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Ocean Infinity Names Paul Helmore as CCO

Helmore held senior positions in Data Consulting Services leading a consulting led organisation providing world class advice and support in complex oilfield related projects.He also managed global business in the Schlumberger Information Solutions group, providing world class software product, data management and consulting services to the Oil and Gas sector. Paul began his career in the Royal Navy, in which he served for eight years.  He is Harvard 2016 Alumni having studied Leadership and Behavioral Economics.Helmore will oversee all aspects of the group’s commercial activities, ensuring

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First 'DP Digital Survey' Completed

surveying of Dynamic Positioning systems on boardKongsberg, BV and Bourbon announced a first in the maritime industry: the successful testing of a new solution for DP (Dynamic Positioning) system performance and redundancy audits.The ‘DP Digital Survey’ application runs on an industrial data management system to help ensure data consistency for the verification of installed systems. It acquires information directly from the DP system and delivers it to auditors via a secure cloud infrastructure, allowing compulsory surveys to be conducted remotely.Kongsberg Maritime’s plans for the ongoing

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Drones for Coastal Enviro Management

of drones in coastal management.Workshop SummaryThe goals of the workshop were to summarize the state of technology in research- and monitoring-grade UAS, compile examples of current use in this area, understand the limitations and logistical challenges associated with UAS, develop operational and data management/analyses best practices, and describe future developments and applications for coastal ocean observing systems. A comprehensive workshop report is available from the ACT website (www.act-us.info).The workshop also sought to explore the challenges of truly quantitative multispectral and hyperspectral

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ABS: Guidance for Remote Inspection Technologies

;Using digital technology and high definition cameras, ABS said it can collect, trend and provide value to clients with new RITs in a safe and effective way.Developed through extensive marine and offshore trials and testing, the guidance covers a range of areas, including equipment specification, data management, associated management systems, recommended standards for service providers, training requirements and potential operational limitations of RITs

The 95-meter Hydrographic Survey Vessel is said to be the most complex vessel ever built in South Africa  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg on board South African Navy Survey Vessels

will deliver a turnkey survey package for diverse environments to the new ship, including: EM 304 Deep Water Multibeam Echo Sounder, EM 2040 Shallow Water Multibeam Echo Sounder, TOPAS PS 40 Parametric Sub-Bottom Profiler, EA640 Single Beam Echo Sounder, K-Sync Synchronization System, MDM 500 Marine Data Management System and Seapath 380-R3 Combined GNSS and Inertial Navigation System.Ensuring safe and efficient navigation and maneuvering, as well as effective survey operations, the vessel will feature the K-Bridge Integrated Navigation System and K-Pos Dynamic Positioning.Three Survey Motor Boats will

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OceanWise, Valeport Supply Monitoring System for HHA

pressure sensors or the water level VRS 20 radar level sensors and in some cases a Met Station from Gill Instruments.The data from the sensors within the TideStation is collected and transmitted via GPRS using OceanWise’s smart telemetry and is transmitted to OceanWise’s cloud-based data management and display system, Port-Log.net for storage and publication of information. Port-log.net provides fast access to the data, in a variety of displays, which can be viewed in real time or historically on portable or fixed devices.The new environmental system provides HHA with continuous real time

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UTEC Names Rahmatullah Middle East Director

, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, has appointed Nadir Rahmatullah as the commercial and strategy director of its Middle East and Caspian operations.Rahmatullah was most recently managing director of UTEC StarNet, a specialist division of UTEC providing survey, inspection and data management services to the oil and gas, telecommunication, renewables, civil engineering and nuclear sectors. He joined UTEC's parent company, Acteon Group, under its Pacer Program, which is designed to attract high-achieving, driven individuals. The program gave Rahmatullah the opportunity to work

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

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. We address complex questions in marine sciences by building strategic partnerships across broad international user communities leveraging expertise in pertinent research and areas. SOI offers at-sea exposure

Denmark’s GST Selects New Depth Management System

Through a competitive process, The Danish Geodata Agency (Geodatastyrelsen – GST) has selected Teledyne CARIS’ Bathy DataBASE (BDB) as the new system for Depth Data Management for current and future needs. The robust system will help increase efficiencies in data management and optimize the maritime production chain, from survey to chart.GST is responsible for surveying and charting the waters around Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland to ensure safe passage at sea, in accordance with international standards and conventions. The project to implement BDB will include deployment of

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Aquabotix to Support U.S. Navy

Consortium (iUPDC).Historically, unmanned underwater vehicle use has been challenged by limitations in endurance and difficulties in transferring data. FDECO’s publicly-stated mission is to seek to prototype a forward deployed, open, scalable and coordinated undersea energy replenishment, data management, and communications infrastructure for undersea vehicles and sensors.This Consortium brings together the defense industry to conduct prototype technology research in support of FDECO’s goals. Aquabotix was accepted as a member of this Consortium as it has demonstrated a clear ability to

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Proserv Secures $5.5 Mln Repsol Contract

;s unique technology and expertise, the life of the existing equipment will be extended significantly beyond its original design life, with no compromise on functionality.  The entire subsea control system will be upgraded to provide state of the art functionality including high-speed data management and transmission capability with sufficient capacity for future field expansion or increased data capture. Henrik Johnson, region president for Scandinavia at Proserv, said: “This is a significant award win for the team that clearly demonstrates the strength of our relationship with

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iSURVEY Investing in Training

to meet client demand, iSURVEY staff were educated in rapid and accurate acquisition and processing of seabed survey data, the company said.   During February and March, the staff gained a deeper understanding and awareness of the key elements of multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) acquisition and data management. Training was carried out through a combination of instructor-led classroom, workshop and offshore practical exercises.     The offshore data acquisition element was undertaken from Aberdeen Harbor using an inshore vessel to perform seabed surveys in Nigg Bay. Classroom and

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GD Mission Systems: Full-throttle Charge toward Autonomy

can be out there for a super long time, but what are they doing if they can’t give you back the information that matters?    Our job is to solve missions, so we have a much broader view of what it takes to make a UUV useful – from launch and recovery, to cyber security, to data management, to the data fabric that allows the communication under and above the water – these are all parts of the problem. And I think that the UUV community, largely, is focused on solving the “put a vehicle under the water and make it autonomous” problem. That’s just a piece

An image shot from a ROV shows a spare parts box from USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean in more than 16,000 feet of water. (Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen)

The Quest to Find and Explore USS Indianapolis

and managed equipment manufacturing, testing and integration from a worldwide supplier base. The result, Mr. Barrett said, is a powerful 100 kW ROV system (90 kW at ROV) which is well outfitted for deep ocean exploration. Key features include: An integrated surface control and data management suite with intuitive interfaces; Dual interchangeable pilot and navigation control stations with ergonomic Cyber chairs; INS and DVL Based Automation: Waypoint navigation and station keeping; sonar target tracking and station keeping; Powerful all-electric propulsion with 550

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Voices: NOC Executive Director Ed Hill

today and we will have a vast volume of data. Which then brings me to the challenge that you’ve identified is how to manage that data and to turn it into actionable products. We are going to have to be much more adept at handling real-time data. And the sensors that we develop need to have the data management problem recognized at the outset so that they’re actually collecting the metadata that goes with it and stamping it and so that the whole data management problem is starting with the design of the sensor. Then the issue is about making sure that we can put this data together from across

Teledyne CARIS Names Codevintec as Italian Distributor

CARIS’ list of distributors, Codevintec can now provide survey companies, scientific research organizations and mapping agencies in this region further information about the Ping-to-Chart hydrographic software solutions, which include support for Airborne Lidar Bathymetry (ALB) operations, big data management and autonomous operational solutions

FTA’s and Teledyne CARIS’ project team together at the kick-off meeting for the start of the project (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

Finland Selects CARIS Hydrographic Production Database

as GIS exports for further data analysis, distribution and discovery. HPD also includes the capabilities to generate the new IHO S-100 series of products.   This is the second major project to be awarded to Teledyne CARIS by the FTA; the contract to provide Bathy DataBASE (BDB) for survey data management is almost complete. Other successful CARIS implementations with hydrographic offices in the region include Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Sweden and U.K. 

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