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Quick Hits: June 1, 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting hurricane season, which officially kicks off today and runs through Nov. 30, will be above normal this year. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said there is a 60 percent chance of being an above-normal season, and only a 10 percent chance at being less active than usual.

As phased reopenings are starting to occur throughout the world — and on a state-by-state basis in the U.S. — ICOMIA is updating its country-by-country guide on how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting marine businesses globally. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations lobbies on behalf of national marine associations through committees that are critical in presenting a united voice to address issues that affect the industry as a whole. The latest update can be seen here. 

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Q&A with Çağın Genç

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