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The NOPP Office has announced the 2015 Excellence in Partnering Award recipient: Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss. The NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award will be presented to 54 collaborators of the Atlantic Canyons project at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (23 February).

Last year scientists combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales. This year, they upgraded.

Mangrove forests might account for only 0.5% of coastal areas worldwide, but they punch well above their weight when it comes to mitigating climate change. A recent study in Vietnam found this is true even for artificially restored mangroves.

Scientists representing eight institutions conducted in-situ observations and laboratory experiments to determine if Hurricane Isaac redistributed sedimented oil near the Deepwater Horizon site.

Researchers at the University of Delaware are one step closer to developing an online map that would help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon.

Less than three months after announcing Falkor Seamount, an underwater mountain discovered and named by the crew aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor, the team has found and named another underwater feature.

An international collection of distinguished experts on seafood risk, pharmacology, chemical safety, and related topics will meet in Rome, Italy 22-24 February 2016 to discuss Toxicity Equivalency Factors for Marine Biotoxins.

The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend billions of dollars on restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico region.

On 28 January 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 2010 National Coastal Condition Assessment showing that more than half of the nation's coastal and Great Lakes nearshore waters are rated good for biological and sediment quality, while about one-third are rated good for water quality.

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, catch reconstructions from 1950 to 2010 reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and they’re declining at an alarming rate. They warn that the documented overfishing threatens the stability of the number one source of animal protein on the planet: seafood.

As a result of significant improvements in its population and habitat conditions, and reductions in direct threats, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced that the West Indian manatee is proposed to be downlisted from endangered to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

In a significant move to save one of the world’s most-treasured marine animals, Peru has approved strong regulations to protect the giant oceanic manta ray, a species particularly vulnerable to fishing activity.

Jason-3, an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue U.S.- European satellite measurements of the topography of the ocean surfaces, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on board SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff was at 10:42 a.m. PST on Sunday, 17 January 2016.

Subsea engineering company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas.

The call came in on a Thursday afternoon in August: a Cook Inlet beluga whale had been spotted, stranded on the mudflats south of Anchorage, Alaska.

Though they're not quite ready for boarding a lá "Fantastic Voyage," nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy.

Energy Harvesting Systems LLC has announced plans to develop a major ocean energy project off Hawai'i. The ocean thermal energy conversion, or OTEC, project, would be built off Barbers Point in West O‘ahu.

Researchers and students at Plymouth University will have the chance to use an advanced autonomous wave-propelled surface vessel thanks to a new deal signed with a leading UK designer.

Scottish research and development company PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL) is enjoying a hat trick of successes as a major operator and two subsea service companies push to further the safety of their diving personnel and increase efficiencies in the subsea sector. PSL’s most recent product, developed following feedback from divers and their teams, provides the option to illuminate the dive umbilical from the diver end.

In November 2015, ECO attended a subsea industry symposium led by OneSubsea and held at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The symposium featured a fascinating demo of one of Saab's versatile underwater vehicles: the Seaeye Sabertooth.

Unmanned boats skimmed the surface of the St Johns River. Autonomous cars navigated around obstacles on roadways nearby. And spectators on a dock watched an aerial drone inspect a large-scale model of a bridge, as several companies came together on 2 December 2015 to showcase vehicles that will help advance the next wave of transportation.

Metocean Services International (MSI) has signed a contract with Port of Melbourne Corporation for two TRIAXYS™ directional wave buoys and an AXYS WatchKeeper™ current, wave and met buoy. All 3 buoys will be built by AXYS Technologies in British Columbia, Canada, before being freighted directly to the Port of Melbourne.

Antarctica expedition benefits from a state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicle (ROV) winch supplied by MacArtney Underwater Technology.

Exploration of the ocean depths involves an element of risk, but that doesn’t mean you have to be cold and miserable.

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Location: Bristol, U.K.

Bibby Offshore, the leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, 28 January 2015 hosted Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell, and Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop, as they announced a new trading partnership between Aberdeen and the Mozambique town of Pemba.

Catalina Sea Ranch, LLC raised $1,825,000 from Southern California community leaders with a passion and vision for aquaculture.

Atlantas Marine have completed ROV inspection work on the semi submersible ‘Heydar Aliyev’ rig in the Caspian Sea, offshore from Azerbaijan.

The Energy Department has announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements.