Ocean Protocol Team Introduces Program for Web 3.0 Startups that Will “Unlock” AI and Innovative Data Management Apps

The team at Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have introduced an initiative, called Ocean Shipyard, which is an early-stage program for Web 3.0 focused startups and projects that aim to support a “more equitable” society by “unlocking” data and artificial intelligence (AI) for everyone.

Ocean Shipyard is part of the Ocean Protocol Foundation Community Fund, which will allocate as many as 20 million Ocean Tokens during the next couple years to fund various initiatives and teams that are interested in developing solutions on the Ocean platform. Ocean Shipyard will be committed to supporting talented business owners and entrepreneurs that are using Ocean technology to build solutions with a “meaningful” impact while adding value to the Ocean Protocol ecosystem.

Sheridan Johns, Ocean Protocol’s Head of Ecosystem, noted that there are many great minds

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Graham Hawkes, HAWX Open Ocean

The July/August edition of Marine Technology Reporter, the 15th Annual “MTR100”, recognizes Graham Hawkes a subsea innovator, explorer, inventor and pusher of boundaries. A pioneer in the realm of ocean engineering, he’s designed and built more than 60 manned submersibles—everything from atmospheric dive suits to flying subs. As a test pilot, he’s maintained the deepest solo dive record for more than 20 years. He’s also the founder of HAWX Open Ocean LLC, created to design and build revolutionary marine technologies that enable undersea access to all.

Inspired by the people he’s encountered throughout his career, Hawkes’ passion of and dedication towards marine exploration has evolved over the years. Meeting marine biologist Sylvia Early “challenged me to achieve the goal of reaching full ocean depth and helped me develop an appreciation of all ‘critters’ and a sense of needing to care for this planet,” he said. Later on, upon talking

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Droegemeier and Neumayr: Why Trump’s making ocean exploration a top priority

In January 1960, two fearless oceanographers eased themselves into a small steel sphere attached beneath a 50-foot submersible vessel and began an untethered descent to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Almost five hours later, six-and-a-half miles down, under crushing pressure and surrounded by a pitch-black void, explorer Jacques Piccard and then U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh became the first people to reach the lowest known place on Earth, the Challenger Deep. For twenty minutes, the lights of their small craft, the Trieste, illuminated for humankind a place on our planet that had been dark for 150 million years.

Today, sixty years later, the United States is poised to lead a second era of bold innovation that will similarly reshape and expand human knowledge of the ocean, a priority for President Trump and

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Robot research vessel to set off on epic ocean voyage of discovery

On the 400th anniversary of the start of an epic voyage from England to the New World aboard the Mayflower, an autonomous, solar-powered marine research vessel is due to launch on a mission to gather environmental data about the ocean.

Two years in the making, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship sets off from Plymouth in Devon today on six months of sea trials ahead of an Atlantic crossing attempt next year, a voyage based on the route taken by the Pilgrims in 1620.

As its moniker suggests, there will be no human captain at the helm, but an artificial intelligence navigation system developed by MarineAI and based on technologies from computing giant IBM. This AI Captain makes use of data from onboard radar, GPS, AIS, nautical charts, attitude sensors, a fathometer, a vehicle management system and weather data from The Weather Company.

“Able to scan the horizon for possible hazards, make

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Ocean Acidification Causing Coral ‘Osteoporosis’ On Iconic Reefs

WOODS HOLE, Mass., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals’ ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate its effect from that of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth. New research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals the distinct impact that ocean acidification is having on coral growth on some of the world’s iconic reefs.

In a paper published Aug. 27, 2020, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers show a significant reduction in the density of coral skeleton along much of the Great Barrier Reef–the world’s largest coral reef system–and also on two reefs in the South China Sea, which they attribute largely to the increasing acidity of the waters surrounding these reefs since 1950.

“This is the first unambiguous detection and attribution of ocean acidification’s impact on coral

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Stark warning for Invercargill, 30 years on from the Ocean Beach closure

A former mayor has offered up a stark warning for Invercargill suggesting there is a 30-year economic recovery ahead if the Tiwai Point aluminum smelter closes in 2021.

Justin Lester was Wellington’s mayor from 2016 through to 2019 but now works for Dot Loves Data, a data analytics company.

Lester, 41, grew up with his mother and two brothers at a Tramway Rd statehouse in Invercargill and openly admits it was humble financial beginnings.

He has a soft spot for south Invercargill and it’s prompted him to hover the microscope over the state of his old stomping ground.

* NZ First leader apologises for not paying attention to Tiwai power costs sooner
* Ouvea premix mediation to begin in Environment Court
* Tiwai aluminium smelter proves to be a political hot potato

Former Wellington mayor Justin Lester has a stark warning for Invercargill on the back of data he has collated in his new role.


Former Wellington mayor Justin Lester has a stark warning for Invercargill on the back

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Scorched earth investing, a new ocean fund, and the $1.75 million elephant

By David Callaway, Callaway Climate Insights

. . . . A smoky, orange haze kicks off the beginning of autumn this morning in the Bay Area as red flag fire and evacuation warnings, forced power outages, earthquakes and high winds cast an end-of-times pall over much of California. More than two million acres have burned already this season and we haven’t even hit the October peak yet.

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You can’t blame it all on air conditioners, but the surge in energy usage as the recent heat wave (116°F. in Napa County) hit is certainly one of the reasons for the blackouts, and one of the most interesting investing opportunities for those looking on how to play the climate emergency.


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This fascinating piece in the MIT Technology Review cites a prediction by the International Energy Agency that AC units worldwide will triple to more

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Ocean Power Technologies’ PB3 PowerBuoy(R) Achieves New Operational Milestone

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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced that the PB3 PowerBuoy operating in the Adriatic Sea has surpassed 600 days of continuous operation for Eni’s Phase 1 resident autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) project.

“The PB3 PowerBuoy continues to validate its durability as a proven marine power asset,” said George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “The Adriatic Sea mission exemplifies the PB3’s capabilities in real-time and is an ongoing testament to OPT’s ability to deliver established technologies, constantly reinforcing our standing as a leader in offshore power solutions able to meet the unique needs of our customers.”

Initially leased by Eni, one of the world’s largest energy companies, in

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Ocean Power Technologies Opens Houston Office to Support Energy Sector Business Development

Strategically Situated in the Hub of Global Oil and Gas Operations and Energy Innovation

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Aug. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced the establishment of its Houston, Texas  office in support of Gulf of Mexico and broader U.S. and South American opportunities.

Strategically located in the CityCentre development adjacent to Houston’s Energy Corridor near the intersection of I-10 and the Sam Houston Tollway, the new OPT office will serve as the base for the Company’s regional sales and business development activities, headed by OPT’s VP Global Business Development Philipp Stratmann and Senior Director of Sales, David Marchetti.  In addition, the new Houston office also enables OPT program managers, engineers, and field operations personnel to collaborate with customer project teams.

“Houston is the home of many global oil and

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Ocean Power Technologies Unveils Its Subsea Battery Solution

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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced the launch of its latest product, the Subsea Battery solution.

OPT’s Subsea Battery solution is an environmentally friendly lithium-iron phosphate battery system with a nominal storage capacity of 132 kilowatt-hours. It utilizes OPT’s proprietary and highly efficient battery management system which maximizes the amount of energy available for subsea payloads. Modular design allows multiple Subsea Battery units to be linked together to meet larger energy requirements for a wide range of subsea equipment. The Subsea Battery solution can be integrated with an OPT PowerBuoy for charging or used for standalone power.

“The introduction of our Subsea Battery marks OPT’s second product launch this year,” said

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