Category archives for: Research & Development

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) regarding participation in the Chikyu Program over the next ten years from 2014 to 2024 under the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The memorandum includes actions promoting cooperation between JAMSTEC and ANZIC such […]

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Belford Seafood Cooperative to highlight the potentially damaging impacts of seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey. Congressman Pallone specifically addressed concerns regarding the application recently submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys off the coast of New Jersey. NMFS has proposed […]

BSEE Alaska Region Director Joins Panel Discussion on Arctic Drilling

BSEE Alaska Region Director Joins Panel Discussion on Arctic Drilling

BSEE’s Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During the discussion hosted by the nonprofit organization Resources for the Future, Fesmire spoke about BSEE’s commitment to ensuring that should drilling operations occur in the Arctic, they are done safely. He […]

Gardline Completes Deep Water Environmental Survey for BP

Gardline Completes Deep Water Environmental Survey for BP

Gardline Environmental Limited, part of the marine specialists Gardline Marine Sciences Limited, through WAW International, were awarded, at the end of 2013, a contract to undertake Environmental and MetOcean surveys in South Eastern Mediterranean by BP. Gardline’s survey vessel, the M/V Ocean Observer, mobilised in Malta just before Christmas in order to complete a 25 day […]

Discovery Centre, OTCNS Launch New Science Program

Discovery Centre, OTCNS Launch New Science Program

The Discovery Centre in partnership with the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS), under the auspices of Labour and Advanced Education Ocean Sector Council, launched the “Tide to Technology” program on Saturday, April 12th at the Discovery Centre. Tide to Technology is an external […]

Video: IFPEN Develops ‘Deepline Wind’ Software

Video: IFPEN Develops ‘Deepline Wind’ Software

A few years back, IFP Energies nouvelles turned its attention to research aimed at coming up with technologies enabling the development of offshore wind power, along with the conversion of wave energy, tidal energy and ocean thermal energy. IFPEN’s main fields of activity in the wind power sector relate to three areas, the objective being to […]

Oil Slick Found by Ocean Shield Not Related to MH370

Oil Slick Found by Ocean Shield Not Related to MH370

The results of the analyses of the oil slick found by Ocean Shield in a search for the missing flight MH370 show that the oil is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d) confirmed during a media conference. Today’s visual search […]

McDermott to Operate North Sea Spoolbase

McDermott to Operate North Sea Spoolbase

McDermott International, Inc.’s subsidiary has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015. Located in Hartlepool, in northeast United Kingdom, the spoolbase is expected to support McDermott’s […]

Osiris Projects Nears Completion of Highlands & Islands Works

Osiris Projects Nears Completion of Highlands & Islands Works

Osiris Projects is nearing completion of the ambitious works on the subsea cabling project which will help deliver fast, fibre optic broadband to the Highlands and Islands. In March 2013, BT was awarded a contract by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) to deliver high speed fibre optic broadband across the Highlands & Islands region. This project will […]

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, reported that the Japan-U.S. Cable Network successfully completed a 200G trial over a segment of its network on the U.S. West Coast, highlighting the flexibility and scalability of Ciena’s submarine solution and confirming the viability of 16QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) 200G submarine deployments using  Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical technology. The trial demonstrates how […]







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