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New Model 810 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Industrial Fluid Rotary Union (Image: Moog Focal)

Moog Focal Rolls Out New Fluid Rotary Union

Moog Focal has unveiled its latest Pneumatic and Hydraulic Fluid Rotary Union (FRU). The Model 810 FRU is designed for industrial and marine applications where multiple fluid passes need to be transferred across a rotational interface. There are a number of design options, depending on the application. The standard Model 810 FRU is available with two or four threaded ports of size 1/2 or 3/4 inch. A 1/2 inch on-axis bore enables easy integration with an electrical slip ring, fiber optic rotary joint or both.The Model 810 utilizes sealed-for-life rolling element bearings, ideal for long endurance

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New Range of Underwater Connectors

time, continuously adapting its product range to customer requirements in the field of military submarines, oceanography, geophysics and the oil industry. With SWIM, SOURIAU is launching a new range of connectors designed for new markets.The new SWIM range (Shallow Water IMmersion) is designed for marine applications in depths down to 300 m, which are considered shallow immersion. These connectors are designed for innovative applications like surface drones for environmental evaluation missions, maritime surveillance equipment, oil exploration, weather buoys, commercial diving and even for ocean class

The progression from Landsat satellite imagery, to a satellite derived bathymetry surface, to a bENC (Bathymetric Electronic Navigation Chart). The location is Golfo de Guanahacabibes, Cuba. (Credit: Aaron Sager)

MG3 & Satellite Derived Bathymetry

telecommunications,” said Steve Jackson, MG3 Group Quality Health Safety & Environment Manager, adding that MG3 now routinely incorporates satellite derived bathymetric data into multiple planning phases of its projects.The firm became acquainted with the uses of satellite imagery for marine applications about five years ago when it teamed on bathymetric survey bids with TCarta, a geospatial solutions company (then called Proteus Geo) based in Bristol, UK. At the time, TCarta was establishing itself as a provider of a new type of near-shore water depth map data called satellite derived bathymetry

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Multi-GNSS Vector Smart Antennas Launched

Today from the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London, UK, Hemisphere GNSS announced the new single-frequency, multi-GNSS Vector V123 and V133 all-in-one smart antennas with integrated Atlas L-band designed for professional and commercial marine applications.   Powered by Hemisphere's Crescent Vector technology, the new V123 and V133 are multi-GNSS compass systems using GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS for simultaneous satellite tracking to offer heading, position, heave, pitch, and roll. With support for NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000, and continuing to offer ease of

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Unique Group Invests in Subsea Laser Scanning

division.   Commenting on the investment, Andy Doggett, Unique Group’s Survey Equipment Divisional Director, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with Newton Labs on this new and precise sensor method. Subsea laser scanners have become an indispensable tool for subsea and marine applications and with these new products we are able to meet rising customer demand for the latest underwater technology.”   John Bramblet, President and CEO of Newton Labs, said, “We are pleased to offer to the rental market our underwater laser scanners through Unique Group a market

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Buoy Network Monitors Kiel Canal Project

made by OSIL to the top frame design to accommodate methanol fuel tanks & cells at the customer’s request with the addition of secure storage for the tanks and cells, and exhaust vents.   OSIL said it produce tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. Specializing in instrumented buoy platforms, current and wave measurement systems, dredge monitoring, oil spill detection, berth management and sediment corers, OSIL offers support for systems, including instrument calibration

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OSIL Awards Nortek Partnership Status

installed, OSIL noted it also has vast experience with producing seabed mounting frames (with optional gimbals), and other bespoke mooring, deployment and profiling systems for more unique monitoring requirements.   OSIL produces integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. The company specializes in instrumented buoy platforms, current and wave measurement systems, dredge monitoring, oil spill detection, berth management and sediment corers. OSIL also offers support for such for systems, including instrument calibration

New 300L Fluid Bath from Guildline

for the Guildline Salinometers, and are well placed with regards to calibration, operating the IAPSO Standard Seawater Service from their facilities in the U.K., complete with in-house service and calibration department. OSIL produce unique integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications.   

NovAtel Unveils Oceanix Nearshore Service

Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology, has unveiled its Oceanix Nearshore correction service at Ocean Business in Southampton, UK.   Oceanix Nearshore, a subscription-based GNSS correction service for Precise Point Positioning (PPP), provides sub-decimetre positioning for marine applications such as dredging, hydrographic survey, mapping and coastal patrolling. The robustness of Oceanix infrastructure sets it apart from the competition. Oceanix precise corrections data is generated utilizing a network of over 80 strategically located GNSS reference stations globally. Oceanix

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Delving Deeper with AUVs

across complex terrain to collect high resolution metocean data to satisfy monitoring requirements for a number of industries including subsea, offshore renewables, mining, engineering and environmental.   The continued development of gliders and sensors will increase the range of marine applications, while advances in artificial intelligence will increase reliability and flexibility.     Case Study Blue Ocean Monitoring recently completed a contract in Indonesia working for PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT), which is a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the

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Data buoys and monitoring systems manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) provides integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications, including MetOcean, Dredge, Coastal and Environmental Monitoring. The U.K.-based oceanographic systems company’s fully instrumented data buoys and monitoring platforms are tailored to customer requirements and operational needs, and may feature a range of instruments including Multiparameter Sondes, Current Meters/Profilers, CTDs, SVs and Meteorological sensors. OSIL offers a wide variety of sediment coring equipment

Mike Read (Photo: Teledyne)

Teledyne Maintains Course

devices. Contact:  Teledyne Benthos, 49 Edgerton Drive, N. Falmouth, MA 02556; Tel: +1-508-563-1000  |  E-mail:   |   Teledyne CDL Systems & Solutions is a specialist in the development of custom solutions for unique marine applications. Utilizing off-the-shelf products and existing components, tailored units can be provided with multiple options, highly specific to the end-user application. Contact:  Teledyne CDL, 10661 Shadow Wood Drive, Houston, TX 77043; Tel: +1-281-710-7276  |  E-mail:

MacArtney and dotOcean delivery of an integrated solution comprising dotOcean’s DensX density profiler with a MacArtney winch system for Government Agency RWS Photo MacArtney

MacArtney Winch Deployment from Vessels of Opportunity

different standard winch models constructed from high-quality stainless steel. Customers choose between a broad range of specifications including speed, pull, motor size and cable capacity. MacArtney CORMAC M winches are portable, dependable and versatile systems capable of handling multiple marine applications and tasks. The winches feature a modular and compact design allowing for flexible system installation on board vessels having confined deck space. Ultimate application Dutch Rijkwaterstaat (RWS) is the end user of the integrated dotOcean/MacArtney solution and it is to be deployed from

The couple in the middle are Martin and Mairi Wickett. The gentleman on the left side was Mike Reynolds, Ports Director for A&P shipping who was also part of our presentation endorsing the WITT by A&P shipping, Mike has since left A&P and is now WITT Project Manager. The gentleman on the right is Jason Ball of Moffat & Nichol, sponsors of Ocean Exchange ‘Leap to Zero’ General Dynamics Gulfstream event in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo: WITT Ltd.)

Offshore Innovation in Motion

, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) and three universities; Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton.    The power output will be dependent on several factors – namely the amount of motional energy available as well as the design of the containment and mooring configuration in marine applications. University of Glasgow’s School of Mechanical Engineering has produced energy graphs demonstrating the potential of different sized units suited to a wide range of applications.   “We are extremely excited about the potential for this product for several reasons,”

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IT International Acquires All-electric MacArtney Winch

S30C winch, cable and termination to IT International of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for its core sampling business group.    First introduced for handling delicate oceanographic equipment, the MERMAC S electrically driven winches are advanced and robust systems suited for numerous general marine applications.   MERMAC S winches are available with several purpose-built features and options which make them ideal for use with side scan sonars, corers, CTD systems, towed vehicles and other instrument and equipment types.   Based on demands made on the SWL and cable capacity of the winch

APB350 A1 deployed off of New Jersey (Photo: OPT)

Wave Energy's Power Play

plate maintains the spar in a relatively stationary position. The motion of the fl oat drives a mechanical system contained in the spar that converts the linear motion of the fl oat into a rotary one, driving electrical generators that produce electricity for the payload or for export to nearby marine applications. For persistence, the system generates power even in moderate wave environments, and its spar contains space for additional battery capacity if required to ensure power is provided to a given application even under extended periods of no waves.   Though OPT’s scalable PowerBuoy

PIHER Introduces Touchless Variable Gap Sensor

, skid steers, buckets and hitch arms, and the electronics module to the chassis (or vice versa).   "This sensor's ability to maintain reliable and stable positioning, no matter the environment, will be invaluable in mission critical applications such as off-road, construction and marine applications," said Jose Luis Macía, Program Manager.   Over 50 million cycles, stable electrical output and the specified linearity is maintained between both sensor packages, despite any radial and axial play such as +/-1.5 to +/-7mm (and upwards) respectively. All Piher sensors are

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