MARAD Designates 27 Centers of Excellence

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in the U.S. maritime industry. These academic institutions are located in 16 states and one U.S. territory. Continue reading “MARAD Designates 27 Centers of Excellence”

Mersey Maritime Exchange Conference Jun 25

Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on Friday, June 25, 2021. The conference will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event. The Mersey Maritime Exchange will serve as a platform for the maritime sector to come together to review progress on implementing the U.K.’s flagship national maritime strategy, MaritimeContinue reading “Mersey Maritime Exchange Conference Jun 25”

Satellite-Derived Bathymetry in US Coast

TCarta Marine, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has supplied the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) validated by green laser altimeter data from the NASA ICESat-2 satellite for two U.S. shallow-water coastal areas. TCarta was the subcontractor on the prime contract awarded to Woolpert, an international geospatial firm. TheContinue reading “Satellite-Derived Bathymetry in US Coast”

Rick Spinrad Nominated to Lead NOAA

Richard “Rick” Spinrad, an Oregon State University (OSU) professor and former OSU vice president for research, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His appointment must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Spinrad, who servedContinue reading “Rick Spinrad Nominated to Lead NOAA”