Balearic Islands News

Deployment of the Remus 600 to join the rest of the fleet - 5 AUVs and 1 USV - to begin an unmanned multi-vehicle collaborative mission. (Photo courtesy: Javier Gilabert)

Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills

for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST), 4University of Cyprus, Oceanography Centre, 5SASEMAR, Spanish Maritime Safety Agency, 6Irish Coast Guards, 7The Scottish Association for Marine Science - SAMS, 8Tallin University of Thechnology - TUT, 9University of Girona - UG, 10University of the Balearic Islands - UIB,  11Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskatelige Universitet – NTNU, 12Marine Technology Unit CSIC.     Tracking in-water oil spills before reaching the surface by using new emerging robotic technologies is bridging the gap between existing traditional technologies (modelling

Photo: Applied Acoustics

Mediterranean Excursion for Applied Acoustics’ Deep Tow Sparker

The Applied Acoustics deep-tow sparker DTS-500 has recently been deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, off the continental slope of Majorca, working on a project with SOCIB, the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forcasting body. Assisted by SOCIB’s Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician, Carlos Castilla Álvarez, the DTS-500 was deployed in deep water, up to 500m, at a distance up to 1km from the SOCIB research vessel.    “We achieved greater than 60m penetration and with increased data resolution, up to 15cms, the sub-bottom profiling results were excellent across

Prysmian Wins Subsea Cables Contract

a track record of both ongoing and completed projects for the connection of islands to mainland grids, like the Negros to Panay project in the Philippines, the Cyclades project in Greece, the Capri-Torre Annunziata project in Italy, the Ibiza-Mallorca and the Mallorca-Spanish mainland project in the Balearic islands, the Phu Quoc project in Vietnam and the Hudson Transmission Project interconnecting Manhattan to New Jersey in the U.S. Prysmian has also recently been awarded the milestone project NSN Link that will interconnect Norway and U.K. along a 740 km route.  

IslaLink Deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network

transport networking platform across its submarine network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform, enables IslaLink to differentiate its services and manage costs as it scales network capabilities. IslaLink operates submarine fiber optic cables between the Balearic Islands and the Spanish mainland. With the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, IslaLink can provide operators connection between mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, rapidly delivering 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet services. Infinera provides IslaLink with an Intelligent Transport Network featuring

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