Sea Technology

MAR 2018

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8 ST | March 2018 )) US, Russia Partner in Arctic. In ST's December 2017 issue, Paul Fuhs, president of the Marine Exchange of Alaska, wrote an article calling for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate on regional vessel management in the Arctic as shipping traffic continues to increase with melting ice. This idea has materialized with the two countries having recently pro- posed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. The nations jointly devel- oped and submitted the proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary areas. The routes are being recommended to help ships avoid the numerous shoals, reefs and islands outside the routes and to reduce the potential for marine casualties and environmental disasters. The pro- posed two-way routes will be voluntary for all domestic and international ships. No additional aids to navigation are being proposed to mark the recommended two-way routes, and the routing measures do not limit commercial fishing or subsistence activities. )) Success with Syntactic Foam 3D Printing. A team of materials scientists at NYU Tandon School of Engineering have developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam, an extremely strong and lightweight composite. Their breakthrough holds particular promise for submersibles because it will enable manufacturers to print components with complex shapes capable of surviving stresses at greater depths. Syntactic foams, a mixture of billions of microscopic hollow glass or ceramic spheres in epoxy or plastic resin, are widely used in submersibles because of their remarkable buoyancy and strength. The team will now focus on optimizing the material properties for various applications, such as underwater vehicles capable of functioning at specific depths. )) Scotland Competitiveness Study. Xodus Group is undertaking an international study on behalf of Scottish Enter- prise to determine competitiveness and innovation in the Scottish subsea market and benchmark capabilities with regions across the world. Over the next 12 months, the findings will help to shape a range of projects and activities in support of Scottish Enterprise's Subsea Engineering Action Plan. Following initial analysis of Scotland's competitive advantages, Xodus will conduct a comparison of key international subsea hubs. This will include an examination of each region's capabilities, such as company bases, supportive policies, research funding, institutes and the industry Gain Product & Services Marketing Exposure BlueTech Expo: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Foyer Meet with Federal Government Agencies & Industry Leaders B2G Networking Reception on The Hill: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hart Office Building For Information: EXPO: Exhibit Information, contact: Rich Lawson, 202-389-9009; NETWORKING SPONSORSHIPS: Rich Lawson, 202-389-9009; MJ McDuffee, 772-485-0333; E X P O S EA T ECHNOLOGY magazine ยจ Announce the first Annual Save the Date for this unique two-tier marketing and networking event! Join us on the eve of CHOW (Capitol Hill Ocean Week) for this distinctive business platform. The event brings together companies involved in ocean science & technology with government procurement officers and key decision-makers, global investors, and industry leaders from all over the world. and Ocean Technology Exhibition and B2G Networking Event | June 4, 2018 | Washington, DC

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