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Strong Indonesia Subsea Quake Causes Panic, No Tsunami Risk

risk of a tsunami.The magnitude 6.9 quake struck in the Banda Sea, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, and was at a depth of 117 km (73 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.The earthquake was not capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region, the Indonesia Tsunami Service Provider said.A resident on the island of Kisar in Maluku province said they felt the earthquake for a few minutes and said people ran out of the houses in panic.“People were asleep, we screamed. People ran because of the quake, beds shook,” said

Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar (Photo courtesy of UKHO)

Vice Adm. Badhwar Receives Alexander Dalrymple Award

The 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award has been presented to Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, National Hydrographer to the Government of India, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography and across the wider Indian Ocean region.The Alexander Dalrymple Award was first awarded by the UKHO in 2006 and is named after the first Hydrographer of the Admiralty. Recipients of the award are selected by the Executive Committee of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) for their efforts in raising the standards of hydrography, cartography and navigation around the world.Having joined the Indian Navy

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SBG Systems' INS Chosen for Shom Fleet

in maritime geospatial products and services for public policies on the sea and the coast. The fleet used by Shom is based in Brest and is composed of eleven boats, including seven speedboats, and three 59-meter long BH2 survey vessels. They operate on shallow and deep water in France, Africa, the Indian Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. Shom also uses a fleet based in New Caledonia composed of two boats, one speedboat and a buoy-laying Vessel used part of the time for hydrographic surveys.When it came to renewing the fleet of inertial navigation systems (INS), the Shom looked at INS complying with IHO

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Fleet Xpress Chosen for Nekton Project

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress has been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute, Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide.The Nekton Institute is an independent, not-for-profit research institute working in collaboration with the University of Oxford. It aims to accelerate the scientific exploration and protection of the oceans.The maritime high-speed broadband service provided connectivity to relay broadcast images from Nekton’s submersible off the Seychelles last year. Along with Associated

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Oi20: Set for London in March

March 17-19, 2020. Indicative of the franchise’s still snowballing global profile, Oi has now made strong inroads into new international markets with the introduction of sister expos in China and the Americas (since 2013 and 2017 respectively), plus a forthcoming series with a Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean focus, due for launch in Abu Dhabi in September 2020. This impressive expansion is reflected by the way the numbers are already stacking up for the London 2020 event: more than 8,000 visitors are expected, making this landmark show the largest undertaking in Oi’s history.Accordingly, organisers

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

doors over the three days of the show.In the half-century since the Oi expo series was launched in Brighton, the exhibition and conference has grown to the point where a thriving Oi portfolio now exists, with parallel events hosted in the USA and China plus a forthcoming Oi show with a Middle East and Indian Ocean focus which is due to commence in Abu Dhabi this September. This means that an Oi expo will be taking place somewhere in the world every six months, providing an unmatched networking forum and global marketplace for maritime industry professionals, academics and government representatives alike

David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

in the region already established.As we see at each Oceanology event, science, technology and innovation help drive effective solutions as different industries and governments look to the world’s oceans as a solution for sustainable and responsible resource development.With the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean region increasing its footprint across different marine environments Reed Exhibitions and Oceanology International is perfectly aligned to help answer these challenges. At the end of our 50th anniversary, we are excited to bring this event and the connections it can facilitate between the international

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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

;s aim of serving the community and improving people's lives.“Not only will it enhance Perth and WA as a center of offshore engineering excellence, it aligns with UWA's plans to expand and strengthen global partnerships, as we work to become a pivotal knowledge hub for the Indian Ocean Rim region,” Professor Freshwater said

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MTR100: National Oceanography Centre (UK)

research for the benefit of both science and industry.The last 12 months has seen the NOC expand its reach and influence around the globe, with a number of overseas projects aimed at advancing marine science, capacity building and knowledge transfer under the SOLSTICE project focusing on the West Indian Ocean region, and the Commonwealth Marine Economies Program (CMEP) which is helping Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) make the most of their natural maritime advantages. 2019’s STEMM-CCS expedition saw one of the largest deployments of bespoke oceanographic equipment aimed at

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