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Tappan Zee Constructors ‘See’ Below the Hudson

consortium – including Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc. – that was hired to design and build the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, one of the largest single design-build contracts for a bridge project in the United States. The project was started in January of 2013 and, after a phased opening that started in 2017, the final south traveling lanes were opened in September of 2018. Deconstruction work on the old bridge continues.Business Challenge: The retired Tappan Zee Bridge opened in 1955, and served more than

Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook

. A license may also be required because of the end use or end user. Items not licensed by BIS may still require a license from other agencies, including the State Department for defense articles and services subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations which are listed on the United States Munitions List (USML). When it comes to determining whether your export might need a license, there are a few sometimes overlooked aspects that U.S. businesses should be aware of before they export. After reading, go to our video web page to find out more about export licensing.• Don'

3D at Depth SL3 non-touch data collection process with the TBD-1 Devastator Aircraft (Credit: Air/Sea Heritage Foundation photo by Brett Seymour)

Subsea Wreck Brought to Life by Lasers

, repeatable, millimetric data to build an accurate 3D model as a 21st century site map for this significant cultural heritage asset; and to serve as a “pre-disturbance survey” for the proposed recovery, conservation and public exhibition of the historic plane at the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington, DC.This particular plane, US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Number (BuNo) 1515, formerly assigned to Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) with the fuselage code "5-T-6" is located in a sensitive marine habitat. In order to conduct

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Underwater Metal Detectors Get the Job Done

tools to find the missing equipment and must hire an outside diving company to aid in the search. These companies utilize a varying degree of equipment from sonar systems to underwater metal detectors.Marine Diving Service, which provides marine diving services to customers on the east coast of the United States, utilizes JW Fishers’ Pulse 8X in its daily operations. Marine Diving Service's salvage track record includes everything from small objects to big vessels, and even a historic tug boat engine.In a recent search, Captain and diver Zdenek Ulman used the Pulse 8X to locate and retrieve

SonarWiz 2019 Training Dates Announced

latest version of SonarWiz and focus on sidescan, single beam and multibeam bathymetry. Please register online at:http://2ughld46m1gt1arvat2ix2d8-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/August2019-SonarWizWorkshop_BC.pdf-- Fall training will be held Dec 10-12 at a location in the Eastern United States to be determined soon. Registration for the three day course will cost $695.00 and will cover sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry processing and a data collection day on the water.https://chesapeaketech.com/events

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Walter Munk: 1917-2019

Ocean, Munk’s team transmitted low-frequency underwater acoustic signals. The location had been chosen because the sound waves could travel on direct paths to listening stations in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The premise was validated as stations from Bermuda to New Zealand to the United States West Coast all received the signal. The time the signal took to travel was a function of the temperature of the water it traveled through.After being widowed by wife Judith in 2006, Munk found love again. In 2009, he met Mary Coakley, chair of the Friends of La Jolla Shores organization, and

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DOE: $28M Available for Floating Offshore Wind

Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS). ATLANTIS projects will develop new technologies for floating, offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) using the discipline of control co-design (CCD).“The United States has 13,000 miles of shoreline, which is a huge opportunity to lead the world in capitalizing offshore wind,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in a press release. “The ATLANTIS projects will help advance American offshore wind production and the accompanying job, manufacturing

L3 OceanServer Awarded GSA Contract

with warfighter-driven attributes. It features longer runtimes and precise navigational accuracy, enabling long ingress/egress missions that provide greater standoff distances and increased mission safety. L3 OceanServer has a proud history of working with various government agencies, including the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy, making this GSA contract a logical next step in business development

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Crude & Fuel Outlook: Fund Managers Neutral

sale of crude and refined fuels, with positions edging up slightly in the first week of the new year, amid hopes a recession can be averted.Oil prices have bounced off their recent lows, the U.S. dollar has weakened against most other major currencies and expectations of a trade deal between the United States and China are rising.Portfolio managers raised their net long position in ICE Brent crude futures and options by 6 million barrels to 158 million barrels in the week to Jan. 8.Funds also boosted their net long position in European gasoil by 3 million barrels to a total of 5 million barrels, according

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The Oceans Are Warming Faster than Expected

of 3,900 floats deployed in the oceans since 2000, showed more warming since 1971 than calculated by the latest U.N. assessment of climate change in 2013, they said.And "observational records of ocean heat content show that ocean warming is accelerating," the authors in China and the United States wrote in the journal Science of ocean waters down to 2,000 meters (6,600 ft).Man-made greenhouse gas emissions are warming the atmosphere, according to the overwhelming majority of climate scientists, and a large part of the heat gets absorbed by the oceans. That in turn is forcing fish to flee

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EIVA Named Distributor for Sea-Bird Scientific Solutions

have announced the signing of an agreement that outlines a promising future for both companies, in which EIVA will serve as official distributor of all salt water Sea-Bird Scientific products in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.Sea-Bird Scientific, which is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States, developer and manufacturer of solutions for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure and related oceanographic parameters in marine environments.With customers involved in every sector of maritime industries, Sea-Bird Scientific sensors and systems are deployed around the world by

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Aquabotix Awarded U.S. Navy Project Contract

UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) has announced that it has been awarded an approximately US$70,000 contract to support a United States Navy project. The project will involve further developments to Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver product. This initial development project will conclude with a testing and demonstration to various U.S. Navy personnel.Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is a second project involving SwarmDiver and the United States Navy, in the last seven months. SwarmDiver can be used broadly, in numerous mission types. This development contract

 A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.. Photo: 
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BOEM "Blown Away" by Record U.S. Offshore Wind Auction

.Combined, the three leases represent nearly 390,000 acres (157,800 hectares) near the Massachusetts islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and Rhode Island's Block Island.The same areas failed to sell at a 2015 auction, reflecting the industry's changing view of the potential of the United States as a market for offshore wind."Mayflower's entry into U.S. offshore wind is exciting," Mayflower Director John Hartnett said in a statement. A wind farm capable of powering more than 680,000 homes could come online by the mid-2020s in its lease area, Mayflower said.Equinor said

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Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

.Combined, the three leases represent nearly 390,000 acres (157,800 hectares) near the Massachusetts islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket and Rhode Island's Block Island.The same areas failed to sell at a 2015 auction, reflecting the industry's changing view of the potential of the United States as a market for offshore wind."Mayflower's entry into U.S. offshore wind is exciting," Mayflower Director John Hartnett said in a statement. A wind farm capable of powering more than 680,000 homes could come online by the mid-2020s in its lease area, Mayflower said.Equinor said

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Global Fishing Watch, USCG Examine Illegal Fishing

Global Fishing Watch is teaming up with the United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CG RDC) to conduct research on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and share analysis to advance global efforts to improve fisheries management.Global Fishing Watch (https://globalfishingwatch.org) and CG RDC are exploring pathways to collaborate on relevant research activities, such as the establishment of analytical methodologies to evaluate open-source vessel movement data, catch data and satellite imagery, to advance international understanding on IUU fishing and its impacts.

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Scientist Pool Data to Create the $3B Ocean Map

become more important in the coming years, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It expects the ocean economy to contribute $3 trillion to the world economy by 2030, up from $1.5 trillion in 2010.POLITICAL RIFTSSome parts of the oceans - the east coast of the United States, areas around Japan, New Zealand and Ireland - are relatively well mapped, experts said. Others, including the West African coast or that off the Caribbean, remain largely blank.The introduction of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an international treaty, allowed

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AREG Membership on the Rise

contacts, had the opportunity to present our technology at their events and been given the chance to get involved in projects that are in line with our business strategy to grow in this market.”Earlier this year, AREG entered into a partnership with The Business Network for Offshore Wind in the United States giving offshore wind related members the opportunity to collaborate and pursue commercial, strategic and policy interests in the U.S. and the U.K.AREG is also a key member of the Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) project, which seeks to position Europe as the world’s technological and industrial

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