• WHOI Winch Design Licensed to InterOcean Systems for New UVM Research Vessel

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has entered into a license agreement with InterOcean Systems, LLC. for an innovative marine winch design, which will soon be part of the University of Vermont’s new research vessel. The unique construction of the winch will allow for more efficient operations for personnel and power. The vessel is designed as a hybrid research vessel that will serve as both a classroom and a laboratory for research activities on Lake Champlain.

  • Custom designed and built oceanographic winch

    InterOcean Systems recently delivered an oceanographic winch. The custom designed winch features all aluminum construction with a remote control VFD drive. The winch was completely manufactured in San Diego, California.

  • UN report: Algal blooms will get worse

    First study of its kind The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO has just published an unprecedented statistical analysis of nearly 10,000 harmful algal bloom (HAB) events reported over the past 33 years. The research was conducted over seven years in 35 countries by 109 scientists. This study is the first of its kind.

  • Kongsberg USV to minimize Aker BioMarine’s carbon footprint

    Aker BioMarine has ordered a new USV (unmanned surface vehicle) sounder from Kongsberg Maritime to further reduce its carbon footprint and optimize krill harvesting in Antarctica. The USV is also equipped to collect valuable scientific data. The sustainable use of ocean and marine resources is a key part of Aker BioMarine’s strategy. To achieve this, the company has invested heavily in technology that contributes to more sustainable fishing and fisheries management. In order to collect detailed data on…

  • Deep-Sea Plastic Pollution: A Geological Perspective

    United States: A new article in the May issue of Geology summarizes research on plastic litter in marine and sedimentary environments. Authors IA Kane from the Univ. of Manchester and A. Fildani of the Deep Time Institute write that “environmental pollution caused by uncontrolled human activity is occurring on a vast and unprecedented scale worldwide. Among the various forms of anthropogenic pollution, the release of plastic into nature, and particularly into the oceans, is one of the most recent and visible…