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Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

ambitious concept transformed into reality is a landmark moment in the Middle East that has resulted in the successful delivery of a critical seabed characterization report based solely on our autonomously acquired Geo-data,” said Gerard Ferreira, Fugro’s Service Line Director for Marine Geophysics in the Middle East

ThayerMahan, Geo SubSea Partner for Seabed Surveys

image and map the ocean floor and undersea infrastructure. We are proud to be partnering with Geo SubSea because they are experts in turning seabed monitoring technology into the products needed to ensure safe and efficient seabed development. Together, we will provide the next generation in maritime geophysics and ocean engineering support.”Geo SubSea has extensive offshore surveying experience covering multiple marine survey and marine science fields. The Geo SubSea team has subject matter experts in marine geology, geophysics, oceanography, environmental sampling, benthic and fisheries biology

DSSV Pressure Drop at sea Credit NEKTON

Fleet Xpress Chosen for Nekton Project

sees Inmarsat installing Fleet Data, the maritime industry's first secure IoT platform, which extracts data from sensors and uploads it to a secure central cloud-based database for easy access with no additional airtime cost. Its use will enable the first-ever transmissions of water chemistry and geophysics data sets.Fleet Data will also allow scientific research to be shared onto an open source platform, with processed data sets made available so that registered marine scientists around the world can participate in a virtual Hackathon to interrogate data and publish findings within two weeks. All

Photo: Oceanology International

Oi20: Set for London in March

the event will be filled as always with free-to-attend technical conferences covering all maritime sectors: a mine of concentrated information and insights bringing delegates up to speed with the latest advancements in critical areas of technology. For 2020, conference threads will include Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics, examining cutting-edge data collection, processing and analysis techniques in offshore site studies; Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels, looking at the most recent (and forthcoming) advances in robotics, AUVs. ASVs and ROVs; and Ocean Observation & Sensing, through which attendees

Oi London 2020 will be a meeting point for over 500 exhibitors. Photo from Oi London 2018
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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

delegates with a similarly comprehensive abundance of future-focused content. With highly knowledgeable speakers drawn from a nexus of thought leaders and industry professionals, the free-to-attend technical tracks will cover a spread of hot-button oceanographic topics, these being Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics; Offshore Energy Development; Imaging & Metrology; Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels; Ocean Observation & Sensing; Navigation & Positioning; Marine Pollution & Environmental Stressors; Coastal Zones & Shallow Water; Data Interpretation & AI; Asset Integrity

Dr Peter Ramsay (Photo: Mitcham)

Mitcham Appoints New Tech Positions

number of important positions within the hydrographic industry, including Director and co-owner of Marine GeoSolutions in Australia and South Africa.  Dr Ramsay's extensive list of publications includes one book, 18 peer-reviewed publications and 36 conference abstracts. He holds a PhD (Marine Geophysics) and a BSc Honors in Engineering Geology and is a Certified Professional Hydrographic Surveyor Level 1 with the Surveying & Spatial Science Institute in Australia

Photo Courtesy of UC San Diego Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

#Oi2020 History

Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA). Co-led by Scripps Oceanography and Department of Anthropology, the new center was designed to investigate the relationship between human societies and marine environments. The center was co-founded by Scripps geophysicist Walter Munk and former Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Green Fellow Damien Leloup, who started his research career onboard the vessels Calypso and Alcyone, while working alongside Jacque Cousteau. As part of a funding effort, Munk and Leloup managed to raise more than $400,000 in see donations, and thus secured approval to commence

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Ocean Infinity Completes Mohns Ridge Survey

of mapping and proving deep sea mineral deposits by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Using multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), Ocean Infinity acquired a total of 3,900 kilometers of geophysical seabed data over the four-week expedition, assisted by experts from Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG). At the same time, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) were deployed to gather rock samples, and to take HD photographs and videos of mineral deposits.The information acquired has provided important geophysical data and seabed maps, with a resolution of one meter in water depths down

Participants on the expedition, from left Stian Rolfsen Gilje and Solveig Lie Onstad from the K. G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research (UiB), Jan Stenløkk from the NPD and Anna Lim from NTNU. Photo: NPD

NPD Completes Seabed Minerals Expedition

rich gravel piles the NPD has now mapped and taken samples from.The samples and the geophysical data will be analysed and interpreted and will form the basis for further evaluation and studies of the area.The data acquisition cruise was carried out by Ocean Infinity, with experts from Ocean Floor Geophysics and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. PhD candidates from the University of Bergen (UiB) and NTNU were invited on the cruise and they contributed with valuable knowledge

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