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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Neptune Canada subsea installation network ROV

The Ocean Network: Oceanographers enable a high speed connection to the mysteries of the deep sea

By Captain Patrick Donovan, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, University of Washington   As mariners we encounter them all the time… a yellow buoy, a white ship,

October 4, 2011
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
USCG Technology

Top 10 Technology ideas for the Coast Guard

While the US Coast Guard has done amazing work in modernizing their fleet of aging cutters and integrating SAR communications into the streamlined computerized

August 31, 2011
Total Views: 214

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ever dreamed of owning a jetpack?

Ever dreamed of owning a jetpack?

Have you ever dreamed of owning a JetPack? Maybe gCaptain’s editors have watched one too many James Bond movies but our answer is yes. Jetpack technology

August 24, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
An Invisibility Cloak… For Ships

An Invisibility Cloak… For Ships

Duke engineers have already shown that they can “cloak” light and sound, making objects invisible — now, they have demonstrated the

August 15, 2011
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Marine Air Bags? A Most Unusual Way To Launch A Ship

Marine Air Bags? A Most Unusual Way To Launch A Ship

  To learn more about marine airbags and their use for moving and launching large ships, we reached out to Song Tao of Qingdao Evergreen Shipping Supplies

August 3, 2011
Total Views: 821

Friday, July 15, 2011
ocean wave surf

The Future of Marine Renewables in the UK

The British Parliament’s Energy and Climate Change Committee, chaired by Tim Yeo MP, launched an inquiry last week to investigate the potential for

July 15, 2011
Total Views: 8

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Billy Pugh Logo

gCaptain Interview with BILLY PUGH CEO Paul Liberato

In the world of gCaptain coverage we tend to favor cutting edge technology over quality products that mariners have relied on for decades. But why?

June 26, 2011
Total Views: 221

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Iridium inReach – Text Messaging From Sea!

Iridium inReach – Text Messaging From Sea!

Text messaging from sea has long been an option either via expensive internet at sea connections or via cheap (i.e. not reliable) systems like the SPOT

June 12, 2011
Total Views: 134

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Towing an iceberg to quench the worlds thirst?

Towing an iceberg to quench the worlds thirst?

Photo via Fastcompany So what’s the easiest way to get fresh drinking water to the billion+ thirsty people of the world?  Well, according to French

June 2, 2011
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Gulf Disaster Spurs Safety Innovation
Engineering News

Gulf Disaster Spurs Safety Innovation

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Last year’s deadly oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become an engine for innovation by energy-services companies and a

May 24, 2011
Total Views: 20

Monday, May 16, 2011
Laser temp gun with coffee

Fire Gear Locker – Laser Temperature Guns

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Thermal Imagers for firefighting use and we just received a Flir First Mate thermal imaging camera for maritime SAR and

May 16, 2011
Total Views: 60

Thursday, April 14, 2011

UK Based Ocean Signal Enters Crowded GMDSS Market – Video

With the crowded nature of the GMDSS / Emergency Signaling market, does the maritime world really need another manufacturer? I’ll leave that question for

April 14, 2011
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Kongsberg unveils new remotely operated BOP Control System

Kongsberg unveils new remotely operated BOP Control System

Kongsberg has just unveiled its new Emergency Acoustic BOP Control System, the ACS500.  In an emergency situation, the ultra-portable unit can be carried on a

April 5, 2011
Total Views: 77

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Green Laser

Green Lasers – Not SOLAS Approved But Can They Save Lives?

In past articles gCaptain contributor Mario Vittone has clearly illustrated the importance of flares in finding vessels in distress. And having nineteen years

April 2, 2011
Total Views: 132

Friday, February 25, 2011
NURC Hydrographic AUV Glider

Gliders For Use In Hyrdographic & Anti-Submarine Missions

For the last few weeks, in the Ionian Sea to the southeast of Sicily, three gliders participated for the first time in an anti-submarine warfare exercise.

February 25, 2011
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Award Grants for Clean Technologies.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Award Grants for Clean Technologies.

WWL opens 2011 application period for Orcelle Grants to support clean-tech entrepreneurs. 02.02.2011– Oslo, Norway Today, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

February 2, 2011
Total Views: 39

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Question To The Coast Guard: Where Are The UAV’s?!

Just think of the opportunities if every Coast Guard boat station and cutter had it’s own fixed wing aircraft and could initiate search and rescue

January 18, 2011
Total Views: 51

Monday, January 17, 2011
USCG Technology

ECDIS – The Next Step

Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) represent the navigational future. Used properly, they offer substantial advantages over the old paper and

January 17, 2011
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Internet Via Cellular Antenna – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, Part 3

Between my house and gCaptain HQ is a dead zone that sucks the bars out of every cell phone I’ve owned. That is until a friend suggested a MobilePro

January 12, 2011
Total Views: 60

Friday, January 7, 2011
ubiquiti routers bullet and nanostation loco

Wireless Internet At Sea – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet Part 2

Part two in our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet looks at long range wireless internet. Everyone is familiar with this technology, plug a Wi-Fi

January 7, 2011
Total Views: 63


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