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SOI Executive Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani (Photo: XPRIZE)

Schmidt Appoints Virmani as Executive Director

at no cost.“We conducted a global year-long search among truly impressive candidates, and are now excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Virmani, as a visionary leader who will advance our efforts to scale oceanographic operations, collaborative research, restoration work, and public communications,” said Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute. “Her energy and deep commitment to scientific rigor, research and innovation make her an ideal addition to our team.”“We place the highest priority on finding the best talent, and we’ve found an exceptional

Oceaneering's electric work class eNovus ROV with handheld tooling interface. (Image: Oceaneering)

UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

, including a gripper, cleaning brush, CP probe, and softline cutter in one with an output of up to 2700nm. It’s not just handy for tooling; when docking, one motor drives a locking mechanism to hold the vehicle onto its docking system. The innovative interface also provides pinless power and communications connectivity.“When we looked at this approach, we saw we could do much more,” says Carlsen. “We can even put a propeller on (to the interface), for long range operations. This is just the tip of the iceberg.” Another idea is to use it to fly out a small drone from this

Chris Pearson (Photo: RGU)

Pearson to Lead National Subsea Center

, the development of the NSC aims to build capacity and capability in subsea research and anchor that in the north-east of Scotland.Linking industry demand and expertise with academic capability and skills, the NSC will support and nurture a collaborative approach to problem solving in areas involving communications, data, energy integration, remote monitoring and underwater robotics.Russell Stevenson, Industrial Director at the OGTC, said, “Establishing this new subsea center of excellence takes Aberdeen a step further to becoming a recognized leader in subsea research. With Chris leading the team

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Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

wide range of the latest sensors as well as AUVs and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) for visual and acoustic data acquisition.Armada’s fleet requires neither people on board nor a host vessel nearby. Instead they will be controlled and operated by experienced mariners via satellite communications from state of the art onshore facilities in both Austin, Texas and Southampton, England.The fleet approach produces up to 90% less CO2 than other conventional survey vessels, Ocean Infinity said.Oliver Plunkett, CEO for Ocean Infinity, said, “We’ve been driven to innovate by a desire

At 88 years young, Capt. Walsh still runs the day-to-day operations of International Maritime, a consulting company he established in 1976.
Image Courtesy Don Walsh.

Trieste: 60th Anniversary of Deepest Dive

, the anniversary ceremony concluded with the distribution of Hershey’s bars to guests.For more information about the Trieste, visit https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/t/trieste.html.Words courtesy: Scott Hochenberg a contractor for ONR Corporate Strategic Communications.Images courtesy: Don Wals

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Inmarsat, ITC Global Expand Connectivity Options

The global provider of mobile satellite communications Inmarsat and the Panasonic Avionics Corp subsidiary ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration.The partnership enables the organisations to combine their highly complementary, market-leading services to offer broadband connectivity, paired with high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors.ITC Global will offer Inmarsat’s market-leading Fleet Xpress service, incorporating the Ka-band solution into its existing comprehensive range of Ku-band connectivity services.

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MTS Appoints Dr. Josh Kohut as VP

;s technology applications was the glider he deployed ahead of Hurricane Irene. Josh’s glider was used to identify the previously unrecognized rapid mixing and extreme cooling response of the coastal ocean that then fed back on Irene’s intensity.The discovery was published in Nature Communications and was fundamental to establishing the US Hurricane Glider Sentinel Program in 2018.Since 2010, Josh has been an author on nine peer-reviewed publications in the MTS Journal. He has been the faculty advisor to the Rutgers MTS student section since 2013 and is the founding Director of the MTS

MTS Welcomes Two New Board Members

significant of Kohut’s technology applications was the glider he deployed ahead of Hurricane Irene, used to identify the previously unrecognized rapid mixing and extreme cooling response of the coastal ocean that then fed back on Irene’s intensity. The discovery was published in Nature Communications and was fundamental to establishing the US Hurricane Glider Sentinel Program in 2018.Since 2010, Kohut has been an author on nine peer-reviewed publications in the MTS Journal. He has been the faculty advisor to the Rutgers MTS student section since 2013 and is the founding Director of the

Image: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

MOL Develops Engine Diagnosis Application

.The four companies are looking to develop the application by fusing ClassNK's "CMAXS LC-A/e-GICSX"(CMAXS) and MOL's FOCUS "Fleet Optimal Control Unified System", which is intended to enhance safe operation and reduce environmental impact through advanced information and communications technology (ICT).The four companies will unite to develop a system called "Fleet Guardian," which encompasses a new implementation of Explainable AI (XAI), the most advanced human-friendly artificial intelligence.Fleet Guardian is expected to eliminate vessel downtime and further improve

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

it’s able to dip the sonar further away from the vessel. The next step is edge analytics – i.e. data processing on the drone so fisherman know faster where fish are.But, Birdview see other opportunities, including dipping a modem to gather data from underwater sensors or even to provide a communications link to remote control ROVs or mobile underwater platforms, so they don’t have to stay within range of a communications hub.It’s now working on a system with a 50km single range with semi and fully automated missions. A challenge is data transfer – when away from the host vessel

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