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Jim Darroch (Photo: WFS Technologies)

WFS Appoints Darroch as CTO

.Jim Darroch has been appointed CTO to own the company’s product vision and roadmap, and to expand the product engineering team to meet growing client demands for its existing product range.WFS allows operators to monitor subsea infrastructures with their patented Seatooth real-time and edge computing sensors that view, detect, measure and report on variances against conditions including temperature, vibration, leak, corrosion and cracking. This results in improved safety and asset integrity, lower installation and maintenance costs over the life of the offshore structure.Darroch brings with

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Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

quarter of 2019, has said it believes the project could grow as additional stakeholders, technologies and products are added to the project scope.Karl Kenny, Kraken's President & CEO said, "OceanVision is a unique business model, offering a combination of sensors, underwater robots, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Under OceanVision, clients do not need to purchase expensive data acquisition hardware and analytics. Instead, they can lease the robotic devices to acquire the ultra-high-resolution subsea data that they need. The data captured by robots across different locations

WFS Technologies’ Riser Monitoring system (Image: WFS Technologies)

WFS Unveils Riser Monitoring System

environments.“We believe this will lead to improved safety, reduced risk of environmental incidents and reduced costs,” he said.Riser monitoring sensor data is used to validate riser fatigue analysis methods and recalibrate existing predictive models. The WFS sensors are enabled with edge computing that can be used to validate the model in subsea conditions, and report data in real time. Edge computing enables the fatigue model to be uploaded to each sensor. Analysis is undertaken locally, with the relevant data logged on the sensor and any deviation from the model communicated wirelessly

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WFS Launches Subsea Wireless Edge Network

increasing subsea asset monitoring efficiencies.“To enable exceptionally long battery life on each sensor, we use ExtremeEdge analytics to monitor the sensor data in real-time and only report if the data exceeds preset values,” said Theo Priestley, chief marketing officer at WFS.“Edge computing enables a variety of calibration models to be uploaded to each sensor. During extreme events such as hurricanes, the system will calculate and compare performance of subsea assets against the model, transmitting data in real time.”Each new Seatooth sensor, using a patented wireless technology

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New Subsea Wireless IP Camera Technology

Next generation subsea technology deployed for the first time in the North Sea has helped to improve safety and reduce costcfor an offshore oil and gas project, said Scotland based WFS Technologies.The firms's new cutting-edge computing and subsea wireless IP camera technology deployed on a pipeline construction project enhanced diver safety and generated significant cost savings by avoiding the need for additional subsea vessels, it said.The work was undertaken for a new subsea pipeline which was recently installed and was necessary to bypass a platform being decommissioned. As part of the final

Moray Melhuish who joins WFS Technologies as commercial director (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Melhuish Joins WFS Technologies

development and tendering manager. From here, he went on to become commercial director of the company’s defense prime contractor, Score Marine, which he founded.With around 350 patents, WFS provides innovations in subsea wireless automation, the Subsea Internet of Things (SloT) and subsea cloud computing networks (SCCNs) for oil and gas operators and offshore wind developers around the world.The Livingston, Scotland, headquartered company is actively planning to establish a research and development hub in Edinburgh, which will become home to its leadership and technology team spanning a range of

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COVE Welcomes Aboard IBM Canada

space with highly skilled local enterprises working together on major initiatives, such as DeepSense, advancing ocean analytics.”IBM has a unique approach to collaboration that provides academic researchers, small and large business, start-ups and developers with business strategies and computing tools they need to innovate. Other areas of focus for IBM Canada include health, agile computing, water, energy, cities, mining, advanced manufacturing, digital media and cyber security

IBM Canada Joins COVE

space with highly skilled local enterprises working together on major initiatives, such as DeepSense, advancing ocean analytics.”IBM has a unique approach to collaboration that provides academic researchers, small and large business, start-ups and developers with business strategies and computing tools they need to innovate. Other areas of focus for IBM Canada include health, agile computing, water, energy, cities, mining, advanced manufacturing, digital media and cybersecurity

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

MATE international event. Photo: MATE II“It was a fabulous time and it was very exciting,” says Stott, who retired in 1999, but is still a member of the SUT. “Many people came back year after year to Brighton, each year with new and exciting technology. Improvements in electronics and computing helped drive advances. It was a social show but a lot of business got done.”“You went from the late 1960s, with a big emphasis on manned intervention in the ocean, with submersible diving systems, deep diving, and the early days of the North Sea oil and gas industry moving pretty rapidly

“Two Thales unmanned surface vessels are pictured entering Plymouth Sound for the first time.”

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Sensor and AI System for Plymouth Sound

network is being collected and analyzed by machine learning programs by M Subs’ growing AI team, with the assistance of Thales and a global and corporate partner leading in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence.  The results of this work will finalize development of the computing system at the heart of the maritime AI system to navigate the Mayflower Autonomous Ship across the Atlantic Ocean in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower sailing in 1620.In October 2018, Thales announced it was opening a new maritime autonomy center at Plymouth, with an

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