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

your company by filling out the destination control statement on your commercial invoice. This legal statement signifies the exports are destined to the end-user indicated in all the shipping documents, and cannot be transferred or transshipped by the foreign buyer without permission from the U.S. government agency with jurisdiction over the licensed item. If you find out that the item has been resold, you should report that fact to the U.S. Government agency with jurisdiction over the item.• Be aware of criteria for transactions agreed upon under the Incoterm “Ex Works.” Under Ex

Figure 1: Sea ice extent for January 1, 2019 (Photo: NSIDC)

A Record-Low Start to Ice the New Year in Antarctica

decline and recent record low extents, it is likely that unusual atmospheric conditions and high sea surface temperatures—important factors in the 2016-2017 record lows—are playing a role. Unfortunately, as of this post our usual source of atmospheric data is not accessible due to the U.S. government shutdown. NSIDC will continue to monitor the low ice conditions in the Antarctic and will provide updated analyses through the austral summer.This entry was posted in Analysis by Michon Scott. 

 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

 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.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale's three winners - Equinor Wind US LLC, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, and Vineyard Wind LLC, at the conclusion of the two-day sale that attracted 11 bidders and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture

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Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

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.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the sale's three winners - Equinor Wind US LLC, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, and Vineyard Wind LLC, at the conclusion of the two-day sale that attracted 11 bidders and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between

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US Government Sued Over Atlantic Seismic Testing

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast.Seismic testing, which uses air gun blasts, violates federal laws that protect marine mammals, endangered species, and national environmental policy, according the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Charleston, South Carolina, against U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the National Marine Fisheries Service.The U.S. fisheries service in November gave initial permission to five companies to conduct

Dr. Blaine Levedahl (Photo: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Hires Levedahl

Remote robotics software developer Olis Robotics announed it has hired of Dr. Blaine Levedahl to lead the company's U.S. Government programs.Don Pickering, CEO of Olis Robotics, said, “Dr. Levedahl’s depth of knowledge and experience leading robotics programs in both government and industry as well as his expertise in research and system development, is a perfect fit for us as we build out our team.”With a focus in conducting and managing both fundamental research and end-to-end system development, Levedahl leverages a diverse range of engineering experiences to identify problems

Figure 1: The Riptide Family of Compact UUVs (Photo: Riptide)

Taking UUVs Faster, Further & Deeper

. Figure 6 shows this vehicle as delivered.Case Study: Open ArchitectureIn addition to hardware versatility the Riptide approach enables software flexibility as well. Working with Draper, Riptide has agreed to implement Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) on all Riptide UUVs delivered to the US Government. Draper developed MOAA for the US Government. MOAA capabilities have been demonstrated at-sea on several autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) classes with application to various undersea mission areas. This work represents a significant investment, millions of dollars and decades of research and

Riptide UUVs Feature Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy

Riptide Autonomous Solutions said it has reached an agreement with Draper to implement Maritime Open Architecture Autonomy (MOAA) on all Riptide unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) delivered to the U.S. government.The not-for-profit research and development company Draper developed MOAA for the U.S. government as an extensible open architecture framework for autonomous mission controllers for autonomous undersea vehicles (AUVs). MOAA capabilities have been demonstrated at-sea on multiple AUV classes with capabilities applicable to various undersea mission areas. This work represents millions of dollars

Riptide, Draper Deliver Open Architecture Autonomy

undersea mission areas. This work represents millions of dollars of investment and decades of research and development.   Draper has requested and received approval from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC-NPT) to provide MOAA as an option on all Riptide UUVs sold to the US Government or Government purposed vehicles.  This will be a no cost option on all Riptide UUVs for eligible users.   Dr. Dani Goldberg, leading the software effort for Riptide, noted "the availability of MOAA on Riptide UUVs is a direct result of our flexible and open software architecture

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Record-size US Offshore Oil Lease Sale Draws Modest Bidding

; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had said ahead of the sale that the record-sized offering would be a "bellwether" of industry demand in the region, and billed the effort as a way to help the United States become more "energy dominant."   "All-time Lows"? The U.S. government offers Gulf of Mexico leases annually, but usually in smaller regional batches. An auction in March 2017, for example, offered up 48 million acres in the Central Gulf of Mexico planning region.   Consultancy Wood Mackenzie had expected demand for the acreage to get a boost from higher oil

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CPC: La Niña Chances at 65-75%

A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said La Niña conditions are predicted to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2017-18. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast pegged the chance of La Niña developing at about 65 percent to 75 percent. The agency in its October advisory had projected a 55 percent to 65 percent chance of the phenomenon developing during the Northern Hemisphere's fall and winter. "La Niña is likely to affect temperature and precipitation across the United States

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