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PRESS RELEASE | Oceanit Receives U.S. Department of Energy Awards to Support Novel Clean Hydrogen Strategy

Honolulu HI, 14 June 2021 – Oceanit has been awarded several 2021 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awards to develop novel clean energy technologies that enable sustainable hydrogen fuel use while reducing human climate impacts. Oceanit’s hydrogen programs will deliver

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IN THE NEWS | Oceanit’s ASSURE-100 in Honolulu Civil Beat

Oceanit recently spoke with Civil Beat journalist, Eleni Avendaño, about the ongoing trials and development of ASSURE rapid tests. Oceanit’s ASSURE is currently in clinical trials in multiple locations as the rapid tests advance towards submission to the U.S. FDA

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IN THE NEWS | Hawaii Declares Climate Emergency

Yesterday, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to declare a climate emergency as the state legislature passed Senate Resolution SCR44 to declare that “climate change threatens both humankind and the environment.” In doing so, we join 15 countries, the EuropeanRead more
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PRESS RELEASE | Tests Show DOE-Backed Nanocomposite Surface Treatment Effective Tool to Fight Microbiologically-Induced Corrosion

DragX-treated pipes were 36 times better at preventing corrosion material loss compared to untreated samples in accelerated-MIC lab tests Eni S.p.A. evaluated DragX in Alaska field tests, finding no formation of MIC pitting or damage, compared to untreated pipe which

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International Women’s Day 2021

March 8th is International Women’s Day–a day to commemorate the achievements of women and to acknowledge the work left to do in the fight for equality. IWD’s history stretches back to the labor movements of the early 20th century when

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Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Engineering – A 35 Year Success Story

There has been much debate about durable and responsible coastal engineering and design. Many feel that the only solution to climate change-induced sea level rise is to move away from the coastlines. Coastal engineers hold a different view—durable solutions can

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Ian Kitajima talks Aloha AI and Hawaii State Public Libraries

IN THE NEWS | Artificial Intelligence & the Hawaii State Public Library System

Did you know that the Hawaii State Public Library System is the only statewide library system in the entire United States? After Hawaii became a state in 1959, the Hawaii State Legislature pulled together all the county libraries and established

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Oceanit launches traffic safety internship with DOT

On Friday, January 29th, Oceanit hosted a livestream kickoff event from Nanakuli for a new AI traffic monitoring internship project. The kickoff was held in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HIDOT) and students from Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA).

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Virtual Talk Story: Hands-On Learning with KILO

Last week, Oceanit’s Tech Sherpa, Ian Kitajima, hosted a virtual talk story with STEM education professionals from across Hawaii to talk about a new initiative he is pioneering for students to gain hands-on industry experience. This new program, which he

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Looking Back on 2020 at Oceanit

 Nobody, including Oceanit, expected 2020 to be the chaotic and surreal a year that it was. In our 35 years in business, the Oceanit family has not experienced a local and global situation like this. From the global pandemic to incomplete or absent leadership and government policies, there were many reasons to be pessimistic.

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