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  • 8 October 2015

    U.S. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer (CA), Maria Cantwell (WA), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Patty Murray (WA), Ron Wyden (OR), and Jeff Merkley (OR) have introduced the West Coast Ocean Protection Act, legislation to permanently prohibit offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf of California, Oregon and Washington. According to a joint press release published on Wednesday, the legislation, […]

  • 6 January 2017

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray from Washington, supported by their Californian and Oregonian colleagues, have introduced an act to permanently ban offshore drilling on the U.S. Pacific Coast. According to a statement issued on Thursday, the legislation, first introduced in 2010, would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to „permanently protect the $44 […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday approved the following five projects for submission to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for consideration under the Council-Selected Restoration Component of the RESTORE Act. – Golden Triangle Marsh Creation Project – a project to restore and protect wetland, fish, and wildlife habitat to help maintain landscape […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Research & Development

    University of Victoria (UVic) is leading a mission off Flores Island in Clayoquot Sound, north of Tofino, to deepen the knowledge of rare and threatened baleen whales and help protect them from ship strikes. Over the next three weeks, a two-metre underwater ocean glider equipped with acoustic sensors, sonar and hydrophones will allow researchers to track whale movements […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Beachgoers in the South-West will be able to take advantage of a new shark enclosure this Australia Day weekend with the completion of an underwater barrier in Dunsborough. Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett announced that the City of Busselton’s beach enclosure trial at Old Dunsborough Beach was under way. The State Government provided $165,370 […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released a proposal to expand the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank (CBNMS) national marine sanctuaries, two of 14 sites managed by NOAA, located off north-central California.  The agency is accepting public and stakeholder comments on the proposal and related regulations through June 30. […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On April 30, 2014, the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force held a dedication ceremony at ConocoPhillips in Houma, Louisiana. The ceremony celebrated the CWPPRA’s continued commitment to coastal restoration.  CWPPRA has been the backbone of coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana for the last 23 years and will continue to play […]

  • 8 September 2011

    U.S. Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (R-South Louisiana) has announced a $401,851 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant awarded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to Calcasieu Parish. This grant will fund the start of a marsh and pelican nesting habitat restoration project on Rabbit Island in Calcasieu Lake. […]

  • 29 September 2011

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank yesterday announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast. These awards are funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Louisiana Coastal Protection […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded more than $1.1 million for research to give coastal communities new ways to incorporate natural infrastructure, such as restored wetlands, into their coastal resilience planning for sea level rise and coastal flooding. Coastal communities and their ecosystems are threatened by rising seas and coastal flooding that […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Research & Development

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed to expand Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to protect additional Gulf of Mexico habitat. The plan lays out five expansion scenarios, ranging from no expansion of the 56-square-mile sanctuary, to one bringing it to a total of 935 square miles. In NOAA’s preferred scenario, the sanctuary would […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Governor Jindal met with local officials and flew over barrier island projects to observe the state’s progress to protect Louisiana’s coast and highlight continued coastal land loss in Louisiana. The Governor highlighted three specific projects on Pelican Island, Shell Island and Scofield Island on the lower rim of Barataria Bay. On Shell Island, the state […]

  • 10 June 2016

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed the expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. NOAA says it bases its proposal on more than 30 years of scientific studies, including numerous reports released in the last decade and in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    NOAA commissioned a state-of-the-art fisheries survey vessel, NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Pier in downtown San Diego on May 2nd. The ship will conduct fish, marine mammal and turtle surveys off the U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US federal Maritime Commission voted at its meeting on Wednesday to take several actions, including ordering submission of certain data and information from the ocean carrier members of the Pacific Ports Operational Improvement Agreement (PPOIA). FMC directed staff to prepare for consideration and approval, an order to require the ocean carrier members of the PPOIA agreement […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    NOAA has commissioned a state-of-the-art fisheries survey vessel, NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker, during a ceremony at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego. The ship will conduct fish, marine mammal and turtle surveys off the U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Reuben Lasker is the fifth […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Ahead of the upcoming Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition and conference, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that pirate attacks off the Somali coast have declined by more than 54%, leading to a softening of insurance premiums for the global shipping community but raising controversy surrounding the use of onboard private armed […]

  • 22 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved Interim guidance on the employment of armed security personnel on board ships transiting the Somali coast, the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean. The MSC approved an MSC Circular on Interim guidance to shipowners, ship operators, and shipmasters on the use of privately contracted […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    The commitment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia through boosting capacity building in the region has been underlined with the signing of five strategic partnerships with a number of UN agencies and the EU, following a Conference on Capacity Building to Counter Piracy off the Coast of […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches. Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics and a bit of old-fashioned detective work, a research team led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) confirmed that the flotsam were pieces of material used to […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. , a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration and archaeology, has executed an agreement with the Maritime Heritage Foundation for the financing, archaeological survey and excavation, conservation and exhibit of HMS Victory (1744) and artifacts from the shipwreck site. HMS Victory was a British First Rate Warship that sank […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA nationwide analysis showed that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor. Overall, 8.2 percent of the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes coastal regions experienced these changes. In analysis of the […]