On the 29th of April 2023, the YUCO became the first micro–Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to successfully cross the English Channel from Folkestone, England, to Wissant, France.
Science & Technology
The third expedition of 2023, NA151, sees Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) sailing E/V Nautilus to the Northeast Pacific to partner with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) in ocean exploration and maintenance of the major cabled observatory, NEPTUNE (North-East Pacific Time-series Underwater Networked Experiments).
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, together with Giancarlo Pedote, solo ocean sailor and skipper aboard of the Prysmian Group IMOCA, announces the launch of the Sailing4Ocean project, in partnership with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) to monitor the state of the oceans' health using the Group’s proprietary PRY-CAM technology.
Ørsted, a world's leading developer of offshore wind farms, has designed and developed the first uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in the industry for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns. The measurement data will help lower uncertainties in the expected annual energy production for new offshore wind farms.
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has installed a new tide gauge on the remote Ascension Island through the Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science project (CLASS) programme, providing a unique record of sea-level in the remote ocean.
TDI-Brooks International, Inc. recently completed the final report for Contract M17PC00009, issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [BOEM]), titled “Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration in Deepwater Ecosystems with Focus on Coral, Canyon and Seep Communities.”
Resource managers and policymakers need robust data about marine ecosystems for decision-making and setting sound policies. However, data about marine life can be challenging to collect, integrate, and analyze. Invertebrate animals are a key component of life on the seafloor, but their wide range of body sizes and diversity make it especially difficult to understand their abundance and distribution.