Ocean Exploration News

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The Ocean Business: The Rise and Rhetoric of the Blue Economy
Talk of the ocean as a new economic frontier, of a new phase of industrialisation of the seas, will become widespread in 2016.
Author : The Economist
Publ.Date : 02 November 2015

Saturn V Engines Recovered in Atlantic
Some of the powerful engines that sent the first humans to the moon have been recovered from the sea. Jeff Bezos, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the aerospace company Blue Origin and Amazon.com, announced on Wednesday, March 20, that his expedition has recovered two of the Saturn V's first-stage engines from the Atlantic Ocean.
Author : NASA
Publ.Date : 20 Mar 2013

Novel Vents Built from Talc Found Far from Mid-Ocean Rift
Researchers discovered the first new variety of hydrothermal vents in a decade—a finding that may give clues to how oceanic crust cools.
Author : EOS
Publ.Date : 05 January 2016

Saturn 5 Rocket Engines Fished From Sea
Two engines used on NASA Saturn 5 rockets to fly astronauts to the moon more than 40 years ago have been retrieved from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Jeff Bezos, who funded the recovery expedition, revealed on his project’s website.
Author : Discovery News
Publ.Date : 21 Mar 2013

Saturn V Rocket Engines Lifted from Sea Floor
For decades they lay in darkness nearly three miles below the Atlantic Ocean's surface. Now, the rusted and mangled remains of Saturn V rocket engines that may have launched the first men to the moon sit aboard a salvage ship expected to arrive Thursday in Port Canaveral, Fla., their first stop en route to museums.
Author : USA Today
Publ.Date : 21 Mar 2013

James Cameron's Sub Given to Science
On the first anniversary of his 10.9km solo descent of the Mariana Trench, Mr Cameron told the BBC that he was giving the Deepsea Challenger to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US.
Author : BBC News
Publ.Date : 26 Mar 2013

Titanic Director Donates Deep-Sea Craft to Institute
The Hollywood director James Cameron is donating the craft that he built and last year rode into the sea’s deepest spot to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as part of a new collaboration meant to speed ocean exploration, the partners announced early Tuesday.
Author : New York Times
Publ.Date : 26 Mar 2013

Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron Gives DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Sub to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have formed a partnership to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology and build on the historic breakthroughs of the 2012 Cameron-led DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition exploring deep-ocean trenches.
Author : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Publ.Date : 26 Mar 2013

30 Beautifully Haunting Shipwrecks From Around the World
The 19th century shipwreck in northern Gulf of Mexico discovered last spring by scientists on board the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has been named one of 30 beautifully haunting shipwrecks from around the world by Gizmodo.
Author : Gizmodo
Publ.Date : 28 Mar 2013

For the High Seas, a Better Floating Computer
Liquid Robotics, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of oceangoing sensor networks, on Monday releases a new model of its seagoing computer. It is larger, faster and can carry more sensors.
Author : New York Times (blog)
Publ.Date : 8 Apr 2013

Sea Waves and Sunlight Power This Upgraded Naval Robot
No robot is more experienced at sea than the Wave Glider, a 9-foot platform for studying the world’s oceans. Now it’s set to last even longer, as its manufacturer is powering it with energy from the sun and the sea itself — and is pitching it to the Navy, whose annual gala expo begins today.
Author : Wired Magazine
Publ.Date : 8 Apr 2013

Liquid Robotics Announces Breakthroughs in Unmanned Ocean Observation with Introduction of Wave Glider SV3
Liquid Robotics today announced the introduction of the Wave Glider® SV3, the world’s first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot. The Wave Glider SV3 incorporates the latest advancements in energy harvesting technology providing the ability to utilize both wave and solar energy for forward propulsion.
Author : Liquid Robotics
Publ.Date : 8 Apr 2013

DIY Underwater Rover Makes Public Debut
A build-it-yourself underwater rover is now officially for sale after success on Kickstarter, and anyone can order one and put it together. It may not be a breeze to construct, but now you don't have to be James Cameron to do your own submarine exploration.
Author : NBC News
Publ.Date : 11 Apr 2013

New Deep-Sea Vents and Volcanic Activity Discovered in the Mariana Back-Arc
A diverse team of scientists are returning from a 28-day expedition onboard R/V Falkor that has more than doubled the number of known hydrothermal vent sites in the Mariana Back-arc region.
Author : Schmidt Ocean Institute
Publ.Date : 29 January 2016

Navy Names New Scripps Research Vessel to Honor the Legacy of Space Explorer and UC San Diego Professor Sally Ride
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation's newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space.
Author : Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Publ.Date : 16 Apr 2013

Deep-Sea Methane Ecosystem Found in Atlantic
Deep-sea explorers recently found a rare methane-based ecosystem nearly one mile beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Author : Discovery News
Publ.Date : 10 May 2013

Wealthy Backers Support Scientific Efforts to Explore Deep Seas
A small but growing number of wealthy patrons, enamored of the possibilities of undersea exploration, are donating the use of ships, submersibles and other resources to support missions that might otherwise be unaffordable.
Author : Washington Post
Publ.Date : 27 May 2013

Ocean Exploration Programs and Exhibits Open May 24
The Aquarium of the Pacific is highlighting Ocean Exploration programs this summer and debuting a new Wonders of the Deep gallery, opening to the public on May 24. Visitors can learn about what possibilities for discovery that lie beneath the vast, unexplored ocean.
Author : Aquarium of the Pacific
Publ.Date : 28 May 2013

Aquarium Of The Pacific’s New Exhibit Gives Visitors A Look At Life At The Depths Of The Ocean
Starting this summer, visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific will be transported into the dark depths of the ocean, where they will encounter unusual animals that live beyond the reach of light.
Author : Everything Long Beach
Publ.Date : 28 May 2013

DEEPSEA America
In March, it was announced that James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the groundbreaking single-pilot submersible that he took to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, would be donated to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. At the time, the sub was being stored at Cameron’s ranch in California and would need to be transported to its new home. In the weeks leading up to its cross-country journey, the idea behind the DEEPSEA America tour was born.
Author : DEEPSEA America
Publ.Date : 05 June 2013