Georg Ossian Sars was such a significant Norwegian marine scientist that three of the Institute of Marine Research’s ships have been named after him. Sars is best known for his research on the migration and spawning pattern of fish, while few may know that he discovered and described a number of different crustaceans. Now another Norwegian researcher has contributed to the knowledge about the crustaceans. Claudia Halsband is the lead author of a chapter in the book series “The Natural History of the Crustacea.” The best GO Sars would probably love to be able to immerse themselves in this, perhaps followed by long discussions about the fascinating crustaceans with his always committed brother-in-law Fridtjof Nansen.

SOLUSV, a new Launch and Recovery system for unmanned craft has been proven in testing that took place on Norway’s West Coast. The SOLUSV system is the result of a long and successful collaboration between two of Norway’s most recognizable maritime brands, Vestdavit and H. Henriksen. SOLUSV is a cost-effective and compact equipment fit for […]

Vestdavit Inc., the US operation set up by industry-leading davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the United States Navy. Currently under construction by global shipbuilder Austal at its yard in Mobile, Alabama, the EPFs will assist the Navy’s military and humanitarian efforts worldwide. […]