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Source: Water Linked

Water Linked Introduces 3D Sonar Technology

3D sonar technology that Water Linked was selected last November to take part in the NATO DIANA accelerator program. The Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) is a completely new initiative in which all NATO countries participate. The purpose of the program is to support disruptive technologies with great potential for application both commercially and for defense

Remote control center for DriX USV and A180 AUV. Photo courtesy Exail

Exail: A New (Old) Name in Subsea

new and larger markets, but also to federate our 1,500 employees around the same banner.”Dominique Giannoni, CEO of ECA Group, added, “Our world is facing many challenges, whether they are security, environmental or societal. At Exail, we are convinced that the development of disruptive technologies will enable us to rise to these new challenges. By mastering cutting-edge technologies, we are at the heart of our clients' most complex missions. Whatever the environment, our robust components, products and systems will provide them with the utmost performance, reliability and safety

Credit: Mocean Energy

Wave Energy Firm Opens Aberdeen Office to Meet Demand from Oil & Gas Industry

vehicles (AUVs).The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney is currently testing Mocean Energy's first prototype.Ian Crossland, Mocean's commercial director, is in charge of the Aberdeen office. He has over twenty years of oil and gas experience, with a focus on the adoption of disruptive technologies.According to Mocean, Crossland is backed up by an engineering manager, a design engineer, and an industry PhD student. The four-strong Aberdeen team is part of Mocean Energy’s total staff complement of 16, which is set to grow further in the year ahead, the company said.Ian Crossland

Navis Survey Acclaims AI

(81%), action recommendations (69%), gate volume predictions (59%) and vessel stowage (52%) are among the many decisions customers believe could be automated with the help of AI.“Just a few short years ago only a handful of our customers were even open to the idea of automation or other disruptive technologies designed to make the container terminal smarter, safer and more sustainable,” said Andy Barrons, Chief Strategy Officer, Navis.“The survey demonstrates just how far the industry has come – and will continue to go – in harnessing technology in the right ways to automate

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Woodside Backs Seismic Data Acquisition Company

role in helping us to understand more complex geological settings.”Simon Illingworth, BOM’s Group Managing Director, commented, “It has been a pleasure collaborating with Woodside over the last two years on this project. Woodside is committed to investing in innovative and disruptive technologies in the oil and gas industry, whilst striving to continuously improve safety. We look forward to continuing to develop this promising technology with Woodside’s support.&rdquo

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ForeCoast Software to Optimize Modus H-AUV

provider Modus Seabed Intervention has selected JBA Consulting’s operational management software ForeCoast Marine to help optimize the operation of its hybrid autonomous underwater vehicles (H-AUV).The H-AUV capability is part of a development program by Modus, to introduce advanced and disruptive technologies across its range of services. The UK-based company has selected ForeCoast Marine to optimize the operation of the H-AUV, in an effort to maximize the returns from this investment and provide its clients the most operationally efficient solutions.ForeCoast Marine is an advanced mission scheduling

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Rovco Secures Funding for 3D Visualization Project

autonomous inspection technologies, and our role in this project clearly illustrates how our facilities in Blyth can be used to help develop autonomous systems for the offshore industry.    “The Catapult is in a unique position to not only identify opportunities for the use of disruptive technologies in offshore wind farm operations and maintenance to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, but also to help and support innovative companies to develop, demonstrate and validate these technologies using our unique testing facilities.”   This latest project follows Rovco&rsquo

OI London Issues Final Call for Speakers

Leaders Summit, which takes place on 13 March and the future-looking Catch the Next Wave conference on 15 March respectively. Held the day before Oceanology International in previous years, the Catch the Next Wave conference will be run in association with The Explorers Club and will focus on disruptive technologies enabling exploration.   The free-to-attend show floor Investment, Trade & Innovation theatre returns in 2018, providing information on routes to funding, international initiatives and cluster groups fostering marine technology transfer and growth, as well as technology developments

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OPTECH South 2017: Littoral Challenges in Colombia

de Albuquerque Junior, Director General for Nuclear and Technological Development of the Brazilian Navy.  A tour of the COTECMAR shipyard was conducted prior to the conference.   Panel discussions focused on regional cooperation to address transnational threats; C4ISR and networks; disruptive technologies; surface operations and trends; underwater challenges and opportunities; and maritime security technologies across ashore, such as the challenges of mines and explosive remnants of war. “There needs to be a paradigm shift to get rid of unexploded ordnance so communities can more quickly

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