Tag Archives: Ocean

Top New Travel Videos: “Postcard From West Papua” By Kevin Sempe

Directed by Kevin SEMPE

A film by CINEMARINE / FOXROAD FILMS
Produced by AQUA LUNG
Starring Emilie JUMEAUX, Kevin SEMPE
Additional Images Steven MENDE, Abdurrahman COSAR

Postcard From West Papua Travel Video by Kevin Sempe 2019

Special thanks to PAPUA EXPLORERS\

A quick recollection of a shoot in West Papu, through different places in Raja Ampat.

Postcard From West Papua Travel Video by Kevin Sempe 2019

Website: http://www.foxroadfilms.com/

Short Film Showcase: “Daughter Of The Sea” Directed By Maceo Frost

Directed by Maceo Frost

Director of Photography – Christophe Collette
Underwater DoP – Vincent Kardasik

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Executive producer – Blaise Izard
Line Producer – Manu Henoque
Editor Andreas – Arvidsson
Composer – Gustav Karlström
Sound design – Anton Ahlberg
Colorist – Nicke Jacobsson
Production co – badassfilms.tv

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

“Daughter of the Sea” is a short film exploring a fishermans relationship with his daughter and the sea. Shot in the French town St Jean de Luz.

Daughter Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed bt Maceo Frost (2019)

Website: http://www.maceofrost.com/

IBM Announces First Fully-Autonomous Ship That Will Cross The Atlantic In September 2020

From an IBM newsroom online release:

“Putting a research ship to sea can cost tens of thousands of dollars or pounds a day and is limited by how much time people can spend onboard – a prohibitive factor for many of today’s marine scientific missions,” said Brett Phaneuf, a Founding Board Member of ProMare and Co-Director of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project (together with fellow Board Member Fredrik Soreide). “With this project, we are pioneering a cost-effective and flexible platform for gathering data that will help safeguard the health of the ocean and the industries it supports.”

LONDONOct. 16, 2019   IBM announced today that it has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, that are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic on the fourth centenary of the original Mayflower voyage in September 2020.

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will use IBM’s AI, most powerful servers, cloud and edge computing technologies to navigate autonomously and avoid ocean hazards as it makes its way from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts. If successful, it will be one of the first self-navigating, full-sized vessels to cross the Atlantic Ocean and will open the door on a new era of autonomous research ships.

To read more: https://newsroom.ibm.com/2019-10-16-IBM-Boards-the-Mayflower-Autonomous-Ship-Project#assets_all

Top New Wildlife Films: “Chungungo – A Mentor’s Tale” Directed By Ben Goertzen (2019)

Written and Directed By: BEN GOERTZEN

Producers: RENE ARANEDA CONTRERAS, MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ

Chungungo A Mentor’s Tale Directed by BEN GOERTZEN 2019

Executive Producers: DENY STAGGS, RENE ARANEDA CONTRERAS, MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ

Director of Photography: BEN GOERTZEN

Chungungo A Mentor’s Tale Directed by BEN GOERTZEN 2019

Underwater Director of Photography:MAURICIO HANDLER-RUIZ

Chungungo A Mentor’s Tale Directed by BEN GOERTZEN 2019An endangered, South American Marine Otter mother and her two pups act as a vehicle into a poetic exploration of the threshold between comfort and action. Through blending traditional blue-chip cinematography with a philosophical narration the smallest marine mammal in the world is used as a mentor to teach humans about trusting their internal compass and confronting difficult questions. From showing a caring mother, to a playful sibling bond, to the kelp forests that nourish their entire ecosystem, this film aims to build empathy for animals as complex beings with more depth than we give them credit for.

Website: http://www.aquaterrafilms.com/

Environment: World’s Largest Research Vessel “REV Ocean” Launches, Will Be Towed To Norway

From a REVOcean.org news release:

REV Ocean world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel rear viewREV Ocean will be equipped for conducting missions that cover the entire marine ecosystem. It will be used by scientists and innovators for ‘solutions’ oriented research that explore issues such as the impact CO2 emissions have on the ocean, plastic pollution, and unsustainable fishing. REV Ocean will be an inclusive global vehicle for testing and proliferating ocean solutions. The vessel is 182.9 meters long and will have the capacity of holding 55 scientists and 35 crew. Equipment onboard includes scientific trawls, sonar systems, laboratories, auditorium and classrooms, moonpool, AUV and submarine, an ROV with 6000 meters depth capacity, and advanced communication equipment.

A monumental day for a monumental ship. REV Ocean is thrilled to announce the first water launch of the world’s largest and most advanced research and expedition vessel (REV Ocean). After an extensive and complicated build period over the past 18 months, the vessel was finally lowered into the water today at the VARD Tulcea shipyard in Romania.

Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean, commented: “Today is an especially exciting day, our state-of-the-art research vessel has achieved a major milestone and we are now one step closer to realizing our vision of safeguarding the ocean. We look forward with great anticipation to REV Ocean’s journey to Norway and seeing the next stage of progress towards our ambitions of developing ocean solutions.”

To read more click on the following link: https://www.revocean.org/rev_splash/

Top Road Trips: St. Martins, New Brunswick Is Home To The World’s Highest Tides

From a National Geographic online article:

New Brunswick CanadaOn the mainland, drive east to St. Martins, gateway to The Fundy Trail, a 6,323-acre coastal wilderness park. Wind along coastal cliffs on the 19-mile Fundy Trail Parkway to watch the tides and access paths to waterfalls, beaches, and a suspension bridge.

In St. Martins, the world’s highest tides create the rare opportunity to explore sea caves on foot and on the water. Check the tide chart to plan a low-tide walk out to the caves, allowing plenty of time to return to shore before the water rises. At high tide, float into the caves on a Red Rock Adventure sea kayaking trip.

Watch a six-hour timelapse of the rising tide that lifts fishing boats 50 up from the tidal bottom:

To read more click on the following link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/canada/partner-content-bay-of-fundy-best-road-trip/