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The Trump administration won't censor climate scientists or delete temperature data, nominee for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said during his confirmation hearing on 18 January 2017.

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

With its thriving Bluetech community, San Diego, California is an ideal location for the first Oceanology International North America conference and exhibition, which takes place 14-16 February 2017.

NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.

A controversial paper published two years ago that concluded there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years — widely known as the “global warming hiatus” — has now been confirmed using independent data in research led by researchers from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Earth, a non-profit research institute focused on climate change.

In most climate model projections, changes to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) are both gradual and moderate.

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim spoke on 23 January 2017 to delegates at the Arctic Frontiers conference about new regulations for ships operating in polar waters.

A new journal article from researchers in Brazil suggests that protections are needed in the oil-rich Campos Basin off Brazil and says that “the lack of a basin-wide management for the offshore industry in the SW Atlantic threaten the biodiversity and ecological function of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.”

NOAA Fisheries and the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council have announced publication of the final rule for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's action to designate a large offshore protected area for deep sea corals in the Mid-Atlantic.

On 16 December 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council approved its updated Comprehensive Plan to restore Gulf Coast ecosystems and their natural resource dependent economies following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

Under an Executive Order issued on 9 December 2016, President Obama aims to enhance the resilience of the northern Bering Sea region by conserving the region's ecosystem.

In one of their last acts before leaving for their holiday break, the U.S. House and Senate approved the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.

A space-based sensor that can "see" through fog, clouds and darkness has given scientists their first continuous look at the boom-bust cycles that drive polar plankton communities.

Columbus thought he'd sailed the ocean blue but according to satellite imagery from NASA and the FlowCam® particle imaging and analysis system, it's closer to 50 shades of green.

There’s no question that technology has changed every facet of modern life. The corporate world and the health care industry are examples of fields that were quick to capitalize on the power of technology, becoming more efficient. However, until relatively recently the conservation movement lagged far behind in harnessing the power of technology and innovation.

AquaHarmonics of Portland, Oregon has won the Wave Energy Prize, which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize presented by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers.

Scheduled for launch in 2021, the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will make the first-ever global survey of Earth’s surface water.

DeepSea Power & Light has expanded its HD camera offerings with the new HD Zoom SeaCam®. This camera has a 30x optical zoom capability and 0.024 Lux faceplate illumination. Options include an aluminum housing depth rated to 2,000 m or a titanium housing depth rated to 6,000 m. Multiple connectors are available with either Coax or DeepSea Power & Light’s own FleXlink™ transmission method.

The SediMeter measures a vertical turbidity profile through the bottom, and it is used to monitor erosion, sedimentation, and related processes.

A WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy from AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has been deployed approximately 60km offshore along the Northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea.

Associated British Ports (ABP) has contracted OceanWise to install Port-Log across all of ABP's 21 UK ports.

Seakeeper brings you this winter upgrade infographic, exploring the top four categories of experience-enhancing boat upgrades.

Coda Octopus has added a wide angle 90° x 40° 240kHz capability to their Echoscope high resolution real-time 3D sonar. This new variant of sonar has multiple projectors and affords increased opening angle thus significantly increasing the field-of-view and survey area of coverage.

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Offshore Mooring Market by mooring type, application and anchorage - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014–2022,” the global offshore mooring market was valued at $1,037 million in 2015, and is projected to reach $1,408 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2016 to 2022.

According to Dutch news sources, the detection department of the Dutch Tax Administration raided shipbuilder Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem on 13 January 2017. This was confirmed by the company’s spokesman on 16 January after a report in the business magazine Quote’s website.

With demand for the Ocean Business show at a record high, the organizers are excited to unveil an action-packed training and demonstration program for Ocean Business 2017, taking place in Southampton, UK at the National Oceanography Centre on 4-6 April 2017. The full program is available online and free visitor registration is open here.

Environmental solutions provider TWMA has been shortlisted in the Environmental Innovation category at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards.

Cyberhawk Innovations has been recognized as a finalist at the 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards for the categories Safety Innovation and Export Achievement. The company has been named as a finalist for the Safety Innovation award as a result of its UAV inspection solution for the internal inspection of tanks and confined spaces in the offshore oil and gas industry.

DONG Energy has agreed to enter into a long-term contract to provide operation and maintenance (‘O&M’) services to Lincs Offshore Wind Farm (’Lincs’), a fully operational 270MW offshore wind farm located off the coast of North East Lincolnshire.

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