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The Benefits of Sustainable Marine Lumber

laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and The Clean Water Act of 1972. It wasn’t, however, until some very high profile maritime incidents that water-related environmental protection mandates really gained momentum. It began with the 1967 Torey Canyon oil spill off the United Kingdom’s southwest coast and the 1969 Union oil spill into the Santa Barbara Channel (California). It culminated in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, which spilled 10.8 million U.S. gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska, impacting 1,300 miles of Alaskan shoreline and killed much of

The SGT-300 gas turbine - Credit: Siemens

Siemens Equipment for Large Gas Field Project Offshore Malaysia

ISO condition. They will directly drive the DATUM compressors that will compress and export sales gas to the existing riser platform nearshore, before delivering gas to the LNG complex.  The core engine for each SGT-300 will be manufactured at the Siemens Gas Turbine Service Center in Lincoln, United Kingdom, and the GTGs and gas turbine compressor train will be packaged and tested in Houston, Texas, USA. The units will be delivered in time for the planned startup of the CPP in Q1 2023, Siemens said

The stern of the wreck has the remains of “36” and “140.”  Nevada’s designation was BB-36 and the 140 was painted on the structural “rib” at the ship’s stern for the atomic tests to facilitate post-blast damage reporting. (Photo: Ocean Infinity/SEARCH, Inc.)

USS Nevada Shipwreck Located

in the attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Nevada was the only battleship to get underway but, having been struck by five bombs, finally sank in nearby shallow waters. During this action 60 of her crew were killed and 109 wounded. Following salvage operations she soon re-joined the war effort, sailing to the United Kingdom to take part in the D-Day landings, amongst other European operations. She then sailed to the Pacific, arriving off Iwo Jima in February 1945 and played an important part in the invasion of Okinawa. After WWII, USS Nevada was assigned to be a target ship in the first Bikini atomic experiments

SOI Executive Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani (Photo: XPRIZE)

Schmidt Appoints Virmani as Executive Director

priority on finding the best talent, and we’ve found an exceptional leader in Dr. Virmani,” said Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute.Virmani previously worked as associate director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography and as a senior scientist at the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service.She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Imperial College London, a master’s degree in atmospheric and marine environmental science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a doctorate in physical oceanography from the University

Ocean Energy Systems chairman Henry Jeffrey.

Ocean Energy: A Surge Coming in 2020

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) was launched in 2001 as a technology collaboration program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It was created in response to increased ocean wave and tidal current energy activity primarily in Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The organization today consists of 25 members including specialists from government departments, national energy agencies, and research and scientific bodies. OES Chair Henry Jeffrey explains why the outlook for ocean energy advances looks particularly positive for 2020.In recent months OES has recorded major progress across the ocean

Survey vessel. Image: Fugro

NOAA Awards 5-yr Hydrographic Gig to Fugro

allow Fugro to deliver high quality hydrographic services with increased safety and efficiency, and a significantly reduced carbon footprint.Two new technologies available to NOAA for upcoming task orders include RAMMS, a next-generation airborne lidar bathymetry system already used by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) designed for coastal surveys in challenging areas of shallow water, uncharted shoals and/or water clarity issues.The new IDIQ contract will run from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2024. Fugro is one

Henry Jeffrey  (Photo: OES)

OES: Surge in Tidal Energy in 2020

large investments being made by governments around the world."The OES was launched in 2001 as a technology collaboration program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It was created in response to increased ocean wave and tidal current energy activity primarily in Denmark, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The organization now consists of 25 members including specialists from government departments, national energy agencies, as well as research and scientific bodies

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Global Offshore Wind Market Grows 30%

The global offshore wind market grew nearly 30% per year between 2010 and 2018, benefiting from rapid technology improvements and about 150 new offshore wind projects are in active development around the world.Europe in particular has fostered the technology’s development, led by the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, but China added more capacity than any other country in 2018, says 'Offshore Wind Outlook 2019',  a report funded by the governments of Denmark and Germany.Yet today's offshore wind market doesn't even come close to tapping the full potential &ndash

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ROV Helps Recovery Dive Teams Locate Dumped Car

gives us a tool to send in and scout the underwater environment prior to sending in any public safety divers.”Other teams that use JW Fishers ROV line are Washington County Sheriff’s office, Snohomish County Sheriff’s office, Beijing Marine Police in China, Thames Water Works in the United Kingdom and Henderson County EMA Services

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