Monday, August 17, 2020
NOAA Saildrone
Defense

Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19

While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...

August 17, 2020
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
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News

NOAA Wants To Say… Happy 406MHz EPIRB Day!

Today is 406MHz beacon day! 406MHz beacons are used on vessels (EPIRBs), by outdoor enthusiasts (PLBs) and on aircraft (ELTs). 406 day serves as a reminder for 406 MHz beacon...

April 6, 2017
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

by: Horst von Bargen (Deutscher Wetterdienst) Meteorological satellites (geostationary at an altitude of about 36.000 km and sun-synchronous at a height of about 850 km) provide images and data in...

April 4, 2017
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Friday, October 28, 2016
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Gulf Of Mexico Fish Farms: NOAA’s $100 Million Mistake

by Deena Shanker (Bloomberg) If someone offered you a chance to invest millions of dollars in a business nobody wants, would you take it? If you’re the U.S. government, the answer is a resounding yes. Since...

October 28, 2016
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Triton submersibles
Blog

NOAA To Explore ‘Battle of the Atlantic’ Wreckage

by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That day,...

August 22, 2016
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New Science: Using Ships For Tsunami Warning

  by James Foster, University of Hawaii (TheConversation) Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin....

August 22, 2016
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Tropical Storm Fiona Builds Strength In Atlantic

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed more than 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is forecast to track across the open Atlantic for at least the...

August 18, 2016
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
NOAA Weather Data
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Supercomputer To Help Predict Dangerous River Flooding

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) In a week when heavy rains in Louisiana led to eight deaths and forced more than 20,000 people from their homes, the U.S. said it can now...

August 16, 2016
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Saturday, July 30, 2016
RoRo vessel whale fluke
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NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships

(Reuters) The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life that include beached whales and...

July 30, 2016
Total Views: 4

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hurricane Andrew Progression
Environment

Atlantic Hurricane Season: What to Expect In 2016

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Colorado State University edged up its seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15, three more than in an average year. The new prediction is that six...

July 3, 2016
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
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SPOTD – China’s Brand New “Flagship” Research Vessel

  The scientific expedition vessel “Xiangyanghong 03” was launched on Saturday and joined China’s oceanic research team in Xiamen, Fujian Province. At a cost of 580 million yuan (89 million U....

March 26, 2016
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Environment

NOAA Study Ties Deepwater Horizon Spill To Dolphin Deaths

NOAA’s “mortality event investigation team” has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins, stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have lung and adrenal lesions consistent with...

June 2, 2015
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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Defense

NOAA Survey Reveals Scarred Seafloor of Gulf of Maine

Immediately off the shoreline from Portland Head Light, the iconic lighthouse that marks the tip of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, NOAA’s research vessel Ferdinand R. Hassler has been pinging away with her multibeam echo sounder...

February 10, 2015
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
EXXON Valdez In Shipyard After Spill
Interesting

What Happened to the Ship Exxon Valdez After The Big Spill?

by Gary Shigenaka (NOAA) – A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat.  It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a...

April 8, 2014
Total Views: 102

Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Defense

Study Shows Gulf Dolphins in Poor Health following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged oiling after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This area is also home...

December 19, 2013
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Monday, October 21, 2013
NOAA OCean Temps
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NOAA UPDATE On Record Breaking High Ocean Temperatures

According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world’s oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global...

October 21, 2013
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New Report Claims Devastating Effects From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

According to a recent report NOAA claims that deep-­sea soft sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may...

October 21, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler
Maritime News

No Break For NOAA In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meteorologist may finally be able to catch up on sleep as Sandy begins to disappear but the work of other departments within the agency...

October 31, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, August 20, 2012
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Defense

New US Navy Oceanographic Vessel Will Provide Valuable New Research Tool [VIDEO]

ARLINGTON, Va.-Construction for two new research ships funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) officially got underway with a keel-laying and dedication ceremony Aug. 17 at Dakota Creek Industries...

August 20, 2012
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Coffee Splashing
Blog

Caffeine Found In the Pacific – Is Coffee Polluting The Ocean?

Sailors are famous for their love of coffee but they didn’t know that once their supplies of beans run out they can just dip their mugs into the Pacific Ocean....

August 5, 2012
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