cartograph

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