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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

these installations.The offshore wind market in the Europe region is currently leading and is followed by North-America and Asia-Pacific market.But it is expected that North-America will grow at the highest CAGR, owing to the approval of various offshore wind farm projects in countries such as U.S and Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas

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Teledyne CARIS’ Padilla Earns National Award for Excellence

as the Undergraduate Extraordinary Award for the best academic transcript in February 2016. She then earned a Master’s Degree in Geodesy and Cartography from the Polytechnic University of Madrid where she was the recipient of a graduate award for the best academic transcript. In 2016, she moved to Canada where she completed an MSc of Geodesy and Geomatics at the University of New Brunswick.“We’re all very excited to learn that Marta has received this award,” commented Patrick Bradley, Director of Engineering, Teledyne CARIS. “Having joined Teledyne CARIS last fall, Marta is

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Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

– so we will be providing a selection of on-water demos allowing attendees to see and experience the technology in action.In terms of actual attendee numbers, we were delighted to connect 1,775 unique attendees from around the world at the inaugural San Diego event, many from across the U.S. and Canada and from a variety of ocean-based industries. Although that was a solid start, we are eager to mirror the growth of the London event, and plan to attract 2,750 from across the Americas and beyond next year.What do you consider to be your best ‘lessons learned’ in the wake of the first

Fig. 1: Teledyne RDI ADCP attached to a hydrographic package before lowering to great depths. Credit: J. Lemus (U. Hawaii). https://goo.gl/VfvYn1

Full-Depth Current Profiling Around the Global Ocean

deep currents.Fig. 5: LADCP data show the deep extent of the Great Whirl, a large intense gyre off Somalia.Units: Depth(m), Distance(deg). Credit: T. Chereskin (Scripps Inst. Oceanography) https://goo.gl/WsmhuVLong-Term SectionsFor two decades, German researchers have monitored boundary currents off Canada at 53°N. Across their persistent section defined by 3–5 moorings, the scientists repeated 12–15 LADCP stations during 13 cruises. As a result, data from 150 LADCP stations supplemented the moorings to describe the overturning contribution from the Labrador Sea. Strong currents were

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Exploring Deep-seafloor Mineral Deposits

able to minimize the disturbance to the seafloor and its surrounding environment.This project forms part of the NOC’s ongoing research into seafloor resources and is a collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Universities of Southampton, Cardiff and Leeds, Memorial University in Canada, as well as Oxford Museum, GEOMAR, Nautilus Minerals, VNIIOkeangeologia from Russia, and SMD Ltd

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India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

.The ISA allows India to explore an area in the Indian Ocean of 75,000 square kilometers (about 29,000 square miles), equal to roughly 2 percent of the country's size.Moon, Mars... and the OceanOnce thought to be too costly and difficult, industrial-scale sea mining could begin as early as 2019.Canada's Nautilus Minerals is on track to become the first company to start operations, which it plans to launch near the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, according to a company statement.All countries are as yet in the experimental or exploratory phase, and the ISA is still hammering out

Participants at The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project regional mapping meeting for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans gathered in Palisades, New York. (Photo: The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed)

First Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Meeting

Topography (GMRT) Synthesis, EMODnet Bathymetry, AusSeabed, University of Tasmania, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Germany, the Republic of Mauritius Ministry of Defence and Rodrigues, the Marine Institute Ireland, the Geological Survey of Canada, and offshore survey company Fugro.Further presentations focused on tools and technologies, and included a presentation from the IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry, an overview of recent and ongoing gap analysis conducted by NOAA to assess coverage within the US Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Husky SeaRose FPSO Ops Suspended

, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel are suspended, with all production wells secure, after an oil release, according to information released by Husky EnergyOperations will remain suspended until a full inspection of all facilities is completed and Husky has received the support and approval of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).Production was shut in at the White Rose field Thursday, November 15 due to operational safety concerns resulting from severe weather. Once conditions had returned to normal operating parameters on Friday, November 16, and safety checks were completed

Sensor Technology Expands

ocean, testing facilities, and post-secondary and government research centers that will help them accelerate, while contributing to the province’s ocean economy.”In addition, Sensor Technology is putting together an Acoustics Collective Thought Leadership Group with the members of Atlantic Canada’s Ocean Tech community. The collective will help further COVE’s mission for collaborative innovation specific to acoustics players

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China Plumbs Ocean Depths for Cobalt

samples from cobalt-bearing mountains deep in the Pacific.The cobalt-rich crusts could one day curb the world's dependence on cobalt from Democratic Republic of Congo, but most companies say deep sea mining is a distant prospect.Maersk Supply Service, part of shipping company Maersk, is working with Canada's DeepGreen to harvest metallic rocks from the ocean floor."It is a promising business area with the potential for significant future growth," Maersk Supply Service said in an email. "Production is a few years away."Miner-trader Glencore has a stake in DeepGreen which would

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Long Range UUV to Feature Fuel Cell Power

and suction anchor. The UUV, known as Solus-LR, will have a target range of 2,000 km and is designed to stay submerged for multi-month missions.Cellula said it is moving forward with the project after having received approval to proceed with phase 3 of a contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defense's (DND) science and technology organization, Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC), under the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) Program.“This S&T program will showcase Cellula’s

RBR Opens Office in China

Oceanographic instrumentation manufacturer RBR announced it has opened RBR China in Qingdao. The wholly-owned foreign enterprise under the direction of RBR Ltd. (Canada) will support the growing customer base and collaborative business development activities in China, the company said.“The market in China is huge and the local innovation in ocean science research, operational oceanography, deep sea studies and autonomous vehicle development is tremendous. RBR’s continued investment in China will help enable more innovative projects in China and allow RBR to share these experiences and

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TGS Remains Upbeat as Shares Drop

the year before," TGS said in a statement.In the third quarter advance payments from oil firms covered 33 percent of operational investments, down from 54 percent a year ago, the quarterly report showed.TGS also said it also took impairments of $10 million in the period as some projects in Brazil, Canada and the U.S. part of the Gulf of Mexico were delayed.Its shares were trading 10.9 percent down by 1021 GMT."TGS shares fell on missed consensus expectations, which might have been too high," Fredrik Stene at Pareto Securities said. "A 10 percent fall is a way too heavy reaction for

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Underwater Glider Goes Searching for North Atlantic Right Whales

operating cost of a vessel or aircraft. Leveraging the capabilities of modern robotics and computers, it can operate day and night and in most weather conditions and it delivers near real-time data to inform conservation decisions. These technological advances are being developed right here in Atlantic Canada for the protection of right whales in our own backyard. This is important and gratifying work.”  The Ocean Tracking Network is providing deployment, recovery, and financial support for the project. The Slocum glider and piloting services are being provided by Teledyne Webb Research

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Hunting Hydrocarbons

vessel. The Slocum G2 Glider can operate down to 1,000m and for 4,000-6,000km, with alkaline batteries (600-1,500km with alkaline), for up to six months (30 days with alkaline), traveling at up to 2kt. Positional accuracy can be supported using a Doppler velocity log (DVL) and magnetometers.Working with Canada-based JASCO Applied Sciences, Blue Ocean has been doing passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) projects to aid environmental and anthropogenic monitoring during seismic surveys and, it hopes soon, also around offshore wind piling operations monitoring. For PAM operations, broad spectrum hydrophones are

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Canada's Halifax-Class Frigates Get a Sonar Upgrade

Nautel, together with General Dynamics, will upgrade and maintain underwater sensors on the Halifax-class frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) contract awarded to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada.The upgraded sensors will offer the RCN an improved ability to detect and track underwater threats utilizing advanced Sonar amplifiers and transducers designed and manufactured by Nautel.As part of the hull-mounted sonar upgrade program, Nautel will supply NS72-36 sonar amplifiers and Mk II broadband transducers. According to Nautel

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MacDonald to Lead Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Kendra MacDonaldhas been tapped as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC), responsible for leading the organization to build Canada’s ocean economy into one of the country’s most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments.The OSC is an industry-led collaboration that is created around a critical mass of ocean-based companies in Atlantic Canada to tackle the shared challenges of multiple ocean sectors through a collaborative program of innovation activities. The OSC is a national undertaking, with investment from companies in eight provinces

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