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Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

Seismic data processing and licensing company Fairfield Geotechnologies announced Tuesday that Chris Sugahara will succeed Charles "Chuck" Davison as CEO of the company.Sugahara, a third-generation family member at Fairfield Maxwell, is a Senior Vice President and the Treasurer of the company. Prior to joining Fairfield in 2004, he served as an Associate in the Hedge Fund Investments Group at Credit Suisse Asset Management and an Analyst in the Private Wealth Management division of Credit Suisse First Boston. Sugahara is the Chairman of the Sugahara Family Ownership Board, the Chairman of

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Magseis to Acquire Fairfield Seismic Technologies

confidence in the combined management team. We are also pleased that the transaction will provide Fairfield-Maxwell additional capital for potential reinvestment in Fairfield Geotechnologies’ remaining data licensing and data processing business.”The Chairman, CEO and President of Fairfield, Charles W. (Chuck) Davison, has been proposed as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Magseis upon completion of the Transaction. Anthony Dowd, President and CEO of Fairfield-Maxwell Ltd, has been proposed as a member of Magseis' nomination committee

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A System of Systems Approach to Mine Countermeasures

both object avoidance and threat mitigation for the Z-Boat. A Teledyne Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) then conducted a search-classify-map sidescan survey of the basin. Teledyne CARIS-Onboard, which was running on the Gavia AUV, performed mosaicing of the sidescan data in near real time while Charles River Analytics’ ATR software, also running in near real time on the Gavia AUV, used advanced image processing algorithms to analyze the CARIS mosaics and perform automatic target recognition (ATR).The coordinates of a mine-like object were passed to Marine Advanced Research’s WAM-V

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Arctic Offshore Salmon Farm to Come Online in Late 2020

Norway Royal Salmon is on track to begin output from its Arctic Offshore Farming development project in 2020, CEO Charles Hoestlund told Reuters on Tuesday."We are on track to begin output of small salmon in autumn 2020 (and then it takes 1-2 years before harvesting)," Hoestlund said while presenting the company's second-quarter earnings."Investments are in the range 625-650 million Norwegian crowns ($74-$77 million) for two facilities with 3,000 tonnes of salmon in each of them," he said.Norway Royal Salmon was awarded development licences this year to produce up to 5,990

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Studying Aliens of the Deep

fields of soft robotics and origami-inspired engineering to apply those technologies to solve problems in an entirely different discipline, and we are excited to see the ways in which this synergy creates novel solutions,” said Wood, who is a Founding Core Faculty member of the Wyss Institute, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SEAS, and also a National Geographic Explorer.“Collaboration across disciplines is a defining feature of the Wyss Institute, and this work exemplifies how new innovations can emerge when scientists from vastly different fields start communicati

Researchers converted their three-finger soft manipulator to a two-finger version, seen here performing a pinch grasp on an extremely delicate sea cucumber. (Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute)

A Soft Solution to a Hard Underwater Problem

laboratory. The research is reported in PLOS One.“When interacting with soft, delicate underwater creatures, it makes the most sense for your sampling equipment to also be soft and gentle,” said co-author Rob Wood, Ph.D., a Founding Core Faculty member of the Wyss Institute who is also the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “It’s only recently that the field of soft robotics has developed to the point where we can actually build robots that can grasp these animals reliably

Unique Group Enters into West Africa JV

relationship and offering for our local clients.“Unique Group holds a large range of products which will now be more accessible for customers in the area. It is an exciting time for both companies and we look forward to the future while supporting the oil and gas industry in the region.”Sir Charles K Wami, CEO of Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety Ltd, commented, “Partnering with Unique Group extends our global presence and together we can continue to deliver products and services which are among the best in the world.  The in-depth industry knowledge and work ethic held by

Fairfield Geotechnologies Wins Persian Gulf Project

meet the challenging HSE and acquisition requirements of this project. Z700’s simplified deployment and retrieval process are suited to safely navigating through the dense infrastructure of a major gas field.“The Persian Gulf represents tremendous opportunity for OBN acquisition,” said Charles Davison, President and CEO, Fairfield Geotechnologies. “This project has it all: a complex and ecologically sensitive sea floor, crowded infrastructure and demanding geophysical objectives. We have the technology, the operational experience and the node inventory to make this project a success

Deepwater Survey Completed in Working Oilfield

second successful deployment of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ ZXPLR system.  ZXPLR is the newest generation of ocean bottom node technology and features a compact design, automated back deck systems, and powered and piloted subsea node deployment and retrieval for safe and efficient operations.Charles Davison, Jr., President and CEO of Fairfield Geotechnologies, noted the complexity of conducting seismic operations in a working oilfield. “Ocean bottom nodes are the only way to achieve the high quality, repeatable seismic data necessary to develop complex deepwater reservoirs. ZXPLR has

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Volvo Ocean Race)

Video: Prince Charles Addresses Ocean Summit

The Prince talked about the threats and solutions to the ocean plastic crisis during the Cardiff stopoverIn a speech at the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit in Cardiff, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, talked about the threat plastic is having on our oceans and how the work of organizations, such as the Volvo Ocean Race, are highlighting this ‘plastic plague’ and the solutions to it.The Prince of Wales said, “These Ocean Summits that bring together the worlds of sport, industry, government, science and ocean advocates, are a vital part of the collaborative steps that are being taken

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MTS: New Webinar Series on Oil Spill Impacts

pollution and related stressors of the marine and coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on conditions found in the Gulf of Mexico. Knowledge accrued will be applied to restoration and to improving the long-term environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico. Speakers at the webinar include: Dr. Charles “Chuck” A. Wilson serves as the GoMRI Chief Scientific Officer, which provides scientific and research advice and leadership to the GoMRI. Additionally, he supports the Research Board’s efforts to ensure the intellectual quality, research effectiveness, and scientific independence

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