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Kongsberg Maritime Unveils New Fuel-Efficient Bulker Design

Kongsberg Maritime has announced its radical new 'Super-Efficient Bulker' vessel design concept. The new design is set to redefine industry standards, offering ship owners the means to meet stringent future compliance targets without abandoning conventional fuels.

Kongsberg Maritime Unveils New Fuel-Efficient Bulker Design

BOEM Releases Studies Development Plan for Fiscal Years 2025 and 2026

As part of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) commitment to acquire and use the highest quality scientific information in its decision making, the bureau has released its FY 2025-2026 Studies Development Plan (SDP). The SDP is a key component of BOEM’s rigorous planning, review and procurement process to meet the nation's research needs to inform Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) environmental analyses.

BOEM Releases Studies Development Plan for Fiscal Years 2025 and 2026

Ocean Power Technologies Completes Delivery of First Set of New WAM-Vs to Sulmara

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine power, data, and service solutions, announced it has completed a major contractual milestone and delivered the first set of new unmanned surface vehicles under the previously announced $1.6 million contract to Sulmara for operations globally. This milestone triggers lease payments to commence.

Ocean Power Technologies Completes Delivery of First Set of New WAM-Vs to Sulmara

Petrobras and Curtiss-Wright Partner on New Subsea Pumping System

To improve the efficiency and safety of deep-water oil and gas activities, Petrobras and Curtiss-Wright have entered into a technological cooperation agreement to design a fully electric, highly reliable subsea pumping system with far less dependency on the production platform. The new equipment produced by the partnership will reduce vessel costs, enable production through long subsea flowlines connecting the platform to the well, and help revitalize mature fields. Upon successful prototype testing, scheduled to begin in 2026 in the Jubarte and Espadarte fields in Campos Basin, it is expected to be available to the market as early as 2028.

Petrobras and Curtiss-Wright Partner on New Subsea Pumping System

WHOI to Receive Funding for Ocean Margins Initiative in West Africa

A team of 17 scientists from 13 institutions led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of Rhode Island (URI), and University of Ghana, has been selected to initiate a project through the Ocean Biogeochemistry Virtual Institute (OBVI) funded by Schmidt Sciences. The project, Ocean Margins Initiative (OMI), is one of five selected projects after a process that started with 117 expressions of interest from 48 countries. Together the teams, which include 60 scientists from 11 countries advancing the 5 selected projects, will make up a global research network with support from Schmidt Sciences and access to Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor (too). OBVI has committed $45M US to fund the 5 research teams over the next 5 years.

WHOI to Receive Funding for Ocean Margins Initiative in West Africa

Collaboration to Bring AI-Optimized Multi-Provider Satellite Connectivity to the Maritime Industry

Tototheo Global and Neuron have announced an agreement to deploy Neuron’s AI-powered quality of experience (QoE) management platform to vessels contracted to Tototheo. Through this partnership, Tototheo Global and Neuron will address a growing need for ships as they increasingly engage with multiple satellite providers and networks—the need for increased transparency and technologies to help vessels switch seamlessly between different service deliveries.

Collaboration to Bring AI-Optimized Multi-Provider Satellite Connectivity to the Maritime Industry

NOAA and US DOE Sign MoA to Advance Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

NOAA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on future collaborations regarding marine carbon dioxide removal research and development. As a climate solution, marine carbon dioxide removal is an important pathway to achieve the broader Biden Administration goal for the US to reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

NOAA and US DOE Sign MoA to Advance Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

NATO Scientists Start Research Mission in the Arctic Sea

Scientists and engineers from the NATO Science and Technology Organisation’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) arrived at the Norwegian port of Tromsø on June 5, 2024, to begin two combined research missions that will assess the impact of climate change in the Arctic. The results of their studies will help NATO adapt to global warming and Arctic environmental transformation.

NATO Scientists Start Research Mission in the Arctic Sea

VLIZ and Maritime Robotics Unveil Cutting-Edge Long-Range USV

Over the last year, Maritime Robotics and VLIZ have collaborated intensively on the design and build of a highly customized Mariner X uncrewed surface vessel (USV)—named the USV Gobelijn—which is outfitted with a range of state-of-the-art scientific sensors. In addition, USV Gobelijn is equipped with a launch and recovery system (LARS) that is able to deploy ocean gliders. The USV was officially presented on May 30, 2024 (Ostend, Belgium). This investment in the framework of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR), places VLIZ at the absolute forefront of marine autonomous systems for ocean observation in the marine scientific and innovation community worldwide.

VLIZ and Maritime Robotics Unveil Cutting-Edge Long-Range USV
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