$3 million prize competition for innovation in marine renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that together with the Department of Energy (DOE) are sponsoring a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine renewable energy-powered ocean observing platforms. The Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize will draw upon American innovators to accelerate technology development through a…

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SafeMetrix MET-3S Extends Soft Skills e-Assessment to All Officer Ranks

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) SafeMetrix powered by Safebridge, announces the release of 2 new versions of its soft skills e-assessment MET-3S and now the product is available for all officer ranks. The new additions provide valid and reliable assessment of the soft skills of Operational and Management Level Engine Officers. MET-3S – Rank-Specific Assessments of Soft Skills SafeMetrix…

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Maritime innovation: First ever electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod® electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo transshipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the industry to feature ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion. Both vessels, due for delivery to Oldendorff…

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Why Online Training is Essential for Your Business Performance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) “Online learning is not the next big thing; it is the now big thing.” — Donna J. Abernathy, former editor of Training + Development Magazine. Organisations today are aware of the rising demand for modern and more personalised approaches when it comes to training and the need to develop employees quickly and effectively. Online…

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Blockchains: the next supply chain revolution?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every second, value is exchanged up and down the supply chain, be this goods, services, money or data. Each exchange is a transaction, which must be fast, precise and easily agreed upon by those participating. Blockchain technology, also known as “distributed ledger technology”, is a decentralised digital record of such transactions. However, unlike traditional…

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Legal briefing – Autonomous Shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Autonomous shipping is looking ever more likely to be the future of the maritime industry. The use of robots in shipping is nevertheless not new. Robotics technology has been in use in underwater and surface settings for some time but the rapidly advancing technology towards crewless and remotely controlled vessels has fast-forwarded the need…

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