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Science & Technology
Saildrone and NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) announced that Station 40612, a moored buoy located in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, has been replaced with a Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicle (USV). The 23-foot Explorer-class SD 1073 was deployed in August and has been on station delivering data since September 1. It is expected to remain on station through June 2024.
A new white paper published by maritime performance management expert Opsealog has shed light on the central role of data in boosting fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from offshore support vessel (OSV) operations.
All American Marine (AAM) together with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa announces the delivery of an innovative research vessel, on behalf of the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB).
Advancing their Fully Autonomous Ship Project MEGURI2040, Furuno Electric Company will participate in the Joint Technological Development Program for the Demonstration of Fully Autonomous Ships (DFFAS) administered by the Nippon Foundation. Furuno electronics aboard the autonomous vessels include the FAR3000 Chart Radar, FMD3200 ECDIS, FA170 AIS, GP170 GPS Navigator, and FE800 IMO Echo Sounder, all routed through an Action Planning Unit (APU) to process navigation actions in response to input sensor data.