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First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

Jul 16, 2018 United States
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine has been awarded a USD 3 to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States. The zero-emission vessel will be the first of its kind in the US, and will highlight the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the commercial maritime sector.
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Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Jul 6, 2018 United States
Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
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Diesel doesn't float this boat

Diesel doesn't float this boat

Jul 4, 2018 United States
Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean. It's thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study.
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IDTechEx TVJaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record

Jaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record

Jun 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England.
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Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

Funding for wind-powered ocean sailing drones

May 24, 2018 United States
Saildrone, Inc., a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected via a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced that it has closed a $60 million round of Series B funding to scale up its global fleet of ocean drones to help monitor the state of the planet in real time.
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Electric hydrofoil bike

Electric hydrofoil bike

May 9, 2018 New Zealand
To replicate the cycling experience on water Manta5 have created the world's most advanced hydrofoil bike that allows you to plane across the water's surface like never before.
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Norway's fjords, first zero emission zone at sea

Norway's fjords, first zero emission zone at sea

May 7, 2018 Norway
The Norwegian Parliament has announced it will make its world heritage fjords zero emission zones by 2026.
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Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Environmental upgrade of cruise ships

Apr 24, 2018 Norway
Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce for a major environmental upgrade programme to hybrid power. The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system.
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Corvus Energy selected for battery-powered ferry

Corvus Energy selected for battery-powered ferry

Apr 9, 2018 Canada
Corvus Energy has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply the lithium ion-based Energy Storage System for the battery-power retrofit of M/V Stena Jutlandica.
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Self-driving robots collect water samples

Self-driving robots collect water samples

Mar 15, 2018 United States
For the first time, scientists will deploy a small fleet of long-range autonomous underwater vehicles that have the ability to collect and archive seawater samples automatically. These new robots will allow researchers to track and study ocean microbes in unprecedented detail.
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Major contract for battery ferries

Major contract for battery ferries

Mar 8, 2018 United States
Havyard Group will be delivering the design for seven battery-powered ferries to Fjord1, five of which will be built at the company's own shipyard. Havyard and Fjord1 will thereby continue their partnership to achieve a green revolution on the Norwegian fjords.