Data Acquisition Systems News

Survey vessel. Image: Fugro

NOAA Awards 5-yr Hydrographic Gig to Fugro

will manage all work associated with the new IDIQ award from its Houston-based Hydrography Centre of Excellence in the Americas. Fugro established the center in 2017 to address the region’s growing need for hydrographic services.Since then, the center has successfully developed innovative data acquisition systems, which are complemented by remote processing and large data transfer capabilities. These technologies allow Fugro to deliver high quality hydrographic services with increased safety and efficiency, and a significantly reduced carbon footprint.Two new technologies available to NOAA for upcoming

A common ling, Molva molva, swims amongst an almost coral reef-like habitat created by oil and gas infrastructure. Image from Insite.

The Decommissioning, Marine Life Connection

industry will help by providing data, but also access to facilities for data collection, i.e. marine life surveys, sampling and monitoring, access to survey vessels and ROVs for monitoring, and the deployment and collection of data acquisition tools.The technology program will seek out low-cost data acquisition systems and other technologies to enhance the data initiative.Richard Heard, Insite Program director, told the Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews, late 2018: “This is about providing science for all stakeholders to try and understand what’s going on in the eco-system,

PGS Sells OptoSeis to Geospace Technologies

the acquisition of the OptoSeis business."The OptoSeis fiber optic technology has been deployed by PGS in a marine permanent reservoir monitoring system in the Jubarte field located offshore Brazil and has also been demonstrated as a viable technology for large scale cabled land seismic data acquisition systems

Waves in and around Lord’s Cove can be as large as 13m in just 25m depth. Although this is rare, waves in the 8m range in winter and 2m range in summer are not uncommon. Statistically, waves are larger than 1.5m 80% of the time. (Photo: Wave Energy Center)

Atlantic Canada Profiles: CNA's Wave Energy Center

testing of anticorrosive and antifouling marine coatings – all set in the harsh North Atlantic waters off Newfoundland’s southeast coast.   The facility, which is housed in a former fish plant in the community of Lord’s Cove, has grown to include a variety of automated data acquisition systems including a weather station, Doppler and capacitive wave measurements, an inspection class ROV, and both land- and sea-based multichannel systems capable of recording outputs from a wide array of instruments.    These abilities, coupled with six fully permitted mooring sites

(R-L) Captain Chris Hearn, Director, Center for Marine Simulation and Maria Halfyard, Manager, Applied Research and Industrial Projects  in the Offshore Operations Simulator which is outfitted with a DP system (controller is on the left) (Photo: National Research Council of Canada)

Station-Keeping In Ice

engineers who are analyzing the data and developing formulas (algorithms) to represent the measured forces. Based on this data, they are currently building the numerical ice model.   The physical model used for testing is self-contained, providing its own power to the thruster and data acquisition systems onboard. An optical six-degree-of-freedom system is used to track the position and orientation of the model. NRC OCRE’s in-house DP system is used to maintain station and record forces and moments. A camera is mounted over the bow with the purpose of observing ice-ice and ice-hull

MTR100: InterOcean Systems Inc.

Established in 1945, InterOcean Systems provides oceanographic sensors such as wave/tide and current meters, integrated data acquisition systems, acoustic releases for mooring deployment and recovery, cable handling winches for coastal or deep ocean survey, and pollution detection and control devices for reducing oil spills in the environment. In addition, InterOcean Systems also offers specialized design, engineering, and production for unique applications. The products developed and fabricated by InterOcean use proven and up-to-date technologies to meet customer requirements with durable, easy-to-use

C-Worker 5 (Photo: ASV)

ASV Builds Four C-Worker 5 Vehicles

C-Worker 5 uses a direct drive marine diesel propulsion system operated via ASV’s ASView control system. The C-Worker 5 integrates quickly and easily with a wide variety of payloads including hull mounted and towed sensors. The ASView control system enables line plans from a variety of data acquisition systems to be uploaded for efficient data collection.    ASV Chairman Thomas Chance called the C-Worker 5 “an exciting new ASV that will dramatically help our clients’ bottom line.” He added, “The new vehicle also complements ASV’s C-Worker 6 and C-Worker

Visitors examining live survey data transmitted from the Sabertooth (Image: Saab Seaeye)

Sabertooth AUV Goes 4D in Lake Vättern

instructions uploaded over the internet.    As offshore operators go deeper and into more difficult to access areas, the Sabertooth Hybrid AUV/ROV concept is attracting interest from those looking for a reliable and versatile underwater vehicle that can accommodate a wide range of data acquisition systems and tooling onto a single platform, its developers said.   The strategic alliance between Saab Seaeye and Saab QPS bridges the gap between hardware and software development that is bringing innovative technology opportunities to the industry and setting new standards

Framework agreement sees Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS).

Ricardo to Support Kongsberg WFMS Development

of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors. The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality found in wind farm supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and offers a modern and intuitive user interface based on Kongsberg’s wide ranging experience in automation and decision support systems for the defence, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors. Kongsberg selected Ricardo to support the development of the WFMS not least due to

Kongsberg Maritime’s Seaglider AUV, developed for continuous, long-term data acquisition for oceanographic, environmental, defense, research and other marine applications, will be distributed by Fastwave in Australia.

Fastwave Offers Kongsberg Seagliders in Australia

, monitoring oil spills, measuring dredging turbidity and detecting hydrocarbon seeps are some of the many applications for the Seaglider. Fastwave Director Nick Daws commented, “Seagliders provide complementary capabilities to our well established in-situ subsea and ocean surface data acquisition systems. The ability of the Seaglider to dynamically gather large amounts of data in the water column adds another dimension to our ability to provide clients with a complete suite of near real-time ocean data acquisition technologies. Fastwave’s expertise with integrating sensor payloads

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