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Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test. (Photo: NOAA)

Subsea Mining: The Race is On, But Effects are Unclear

now could affect them far into the future in ways that aren’t yet understood.The AuthorsElizabeth M. De Santo is an associate professor of environmental studies at Franklin & Marshall College.Elizabeth Mendenhall is an assistant professor of Marine affairs and political science at the University of Rhode Island.Elizabeth Nyman is an assistant professor of maritime policy at Texas A&M UniversityDr. Rachel Tiller, Senior Research Scientist with SINTEF Ocean, Norway, contributed to this article.(Source: The Conversation

NUWC Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Coughlin (seated left) and Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center Director, Christian Cowan (seated right) signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Prater/Released)

NUWC Joins 401 Tech Bridge Project

reaching out beyond our Navy partners, Warfare Centers and traditional defense contractors.  We need our team to include small businesses and educational institutions that don’t traditionally work with the Navy.”Through Polaris MEP, NUWC Division Newport is now teaming with the University of Rhode Island, the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to reach out to businesses and educational institutions. This will allow them to conduct cooperative research and development to solve Navy problems with small business innovation and enable us to solve

MTS Welcomes Two New Board Members

and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes and helps develop opportunities for students.Miller earned his B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina, his M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, and his Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami. He is the president of Science for Decisions, a consulting practice which he founded in 2013 to ensure that solid science is available to inform decisions that impact people and places around the globe

A crowd gathers to hear speeches and presentations during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019 held on Aug. 29 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Narragansett Bay Test Facility. ANTX 2019 demonstrates the future of Navy technologies in a low-risk environment before they become integrated in the fleet. This year's theme was Prepare For Battle: Undersea Superiority. (by Rich Allen, McLaughlin Research Corp.)

NUWC TECH Capabilities on Display at ANTX 2019

Newport and the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) later that day exemplified some of the growth ANTX has enjoyed since its inception, particularly in strengthening the relationship between government, industry and academia. Division Newport already has a PIA in place with the University of Rhode Island, the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) and the City of Newport.“There are already several links between the state of Mississippi and Rhode Island, and this is now another one,” MSET CEO Robert Ingram said before signing the ceremonial document along

Swedish icebreaker Oden (Photo: University of Rhode Island)

Scientists Find Micro Plastic in Arctic Ice

18-day icebreaker expedition through the Northwest Passage, the hazardous route linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans."We had spent weeks looking out at what looks so much like pristine white sea ice floating out on the ocean," said Jacob Strock, a graduate student researcher at the University of Rhode Island, who conducted an initial onboard analysis of the cores."When we look at it up close and we see that it’s all very, very visibly contaminated when you look at it with the right tools -- it felt a little bit like a punch in the gut,” Strock told Reuters by telephone on Wednesday

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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

the hard lessons of Cape Wind and its NIMBY problems, have worked closely with states and communities to share the benefits of offshore wind.For example, Ørsted and Eversource committed $4.5M to Rhode Island, $3.5M of which will be used for higher education for OSW programs at the University of Rhode Island, and $1.5M will support the development of Rhode Island’s offshore wind supply chain and workforce. (SeeØrsted-us-offshore-wind-eversource-pledge-4-5m-for-rhode-island.)  Ørsted and Eversource also worked with the Connecticut Port Authority

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3D Sonar Used in Fishery Research

fish in the sonar imagery as part of the fisheries project. Using coordinated ground-truthing methods, it is expected that the results from the project will help improve current food web models and local Rhode Island fisheries management.For this project, FarSounder is collaborating with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The pelagic fish data collection is taking place aboard the R/V Cap’n Bert, a stern trawler owned and operated by the URI Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences.This research has been made possible

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UMass Dartmouth to Host Renewable Energy Conference

on the local economy, how government can spur innovation, current experiences and the economics of starting a renewable energy project, stakeholder engagement, and entrepreneurship and innovation in the supply chain. There will also be student research posters on display from UMass Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island, and others

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's new Deputy Director & Vice President for Research Rick Murray (Photo: WHOI)

WHOI Names Murray Deputy Director & VP for Research

.Murray received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, and also graduated from the Sea Education Association’s program in Woods Hole. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he was a post-doctoral scholar at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

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