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Yohei Sasakawa launches the operational phase of The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project in Tokyo in February 2018. Photo: GEBCO Seabed 2030

OiA '19 & GEBCO Seabed 2030

experience.Color coded bathymetry showing sunken vessel on seafloor. Image courtesy Fugro“Longevity in the world of conferences and expositions is often the exception, not the norm, so the fact that Oceanology International is celebrating its 50th anniversary is most impressive,” said David Millar, Government Accounts Director Americas for Fugro and co-chair of the OiA ’19 Seabed 2030 presentation and discussion (alongside Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey). “Fugro has been associated with Oceanology International for many years. As

David Millar (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro’s Millar to Serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project.GEBCO is a nonprofit organization operating under the joint auspices of the IHO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It aims to provide the most authoritative portrayal of global ocean depths and the undersea feature names.The 14-member Guiding Committee

Interview: David Millar, Fugro

MTR caught up with David Millar, Government Accounts Director, Americas, Fugro, to discuss the company's involvement in Seabed 2030, among other matters.I read with interest Fugro’s support of GEBCO’s Seabed 2030 initiative. For those not aware, can you describe the project and Fugro’s role in it?Despite the fact that mankind has produced high-resolution maps of the moon and Mars, more than 80 percent of the world’s oceans remain unmapped using modern survey methods. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is a global initiative that aims to correct this data

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Fugro to Open ‘Hydrography Center of Excellence’

initiatives such as the Shell Discovery XPRIZE and Seabed 2030. “Our new structure will allow us to meet growing demands for hydrography data, participate in important industry programs and maintain focus on our core customers, most specifically NOAA.”   To support these efforts, David Millar has been appointed to serve as government accounts director for the region. He will be responsible for growing and diversifying Fugro’s government portfolio in both Land and Marine Divisions across the Americas, with a strategic emphasis on coastal zone management. Millar formerly served

Fugro will use its deepwater survey expertise to support the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE with high resolution bathymetry data of the competition area. (Image: Fugro)

Ocean Mapping: Fugro Partner with Shell on X-Prize

judging panel can compare the data collected by competing teams.”   Given that 85% of the world’s oceans is yet to be mapped using modern survey techniques, there is a lot of seabed yet to cover. “Fugro is working on a number of fronts to help close this data gap,” said David Millar, Fugro’s director of hydrographic services for the Americas. “Our partnership with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is especially exciting, as the competition could result in game-changing technology that will be for the benefit of industry and our understanding of the world&rsquo

William Kikendall, President,  Teledyne Marine Sensor & Systems

Blue Tech Economy and the 'View from the Top'

featured six industry executives participating in a free-wheeling discussion on the means and mechanisms needed to drive the Blue Economy further faster. Participants in the panel included: Brett Andrews, President, Hydranautics William Kikendall, President, Teledyne Marine Sensor & Systems David Millar, President, Fugro Pelagos Casey Moore, President, Sea-Bird Electronics Drew Stephens, Ocean Industry Manager, Esri Christopher Ward, Vice President, Xylem Analytics The overall highlight from day one inarguably was the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, complete with a keynote address by Dr

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Fugro Signs Multiyear US Government Contract

containing data from the early 1900s. This set of task orders was considered highly challenging due to the remote location and complex tidal regime, which involves currents of up to 10 knots. “We are honored to continue working with NOAA on its hydrographic charting program,” said David Millar, president of Fugro Pelagos. “It is a tremendous responsibility to keep the nation’s charts updated given the dynamic nature of our coasts. We take our role in this effort very seriously, dedicating the best possible technology and experienced staff to the task to ensure efficient

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