Tag Archives: Oceans

UW to host institute on climate and oceans

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supported by a five-year award worth up to $300 million. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

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Judge clears the way for opening up the Titanic

A federal judge says RMS Titanic Inc. can go forward with its plan to cut into the Titanic shipwreck and try retrieving the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that sent out distress calls 108 years ago. In an order issued Monday in Norfolk, … Continue reading

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NOAA and Vulcan team up for ocean science

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has forged a new agreement with Vulcan Inc., the Seattle-based holding company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to share data on ocean science and exploration. The memorandum of understanding … Continue reading

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OceanGate picks its supplier for carbon fiber

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says Toray Composite Materials America is its preferred provider for the carbon fiber material that will be used in the company’s next-generation submersibles. Toray CMA is the world’s largest supplier of carbon fiber and the leader in providing fibers for numerous … Continue reading

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OceanGate and NASA team up on sub project

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says it’s forged an agreement with NASA to support the development of carbon-fiber pressure vessels that could handle the crushing demands of deep-sea exploration — as well as the strains encountered in the vacuum of space. The agreement calls … Continue reading

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OceanGate raises $18M to boost submersible fleet

OceanGate says it has raised $18.1 million in new investment, laying the financial groundwork for an expansion of its fleet of deep-sea submersibles and setting the stage for dives to the 108-year-old Titanic shipwreck in 2021. The funding round was … Continue reading

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OceanGate will go deeper with its next subs

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says it’ll build not just one, but two deep-sea submersibles capable of taking crews as far down as 6,000 meters (3.7 miles) beneath the ocean surface, into a zone of perpetual darkness. The vessels will take advantage … Continue reading

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