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Verdane Invests in Danelec Marine

existing shareholders will continue to own shares in the company, and the management team, including CEO Hans Ottosen and COO Casper Jensen, will continue in their positions.Headquartered in Birkeroed, Denmark, Danelec Marine  is a supplier of voyage data recorders (VDR), ship-to-shore data communication systems and electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS).“Danelec Marine has been a pioneer in creating an integrated product-service approach that is without precedent in the maritime industry, and the company is well positioned to capture a large share of the emerging ship-shore


Mooring Cables for LoVe Ocean Observatory

;len Cabeled Ocean Observatory (LoVe) is a Norwegian infrastructure for marine research, monitoring and subsea technology development off the North Norway coast.Due to their peculiar harsh environmental application, these cables had to be conceived and manufactured to fulfil a wide range of data communication systems while guaranteeing the following key features:Breaking strength up to 4400KgReinforced construction with fibers embedded into outer sheathConfiguration for DSL and RS 485 communication Fiber Optic and EthernetWatertightnessPressure, abrasion, & weather resistanceSuitability for constant

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Bureau Veritas Aproves IoT Platform Fleet Data

.This is a major milestone for the maritime industry’s leading secure sensor data and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Conditions of approval by Bureau Veritas verify that Fleet Data can be installed safely on board without its operation affecting existing navigation, safety and radio communication systems.The bandwidth-inclusive platform allows ship owners and managers to take control of sensor data collected on board, pre-process, extract and aggregate it in cloud-based storage to be exploited by the operator’s own decision-making software or third party applications. Fleet Data is

EvoLogics' Sonobot, an autonomous USV for bathymetric surveys. Photo: EvoLogics

MTR100: EvoLogics GmbH

in 2000 by a group of scientists and R&D experts. The company’s mission is to develop innovative technologies for maritime and offshore industries through interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and life sciences. The company designs and manufactures underwater information and communication systems based on bionic concepts, combining state-of-the-art engineering with the best ideas found in nature. Advanced product features have become enabling technologies for deep water exploration and production. EvoLogics are experts in cutting-edge underwater communication and positioning systems

The wind- and solar-powered Datamaran system aims to make offshore wind data gathering easier, faster, cleaner and more cost efficient. (Image: AMS, Equinor)

New Autonomous Vehicle for Offshore Wind Surveys

this data completely autonomously without a manned support vessel. The vehicle is able to continuously transmit acquired data and vessel health status to onshore operations via fault-tolerant communication channels. The vessel is propelled by a rigid wing sail while the LiDAR, navigation, and communication systems are powered by deck and sail mounted solar panels and large batteries.In addition, standard integration interfaces enable broad flexibility in sensor payload and survey types such as standard meteorological ocean, bathymetric and hydrographic, current and wave characteristics, avian and marine


Navy: $2.3B Deal for 12 Mine Hunting Ships

vehicles (ROV). All these drones can be operated autonomously from the USV Inspector 125. The drone system also includes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and dredgers.The program provides for the supply of drone systems that can also be projected. Containerized and equipped with handling and communication systems, mine-hunting drone systems can be airlifted and deployed directly from the coast without a ship

Deployment of a C-BASS VLF sound projector: a recent product launch from GeoSpectrum Technologies that fulfils a range of operational roles for the marine sector. Photo: GeoSpectrum Technologies.

Tech Talk: GeoSpectrum Acoustic Solutions

and applications include their use as diver deterrents to protect marine assets; as VLF ASW systems; as a VLF calibration source; in AUV-based target emulation; for underwater navigation/GPS applications by providing a network of beacons; for acoustic and health monitoring purposes; and in VLF communication systems with a range exceeding 1,000 km

Ocean Evolution (Photo: Oceaneering)

Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering

is equipped with two Oceaneering work class ROV systems. One 220-horsepower Millennium Plus and one 250-horsepower NEXXUS systems are on board, each with active heave compensated launch and recovery systems installed in a custom indoor hanger for port and starboard launch. Integrated survey and communication systems round out permanently installed equipment that provide positioning and data services for all operations

Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Zenitel: Expanding in Maritime, Offshore

We recently met up with Kenneth Dastol, CEO & President, Zenitel Group, who provided some exclusive insight and analysis on the dynamic world of mobile communication trends in the maritime sector.Please give an overview of Zenitel Group today.The Zenitel Group is the leader of intelligent communication systems. We are located in 18 countries around the world with more than 300 employees after the acquisition of Phontech. Approximately half of the staff is working out of Norway, the rest is spread out with about 30 employees in U.S., 25 in Singapore, 25 in France 25 in Croatia and the remaining

(Credit: Blue Ocean Monitoring)

Hunting Hydrocarbons

the survey showed a background dissolved methane concentration of 3 to 4 volumes per million (vpm) as well as distinct plumes measuring 30 to 84 vpm. The highest concentration plume was detected at 160 vpm, reflecting existing Geoscience Australia data.During this project, near real-time communication systems and adaptive management of the glider was also tested, using satellite communications when the glider surfaced, enabling pilots in Australia or the U.S. (depending on the time of day) to guide the glider to investigate anomalies in greater detail, and inform the survey plan.Having proved

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