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Nadir Rahmatullah (Photo: UTEC)

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

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. 

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

Ed Hill (Photo: NOC)

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

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New Tide Gauge, Water Temperature Monitoring Network in UAE

the system gains wider use.   Alasdair Murray, Seatronics Regional Manager (UAE), said, "Our partnership with OceanWise has opened up increased opportunities for Seatronics, and introduced us to new customers in ports, harbors and coastal authorities. The ability to now provide long-term data management services and software support has given us an extra dimension to our traditional business of providing sensors that measure water and weather related parameters."

BMT Takes New Approach to Big Data Management

BMT Group subsidiary BMT Scientific Marine Services has launched an initiative driven by over 20 years’ experience of measuring and modeling data for the global oil and gas industry.   The solution, Data Exploration and Analytics Platform for Actionable Insights (DEAP-AI), is an intelligent studio capable of processing large and small datasets using a rich set of processing libraries, developed with support from IT company Capgemini and hosted by an cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).   “Our goal with this platform is to unify data acquisition, transmission

UK NOC Joins World Ocean Council

, business and wider society outcomes. NOC operates the Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery and develops technology for coastal and deep ocean research. Working with its partners NOC provides long-term marine science capability including: sustained ocean observing, mapping and surveying; data management and scientific advice. NOC operates at two sites, Southampton and Liverpool, with the headquarters based in Southampton. Among the resources that NOC provides on behalf of the UK are the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), the Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) facility, the

Andrew Inglis (Photo: Lloyd's Register)

Lloyd’s Register Sets Its Sights Subsea

companies operating offshore.   Managed and coordinated in Aberdeen, LR’s Subsea Inspection Service will be delivered to clients in all offshore energy regions through its global network. Services include project management, consultancy, personnel, quality control, data processing and data management, applicable to ROV, AUV and diver projects.   Headed by LR’s Subsea Inspection Manager Andrew Inglis, and delivered by the company’s in-house experts in subsea inspection, survey and asset integrity, services will be provided to operators and contractors in the offshore oil

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Teledyne to Showcase New Tech at OI North America

is a software suite to manage multiple Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider. SFMC provides a web based front end that allows for collaboration among multiple glider pilots. The new SFMC software suite offers some key benefits including active vehicle tracking and mission planning, consolidated data management, the ability to access piloting tools from any platform including tablets and smartphones, and increased security with individual login accounts and multi-level permission sets.  

Personnel from FTA and Teledyne CARIS (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

Finnish Transport Agency Chooses Teledyne CARIS

Through a competitive tender process, The Finnish Transport Agency Liikennevirasto (FTA), who is responsible for Hydrography in Finland, has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide a new bathymetric data management system. This will be a fundamental part of FTA’s infrastructure to manage existing bathymetry, as well as managing and validating incoming bathymetric surveys provided by external contractors.   The MERTA project, which has a seven figure contract value, will include the deployment of software, migration of existing bathymetric datasets, and will provide new optimized workflows at

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