What: Congressional Briefing coordinated with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Rep. William Keating and Rep. Joseph Kennedy A diver speaks to the pilot inside the deep-sea research sub, ALVIN, and prepares the sub to return to its support ship. Photo by Chris Linder, copyright Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution When: Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 11 a.m. Location:… Keep reading →

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Military Unmanned Maritime Systems Market” report to their offering. UMS growth for the forecast period will mainly be driven by research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E). Procurement will increase after the forecast period. Most UMS projects will be tested in limited capabilities demonstrations or… Keep reading →

Today, Oceana released a new report exposing nine of the dirtiest fisheries in the United States. These nine fisheries combined throw away almost half of what they catch and are responsible for more than 50 percent of all reported bycatch in the U.S., injuring and killing thousands of protected and endangered species every year. In… Keep reading →

Manufacturers’ News, Inc.– For the first time in thirteen years, Rhode Island gained manufacturing jobs, reports the 2014 Rhode Island Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory and database published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI). According to data collected by MNI, manufacturers in Rhode Island added 1,045 jobs from Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2013, an increase of… Keep reading →

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) within the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have entered into a formal agreement that results in NCEP using Navy developed global ocean forecast model technology to make environmental ocean forecasts for public use. “Development of an advanced global ocean prediction… Keep reading →

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years… Keep reading →

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Acoustics Division, with Bluefin Robotics, executed a record setting 507 kilometer (315 mile), long-endurance autonomy research mission using its heavyweight-class mine countermeasures autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Reliant. NRL’s Reliant AUV, when equipped with a low frequency broadband (LFBB) sonar system, is perhaps best known as the prototype for the… Keep reading →

The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) (H.R. 3080), which lays out the way the United States improves and maintains vital ports and waterways. The bill authorizes construction of the proposed Sabine-Neches Waterway channel improvement project. “This project benefits the United States in many ways. It… Keep reading →