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Compact in size and with mounting options for both new build and retro-fit, Vigilant is suitable for vessels of all sizes and types. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne's New Forward Looking Sonar Supports Collision Avoidance

occur for many different reasons, some human, some technical, but in every case, there is a lack of subsurface situational awareness. Vigilant is the most capable (longest range, highest area coverage, highest resolution) commercially-available forward looking sonar on the market and it is an invaluable tool to help mariners avoid these situations.&rdquo

Map courtesy of SOI

SOI Maps One Million Square Kilometers of Seafloor

. There are predicted to be millions of unknown species whose function and contribution to ocean and human health is still unknown. High resolution maps guide scientists to these unexplored areas where further study and sampling can take place. “A high-resolution map of our seafloor will be an invaluable tool in protecting our oceans,” says Wendy Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute. 

Kraken President & CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

Kraken Receives $2.3 Mln from Ocean Infinity

;s team of surveyors and data processors have been extremely impressed with the quality and resolution of the imagery from Kraken’s synthetic aperture sonar (SAS). With Kraken’s MINSAS sensors integrated on the Hugin AUVs, the ultra-high definition of the imagery provides an invaluable tool for identification of seabed targets and seafloor features.”Kraken also announced Tuesday that its Board of Directors has approved the issuance of 500,000 options to certain external consultants. These options will have a three-year term and the exercise price will be set at the company&rsquo

Photo: Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Provides Lifeline to O&G Industry

diving operational practices, equipment, and procedures for use not only by Bibby Offshore, but across the wider oil and gas subsea sector. The DSW has been instrumental in identifying improvement and enhancement opportunities to ultimately make diving operations safer, and Lifeline has been an invaluable tool in educating and driving engagement as part of the process.  The whole Bibby Offshore team knows the 2012 incident could have ended in tragedy. However now the goal is to learn from the event, enhance technology and systems, and encourage the entire global diving industry to do the same

(L-R) PC Mark Breeze and Sergeant Steve Birss of Yorkshire and the Humber Police marine unit showcasing Tritech’s SeaKing Hammerhead System

Tritech Hammerhead Offers Search Benefits

Tritech’s high-resolution survey sonar is proving an invaluable tool in search and recovery operations. Yorkshire and the Humber Police areas, through their regional underwater search and marine unit, have been using the Tritech SeaKing Hammerhead system to locate missing persons. The system was recently deployed at Snailsden Reservoir, in the peak district, South Yorkshire, England, where it enabled the team to quickly locate the body of a missing person who was believed drowned. Prior to deployment of the sonar, the area was mapped using Tritech’s StarFish 990F, a high-resolution side

Underwater object detection by Optech CZMIL HydroFusion

Optech’s Dr. Park to Present at OCEANS’14

Optech Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL), including full-waveform data analysis and 3D voxelized image cube generation. These techniques enable CZMIL to map oil spills, detect underwater objects one-meter cubed and larger, and visualize submerged pipe leaks from the air, making it an invaluable tool for rapidly assessing environmental damage, searching for floating debris, and detecting navigation hazards.  

Photo: Van Heck

Van Heck Launches “Green and Easy Oil Recovery”

unforeseen situations, be it off-spec oil recovery or salvage. Van Heck encapsulates its innovation with the slogan “There is a world to win.” Everyone loses when oil is unintentionally spilt. This unique pump system can help turn the tide. Van Heck believes the Sea Trophy to be an invaluable tool for ship owners, salvors, coastguard and emergency first responders but also for those behind the scene, namely the oil companies and insurance brokers. Look at the conduct of the maritime industry in comparison to the fragile environment, especially the underwater and coastal ecology. Consider

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