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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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Exocetus Delivers Glider to Johns Hopkins APL

those capabilities,” said Joe Turner, Exocetus COO & General Manager.    The delivery took place at the end of July and represents the culmination of two years of developments and improvements to the MOD2 Glider. Exocetus has been improving on its Coastal Glider, expanding the computing and electronics capability of the already proven system.“This is a big step,” Turner said. “To deliver our first updated vehicle to such a technically competent and knowledgeable customer really speaks volumes for the technology, and provides us with insightful feedback to continue

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

ocean research by providing state of the art technological and informational support to pioneering marine science and technology development projects at sea. SOI prides itself on providing facilities aboard research vessel Falkor that help to propel marine science forward such as its high performance computing system, global internet connectivity, dedicated custom-built remotely operated vehicle (ROV SuBastian) and advanced shipboard sensors. SOI also encourages the development and integration of video data management systems, collaborative image annotation programs, and shipboard data infrastructure

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

to be ready in 2020.Combining electrification with ethernet and fiber optic communications then enables that data to be readily available, real-time, so that data analytics can be applied for production optimization, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.The shape of the communications and computing architecture – i.e. centralized or decentralized (using edge computing) – is still a debate. But, the bottom line is that there’s more information and more control and to this framework subsea through water communications can be added, so that vehicles can talk to the infrastructure

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F21 Torpedo Launch Test from Nuclear Attack Sub

performance torpedo. The F21 heavy torpedo was designed to neutralize enemy ships and submarines. With an exceptional range and speed, the F21 torpedo is planned to evolve by sea bottom but also and especially in the very noisy and very dense coastal areas in maritime traffic. With a very high computing power that gives it exceptional real-time processing capabilities, the F21 torpedo benefits from an advanced mission system and increased autonomy. These technical features greatly broaden the possibilities of tactical employment with outstanding target discrimination ability especially in difficult

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