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3941 Park Drive Suite 20-218 El Dorado Hills, Calif., U.S. 95762 Tel: 530-677-1019 Email: [email protected] Website: www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin Number of Employees: 7 Seafloor Systems, Inc. was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1999 by veteran Naval Hydrographer John Tamplin to provide hydrographic survey equipment and consulting to Survey companies in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, Seafloor Systems has expanded its business to provide hydrographic survey equipment rental, sales, and manufacturing to Geophysical and Hydrographic Survey companies worldwide.

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New Remotely Controlled Multibeam Survey System

Provider of specialized survey equipment to the hydrographic and geophysical survey community, Seafloor Systems, Inc. has released its EchoBoat-RCV remotely controlled survey vessel with integrated multibeam echosounder.   Following testing and trials, the EchoBoat multibeam system is now available for purchase and rental to conduct high-resolution surveys for inspection, engineering and construction projects. The system can be operated from shore with remote desktop control to enable the user to calibrate the system as well as carry out accurate and detailed hydrographic surveys.  

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Seafloor Systems Inc.

3941 Park Drive Suite 20-218 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 T: +1 530 677 1019 E: [email protected] W: www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin No. of Employees: 7 The Company Seafloor Systems, Inc. was formed in Portland, OR, in 1999 by veteran naval hydrographer John Tamplin to provide hydrographic survey equipment and consulting to survey companies in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in geophysical survey equipment, Seafloor has built up the largest multibeam echosounder rental pool in the U.S., providing  full spectrum of equipment, software, personnel, training

Josh Grava (Photo: Seafloor Systems)

Grava Named VP at Seafloor Systems

Seafloor Systems announced that Josh Grava, Sales Manager, North America, RESON Teledyne Marine, is joining John Tamplin, President, Seafloor Systems, Inc. in a newly created position, Vice President Sales. Josh will manage U.S. and International sales and rentals for all multibeam hydrographic sonar systems. Grava joined RESON in 1997, straight from University of California Santa Barbara, as sales and marketing assistant. Within a year, he created a sales manager position for himself with RESON’s Transducer and Hydrophone product line, and through dedicated business development, steadily

U.S. Navy mine test targets being readied for Knifefish at-sea mine-hunting evaluation (Photo: General Dynamics Mission Systems)

US Navy Tests UUV for Mine-hunting Operations

systems currently used by the Navy,” said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of Maritime and Strategic Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems.   Simulating mine-hunting missions, the UUV located and classified mine test targets submerged at various depths and on the seafloor. Knifefish is also capable of locating and identifying mines buried in the seafloor.    “The Navy continues to work with its industry partner, General Dynamics Mission Systems, to develop, test, and deliver the needed Knifefish capability to the fleet,” Capt. Jon Rucker,

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3941 Park Drive    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762    T: +1-530-677-1019    [email protected]    www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin    No. of Employees: 10    Annual Sales: $3m   Seafloor Systems, Inc. provides a full spectrum of hydrographic survey equipment, software, personnel, training and support—specializing in the geophysical sector—for survey companies worldwide. The company develops and manufactures the HydroLite portable hydrographic survey

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Hunting for Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Gulf of Mexico

In collaboration with multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues to map the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico to pull together a complete picture of geological features, including hydrocarbon seeps.   This latest survey, Otos, follows the completion of another TGS industry-funded Gigante survey in 2016, on the Mexican side of the 1,500-kilometer wide Gulf. Fugro has deployed two state-of-the-art geophysical survey vessels to acquire multibeam echo sounder (MBES) and sub-bottom profile data over the western, central and eastern regions of the United States’ continental slope.

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LinkQuest Enters Multibeam Echosounder Market

LinkQuest Inc. has recently added a multibeam echosounder product into its product family of acoustic instruments: the EchoSweep 300 multibeam Echosounder. According to LinkQuest, the EchoSweep 300 is a high-resolution, highly robust and cost-effective swath bathymetric system for the mapping of seafloor, inland waterways and reservoirs. The EchoSweep 300 system, which maps the seafloor by a sweep of very narrow acoustic beams, is capable of reaching up to 280 meters in range with 140 beams. It operates at 260 KHz and has a swath coverage of 140 degrees. The new product can map the seafloor faster

HYPACK Holds Hydrographic Training Event

LLC Measutronics Corp. Specialty Devices Inc. Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. Falmouth Scientific Inc. EdgeTech OGI Inc. R2Sonic Navigation Electronics, Inc. Imagenex Oceanscience Group SonTek Subsea Technologies, Inc. Valeport Ltd. SBG Systems Novatel Inc. AML Oceanographic Seafloor Systems, Inc. Survey Equipment Services L-3 Klein Associates, Inc.   (As published in the November/December 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine

Teledyne RESON T50-R Ultrahigh resolution Multibeam Echosounder with fully integrated Inertial Navigation System (Image: Seafloor Systems)

Seafloor Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Teledyne

Seafloor Systems has signed an International Distributorship Agreement with Teledyne RESON and Teledyne BlueVew, business units of Teledyne Instruments, Inc.   BlueView manufactures a variety of underwater surveying systems, including M900-2250 2D and 3D imaging sonars, and BV5000 3D Multibeam inspection sonars. RESON manufactures the SeaBat Multibeam Sonar systems, including the new SeaBat T-series (SeaBat T50-P, T20-P, and new T50-R, T20-R).   Seafloor Systems provides and supports customized integrated turnkey sonar solutions, both sales and rentals. In addition, the company recently

EchoBoat-MB (Photo: Seafloor Systems)

EchoBoat-MB Making its Way to Mexico

Seafloor Systems delivers EchoBoat-MB to Consorcio IUYET S.A. de C.V.   Seafloor Systems announced the delivery of one of its EchoBoat-MB systems to Consorcio IUYET S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest engineering firms.   The EchoBoat-MB is a remotely controlled, multipurpose vessel capable of carrying multiple sensors for hydrographic survey projects. The system delivered to Consorcio is equipped with Sonic 2020 Multibeam Echosounder by R2Sonic LLC, Ekinox-D High Accuracy Dual GPS Inertial System by SBG Systems, miniSVS Sound Velocity Measurement Sensor by Valeport Ltd and HYSWEEP

SST Wins $15 Mln Order for Navy Seafloor Cable Project

testing of components; and documentation of all subsystems.   SST President, Judith Meggitt remarked, “This contract award is the result of many years of successful support for NAVFAC EXWC and proven performance. Our team of ocean engineering professionals has years of experience installing seafloor systems. It is gratifying to be awarded this Task Order for a critical national system.”   SST's Project Manager, Michael Harrison, commented, “Seafloor cables are a core business for SST. This is the latest in a series of successful seafloor system projects, and we look forward

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Nautilus Minerals Recommences Exploration Programs

Nautilus Minerals Inc. has signed a contract with Gardline CGG Pte Ltd. to provide exploration services for Nautilus' 2015 program in the Solomon Islands. The vessel MV Duke will be used to generate targets to expand Nautilus' Seafloor Massive Sulphide (SMS) prospect inventory within its 100% owned Solomon Islands exploration licenses. The contract with Gardline CGG is for 43 days of services, mobilizing from Brisbane, Australia on or about April 25, 2015.  The program will define SMS targets using efficient multibeam echo sounder and plume hunting techniques. Plume hunting is a regional

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Nautilus Seafloor Production Tools Arrive in Oman

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced, on behalf of the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85 percent and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15 percent, a subsidiary of Petromin Holdings PNG), that the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) have arrived safely at Duqm Port in Oman. The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port. The testing is one of the next major steps in the progession towards seafloor production, and will involve submerged testing of: Control systems operations and feedback Hydraulic functions Collection system functions Survey and

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Uncharted Depths: Exploring the Marianas with SuBastian

along the zone of spreading, where it creates new ocean crust.”    This tectonic environment is unlike anywhere else on earth, providing a range of geophysical and geochemical conditions for chemosynthetic organisms, and supporting a surprisingly diverse biological community on the seafloor.   In the Mariana region, only the Volcanic Arc has been systematically explored for hydrothermal vents. Scientists discovered 20 hydrothermally active seamounts and more than 20 new species exclusive to the area. Yet, more than 600 km of the Mariana Back-arc still remain uncharted. 

Govt. Funds Help OceanWorks Improve Its Junction Boxes

connection is being developed which allows for far more flexibility in node deployment location.”   The selection of instrumentation is virtually unlimited with power and control connections made with the use of the OceanWorks nodes and junction boxes. This is a new advancement in Seafloor Observatory systems technology

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MacArtney Winch System for Seafloor Mineral Exploration

Exploration (Tampa, Florida) has recently procured a powerful MacArtney MERMAC R50 AHC (Active Heave Compensation) winch for use onboard the R/V Dorado Discovery. In partnership with St. Vincent Bay Exploration (SVBE) based out of Moss Landing, California, Odyssey will use the winch to deploy various seafloor exploration systems and equipment in the Pacific Ocean. Deep-Ocean Exploration Pioneers Principally renowned for its remarkable achievements as a world leading deep-ocean explorer of shipwrecks and sunken treasures, Odyssey Marine Exploration also holds a proven track record in the exploration

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Optech Debuts Turbid Water Module for CZMIL

to capture. Based on Optech’s extensive experience in lidar bathymetry waveform analysis, the Turbid Water Module is an addition to the Optech CZMIL HydroFusion workflow specifically designed to detect and extract bathymetry measurements from turbid, shallow waters and muddy, less reflective seafloors, areas where previous lidar bathymeters could not extract depth measurements. Combined with the advanced hardware of the Optech CZMIL, the Turbid Water Module has successfully made seafloor measurements from very shallow waters (depth <1-2 m) in highly turbid conditions (Kd >0.5 m-1) with

New Seafloor Production Tools for Nautilus

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced that the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85 percent and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15 percent) has taken delivery of the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPT) from Soil Machine Dynamics Limited’s (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne.   The three SPTs are now en route to Oman, where they are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port. The Company plans to use the SPTs to cut and extract high grade copper and gold from the seafloor at the Solwara 1 Joint Venture’s project site in the Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea, with

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CTI Adds Finlayson as Chief Scientist

Chesapeake Technology, Inc. (CTI), a developer of hydrographic survey software for sidescan, sub-bottom, magnetometer and bathymetric applications, announced the appointment of David Finlayson as chief scientist. Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with cofounder and CTO, John Gann, to optimize algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases, CTI said. Finlayson joins CTI from the U.S. Geological Survey where he supervised seafloor mapping operations for the Pacific region and conducted research into

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