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Bluefin-9 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Image: General Dynamics Mission Systems

MTR100: General Dynamics Mission Systems

new onboard processing capabilities, the Bluefin-9 is  the professional’s tool to know what’s below. Bluefin-9’s integrated Sonardyne Solstice multi-aperture side scan sonar delivers a 200-meter swath range and ultra-high, along-track resolution of 0.15°. Advanced on-board data processing offers operators access to processed high resolution sonar and camera data that is ready for post-mission analysis, reducing time to action. The Bluefin-9 provides precise navigation (0.3% D.T. CEP 50) and accurate, geo-referenced data by incorporating a high-performance Doppler Velocity Log

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CGG Kicks Off Deepwater Survey in Brazil

funding.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists.CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Center in Rio will employ advanced data processing techniques to deliver improved imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific basins, the company said.Dechun Lin, EVP, Multi-Client & New Ventures, CGG, said, “Nebula will further expand our vast contiguous volume of data in the Santos and Campos Basins and interested clients will

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

survey and pipeline inspection AUVs in the world, with HISAS interferometric synthetic aperture sonar, multibeam, sub-bottom profiler, OFG Self-Compensating Magnetometer, water chemistry sensors, acoustic modem, and a state-of-the-art positioning system. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team’s data processing solution utilizes Teledyne Caris components and the development work to meet the requirements of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE has been undertaken with assistance from Teledyne CARIS. A truly international group, the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team includes 16 alumni of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

Seismic data processing and licensing company Fairfield Geotechnologies announced Tuesday that Chris Sugahara will succeed Charles "Chuck" Davison as CEO of the company.Sugahara, a third-generation family member at Fairfield Maxwell, is a Senior Vice President and the Treasurer of the company. Prior to joining Fairfield in 2004, he served as an Associate in the Hedge Fund Investments Group at Credit Suisse Asset Management and an Analyst in the Private Wealth Management division of Credit Suisse First Boston. Sugahara is the Chairman of the Sugahara Family Ownership Board, the Chairman of

The strategic collaboration for the multiclient sparse node program will create a data set utilizing high-end imaging to serve clients in field development phases and also enable near-field exploration in the congested areas within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Image: TGS)

TGS, Schlumberger Partner for Ocean-bottom Node Project

to complete in the third quarter of 2019.Both TGS and WesternGeco have extensive, high-quality multiclient libraries of seismic and other geoscience data in the U.S Gulf of Mexico. The combination of ocean-bottom node data, the associated velocity model improvement, full-waveform inversion and other data processing techniques will significantly improve imaging of complex subsalt structures. By collaborating and using the available underlying data, WesternGeco and TGS will be able to produce a higher-quality product for clients than would otherwise be available over the areas of interest.Exploration and

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WFS Launches Subsea Wireless Edge Network

, corrosion.“The benefits are quite clear in implementing big data analysis at the edge, rather than transmitting the information to downstream IT systems”, said Brendan Hyland, CEO at WFS. “Increased efficiency, combined with reduced production and maintenance costs, means reduced data processing overheads. Overall, the result is considerable reduced risk and capital costs.”WFS is set to launch a series of webinars designed to give a demonstration of its Seatooth products. Details of the webinars will be made available this month

3D at Depth SL3 non-touch data collection process with the TBD-1 Devastator Aircraft (Credit: Air/Sea Heritage Foundation photo by Brett Seymour)

Subsea Wreck Brought to Life by Lasers

was important to capture not only the repeatable, accurate, millimetric details of the aircraft but also the substance and structures of the marine biomass on and around the aircraft. These challenges created a unique opportunity for 3D at Depth’s SL3 subsea laser LiDAR with its real-time 3D data processing unit. In addition, the team used still photography, 4K video, 3D photogrammetry, and 360⁰ VR.Over a period of six days on site, dozens of dives were conducted to the wreck located under 130 ft of water. Four registration markers were set in pre-approved areas to check accuracy for both laser

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Ocean Geo-Frontier Tallies Survey Contract

and Japanese conglomerate Hitachi (21%), submit its tender to JOGMEC in February 2018.OGF will use JOGMEC’s seismic vessel for a range of activities, including basic geophysical surveys (for domestic petroleum and natural gas), vessel operation and management, geophysical data acquisition, data processing and the supply of related equipment.The business, in line with new Japanese ocean policy, aims to acquire detailed geological information in sea areas around Japan for the development of domestic resources. The service agreement will continue for up to 10 years through annual renewals

Martin McDonald, Senior Vice President, ROV Division, Oceaneering International.
Courtesy of Oceaneering International

One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering

, as are improvements in satellite technologies. Adding to these two are advancements in subsea wireless technologies. These three components will open up a new theater of operations for autonomy and remote operations.Oceaneering's E-ROV vehicle. Courtesy of Oceaneering InternationalReal-time data processing and subsea imaging comprise another important area – integrating the cameras and sensors to the ROVs to provide real-time 3D imaging of structures that are communicated directly to engineers onshore so they can then make asset-integrity decisions quickly. The images can also be built into

A Timelapse of EagleRay Transitioning from Sea to Sky (Credit NCSU)

Drones for Coastal Enviro Management

be drones.• As with any data, drone data need to be translated into information, which can then be used for management.• Using drones to acquire accurate quantitative geospatial data is challenging and requires advanced technical skills and knowledge. Hiring experts in drone operations and data processing is typically necessary.• Best practices for using drones to collect geospatial data are well established. Guidance on best practices is available in publications such as the PrecisionHawk e-book Beyond the Edge, and the USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Data Management Plan 2015.• Workshop

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