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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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MTR100: Teledyne Marine

;s technologies can be combined to solve industry challenges: Increasing understanding of the oceanIn 2019, Teledyne Marine became a partner to the Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute in support of First Descent, which was a series of exciting expeditions designed to explore and conserve the Indian Ocean. Teledyne Marine supplied a wide array of sensors and technology to empower Nekton’s manned submersible, ROVs, and surface vessel to collect critical data pivotal to this  mission.Equipment supplied by Teledyne Marine included:• RESON SeaBat T50-P Extended Range multibeam echosounder

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July: Earth's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

degrees F above the 20th-century average of 56.9 degrees, tying with 2017 as the second-hottest year to date on record.It was the hottest year to date for parts of North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand,  the southern half of Africa, portions of the western Pacific Ocean, western Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.Also, according to NOAA:-- Record-low sea ice: Average Arctic sea ice set a record low for July, 19.8% below average – surpassing the previous historic low of July 2012.-- Average Antarctic sea-ice coverage was 4.3% below the 1981-2010 average, making it the smallest

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UK Hydrographic Office Names Chief Executive

Admiral in the Royal Navy, Lowe is also a navigation and underwater warfare specialist and has commanded both ashore (HMS COLLINGWOOD) and afloat (three Sea Commands and two Operational Commands).Other previous assignments include leading the Combined Maritime Forces counter piracy activity in the Indian Ocean (where he established the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction meeting), two assignments with NATO, and policy and operational staff appointments in the MOD, Flotilla and Fleet HQs.On assuming the role of Chief Executive and Accounting Officer Lowe will relinquish his Naval duties and responsibilities

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