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Marine Technology Reporter - September 2017 Edition

, and online. This edition includes features on: Ocean observation: robotics and artificial intelligence pave the path forward.   Research vessels: update on the new fleet currently under construction   Voices: Marty Klein, the 'father of side scan sonar'; and Frank Cobis, vice president and general manager of Klein Marine Systems   Seafloor engineering: the mapping-while-drilling evolution   Port insights: Digital transformation of port operations   Read more at

L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079 T: +1-603-893-6131 E: [email protected] W: CEO/President: Frank Cobis VP: Michael Mitchell Engineering Director: Ronald Allen No. of Employees: 50   L-3 Klein, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems is a leading sensor technology provider that designs and manufactures high-resolution sonar systems and radar-based security and surveillance systems. L-3 Klein is a sensor technology provider that manufactures and designs high-resolution sonar systems, and radar-based security and surveillance systems.  The Klein S5900 is a

Photo courtesy of SeeByte

SeeByte ATR Software Compatible with L-3 Klein Sonar

commonly applied in mine countermeasures (MCM) missions. Once the mission was completed the data was imported into SeeTrack Military where the Mission Review Tool was used to mark and measure contacts. The geo-referencing engine was used to visualize all relevant data from that same location. Frank Cobis, VP and General Manager at L-3 Klein commented, "Using the Klein UUV-3500 sonar with the ATR module will allow our customers to effectively collect larger quantities of data and automatically process and identify contacts. This is a huge step forward for the MCM community using our side-scan

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, NH, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world.

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

11 Klein Drive    Salem, New Hampshire 03079    T: 1-603-893-6131 E: [email protected]    W:    CEO/President: Frank Cobis    No. of Employees: 50    Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilder

Giuseppe Di Stefano (Photo: Klein Marine Systems)

Di Stefano Joins Klein as Sales Director

General Manager for Ageotec where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and marketing and sales of geo-physics and hydrographic equipment worldwide. Di Stefano holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.   Frank Cobis, Vice President and General Manager, said, “Giuseppe is an excellent addition to the Klein team and brings a wealth of experience in international business development. As we continue to expand and bring new leading edge products to market, Giuseppe’s innovative sales and business

(Photo: Klein Marine Systems)

MTR100: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.

depth rating provide superb capabilities for the coastal survey and security communities.   11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079 Phone: (603) 893-6131 Email: [email protected] CEO/President: Guy Malden Number of Employees: 45 Vice President: Frank Cobis     (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

2012 Annual ASNE Award Winners

under 35 years of age who has demonstrated remarkable, early professional achievement in one or more areas of naval engineering.   The 2012 Rosenblatt Award will be presented by Dr. Armin Troesch, Professor, University of Michigan, at the ASNE Honors Gala on Thursday, February 21, 2013. 2012 Frank G. Law Award (Service to ASNE) Recipient - RADM Jeffrey Brooks, USN (Ret.) Originally presented in 1980, the Frank G. Law Award is given to an individual whose longtime dedication and service to the Society is deemed worthy of special recognition. The 2012 Law Award will be presented by Mr

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization 2013 Scheduled for October

sessions moderated by shipowners, more case studies, tabletop exhibits, and networking opportunities.  “We listened to our delegates’ feedback and are confident that this year’s conference will be better than the last in terms of content and return on investment,” said Frank Soccoli, co-producer, SHIPPINGInsight. “The challenges faced by the shipping industry are always at the forefront of our conferences and how we, as an industry, can help each other find solutions through engaging ourselves not just in conversations, but actions.” The final agenda

Photo: Northwind NV

Northwind NV To Build Wind Farm off Belgian Coast

RC). The Northwind Offshore Wind Farm will be located on the Bank Zonder Naam (Lodewijkbank) off the coast of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Construction of the wind farm, which includes 72 Vestas V112 turbines, begins this year, with completion scheduled for 2014. The statements of compliance were presented to Frank Coenen, CEO of project developer Northwind NV, at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference in Boston. Within an assessment of site design conditions, the site conditions such as environmental and soil conditions are checked. Site-specific Design Assessment guarantees the compliance of the wind park

Martin Klein with a Klein  multibeam side scan sonar. “We were proud that side scan was able to finally replace the old wire drag technology.” (courtesy Martin Klein and the MIT Museum)

Klein's Side Scan Sonar, Then and Now

back to the 1960s when Marty Klein, who many consider to be the father of side scan sonar, began building his own devices from his home in Lexington, Mass. As this iconic subsea technology company approaches 50, MTR speaks with Marty Klein as well as Klein Marine System’s general manager, Frank Cobis.    When did you realize you were destined for a career in the subsea world? Marty Klein: Wow. It started back in 1961 when I was a senior at MIT and I had to do a thesis. I like to build things, but I seemed destined to work on some very theoretical project. I knew of Harold

InterMoor's new Aberdeen facility

InterMoor Opens New Aberdeen Facility

facility will enable storage and maintenance of InterMoor and client equipment and is designed for onsite inspection and testing of wire and anchors. Situated on Miller Street within the Aberdeen harbor zone, the new base offers modern equipment storage close to all of Aberdeen’s vessel berths. Frank Burns, general manager, InterMoor Ltd, said, “The new location will help us to increase productivity and efficiency by having all of our assets stored in a single location. For customers, the key benefits will be the option to conduct inspections onsite and store equipment at a harbor facility

Frank Maclean (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Appoints Maclean as GM

Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new general manager for the offshore division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. Frank Maclean has over 35 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, the vast majority of that time spent with Kongsberg Maritime, where he has played an integral role within the team by holding key positions within sales, customer support and training. Since 2010, he has held the position of business manager: offshore and merchant, and deputy general manager. Maclean succeeds Dave Shand, who is retiring after playing a

A. Mauricio Alvarez

Stabil Drill Names Alvarez Sales Manager

, Alvarez will identify new clients in the Latin American region through an active and structured approach and will also build relationships between clients and the operations teams in all South American countries. Before joining Stabil Drill, Alvarez worked as the Latin American region manager for Frank’s International in Peru. He holds more than 30 years of experience in drilling operations, sales, services and strategic business planning. Alvarez studied civil engineering at La Universidad Pedro Henrique Urena in the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School to partner Old Dominion University

part of its academic instruction program, thanks to a partnership with ODU. Danny Hunley, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of operations, and Everett Jordan, director of education for The Apprentice School, will be joined by John R. Broderick, president of ODU; Oktay Baysal, dean of ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology; and Renee Olander,associate vice president for regional higher education centers, to sign the memorandum of understanding formalizing the program. Newport News Shipbuilding Communications  

SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Announces Agenda and Speaker List

have finalized the agenda and confirmed speaker list for the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Connect and Engage,’” said conference co-producer Frank Soccoli. “We are bringing together an impressive lineup of speakers, moderators, panelists, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates representing all segments of the shipping industry. They include senior executives from 17 major shipping companies, as well as classification societies, engine manufacturer

IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Student Poster Awards

spectroscopy for analysis of the composition of rock and sediment samples submerged in seawater” •Eric Piper; “Oil droplet fate in the gulf of Mexico” •Natalia Hurtos; “A novel blending technique for two dimensional forward looking sonar mosaicking” •Donya Frank: ‘Direct measurements of sediment response to wave with ‘smart sediments grains’” •Samir Ouelha; “An extension of maximal marginal diversity based on feature selection applied to underwater acoustic data” •Masaru Nagaso: ‘Development of the three

Offshore Wind Spend to Average $21B per year

, growth has been slower than expected, and many uncertainties are yet to be resolved. However, there is a positive upward trend, with significant expenditure expected, which has attracted many of the largest industrial players from Areva to Samsung Heavy Industries,” commented DW manager Frank Wright. The report highlights a series of challenges which are acting to constrain development, including the high cost levels in the industry. Capital outlays and recurring operational spending mean that subsidies are required to support development, at a time when the public finances in key

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