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SEAMOR: ROV to Last Ice Project in Canada

been selected for this mission given its earned reputation as a versatile vehicle that easily pairs with a variety of accessories. This particular model will be equipped with a handheld pendant controller, and a fiber optic tether multiplexer upgrade. These will help control a wide array of on-board instrumentation such as USBL underwater positioning system with GPS integration, the ROV to be tracked in real-world coordinates in real time, and an integrated Tritech Micron Echosounder which permits the ROV to measure its height above the seafloor and maintain its height with our auto-altitude system. This

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Miros Measuring Mini-Tsunami Phenomenon

better understand their causes and impacts. To measure these parameters Miros has installed their WaveWeather solution on the shore at Flaskebekk.WaveWeather consists of a highly accurate radar-based wave measurement sensor, The Miros RangeFinder (SM-140), paired with multiparameter meteorological instrumentation. The solution not only measures real-time wave data and water level, but also provides wind speed, wind direction, temperature and more. Dry mounting ensures that equipment is not impacted by the corrosive saltwater environment, the force of waves, floating objects or biofouling.The “Mini-Tsuna

A visualization of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current. (Image: Christopher Henze, NASA/Ames)

Researchers to Monitor Disruptive US Gulf Current

telemetering capabilities, which will complement URI’s instruments and scientific expertise and will play a key role in this deployment. Sonardyne’s technical expertise in underwater acoustics, signal processing, hardware design and custom engineering are key components of the special instrumentation being deployed in this project, with a particular challenge being the retrieval of data from the seabed in near real-time.”Geraint West, Business Development Manager – Oceanographic, at Sonardyne, said, “The selection of our PIES by the University of Rhode Island for use in

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R/V Bob and Betty Beyster: New CAT For Scripps

, a knuckle crane that enables the vessel to deploy and recover autonomous vehicles, a stern A-frame with hydraulic hoist, a hand-deployable remotely operated vehicle, a hull-mounted transducer for underwater communications, and ample facilities for securing and integrating a wide variety of portable instrumentation

A PIES unit is put to the test ahead of being shipped to Norway for cabled installation at Johan Sverdrup (Photo: Sonardyne)

Enhanced Seismic Monitoring at Johan Sverdrup

Cabled subsea instrumentation will help increase the accuracy of time-lapse seismic data for Norwegian energy firm Equinor at the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea, about 87 miles west of Stavanger, Norway.From first production at the development, Equinor plans to use seafloor based seismic cable permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. to observe what is happening in the reservoir over time to help maximize recovery rates.While PRM technologies increase the amount and quality of data that operators have about their reservoirs, processing it can

Rendering of RV Svea (Image: Skipsteknisk)

AML Equips New Swedish Research Vessel

for a wide variety of environmental surveys, from monitoring ocean acidification to assessing fish stock.The newbuild, to be named RV Svea and delivered from Armon Shipyard in Spring 2019, will feature a range of high-tech equipment, including a Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP), announced Canadian instrumentation manufacturer AML Oceanographic.By including a MVP on the new vessel, the scientists expect to gain a clearer understanding of the oceanographic dynamics encountered in the Baltic Sea, such as strong halocline layers and anoxic waters. Furthermore, the high data density that MVP can provide will

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

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

mechanical systems (MEMS), helping vessels to understand where they are, has been important, says Manley, as well as the development of payload sensors. “We have had multibeam sonar for a long time, but it was expensive, complex, very large and typically built into the hull of a ship. Those instrumentation providers created a new wave of digital sonar, modern circuits, there’s been an evolution in transceivers and these shrank and have become to some extent more affordable.“The improvement in autonomy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc., they have matured. In the 1990s

Photo courtesy of SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation

Subsea Electrification: Subsea Power Evolves

for use in subsea vehicles, oceanographic systems, and deepwater oil and gas infrastructure. The batteries have been used in short-duration, high-power demand applications and long-duration, low-power demand situations. Applications include autonomous underwater vehicles for propulsion, control, and instrumentation; in remotely located infrastructure equipment for valve control and pipe shearing; and in oceanography sensing set-ups such as those for monitoring the salinity and temperature of ocean water over a period of time.Compared to lead acid batteries, SeaSafe battery packs – weigh one-quarter

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Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

;For Shell, Brazil is an important center for attracting partners and technological development.”Shaun Dunn, Global Business Manager, Exploration and Surveillance, Sonardyne, said, “The project will use our significant expertise in the design of long-endurance battery-powered subsea instrumentation, as well as our wireless through-water acoustic and optical communications technologies. Leveraging these will help to create a unique capability that will greatly enhance the cost effectiveness of on-demand seismic surveys and continuous seafloor deformation monitoring offshore Brazil.&rdquo

Teledyne Gavia will formally introduce its new 6000 meter rated AUV --  SeaRaptor --  at Ocean Business 2019 in Southampton in April.

Teledyne Gavia: New SeaRaptor 6000m AUV

processing software (Teledyne Caris). In addition, the first vehicle delivered also carried an Edgetech Side Scan Sonar with Dynamic Focus capability, an iXblue Phins 6K INS system, and a CathX Camera and strobe system. The integration of Teledyne Marine’s industry leading vehicle design, instrumentation, imaging, and interconnect solutions from a single supplier, as well as the incorporation of third party sensors into a turnkey package for customers, makes the company unique in the unmanned underwater vehicle market

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Shipbuilding: Damen TSHD for Portuguese Dredging Company

mind. The in-board Damen dredge pump type BP5045MD can both deliver spoil to the hopper hold and empty the hold by pumping the cargo ashore via a bow coupling unit. The hopper is fitted with two overflows to optimize the loading performance, and the loading process is monitored by dedicated dredging instrumentation.The Jose Duarte began dredging as soon as she left the yard, on a maintenance job nearby. To boost her efficiency in maintenance jobs, she has a degassing system on board. That assignment plus some mining contracts near Lisbon have demonstrated the value that the Jose Duarte has on offer &ndash

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IUEM Chooses iXblue Equipment

positioning solutions, the Canopus LBL transponder was developed in tight collaboration with major scientific partners. Easy to deploy and to use thanks to its user-friendly MMI (Man-Machine Interface), it is especially suited for scientific and industrial applications that require high autonomy, instrumentation, repeatability and accuracy. Thanks to its hundreds of acoustic codes for interrogation and reply, Canopus can be used in the most complex environments without any acoustic interferences. It features underwater acoustic communication between transponders, transceivers and surface equipment and

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More Tenants Move into COVE Facility

and business growth.RBRRBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, its sensors track water parameters – temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, pH and many others.“RBR is one of Canada’s well-established ocean instrumentation companies headquartered in Ottawa. It’s great to have them establish a strong business development presence here on the Atlantic Coast at COVE,” Hanlon said.RBR Sales Director, Eric Siegel, said, “RBR works to think globally and act locally. The office location at COVE allows

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McLane Research Announces New WTS-LV Deep Option

for this single event sampler include 4L/min, 8L/min or 30L/min pump heads, 3-tier filter holder for an additional level of pre-filtering, 293mm filter holder, cartridge filter holder, or vertical intake filter holder.McLane Research Laboratories manufactures time-series in situ oceanographic instrumentation for scientific deployments in the open ocean, and freshwater environments. Three main oceanographic product lines are available: profilers, samplers and flotation.McLane instruments have been deployed worldwide in some of the most remote oceans on earth. Products are delivered worldwide both

Aaron Clark (Photo: Planet Ocean)

Clark Joins Planet Ocean

Surrey based oceanographic and scientific instrumentation manufacturer Planet Ocean Ltd has hired Aaron Clark as the newest member of its sales team. Clark will serve as Technical & Scientific Sales Engineer, based at the firm's Camberley headquarters.Clark graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a B.Sc (Hons) in Marine Biology and is a keen SCUBA diver, qualifying as one of the youngest scuba divers in the U.K. after having been selected for a trial to lower the age for qualification. Subsequently he has gone on to obtain qualifications in advanced open water diving and scientific

Michael Behrens (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB. Within ABB, he headed up the Center of Excellence specializing in power projects and instrumentation. He's also an elite amateur golfer who played for Denmark’s National Team.“My focus will be to expand business with our existing customers as well as establishing MacArtney in new markets with a clear customer focus,” Behrens said of his new role

RBR Opens Office in China

Oceanographic instrumentation manufacturer RBR announced it has opened RBR China in Qingdao. The wholly-owned foreign enterprise under the direction of RBR Ltd. (Canada) will support the growing customer base and collaborative business development activities in China, the company said.“The market in China is huge and the local innovation in ocean science research, operational oceanography, deep sea studies and autonomous vehicle development is tremendous. RBR’s continued investment in China will help enable more innovative projects in China and allow RBR to share these experiences and

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