Virtual Event May 26: Leveraging Blockchain for Seafood

The World Ocean Initiative and IBM will host the virtual discussion “Leveraging the power of blockchain for seafood ” on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. EDT/3 p.m. BST/4 p.m. CEST, where speakers will outline the different paths to deploying blockchain; detail how blockchain can drive industry transformation; and share case studies on blockchain experience.Continue reading “Virtual Event May 26: Leveraging Blockchain for Seafood”

Panama Canal Launches Decarbonization

The Panama Canal has launched its process of decarbonizing its operations, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. While the Panama Canal contributed to a reduction of more than 13 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions in 2020 by offering a shorter route for ships in comparison to the most likely alternative routes,Continue reading “Panama Canal Launches Decarbonization”

C-7 Electric Speedboats Arrive in New York

The Swedish-made Candela C-7 electric speedboat mimics airplanes to fly above the water, reducing friction and enabling long electric range at sea. The first batch of C-7s have arrived in New York. Taking inspiration from fighter jets and drones, the six-passenger day cruiser flies above the waves at a speed of 30 kt., using very little powerContinue reading “C-7 Electric Speedboats Arrive in New York”

Video Game Helps Develop AI for Coral Research

Marine ecosystems are in the midst of a conservation crisis, with coral reefs in particular facing numerous challenges as a result of climate change. In an effort to better understand these environments and the threats they face, researchers collect huge image libraries of these underwater environments, using 3D imagery collected from divers and snorkelers, asContinue reading “Video Game Helps Develop AI for Coral Research”

Nominations Open for Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration

The second annual Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration is open for entries. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding, sustained, international contribution to the development, application, or propagation of marine/underwater technology toward the advancement of ocean exploration. The award is named in honor of retired Captain Don Walsh,Continue reading “Nominations Open for Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration”