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Yohei Sasakawa launches the operational phase of The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project in Tokyo in February 2018. Photo: GEBCO Seabed 2030

OiA '19 & GEBCO Seabed 2030

;s aims, requirements and methodology is essential to bring potential partners and contributors up to speed – and, ideally, get them on board. Consequently, a special Seabed 2030 Quickfire Presentation and Panel Discussion is to be held as a key technical session at the Oceanology International Americas 2019 conference and exhibition (OiA ’19) in the San Diego Convention Center on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 14.30-16.00.In the half-century since the first Oceanology International was staged in Brighton in 1969, this well-respected ocean science forum has expanded to become a must-attend event

Jason Giffen, Assistant VP, Port of San Diego,

Oi ‘Voices’: Jason Giffen, Port of San Diego

atmosphere in which to celebrate Oceanology International’s 50th Anniversary, grow our global oceanology networks, and explore new technology and opportunities for our blue planet together.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Marine Technology Reporter explores half a century of subsea technology development and discovery. Oceanology International Americas runs February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego.When Oceanology launched in 1969 in the seaside resort of Brighton the world was a very different place. For a start, Brighton was home to the mods and rockers, who would square off against each other on the town’s elegant seafront. The British currency included shillings and ha’ pennies and man had yet to step foot on the moon.More crucially, to the

Tony Hodgson, Regional Business Development Manager Europe, Fugro

Oi ‘Voices’: Tony Hodgson, Fugro

Fugro is able to demonstrate our leading market position in a range of services across a number of markets with marine renewables now taking a significant share of our business and the event overall.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Oi ‘Voices’: Jeff Smith, Riptide

from various countries worldwide and found that the results completely justified the effort to participate. As a result, Riptide will be at all Oceanology International conferences in the future.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

Matt Quartley, managing director, Valeport Ltd.

Oi "Voices": Matt Quartley, MD, Valeport

in London, or elsewhere.  We believe that Valeport has attended every single Oceanology show, growing steadily alongside them, and are delighted to be sharing our 50th birthday year with them.”To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:To register for OiA ‘19, visit http://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com

OiA ’19 Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, on stage at Catch The Next Wave in San Diego in 2017. Photo: Oceanology International

Oi Americas Set for San Diego

future-focused Catch the Next Wave conference with specially made welcome videoAfter 50 years as a mouthpiece and marketplace for the most transformative developments in ocean science and technology, Oceanology International (Oi) is due to celebrate its half-century with the Oceanology International Americas 2019 (OiA ‘19) conference and exhibition in the San Diego Convention Center, 25-27 February 2019, organised in association with The Maritime Alliance and featuring a Welcome Video by filmmaker James Cameron among its many highlights.From its comparatively modest but well-starred debut in Brighton

Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/

Commemorative Edition: Oi Turns 50

to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International, the largest and arguably the best subsea industry conference and exhibition in the world since its founding in 1969,Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/My thanks to Elaine Maslin, who did a fantastic job in bringing to life the people, the technology and the business developments in this unique segment over the last half century.The second, larger commemorative edition

SeaBird Wins 2D Survey in the Americas

Cyprus based marine seismic player SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contract to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil and gas company in the Americas region.The survey is due to commence during the second quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately two months.SeaBird will use the 1979-built vessel Harrier Explorer for the work.

Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019, Marine Technology Reporter visits with show director Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions for his insights on the development an direction of the organization’s Oceanology Americas event, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019, in San Diego.Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Oceanology International Americas 2019 is set for San Diego. Give us an overview of the exhibition… by the numbers… from the 2017 event. What are your expectations, in numbers, for 2019?Well, we’re hugely excited to be

DNV GL's test laboratory in Norway (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

, vice president of API Global Industry Services.“Through research and testing such as the work that DNV GL will complete, we contribute to a culture of safety, innovation and continuous improvement in the natural gas and oil industry,” Phillips added.Frank Ketelaars, Regional manager Americas, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, said, “It is encouraging to see API taking a leading role in enhancing industry safety. The type of fasteners tested are used in critical subsea applications and are often exposed to fatigue loads combined with high pressures and temperatures. Enhanced knowledge of

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Hydro Group Expands

range.Established in May 2018 by Ofer Kleiner and Moshe Eisenkraft, the firm based in Kfar Saba, Israel, is the official agent for specialist engineering firms active in the defense, aerospace and renewable energy industries.With a strong track record of international expansion in both Asia and the Americas, Hydro Group is continuing to identify local experts and new markets globally for its suite of subsea connectivity solutions.From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the

Oceanology International 2018 in London once again proved to be the world's most prolific subsea industry event. Image: Oi

Oi "Voices": Help Celebrate Oceanology International's 50th

"Oceanology International 50th Anniversary" editions, one in step with the San Diego event in 2019, another for the London event in 2020.The first will publish in tandem with the January/February 2019 edition of Marine Technology Reporter, and distribute both with the magazine as well as at Oi Americas 2019, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego. https://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com/MTR is interested to view everyone with a connection to the world-leading Oi events, with the potential to have your experience and history with Oi published for free in the special supplment.For

(Photo: Jumbo)

Jumbo Wins Leviathan Work

By using one of our DP equipped heavy lift construction vessels with its combination of transport and deepwater installation capabilities, we can provide a unique solution for the transportation and installation aspects of this project,” said Brian Boutkan, Head of Sales & Business Development Americas, Jumbo Offshore.The Leviathan Field is located in the I/14 Leviathan North and I/14 Leviathan South leases, approximately 125 kilometers west of Haifa, Israel, and 35 kilometers west of the Tamar field in the eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin. Water depth ranges from 1,600 to 1,750 meters

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

Manager for CSS, said, “Partnering with the group will give us an excellent opportunity to grow further in terms of geographical reach with our rental business. With our unified engineering expertise and technical support skills we are confident in our ability to execute subsea projects in the Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions with increased efficiency.&rdquo

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Shipping Companies Recognized for Efforts to Save Whales

;s marine sanctuaries acknowledged the following shipping companies for their participation in the 2017 vessel speed reduction program: Mediterranean Shipping Company; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.; Polar Tankers Inc.; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Hamburg Sud; ExxonMobil Corp.; Evergreen Marine Corp.; CSL Americas; Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; OSG Ship Management Inc.; Tesoro Far East Maritime Company.; Chevron Shipping Company LLC.Awards were presented by William Douros, Western Regional Director of the Office of the National Marine Sanctuaries; Greater Farallones Superintendent Maria

Fugro’s new first-of-its-kind airborne multibeam system, RAMMS, provides efficient bathymetric lidar surveys for nearshore and coastal mapping (Image: Fugro)

Fugro Advances Bathymetric Lidar Mapping Capabilities

improving upon other bathymetric lidar mapping capabilities.“Traditional bathymetric lidar technology requires customers to compromise between price, depth penetration and data density,” said Ed Saade, president of Fugro USA and regional director for Fugro’s Marine Division in the Americas. “With RAMMS, there’s no trade-off. It can achieve 3-Secchi disk depth penetration at a higher observation density than any comparable system on the market - and we’ve recorded seafloor depths as deep as 42 meters during a recent survey.”Described as a first-of-its-kind multibeam

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