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EIVA Launches ROV Steering Software

professional use – provided you have the right software capabilities.This is now possible through a NaviSuite product dedicated to ROV steering, NaviSuite Mobula. It includes high-end features from NaviSuite Nardoa, EIVA’s package for high-end subsea inspection work, where focus is on data fusion from the most advanced sensors and on efficiency functions that enable fast inspection of very large assets such as pipelines etc. By bringing this into a package for the mini-ROV segment, it becomes possible to use these for professional inspections.EIVA CEO Jeppe Nielsen commented, "With NaviSuite

3D at Depth SL3 non-touch data collection process with the TBD-1 Devastator Aircraft (Credit: Air/Sea Heritage Foundation photo by Brett Seymour)

Subsea Wreck Brought to Life by Lasers

images with photogrammetry.“3D at Depth's underwater laser LiDAR technology utilizes our patented index of refraction correction algorithms to produce a true digital twin with accurate, precise, measurement,” stated Neil Manning Chief Operating Officer of 3D at Depth, Inc. “The fusion of those data outputs with 3D volumetric photogrammetry offers a revolutionary step towards accurate digital preservation and visualization of large features on the seafloor. We look forward to advancing this technique for a wide range of applications in the areas of nautical archaeological sites

Near the Bear Island, in the Svalbard archipelago, the INBIS channel kept its unique submarine relief during the Last Glacial Maximum (image: José Luis Casamor (GRC Marine Geosciences /University of Barcelona)

Researchers Study Unique Arctic Channel

, the new bathymetric map describes a system of gullies and minor channels – among which are the TMFs of Kveithola and Bear Island – that cut the continental slope and end up running into the main channel. According to the study, the action of density currents and turbidity currents created by fusion ice water are factors that shaped and kept these erosive structures.In this geological context, “and particularly the period of maximum expansion of the ice cape in the area during the LGM, the material brought by ice currents powered the formation of TMFs,” Casamor said.The change in

(L–R) Alan MacDonald, Sonardyne, and Colin Erskine, Unique, on Sonardyne’s Stand 123 at Subsea Expo 2019 in Aberdeen (Photo: Sonardyne)

Unique invests in Sonardyne Tech

On the opening of Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen Unique Group’s announced orders for multiple copies of Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and INS operating platform and a large number of the latest Compatt 6+ seabed transponders and ROVNav 6+ vehicle-Unique Group, which is headquartered in the UAE and has offices in Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia, Houston, Mumbai, Cape Town and Singapore, has also ordered Sonardyne’s GyroCompatt 6 positioning transponders, which offer operators real-time positioning and motion data from one small, versatile and robust instrument.

L – R Scott Johnstone (STR), Simon Goldsworthy (Sonardyne) and Jason French (STR) announce the investment at the OSEA 2018 exhibition  (Photo: Sonardyne)

STR Upgrades to Sonardyne's Fusion 2

and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specializing in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.STR will upgrade its existing 6G hardware to Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants, which, combined with Fusion 2, will make marine survey and offshore construction projects faster and easier

Edd Moller presents Fusion 2 on launch day during OSEA 2018 in Singapore (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Unveils Fusion 2

Underwater positioning and navigation specialist Sonardyne International Ltd. has launched a new integrated acoustic and inertial positioning platform for marine survey contractors and offshore construction companies.Available from today, Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software has been written from the ground up to offer a single solution aiming to make field development projects faster and easier. With Fusion 2, the separate software applications, vessel-fit hardware and often complex communication interfaces that have been typically required to

Dinner plate jelly spotted during a descent to Main Endeavour Field (Copyright: 2018 ONC/OET/Nautilus Live)

Ocean Networks Canada: 'Wiring the Abyss'

its annual offshore mission to install and improve cabled observatory infrastructure. This year's project was called Expedition 2018: Wiring the Abyss.Neutrinos are one of the universe’s most essential ingredients and most abundant subatomic particles, produced by nuclear reactions from solar fusion, radioactive decay and exploding stars. Researchers believe that increased knowledge about neutrinos could help answer some of the fundamental questions in astrophysics—such as those posed about the Big Bang and supernovae—and provide insight into the origin, evolution and fate of the

ROV Hercules launches off of the E/V Nautilus to search for meteorite fragments in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: Susan Poulton/OET)

Possible Meteorite Fragments Found in Marine Sanctuary

.Dr. Marc Fries, NASA’s curator of cosmic dust, said the search – which included the use of a specially designed magnetic rake – yielded two small fragments, each about two or three millimeters in diameter. Scientists have taken the samples to a laboratory to confirm they are, in fact, fusion crust meteorite exterior, the melted pieces of rock from the outer layer of a meteor. More fragments might be found based on further examination of what’s been recovered so far.Based on radar data, the meteorite weighed two tons with fragments as large as 10 pounds. Suspected fragments of the

Meet LT Laura Dwyer: NOAA Officer, Navy Oceanographer

the two services to leverage expertise for the benefit of each agency and to provide developmental assignments.French, the first NOAA Corps Officer at NAVOCEANMIWCEN, had sailed on a hydrographic ship and was able to bring his knowledge and understanding of the ocean environment to help stand up the data fusion cell (DFC), which collects and process the all the data collected by various sources in a mine warfare operation. The DFC excels at creating tactical environmental analysis and providing Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment.Dwyer's background with NOAA was on a fisheries ship

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SBG Systems Launches Navsight Marine Solution at OI2018

strengthens SBG Systems position as leading innovator in the marine technology market. Navsight Marine Solution consists in an Inertial Measurement Unit available at two different performance levels (from shallow to deep water), and connected to Navsight, a rugged processing unit embedding the fusion intelligence, the GNSS receiver when selected, and all connections to external equipment such as echo-sounders, sonar, etc.   Navsight Marine Solution: Built on a Proven Technology Navsight Marine Solutions is based on 10 years of SBG Systems experience in marine inertial sensing products

Spreegrund (Photo: SBG Systems)

Case Study: High Accuracy Survey under Bridges

system and software work to ensure optimal data acquisition from the survey sensor suite. It is capable of handling enormous data stream of up to 25,000 soundings per second.   Charting Under Bridges with the Apogee INS Surveying under bridges is a challenging application that fully requires the fusion between inertial and GNSS data. Indeed, GNSS receivers are perturbed when vessels are crossing bridges and may cause outages or incorrect data. In the case of WSA Berlin, this is a day-to-day challenge, explaining why MBT chose an Apogee-E inertial navigation system connected with their own Dual-antenna

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