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The Terradepth leapfrog concept. Graphic from Terradepth.

Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

the ocean.”The other side of the coin is cost. The only subs with autonomy are the likes of Boeing’s Echo Voyager. “But that’s different; it’s not scalable at US $120 million apiece. We’re building these for, we think, less than $2 million apiece,” says Kauffman.Google Earth - underwaterTerradepth has hired people from Tesla, people who know autonomy and AI, software specialists and technologists from other industries to all put their minds to this. “That’s where you get disruption and that’s critical to make everyone’s job easier, because

Cygnus Platform - Credit: Neptune Energy

Eserv Digitizes Neptune's Offshore Platforms

, we have been advancing advocates of using 3D data to revolutionize the offshore maintenance and asset integrity space for a number of years now."Worth noting, back in 2018, the Neptune operated Cygnus platform became the first offshore oil and gas unit available for "visit" via Google Street View, allowing users to tour the platform, learn more about it via explanatory notes and watch offshore workers talk about offshore life.Based in the southern North Sea, approximately 150km off the Lincolnshire coast, the Cygnus field has been producing gas since December 2016. It typically

For illustration only; ConocoPhillips' Ekofisk field offshore Norway -Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Deploys 'Low-code' Tech to Boost Bottom Line

;s manager of architecture and governance of product marketing, said.Low-code platforms are an accelerating trend as companies digitise globally, big tech is developing new systems and the impact of COVID-19 increases the focus on cost-cutting.Amazon launched a platform called Honeycode last week and Google bought AppSheet in January to replace an older system. Microsoft's Power App has existed for several years. Portugal's biggest technology start-up, OutSystems, is a major competitor."The concept matured in the last 7 to 10 years with an acceleration in the last couple. It addresses the

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CMRE Open Library is Open for Business

before in a variety of locations. Now the full collection has been consolidated and is available in one place. The CMRE Open Library uses the DSpace open source software solution familiar to many researchers, providing a familiar search interface either directly or through academic search engines such as Google Scholar.“The CMRE Open Library allows for better visibility of its publications and technical papers, and makes this vital knowledge available to all,” said CMRE’s scientific editor, Dr. Erin Yunes. “This is knowledge to share.&rdquo

Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, NATO CMRE. Photo: CMRE

Interview: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, NATO CMRE

funny – because JANUS is just a protocol—but they all had their own proprietary modems, and we gave them our JANUS open source C++ protocol.  By the end of the week, all of them could talk to each other using their own proprietary modem software, but with JANUS on top. It’s like Google Translate. We’re not competing with industry.  We support the national industries – that’s what we’re for. We develop the concept and then we let the industries build it. And with JANUS, these different modem manufacturers can talk to each other without having to change

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

members. The mission planning can be supervised from the office as long as there is net-work access (e.g. via VPN over 4G) to the boat and simply navigating with the web browser to the survey PC. Then the mission planning can be shared and modified as needed.A similar feature is available for maps. The Google Maps or Open Street Maps can be cached locally and made available on the survey PC to run the background maps even without the internet access.Quality-driven mission executionDCT offers four types of real-time display accessible via simple tap or mouse click under the layer menu button. These are

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

hall. The next event in London is scheduled for March 2020. Photo: Oceanology InternationalWhen I started, everything was made with valves and vacuum tubes and single transistors. Now, everything is digital. The whole microprocessor world happened. In the 1960s, there were no cell phones, no internet, no Google. Anything you wanted to do was harder.”Now there are autonomous vehicle swarms that are being used for search operations, such as for the lost Argentinian submarine. “That’s exciting. We’re starting to get to the point where you can work from home and put something in the

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

Google invests $700 mln in Danish data center, secures green energyGoogle will invest almost $700 million in a Danish data centre, the latest investment in the Nordic region which is known for its abundant renewable energy.Google said it would match the new centre's use of energy made from fossil fuels with green energy generated through so-called power purchase agreements (PPAs).The Nordic countries, which can generate electricity relatively cheaply from renewable sources such as hydropower and wind, have long been a magnet for heavy power-using industries, but are now attracting power-hungry

"The first half of the 21st century is the 'Ocean Age,' said RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

It is the 'Ocean Age,' Gallaudet Declares

NOAA is "exponentially increasing its use of drone technology moving forward," with each ship carrying "fleets of drones" to help exponentially increase coverage of the oceans.Gallaudet also discussed the value of public/private partnerships, noting that NOAA recently partnered with Google to help it whittle down the mountains of data NOAA possesses

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