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Maritime Risk Symposium 2024 – Great Power Competition and Gray Zone Engagement

on the gray zone. The Evergreen Program is the Coast Guard’s strategic foresight initiative, tasked with looking over the horizon to inform current planning and better prepare the U.S. Coast Guard for an uncertain and unpredictable future. Using scenario-based exercises and workshops involving a diverse group of stakeholders, common strategic needs or key success factors can be identified across multiple plausible scenarios to better inform long-term strategic planning efforts.Evergreen is a joint venture that combines strategy and foresight with the greater maritime community of seasoned industry

Three marine survey and autonomous platform technology leaders to collaborate on improving marine biodiversity monitoring: Copyright ACUA Ocean, GeoAcoustics, Unmanned Survey Solutions.

Partners Secure DEFRA Backing to Improve Marine Biodiversity Monitoring

of complete end-to-end monitoring systems. These innovative systems are pivotal to advancing our biodiversity observation capabilities in UK waters and will contribute to strengthening our evidence base as we progress towards the UK’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas,” said Vicki Castro-Spokes, Program Director for Defra’s Marine Natural Capital & Ecosystem Assessment Program.Project Lead, James Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Unmanned Survey Solutions, said, “USS has worked with GeoAcoustics on a variety of projects where we

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Water Linked Introduces 3D Sonar Technology

by its compact design, the Sonar 3D-15 boasts an operational depth of up to 300 meters and weighs less than 0.4 kilograms underwater. Its small and lightweight composition renders it compatible with most Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), facilitating effective target detection and navigation across diverse underwater landscapes.Another feature of the Sonar 3D-15 is its user-friendly interface, accessible via a web-based browser. This intuitive design simplifies the integration process, eliminating the need for complex software installations. Moreover, its comprehensive Application Programming Interface

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NOAA Announces 2025 Ocean Exploration Funding Opportunity

searches in areas poorly mapped for maritime heritage. NOAA Ocean Exploration welcomes the use of innovative technology and/or methods for quantitative assessment of targets to improve archaeological site identification and documentation.By supporting exploration, i.e., discovery through disciplined, diverse observations, NOAA Ocean Exploration seeks to advance basic understanding of waters under U.S. jurisdiction. All proposals must support priorities in the NOAA Ocean Exploration Strategic Plan and should also consider the Strategic Priorities for Ocean Exploration and Characterization of the United

New York District Survey and Mapping Branch employees with New York District Commander Col. Alexander Young and SURVEYOR AMY, an award-winning USV. Left to right, kneeling: John Mraz, Pradeep Bhadur, Col. Young and Joshua Sagona; left to right, standing: Bryan Higgins, Christopher Aballo, Miguel Surage, Survey and Mapping Branch Chief Francis Postiglione and Operations Division Chief Randall Hintz. (Photo: USACE)

USACE Survey & Mapping Employees Awarded for USV Innovation

Army Corps employee and Chief of the Surveys and Mapping Branch. He noted the collaborative nature of the project: Many formal meetings were held with manufacturers along with informal staff conversations during lunch hour and break times. The entire Branch was involved in some capacity, drawing on diverse skill sets.  The unmanned craft has the following specifications:Size: 24” width x 78” lengthSpeed: 16+ knotsWeight: 150 lbs.2.5 hours survey time on single battery packMulti-beam and side-scan survey system.Chief of Operations Division Randall Hintz said, “I could see early

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Dril-Quip and Innovex Agree Merger in All-Stock Deal

; industrial platform for onshore and offshore oil and gas sector.In an all-stock transaction, Dril-Quip will combine its drilling and production equipment expertise with Innovex’ competence in well lifecycle technologies and services, creating a complementary combination with increased scale, diverse product portfolio and geographic footprint.The merger immediately improves pro forma company’s profitability and free cash flow generation including estimated cost synergies of approximately $30 million per year, the partners said.Upon closing of the transaction, Dril-Quip stockholders will

Olympic Taurus vessel (Credit: Olympic Subsea)

Reach Subsea Extends Olympic Taurus Charter and Orders Two ROVs

meters. Following delivery, the ROVs will be mobilized onto the Reach Subsea fleet and will expand its subsea service capacity into the 2024 season.“The addition of the two new Constructor ROVs not only enhances our fleet's flexibility but also bolsters our capability to efficiently execute a diverse range of underwater tasks.“These cutting-edge ROVs seamlessly integrate into our existing portfolio of assets, further solidifying our position to effectively address the demands of our clients.“Their advanced technology and robust design align perfectly with our commitment to deliver

Rendering of ULSTEIN SX232 vessel (Credit: Ulstein)

Ulstein Introduces New Subsea Vessel for Offshore Energy Market

and includes two remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hangars.A moonpool is positioned at the rear of the accommodation block, complemented by an expansive flat deck spanning over 2,000 m². This flat deck design enhances the vessel’s adaptability, allowing multiple operational setups to suit diverse maritime tasks.The basic platform has been configured with a 250-tonne offshore crane. However, the platform can also support a larger crane of 400 tonnes, Ulstein noted.With the upgraded crane capacity, the vessel could support the installation of suction anchors, which are common for floating

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Greensea IQ Signs Contract with BUVI Scandinavia

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