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  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. This marks a significant milestone in proving the vehicle’s capability. From January to February 2018, the AUV was deployed in […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    After year and a half in the Antarctic the research vessel Polarstern is expected back in its home port on 13 April. Apart from the crew and scientists on board, there are lots of data, samples and animals from the Southern Ocean that will soon be examined more closely in the laboratories of the Alfred […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    After one and a half years in the Antarctic the research vessel Polarstern is expected back in its home port on 13 April. Apart from the crew and scientists on board, there are lots of data, samples and animals from the Southern Ocean that will soon be examined more closely in the laboratories of the […]

  • 13 July 2017

    Ships venturing into the Antarctic waters could be faced with navigational hazards on the heels of the breaking off of a one trillion tonne iceberg – one of the biggest ever recorded – which has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, the Swansea University said on Wednesday. The calving occurred sometime between […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Research & Development

    Ocean Infinity has announced its support for the Weddell Sea Expedition, which is providing new scientific insight into one of the coldest and most remote regions of the world. The focus of the expedition is the scientific investigation of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea. Ocean Infinity is providing the Autonomous Underwater […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    More than thirty new, and, as yet unclassified, species of marine life were discovered during a science expedition to the Amundsen Sea off Pine Island Bay in Antarctica. The Amundsen Sea is one of the least explored areas of the Southern Ocean. It contains several deep troughs and basins formed during previous ice ages. Some […]

  • 29 December 2011

      The survival drama in the frigid waters off the Antarctic ice shelf that has been taking place about 3,700 kilometers southeast of New Zealand for the past 10 days is now over for the stricken Russian fishing vessel. The South Korean polar research ship Araon has accompanied the stricken Sparta to open water. The […]

  • 14 October 2013

    A team of British scientists is undertaking an ambitious science mission that will use the National Oceanography Centre-provided Autosub3 underwater vehicle to monitor recent ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. They aim to discover what’s causing the recent rapid ice loss from the Pine Island Glacier, and whether this loss will continue to […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    A team of British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious science mission that will use the National Oceanography Centre-provided Autosub underwater vehicle to monitor recent ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. They aim to discover what’s causing the recent rapid ice loss from the Pine Island Glacier, and whether this loss […]

  • 27 December 2011

      The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ) reports that very good progress is being made with repairs to the damaged shell plating on FV SPARTA in the Southern Ocean. Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator Mike Roberts says repairs are well in hand with good progress being made to repair the internal damage. A cement box will […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The water temperatures on the West Antarctic shelf are rising. The reason for this is predominantly warm water from greater depths, which as a result of global change now increasingly reaches the shallow shelf. There it has the potential to accelerate the glacier melt from below and trigger the sliding of big glaciers. These data […]

  • 21 August 2014

    Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have for the first time extensively mapped Greenland’s and Antarctica’s ice sheets with the help of the ESA satellite CryoSat-2, and have thus been able to prove that the ice crusts of both regions momentarily decline at an unprecedented rate. In […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The $24 million Antarctic Gateway Partnership, launched by the Australian Government in November 2014, includes $7.5 million to establish a marine technology hub to build next-generation hybrid autonomous vehicles capable of exploring hundreds of kilometres under metres-thick ice. Leading this research and development is AMC’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and fluid mechanics expert Dr Alex […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved the environmental provisions in the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code), together with associated draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Following this approval, the MEPC will consider […]

  • 3 December 2013

    At the end of 2013, the team of Sembawang Shipyard of Singapore and Teekay Shipping Australia will hand over the new scientific Research Vessel Investigator to her owners, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Federal Government of Australia. The Investigator will be among the most capable and quietest non-naval […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production

    Gazprom has started construction of an ice-resistant platform for its field located in extreme ice and climate conditions of the Arctic shelf.

  • 4 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deepwater seabed surveying, navigation and control systems for field robots, and improving cyber security measures are among the 10 academic-led research and development projects receiving more than $1.7 million in total funding from the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). The investment leverages more than $10 million from others sources including the […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Reliable information on the depth and floor structure of the Southern Ocean has so far been available for only few coastal regions of the Antarctic. An international team of scientists under the leadership of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The research icebreaker Polarstern will this Thursday October 29, 2015 leave its homeport in Bremerhaven for Cape Town, South Africa, taking 32 students from 19 countries, who will be introduced to the latest methods and instruments used in oceanography. Nine instructors from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), the FU […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign is gathering data that will help scientists both to understand how the oceans are joining with the atmosphere in melting the vast ice sheet and to predict the extent and timing of the resulting sea level rise. This summer, a refitted fishing boat is mapping the seafloor around […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Today the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform has been delivered to the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea. Experts are to fix the platform on the seafloor at a previously prepared site. Afterwards, they will start to surface the platform perimeter with crushed rock and granite fraction. This is required for preventing the soil erosion […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant stationary platform has been delivered to the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea. Experts are to fix the platform on the seafloor at a previously prepared site. Afterwards, they will start to surface the platform perimeter with crushed rock and granite fraction. This is required for preventing the soil erosion […]