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Video: EvoLogics Unveils New Bionic AUV

on underwater communication and networking for UUVs.The goal of BONUS SEAMOUNT is to develop innovative autonomous vehicles and integrated sensor systems for complex real-time sea surveying, analysis and monitoring, and then to apply these in the study of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) in the Baltic Sea. SEAMOUNT UUVs would locate and monitor SGD and associated nutrients and/or pollutants in coastal waters.Coordinated by EvoLogics, SEAMOUNT project is funded within the framework of “BONUS - Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region”, the joint Baltic Sea research and development

Deployment of MacArtney TRIAXUS for vertical profiling (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney to Supply Swedish Research Vessel

this integrated system solution is the R/V Svea, a brand new research and survey vessel built at the Armon shipyard in Vigo, Spain for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), now operating in Skagerrak, Kattegat and the Baltic Sea.  The new research vessel, constructed for a wide range of maritime research and environmental monitoring, will be used by SLU and SMHI to collect scientific data for environmental monitoring, climate research and fishing quotas. The MacArtney package will be utilized to assist in this mission

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New Research Vessels Choose Scantrol

a combination of Scantrol iSYM Autotrawl and Scantrol Active Heave Compensation (AHC) systems.Scantrol recently delivered a complete package of control systems to the new Swedish oceangoing research vessel R/V Svea. The vessel is especially adapted for research and environmental monitoring in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerak and Öresund. The vessels main activity is ecosystem investigation with a focus on recurrent monitoring of fish stocks and water quality, by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Swedish Meterological and Hydrological Institute.With Scantrol AHC the vessel

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JFC Acquires Ortega Submersibles

cold water temperature exchange rate. This minimises the physical impact of the insertion or extraction operation and ensures divers are able to keep fatigue to an absolute minimum.Development, testing and trials of JFD’s existing range of SDVs has taken place in the Stockholm archipelago, the Baltic Sea, Portland harbour and the waters off the west coast of Scotland. Fully tailored to customer requirements, the vehicles combine the Swedish commitment to safety-led design and the ship-building heritage of the Clyde; all underpinned by a unique operational pedigree with operator input at all stages

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Design Studies for Replacement of R/V DANA

radiated noise (URN) emission. In carrying out the design, the key design drivers and other design issues have been scrutinized and evaluated to arrive at optimal design solutions, which prioritizes regulatory compliance, safety, and environment.The DTU Aqua operating area will primarily be the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Kattegat, the Skagerrak, the North Sea, the North Atlantic and Greenlandic waters in summer and autumn. The vessel is designed to operate world-wide including the geographical coverage area of the IMO Polar Code up till approx. 80o N depending on the ice situation.The

Pioneering Spirit transports the drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development (Photo: Allseas)

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

to the field to install the 26,000 t processing platform topsides and the 18,000 t living quarters platform topsides. This third-party engagement was already stipulated in Nord Stream 2's contract with Allseas signed in April 2017.Nord Stream 2 said it expects Pioneering Spirit will return to the Baltic Sea to continue laying pipeline within about one month's time."We have a complex, non-linear schedule for laying the twin Nord Stream 2 pipelines, taking into account the environmental requirements and using a large number of vessels for the implementation of various activities," said

Rendering of RV Svea (Image: Skipsteknisk)

AML Equips New Swedish Research Vessel

2019, will feature a range of high-tech equipment, including a Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP), announced Canadian instrumentation manufacturer AML Oceanographic.By including a MVP on the new vessel, the scientists expect to gain a clearer understanding of the oceanographic dynamics encountered in the Baltic Sea, such as strong halocline layers and anoxic waters. Furthermore, the high data density that MVP can provide will improve the data quality from the many hydroacoustic measurements conducted on RV Svea and make SMHI’s oceanographic models substantially more accurate, according to AML Oceanographic

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Poland and Denmark to Build Baltic Gas Pipeline

Poland's gas grid operator Gaz-System and its Danish counterpart have given the final go-ahead to invest in building a gas pipeline linking Poland with Norway's deposits via the Baltic Sea and Denmark, Gaz-System said on Friday.The 900-kilometres (560-mile) pipeline, known as the Baltic Pipe, is a Polish project designed to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. The Baltic Pipe is expected to be ready in 2022 when Poland's long-term deal with Russia's Gazprom expires.(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Adrian Croft)

Pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline has started in Finland (Photo: Allseas)

US warns sanctions still an option against Nord Stream 2

The United States could yet impose new sanctions to try to block construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea to the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to the EU said on Tuesday.Asked if Donald Trump could take further measures to thwart a project which the president has said would leave EU countries even more beholden to Moscow for their energy, Gordon Sondland said: "We have not deployed the full set of tools yet that could significantly undermine if not outright stop the project."Addressing an audience at the European Policy Centre think-tank in Brussels

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Knud E. Hansen, DTU Aqua Pact on Marine Research Vessel

design with minimal operating and lifespan costs. Such a ship will in a European context become a unique platform for marine research and polar exploration in the Arctic regions at an attractive price.Like the R/V DANA IV the new research vessel will be designed for operations in icy waters in both the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic. The vessel should be classed to Polar Code PC B 6/7 as well as comply with high standards for low level of underwater radiated noise during scientific operations.The ship will be designed with an efficient fishing gear configuration and will have several laboratories. Also

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