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Research Vessel Equipped with Integrated IoT System

Insight works as an infrastructure for accessing contextualized quality data from a vessel or fleet, KVH is providing an alternative for IoT connectivity that enables the transfer of data from ship to cloud,” says Vigleik Takle, Kongsberg Digital’s senior vice president of maritime digital solutions. Simrad Echo will rely on Kognifai Vessel Insight to monitor main and auxiliary systems on the vessel and help ensure 100% availability. For example, the Kongsberg Mapping Cloud application will move high-resolution echo sounding data from vessel to shore in real time so that shore-based

Kongsberg Maritime’s Bjørn Jalving and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue’s Rikke Lind signed the cooperation agreement. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Partners For New SAR Solutions

agreement with the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue to develop new and innovative maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) technologies. The collaboration will cover five concept development areas for SAR: maritime operations, rescue operations, search on the surface of the sea, underwater search and digital solutions.“We want to ensure that people who are missing at sea and presumed lost are found more quickly,” says Rikke Lind, Secretary General of the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue. “For the next of kin, it is important that presumed victims are found as quickly as possible. Living

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Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

Showcasing Norwegian digital solutions, the Subsea Digital Alliance has been launched to bring smart cloud collaboration to the energy industry.As digital strategists in the oil and gas sector see the opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new, more transparent digital workflow processes into their operations, digital solutions firm FutureOn has launched the Subsea Digital Alliance to bring together the best subsea solutions emerging from Norway to showcase how smart collaborative digital technology is meant to work.“Forward-thinking companies understand the tremendous opportunity of

Subsea 7 Acquires 4Subsea

decision support to oil and gas and offshore wind operators.4Subsea will function autonomously within Subsea 7, maintaining an independent brand and management team. 4Subsea’s Peter Jenkins will continue in his role as CEO of the company.4Subsea will support Subsea 7 in delivering advanced digital solutions to customers within Life of Field and Field Development contracts and be a key contributor to the ongoing digital transformation of Subsea 7 business delivery, the company said.Stuart Fitzgerald, Executive VP - Alliances and Strategy, Subsea 7, said, “We regard the acquisition of 4Subsea

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

- ranging from automation equipment to software applications for engineering and simulation."We are excited to strengthen our existing relationship with Siemens", said Dean Watson, Aker Solutions' chief operating officer. "By working together to develop and deploy advanced digital solutions, we will allow our customers to liberate data and solve important engineering challenges. Within the energy industry - and beyond - digital twin solutions are providing increased insight which in turn enables better performance, maintenance and investment decisions. We look forward to working

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Op/Ed: Connecting to the Future of Offshore

avenue for the industry to explore.Moving towards remote-controlled vessels with reduced- or no-manning could also reduce operational costs for operating companies. Carrying crew accounts for an average 44 percent of a ship’s running costs. Reducing crew numbers by incorporating intelligent digital solutions and moving people on shore, the offshore industry can enable more efficient and safer drilling.A Growing AppetiteIt’s true that the offshore industry has been late at recognizing the power and reaping the benefits of digitalization – lagging behind industries such as Aviation, which

Screenshot of Arundo's Edge Agent Software courtesy Arundo Analytics

Acteon, Arundo Analytics to Boost Subsea Efficiency

to reduce the cost asset of ownership by 30 percent.   “We have a range of service lines focused on data capture and interpretation across all stages of the field life cycle,” said Paul Alcock, EVP of Acteon. “The aim of this partnership with Arundo is to align our digital solutions with advanced analytics to deliver operational efficiency increases to our clients through improved data insight.”   In the modern energy industry, the practical application of digital tools can deliver real results. With the alignment of expertise between Arundo and Acteon, customers

Erie Hack was a $100,000 innovation challenge that activated more than 200 techies, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists from six cities around in the U.S. and Canada to tackle Lake Erie’s key challenges with creative tech solutions. (© Gerald Bernard / Adobe Stock)

Erie Hack: The Start to the Smart Lake

; DigitalC quickly saw the value of CWA’s vision. As a catalyst of Northeast Ohio’s civic technology ecosystem, DigitalC sees the Great Lakes as an opportunity to leverage big open data for positive community impact.    By bringing technology leaders together to craft digital solutions for water, DigitalC would help CWA accelerate the growth of a regional sector of data-driven solutions with the potential to ignite creativity and innovation across the nation.   It was this shared vision for community, economic and ecological development through the cultivation of an

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

1, 2018. She will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.    Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988, most recently as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East and India in DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She has more than 25 years of experience in international management, technical advisory and engineering

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DMA Focus on Smart Enforcement

 Future shipping requires that both the maritime industry and the authorities utilise new technology and digital solutions to do their work smarter and better, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) said in a press release.   "Attendees of the European Shipping Week on 28 February 2017, can learn about the visions for smart inspection and enforcement of maritime regulation, and take part in the subsequent debate on digital and technological potentials and challenges," it said.   Efficient enforcement of global maritime regulation makes great demands on all parties. At the

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