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OceanAlpha Launches 5G Unmanned Vehicle

A 5G unmanned surface vehicle recently made its debut in Barcelona, Spain. The new boat was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019, where fifth generation of mobile communication technology (5G) was the "hottest topic", said Chinese company OceanAlpha, who developed the new vehicle OceanAlpha 5G alongside developed by Ericsson and China Mobile.According to its developer, the unmanned "environmental smart vessel" is designed to help address the problem of water pollution by quickly and efficiently collecting water quality monitoring data, identifying the cause of the

Barry Cairns, Vice President – Europe, Africa & Brazil, at Sonardyne, and Andrew Aldrich, Operations Manager at BMT, at Rio Oil & Gas this week. (Photo: Sonardyne)

BMT and Sonardyne Partner on Subsea Monitoring

agreement as an opportunity to offer a further step-change in the solutions provided to customers. BMT will bring 30 years of marine instrumentation design experience and extensive integration expertise to the working arrangement, while Sonardyne will provide access to subsea data logging and communication technology including its SMART low-power subsea sensors.The two companies said they are already working on proposals for major operators globally, which would offer significant cost reductions on existing systems, with longer periods between maintenance

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Mapping the Future

to operate without assistance for months at a time and is the first of a new generation of craft that can truly operate independently. Built by British company Hushcraft, Sea-Kit, combined with the deep and rich expertise of the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, the Hugin AUV and autonomy, positioning and communication technology from Kongsberg Maritime certainly has the potential to provide a new, more efficient way to map the oceans. Of course the other eight teams all have innovative new concepts to prove, making it impossible to predict the winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. But we will find out soon

Photo from Oceanology International 2016, showing the Dockside Exhibition Area

Expanded Waterfront for Oi18

MULTHY its new 16-channel acquisition system. RTsys will also highlight its web interface RAISONNANCE, which enables users to check underwater measurements such as oxygen, turbidity, temperature, pressure and acoustics in real-time. The company will also demonstrate how its underwater acoustic communication technology is used across its portfolio. On-water Demonstrations On-water demonstrations will take place throughout the three-day Oi18 on several participating exhibitor vessels. Exhibitors taking part in these include Braveheart, Briggs Marine, iXblue, MS-Geotech Ltd, Norbit and R2Sonic. R2Sonic

Underwater GPS Developer Kit (Photo courtesy of Blue Robotics)

Water Linked Launches Underwater GPS System

.” Water Linked’s Underwater GPS system is designed to operate in challenging environments such as shallow water within ports or fish cages for aquaculture, environments where existing conventional underwater positioning systems break down. While the development of GPS and communication technology has been a key enabler for a wide variety of above-water innovations in the past decade, both have been limited below the ocean surface. Water Linked’s new technology will open several possibilities, including the Underwater GPS system and, in the future, underwater wireless communication

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EvoLogics at Ocean Business 2017

features and coming up with new configurations. The latest and biggest “under the hood” update is S2C 2.0 - at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK, the team will proudly present this boost to the very core of EvoLogics’ product family, the patented S2C spread-spectrum communication technology. EvoLogics reveal the S2C 2.0 after extensive research: enhanced with dynamic carrier arrangement, the wireless technology’s cutting-edge modulation and demodulation techniques aim to set new standards for reliable data transfers in highly dynamic subsea environment. S2C 2.0 devices

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MTR100: EvoLogics

of short- mid- and long-range devices for shallow or deep water applications. Each product is available in a variety of configurations to offer the best-fit solution for a particular scenario. The S2C M-series offers the full benefits of the company’s patented S2C (Sweep-Spread Carrier) communication technology in a light and compact design. The S2C M-series is fully compatible with EvoLogics standard S2C R and S2C R USBL series and includes a selection of directional and non-directional short- and mid-range devices that fit various application scenarios, especially those where size and weight

Christopher Curran (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Curran Joins WFS Technologies as Project Director

experience in all aspects of the subsea sector as well as an insight into how best to apply Seatooth products and technology.    He has worked in the areas of subsea condition monitoring and integrity management, and has been active in developing and promoting subsea wireless communication technology. His work covers many aspects of subsea systems and controls. He is a focal point for the development of High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems and their application in the Gulf of Mexico.  He is Chairman of API 17F Subsea Controls, API 17O HIPPS and API 17V for Subsea Safety.    

EvoLogics Launches High-speed Mini-modem

solutions. S2CM-HS will be available with a cable-mounted transducer, offering more options for system integration, for example, into diver communication systems. The M-series is fully compatible with the company’s standard S2C R and S2C R USBL series that rely on the patented broadband communication technology, overcoming the challenges of dynamic underwater environment to deliver a great performance in various subsea conditions. M-modems are smaller and lighter than the standard EvoLogics R-series devices, but offer an uncompromised performance of the full-sized product line. www.evologics

L-R: Jürgen Mienert, Director, CAGE and Arild Brevik, Konsberg Maritime.

Kongsberg to Deliver Ocean Observatories for Seabed Research

sensor systems with a range of different sensors integrated. They will be deployed for 12 months continuous operation on the Arctic seabed and are fully self-contained, powered by battery packages and able to wirelessly keep contact with the surface through Kongsberg Maritime developed acoustic communication technology. “It is the first time that research is being done on the entire methane emission system from the seabed to the atmosphere. To measure these emissions we need a lot of instruments that are at the forefront of development,” said Benedicte Ferré, team leader at CAGE responsibl

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At Hamburg port E-mobility Project, BESIC enters crucial phase

of the AGVs are charged when surplus green power is available in the grid.” Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Appelrath, member of the Managing Board at the Energy Research Centre of Lower Saxony (EFZN), commented: “For electric mobility to succeed in practice, we need information and communication technology (ICT) which can manage fleets of electric vehicles with a pool of battery systems, for example. In addition to this, the Container Terminal Altenwerder simulation allows us to study the effects of different charging strategies. It also supplies predictive data about electricity requirements

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EvoLogics to Unveil New Developments at OI

(AUV) and remotely-operated vehicles (ROV). To target these size- and weight-sensitive applications, engineers at EvoLogics GmbH have developed a new range of underwater acoustic modems - the S2C M-series, that offers the full benefits of the company’s patented S2C (Sweep-Spread Carrier) communication technology in a light and compact design. The new M-series is fully compatible with the company’s standard S2C R and S2C R USBL series, and will include a selection of directional and nondirectional short- mid- and long-range devices that fit various application scenarios. The new series relies

EvoLogics Showcase Latest Developments

and communication devices (S2CR USBL series), with new products - the S2CR 42/65 and S2CR 42/65 USBL, high-speed devices with hemispherical beam patterns for transmissions in vertical, slant and horizontal channels. Both devices rely on the EvoLogics patented S2C (Sweep-Spread Carrier) broadband communication technology. • The SiNAPS (S2C intelligent Navigation and Positioning Software) was designed to control the EvoLogics USBL (ultrashort baseline) underwater positioning systems and provides display features for tracking of multiple targets, supports interfacing with external instruments and offers

Unmanned Surface Vessels

.” The concept of SONOBOT is to offer the end user a modular system with several configuration options and deliver a ready-to-use vehicle with all the onboard equipment installed and ready for immediate action. Specifically for the SONOBOT, EvoLogics used the patented S2C broadband communication technology to build an advanced single-beam echo sounder, capable of delivering precise and accurate depth measurements even in very shallow waters. The side scan sonar, a highly accurate DGPS system and other equipment options were preselected among commercial off-the-shelf products to best fit the

EvoLogics to Showcase at Ocean Business 2013

devices (S2CR USBL series), with new products – the S2CR 42/65 and S2CR 42/65 USBL, high-speed devices with hemispherical beam patterns for transmissions in vertical, slant and horizontal channels. Both devices rely on the EvoLogics patented S2C (Sweep-Spread Carrier) broadband communication technology to overcome the challenges of dynamic underwater environment and deliver a great performance in various subsea conditions. The SiNAPS (S2C intelligent Navigation and Positioning Software) was designed to control the EvoLogics USBL (ultrashort baseline) underwater positioning systems

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