• Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The National Geographic Traveller.

    Emphasizing hands-on, low-tech sailing, the Golden Globe Race 2018 (GGR 2018) takes circumnavigation back in time.   Nearly five decades have passed since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston won the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, becoming the first man to sail solo and nonstop around the planet. Next year will see a...

    The Internet of Underwater Things promises to revolutionize our interaction with the submarine environment.   Today the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly spreading across the terrestrial and  aerial worlds. This network of so-called smart devices, each enabled with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and...

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    The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship takes high-tech to the high seas. In 2020, it will be the first full-sized craft to cross the Atlantic without a single person aboard.   It was in late 1620 that the converted Dutch cargo ship Mayflower made its famous ocean crossing, carrying 102 pilgrims and a crew of about 30...

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    With a growing number of key shipboard systems now becoming digitized and interconnected, cybersecurity is an increasingly important part of maritime risk management.   To date, the number of recorded maritime cyberattacks has been minimal. But as the commercial shipping industry moves into the autonomous era, the risk...