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Malin Wins $1.3m WAve Energy Contract

converter, which will work to verify the concept to drive forward grid scale and micro grid scale variants.This developmental step is supported by a continued working relationship between AWS and the wider Malin Group, which is set to continue in the future through the development of the Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP).The SMTP, the first of its kind in Europe, will be developed on the upper Clyde at Old Kilpatrick and will be a center of excellence for the marine industry, creating 1000 jobs.It will feature a large fabrication facility and a deep-water jetty with a 1,100 tonne ship hoist &ndash

Andy Hill, Marine Geohazards Technical Authority, BP

Oi '20 Voices: Andy Hill, BP

As the Oceanology International 2020 exhibition gets set to celebrate its Golden Anniversary, Marine Technology Reporter reached out to the industry for insights on the evolution and value of the event. MTR will publish a special "50th" anniversary edition celebrating this milestone, for distribution at the event in London. Andy Hill, Marine Geohazards Technical Authority, BP, shares a quote on the value of the Oceanology International brand.“When I started in the industry in 1982 Oceanology was already known as the conference to attend to understand what was going on technically and

Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard inside Trieste’s cabin, 1959. Image courtesy Don Walsh

Oi '20 Celebrates 50: Captain Don Walsh, USN Deep Submersible Pilot #1

As the Oceanology International 2020 exhibition gets set to celebrate its Golden Anniversary, Marine Technology Reporter reached out to the industry for insights on the evolution and value of the event. MTR will publish a special "50th" anniversary edition celebrating this milestone, for distribution at the event in London. Here we speak with Captain Don Walsh, USN Deep Submersible Pilot #1, who with Jacques Piccard made the historic dive to the deepest ocean depths onboard the submersible Trieste 60 years ago.“Having been a part of its early evolution, I was convinced that the Oi

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Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has launched a new marine technology and data company boasting the industry's largest fleet of unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Armada, with a focus on combining technology and environmental sustainability, will initially add 15 bespoke designed marine robots to Ocean Infinity’s current fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).Armada’s fleet is currently under construction and is expected to be deployable by the end of 2020.Each unmanned surface robot will serve a wide range of industries by being fully

Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics

UK-based marine technology company Sonardyne International announced it has acquired Canadian underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics.2G Robotics will join the Sonardyne group of companies, while remaining an independent business and brand, continuing to serve its customer base in unmanned and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). 2G Robotics’ founder Jason Gillham will continue to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer.The acquisition of 2G Robotics is the latest step in Sonardyne’s long-term growth strategy and follows the

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#Oi2020 History

 Oceanology International North America debuted in 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center. It’s since been rebranded as Oceanology International Americas to reflect the international market with a U.S.-based audience.   Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the Official “Oceanology International 50th Anniversary Edition” which will distribute with the MARCH 2020 edition of MTR. For information on advertising in this edition, contact Rob Howard @ howard@marinelink.com, t: +1 561-732-4368; or Mike Kozlowski @ kozlowski@marinelink.com, +1-561-733-2477.

Ethan Edson of Ocean Diagnostics demonstrates some of his microplastic sensors. Credit: Ocean Diagnostics.

SMTP Helps to Power Future Ocean Tech

science. Bubble barriers to trap plastic in river mouths and portable DNA scanners preventing illegal wildlife trafficking are just a few of the ground-breaking tools and technologies that are transitioning from dream to reality. And the unifying factor amongst these groups is support from Schmidt Marine Technology Partners (SMTP).SMTP is a relatively new program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, established in 2015, that is making significant impact in marine technology development for ocean conservation and research. They provide funding and business support to help groups develop technologies that

Jim Hanlon (Photo: COVE)

Hanlon will Retire as COVE CEO

site re-development with COVE officially opening in November 2018. To date, nearly 70 ocean technology companies have located at the facility, including small and medium sized companies, ocean technology start-ups and international companies.Under Hanlon’s leadership, COVE received the Marine Technology Society 2019 Compass International Award during the 2019 Oceans Conference in Seattle, WA

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#Oi2020 History

 The year was 1969, and Oceanology International launched in Brighton at an opportune time; the ocean industry was gaining ground as an important niche area, in part to the development of oil and gas. The premiere event drew 600 exhibitors and attendees from around the globe. Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the Official “Oceanology International 50th Anniversary Edition” which will distribute with the MARCH 2020 edition of MTR. For information on advertising in this edition, contact Rob Howard @ howard@marinelink.com, t: +1 561-732-4368; or

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MTS Appoints Dr. Josh Kohut as VP

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) announced that its membership has elected Dr. Josh Kohut, a professor at Rutgers University at the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, to serve on its Board of Directors as the Vice President of Education, from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022.The Vice President of Education ensures that the Society develops and maintains positive and productive relationships with academic institutions, laboratories—both public and private—and research institutes and helps develop opportunities for students.“Josh has a great record of working with students

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