Category archives for: Americas

NOAA Awards Funds for Rescue of Stranded Marine Mammals

NOAA Awards Funds for Rescue of Stranded Marine Mammals

NOAA Fisheries announced the award of 35 grants to partner organizations in 18 states totaling $2.7 million to respond to and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and collect data on their health. The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program allows funding for academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and state agencies that are members of […]

NOAA Unveils Golden Gate Shipwrecks

NOAA Unveils Golden Gate Shipwrecks

A team of NOAA researchers has confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the “mystery wreck.” The researchers also located the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday, currently obscured by mud and silt on the ocean floor. These […]

NoCGV Svalbard Assists in Climate Research in Arctic

NoCGV Svalbard Assists in Climate Research in Arctic

Coast Guard vessel NoCGV Svalbard assisted researchers from the Nansen Center with climate research in the Arctic in September. The expedition is conducted annually and the main goal is to measure ocean temperature in the Fram Strait, located between Svalbard and Greenland. NoCGV Svalbard, which is the Royal Norwegian Navy’s only icebreaker, has assisted Nansen […]

EIVA Becomes New VideoRay Service Centre

EIVA Becomes New VideoRay Service Centre

In August, EIVA and VideoRay executives met at EIVA’s headquarters in Denmark. One of the items on the agenda was the official appointment of EIVA as authorised VideoRay Service Centre. EIVA is a long-standing authorised representative of VideoRay, having sold numerous underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) of the worldwide leader in portable, reliable and easy-to-use […]

Odyssey Marine Completes One Stage of ‘SS Central America’ Recovery

Odyssey Marine Completes One Stage of ‘SS Central America’ Recovery

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, has completed the current phase of the recovery operations on the SS Central America shipwreck project. The recovery ship, Odyssey Explorer, has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, for necessary repairs and installation of new equipment, which is expected to take approximately two to […]

Hydroid Gets New Marketing Manager

Hydroid Gets New Marketing Manager

Hydroid has appointed Kaitlyn Rhue as the newest addition to their sales & marketing team. Kaitlyn will take over the duties as Marketing Manager. Rhue will help to align the company for future growth and expand its presence in the Marine Robotics market. Part of her focus will be to increase customer communications and feedback to the business […]

Brasa Shipyard Completes Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO for Petrobras

Brasa Shipyard Completes Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO for Petrobras

FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela sailed away from the Niteroi-Rio based Brasa shipyard on Monday 15th September 2014. The departure of the vessel represents a major achievement for Brasa, having opened for business a mere two years ago in July 2012. Of the FPSO’s 18 modules the yard fabricated 10 – weighing a total of about […]

BG Group, BIR in New Underwater Vehicle Project

BG Group, BIR in New Underwater Vehicle Project

Vehicles which make detailed inspections of subsea pipelines, facilities and structures are the focus of an R&D project, codenamed FlatFish, being undertaken by BG Brasil and the Brazilian Institute of Robotics (BIR). “FlatFish will be a lightweight, low cost vehicle able to carry out subsea inspections completely autonomously. It will reside subsea and be capable […]

MBARI’s Chemical Sensors for SOCCOM Program

MBARI’s Chemical Sensors for SOCCOM Program

Ocean researchers are on the verge of gaining new insights about the changing Southern Ocean with help from sensors developed by a research team at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). These sensors will be implemented in the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program, which just received a $21 million […]

Possible Expansion of Poisonous Lionfish Off North Carolina, Study Shows

Possible Expansion of Poisonous Lionfish Off North Carolina, Study Shows

Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, including the invasive and poisonous lionfish, according to a study of 40 species along rocky and artificial reefs off North Carolina by researchers from NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. “The results will allow us to […]







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