Category archives for: Americas

Hydroid to Sponsor AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp

Hydroid to Sponsor AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), announced that it will sponsor the AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp, taking place August 3 – 8, 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The symposium will focus on developing new methods […]

Navy Invests in Wave Energy Test Site Off Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Navy Invests in Wave Energy Test Site Off Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Work at the Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kāneʻohe has received an infusion of $9 million from the U.S. Navy. The funds, from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), are directed to the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH), working with UH Mānoa’s Hawaii Natural […]

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deepwater shipwrecks and their microbial communities. The study is part of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program that is sponsored by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the […]

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to […]

McDermott Nets Megalodon Platform Installation Job in GoM

McDermott Nets Megalodon Platform Installation Job in GoM

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corporation (“Walter”) for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2014 backlog. “McDermott […]

Corps Focuses on Protecting Marine Life During Miami Harbor Deepening

Corps Focuses on Protecting Marine Life During Miami Harbor Deepening

Miami Harbor is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ first Florida port expansion project to deepen to 50-plus feet, employing some of the highest environmental protection protocols outside of a designated National Marine Sanctuary. The Corps of Engineers works daily with its contractor and multiple federal, state and local agencies to help ensure the health […]

NOAA Annouces New Rule for Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Annouces New Rule for Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary published a final rule and environmental assessment which now permits the use of weighted marker buoys in the sanctuary, an important safety measure for recreational diving and an enhancement for recreational fishing. The rule and assessment is part of the sanctuary’s revised management plan. The rule takes effect on […]

FORCE to Conduct Barge Anchoring Project in Minas Passage

FORCE to Conduct Barge Anchoring Project in Minas Passage

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is planning to conduct a barge anchoring project in the Minas Passage between July 21 and August 7, 2014. A number of vessels will be involved in this operation, including a barge and tugs. The vessels will maneuver and hold station in the Minas Passage; activity will […]

BOEM to Offer 21 Mln Acres in GoM for Oil and Gas Development

BOEM to Offer 21 Mln Acres in GoM for Oil and Gas Development

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include […]

BOEM Sets Path for G&G Survey Off Atlantic Coast with ROD

BOEM Sets Path for G&G Survey Off Atlantic Coast with ROD

After a transparent and robust public process, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) establishing the highest practicable level of mitigation measures and safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for appropriate geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and […]







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