A joint deployment of an environmental sensor processor off the Washington coast by NOAA and the

NOAA Awards $41 Million for Ocean Observing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Office on Tuesday announced 11 new five-year cooperative agreements that support the continued growth, expansion, and modernization of our nation’s climate, coastal, ocean and Great Lakes observing capabilities. In the first year, NOAA will distribute $41 million to cover efforts along U.

Ellen Pikitch, PhD, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science at SoMAS.

New MPA Guide Maps Out Ways to Effectively Protect 30% of Ocean by 2030

A novel scientific framework to consistently understand, plan, establish, evaluate and monitor ocean protection in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) developed by an international team of scientists including Ellen Pikitch, PhD, of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, is published in Science. The results of a decade of collaborative research,



MTR100: Applications Available

13th Annual MTR100 set to publish in the July/August 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -- the world's largest circulation b2b subsea publication. Top companies in the global subsea sector are invited to apply now for the "MTR100". Marine Technology Reporter's annual MTR100 awards edition is the subsea industry's most awaited annual ranking of the leading companies serving the global subsea industry.

Offshore Energy

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VIDEO: Installation of Innovative Floating Wind Turbine Foundation - TetraSpar

Offshore vessel operator and installation services firm Bourbon Subsea Services has recently completed the installation of the 3.6 MW TetraSpar floating wind turbine prototype at a test site in Norway.The TetraSpar Demo project is developed by Stiesdal Offshore Technology, TEPCO Renewable Power, Shell, and RWE and has been described as the world’s first full-scale demonstration of an industrialized offshore foundation.

Subsea Defense

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Subsea Minehunter: RE2 nabs $9.5m Development Deal from ONR

RE2 Robotics received a $9.5 million contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to create an underwater robotic system for the autonomous neutralization of underwater mines for the U.S. Navy. The program, called Maritime Mine Neutralization System (M2NS), will use the RE2 Sapien Sea Class system to precisely place and attach neutralization devices to underwater mines and water-borne improvised explosive devices (WBIEDs).

Unmanned Vehicles

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Sonardyne Launches New Navigation System for Unmanned Offshore Vehicles

Marine technology company Sonardyne has launched what it described as "a range-topping model" of its hybrid, underwater, and surface vehicle navigation platform, SPRINT-Nav Mini.According to Sonardyne, the new Navigator version extends the capability of the Guidance model introduced last year, by calculating and providing the position of a remote, autonomous, or piloted underwater vehicle, or uncrewed surface vessel, in addition to its velocity, depth, and attitude.


The WASSP W3P. Photo courtesy WASSP


WASSP released the W3 integrated wireless unit for real-time tender mapping within a portable bracket mounted unit.WASSP W3P is designed to provide 3D real-time seafloor mapping with wireless transmission to a mothership. The integrated solution, provides transducer, processor, transmitter, position sensors, wifi and bracket mounted pole in a fully contained product. With a simple bracket mounted attachment,


Kraken Receives $765K Sensor Order

Kraken Robotics announced an order for an AquaPix MINSAS 120 sonar system from a "Fortune 500 company" with activities in the defense sector. Total contract value is approximately $765,000. This is a new Kraken customer and due to the nature of this customer’s business, Kraken cannot disclose further details. The company expects to fulfill this order in Q1/2022.