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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

TE SubCom to Design and Deploy Google's New Cable System

Undersea communications technology firmTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced it has been selected by Google as the supplier of its Dunant submarine cable system. The four-fiber pair cable system will span over 6,400km and will connect the East Coast of the United States to Europe, adding dedicated capacity to Google’s global network and will enable interconnection to other subsea infrastructure in the region.Sanjay Chowbey, president of TE SubCom, said the Dunant cable system will be built using SubCom’s A1 cable family, which is optimized for projects compatible with higher

The PicSea concept is designed to open subsea robotics tech to new generations of users. (Image: PicSea)

PicSea: A New Concept for Ocean Autonomy

for ocean exploration, and I’m looking forward to the day when we have a much better understanding of the ocean and how to use their resources sustainably. Start-up’s and embracing new technological concepts will be a big part of that. Further down the line, my dream for PicSea is to create a Google Maps underwater, but for now, it’s about promoting diverse solutions and getting more people to ask themselves how do we collect ocean data and make it faster, lower cost and less risky? PicSea is the answer.” (As published in the January/February 2018 edition of Marine Technology

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Rising Tide of Innovation at Davos to Keep Plastic out of the Sea

than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the ocean each year while the three major international ocean clean-ups combined deal with less than 0.5 percent of that volume, said the UK-based foundation set up by MacArthur.   The award is also supported by philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, wife of former Google executive Eric Schmidt, who together sponsor a number of global initiatives to advance ocean exploration and clean-ups.   "The technical innovations developed by our winners are exactly what is needed to begin to address the wasteful material culture of the past century that is creating

The 10,556 kilometer Monet Cable System connecting Brazil and the U.S. is ready for service (Image: TE SubCom)

Monet Cable System Ready for Service

enhancing connectivity from the United States to Brazil has been completed and is ready for service.   Commercial traffic via the intercontinental Monet Cable System is expected to commence shortly, announced project partners from the U.S., Brazil, Angola and Uruguay.   Monet is owned by Google, telecom company and internet service provider Algar Telecom, wholesale telecom company Angola Cables and telecom company Antel, and was built to provide a robust internet backbone to serve Latin America’s current and increased future connectivity needs.    The 100G-capable cable

TE SubCom Launches New NOC Solution

;s NOC solution has already been selected for the Monet Submarine Cable, a 10,556km cable that is owned and operated by Algar Telecom (a Brazilian telecom company and ISP), Angola Cables (a multinational telecom company operating in the wholesale market), ANTEL (the Uruguayan telecom company) and Google. In the U.S., this new 6-fiber-pair cable system was landed at Boca Raton, and, once the system is live, neighboring cable systems will extend Monet’s capacity beyond Miami to other North American locations. In Brazil, Monet was landed in Fortaleza and Praia Grande near Sao Paulo for distribution

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Ocean vs Space: Exploration and the Quest to Inspire the Public

. In one example, we have a robot on a daring mission of exploration and discovery. In the other example, we have a very famous person on a daring mission of exploration and discovery. Both showcase the sense of adventure and human achievement. Yet the epic journey by Cameron is not as well-known (a Google search shows 251,000 hits for “James Cameron reached Mariana Trench”) compared to the Mars Curiosity journey (a Google search shows 446,000 hits for “Mars Curiosity Rover landed”). Clearly, the ingredients for a compelling and memorable story are more complex than the human

Arctic drilling: the Polar Pioneer in Norway’s arctic waters (Photo: Harald Pettersen, Statoil)

Norway's Heavyweights & Entrepreneurs

like Statoil gain full oversight of all those projects, new outfit Avito Loops has an integrated cloud solution that lays it all out in plain, detailed view: projects, portfolios, campaigns, business. Avito shows “your current state” and “your desired state” … A bit like Google Maps, it says, by showing where you are and where you need to go.   For aging installations in mature areas, Western Norway newbie, Connector Subsea Solutions, has developed a technique to remotely do pipe repairs in deep water, and contracts with BP and Shell are already bringing in some

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