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New low-cost device recovers underwater sensor-system moorings

Oceanographic research projects often deploy underwater sensor systems in the sea. These are retrieved from deep water by remotely releasing them from their moorings....
Solid Air project removes need for diving tanks of compressed air

Project to replace diving tanks with “solid air” wins prize

Students win $1000 to advance their process by which oxygen and nitrogen can be harnessed in solid form and used by SCUBA divers.
Deploying Red Tide Detector

Sensors watch for Red Tides

This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Autonomous shipping is the future for the maritime industry

In terms of transportation, we hear a lot about the future of land-based travel, with self-driving cars a hot topic for discussion. We also...
Image by James Gleason, Northwest Hydro Inc

3D Sonar Map Shows Sunken Civil War Ship

One hundred and fifty years ago, 20 miles off the coast of Texas, the Hatteras gunboat was sunk during a battle with the famous...

Underwater Robot Successfully Tested at Sea

The Trident underwater robot has been able to find and retrieve independently an object in an unknown seabed facing the adverse conditions presented by...
Rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area by the Isis ROV

Robots help map deep marine conservation zone

The UK's National Oceanography Centre has produced the first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats, using a unique combination of marine robotics and...
Ocean Thermal Energy Technology

Ocean thermal renewable energy technology tested in the Maldives

Bringing a new form of renewable energy to remote diving areas
SENSOR SNIFFS OUT METHANE IN DEEP-SEA VENTS AND COWS

Sensor sniffs out methane in deep-sea vents and cows

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat about 20 times more effectively than carbon dioxide. Understanding the sources of methane, and how...

Scientists Call for More Antarctic Ocean-Observing

Oceanographers call for more Antarctic Ocean observations as Antarctica's climate is changing faster than anywhere else on the planet.