Mitigating Climate Change: It Starts With Better Ocean Data

For years (and we mean many years), the ocean helped us mitigate the early effects of human emissions by absorbing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and heat, from the atmosphere. As a result, more than 90 percent of the warming that happened on Earth between 1971 and 2010 occurred in the ocean. A selfless act by Mother Nature,

M&E Deploys Autonomous Survey Vessel on Reef Survey

Morgan & Eklund, Inc (M&E), a sister company of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc., is a hydrographic survey company specializing in coastal nearshore mapping of ports, harbors, and infrastructure.       A post-construction survey was completed entirely using a SeaRobotics (SR) “Surveyor Class” autonomous surface vessel (ASV). The objective of the survey was to verify

TCarta Develops AI-Based Commercial Bathymetric Mapping Technologies with National Science Foundation Grant

TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies – including creation of two software packages and commercial application of NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite – with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “The NSF grant has brought value to the bathymetric mapping arena in many ways,”

Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Sonar & Pressure Tolerant Batteries

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. (“Dive”) recently completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (DIVE-LD).   Kraken’s MINSAS is a commercially available off the shelf configurable

UP42 Adds exactEarth Ship Tracking Data to Geospatial Marketplace

– UP42 today announced that global ship tracking data from exactEarth Ltd.     is now offered on the UP42 developer platform and marketplace for Earth observation data and analytics.     The exactEarth partnership enables UP42 users to build powerful maritime applications incorporating near real-time and historical vessel Automatic Identification System (AIS) track and

Marine Navigation and the Development of the Motion Reference Unit

History of Marine Navigation The Stars Early sea-fairing explorers utilized the stars as their navigational aid.   Kamal, sea astrolabe, quadrant, cross-staff, back-staff and sextant. Magnetic Compass Dating back as early as 200 BCE in China during the reign of the Qin dynasty,     the Chinese originally used magnetism to construct fortune-telling boards, which