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Optimized drive: Fred Olsen Ocean’s Brave Tern. Image: Handout/Fred Olsen

Offshore wind: One-stop Power Conversion

owners, about as much as 2,000 cars per year. Its six engines can run as three, and its three battery packs are similar to the Fred Olsen wind-carrier jack-up vessel. “An electrical bus switch for their vessel cut the cost of operations and of fuel by 50 percent and allows its three different hybrid systems to work as one.”In Norway, of course, government does offer funds for conversions to greener power, and so owners are not paying the full cost. It’s a national drive, and “Shipowners say the ships should be easy to convert to new fuel,” said Parpala.China offeringWhile

Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Testing Altered

with middle and high school students, university teams of undergraduate and graduate students, nonprofits, startups and professional scientists and engineers. Representing 13 countries across five continents, the Ocean Discovery XPRIZE semifinalist teams’ innovative approaches involve unique, hybrid systems that mobilize gliders and drones, underwater robotic swarms, autonomous underwater vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence and massive computing platforms. Once launched, these robots and vehicles use artificial intelligence to navigate and explore, gathering underwater data for retrieval

Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Enhance Coastal Resilience –Study

and erosion, as well as additional benefits and the tradeoffs when decision makers choose one type over another.   “When making coastal protection decisions, it’s important to recognize that built infrastructure only provides benefits when storms are approaching, but natural and hybrid systems provide additional benefits, including opportunities for fishing and recreation, all the time,” said Ariana Sutton-Grier, Ph.D., the study's lead author, member of the research faculty at University of Maryland and NOAA’s National Ocean Service ecosystem science adviser. “Natural

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MTR100 '13: Teledyne Impulse, Teledyne DGO & Teledyne ODI

Impulse delivers electrical and optical interconnect systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. The organization’s comprehensive product line of dry-mate, wet-mate, and underwater-mate products contains metal-shell, rubber-molded electrical, fiber optic, Ethernet and hybrid systems. Teledyne Impulse incorporates these products into custom engineered cable assemblies using neoprene, polyethylene and polyurethane over-molding technologies. Teledyne DGO Teledyne DGO specializes in “severe environment” interconnect equipment, and delivers systems which are

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Meet The "Teledyne Twelve”

.Teledyne Impulse delivers electrical and optical interconnect systems for a broad range of harsh environment applications. The organization’s comprehensive product line of dry-mate, wet-mate and underwater-mate products contains metal-shell, rubber-molded electrical, fiber optic, Ethernet and hybrid systems. Teledyne Impulse incorporates these products into custom engineered cable assemblies using neoprene, polyethylene and polyurethane over-molding technologies. Teledyne DGO specializes in “severe environment” interconnect equipment and delivers systems which are used to provide power

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Subsea Wireless Group Reports Successful Second Year

to demonstrate how wireless is already being used within the industry and this will be made available to all members. The Standards Working Group is focused on developing a recommended practice for radio frequency communications which will later be used as a template for acoustic, optical and hybrid systems. The focus of the Standards Working Group is to build on existing open standards with the objective to develop new standards that support full interoperability between hardwired and wireless systems subsea. www.subseawirelessgroup.co

L to R: Keith Henderson, Robert Murphy & Aditya Nawab

A USV Franchise Grows Strong in Abu Dhabi

hybrid propulsion system gives the USV the ability to loiter for extended lengths of time, an intelligent system that allows the user, for example, to use only one jet at a time to hold station, effectively extending battery life and subsequently loiter time by eight to 10 hours. “A lot of the hybrid systems have been developed for recreational use to give you electric power out of the marina. But we are obviously looking for something that will provide hundreds of thousands of hours of reliable use,” said Keith Henderson, Director, 5G Marine Systems LLC, and the man that Murphy credits with

New "Robot Boat" Family Debuts in Abu Dhabi

hybrid propulsion system gives the USV the ability to loiter for extended lengths of time, an intelligent system that allows the user, for example, to use only one jet at a time to hold station, effectively extending battery life and subsequently loiter time by eight to 10 hours. “A lot of the hybrid systems have been developed for recreational use to give you electric power out of the marina. But we are obviously looking for something that will provide hundreds of thousands of hours of reliable use,” said Keith Henderson, Director, 5G Marine Systems LLC, and the man that Murphy credits with

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Norway: Seeking Lead on Battery Powered Vessels

. This will cross the Sognefjord 34 times a day, 7 days a week, transporting at a maximum 120 cars and 360 passengers - starting in 2015. The Edda Ferd, owned by Østensjø, is another hybrid vessel with battery and diesel-electric propulsion that will start to sail this autumn. Hybrid systems will reduce the energy consumption. When an offshore supply vessel is operating on dynamic positioning, there will be a major fuel saving potential. And when in harbour, the vessel should be able to simply use power stored in the batteries, which again will have a positive impact on the environment

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