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"CROWD-SOURCED" BATHYMETRY PATENT GRANTED
by wade on April 18, 2013
15/04/2013: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the ARGUS (Autonomous Remote Global Underwater Surveillance) system. The patent (U.S. Patent Number 8417451 B2) has been awarded to John and William Hersey, inventors of the surveying system. John Hersey currently leads research and technology at SURVICE. Read more.
GLACIERS CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANT IRON TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
by wade on March 21, 2013
March 10, 2013: All living organisms rely on iron as an essential nutrient. In the ocean, iron’s abundance or scarcity means all the difference as it fuels the growth of plankton, the base of the ocean’s food web.
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL MARINE SOUND WORKING GROUP AT WOC
by wade on March 21, 2013
20 March 2013: The World Ocean Council’s newly formed Marine Sound Working Group is a collaborative industry forum focused on identifying and implementing real-world technical and operational solutions to understand and reduce potential negative impacts of sound from industrial activities on marine life.
Ocean businesses concerned with the marine sound issue are invited to the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS 2013) session on this complex challenge to help move forward with cross-sectoral collaboration and leadership in tackling the ocean sound issue.
OCEAN INDUSTRY SENIOR EXECUTIVES TO OPEN WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT
by wade on March 15, 2013
12 March 2013: With the theme of “Oceans 2050: Sustainable Ocean – Sustainable Business”, a cross-sectoral panel of senior executives from oil and gas, shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, and science and technology will start the SOS 2013 (23-24 April, Washington DC) with the Ocean Executive Forum on industry leadership and collaboration.
The Ocean Executive Forum will convene:
-- Steve Carmel, Senior Vice President, Maersk Line Ltd (shipping)
-- Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind (offshore renewable energy) Read more.
REQUESTING RESEARCH PROPOSALS FOR MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY
by wade on March 5, 2013
The Canadian marine renewable energy industry has played a leading and active role in the development of International Standards through the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 114 (IEC/TC114) for “Marine Energy – Wave, Tidal and other Water Current Energy Converters” since 2007. To ensure that Canada maintains this leading role, it is critical that Canadians engage in research activities that that will accelerate the development of standards and also ensure that Canadian strategic interested are well represented in the international process. Read more.