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Jason Giffen, Assistant VP, Port of San Diego,

Oi ‘Voices’: Jason Giffen, Port of San Diego

In its January/February edition, Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International, the subsea industry's largest global conference & exhibition. We asked industry leaders to weigh in on the value of Oi, and here we feature:Jason Giffen, Port of San Diego: “San Diego is home to a thriving Blue Economy with a diverse and specialized maritime industry, a burgeoning hub for blue technology, and world-renowned marine research facilities. All of this creates a dynamic atmosphere in which to celebrate Oceanology International&rsqu

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

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Marine Technology Reporter explores half a century of subsea technology development and discovery. Oceanology International Americas runs February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego.When Oceanology launched in 1969 in the seaside resort of Brighton the world was a very different place. For a start, Brighton was home to the mods and rockers, who would square off against each other on the town’s elegant seafront. The British currency included shillings and ha’ pennies and man had yet to step foot on the moon.More crucially, to the

Tony Hodgson, Regional Business Development Manager Europe, Fugro

Oi ‘Voices’: Tony Hodgson, Fugro

In its January/February edition, Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International, the subsea industry's largest global conference & exhibition. We asked industry leaders to weigh in on the value of Oi, and here we feature:Tony Hodgson, Regional Business Development Manager Europe, Fugro“Fugro is pleased to have supported the Oceanology event over the majority of the last 50 years. Fugro supported the event in Brighton at the Metropole Hotel, which was an excellent venue and surroundings for networking with clients and suppliers

Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Oi ‘Voices’: Jeff Smith, Riptide

In its January/February edition, Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International, the subsea industry's largest global conference & exhibition. We asked industry leaders to weigh in on the value of Oi, and here we feature Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions:“Riptide is a relatively young Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV) company and, as such, has participated in only one Oceanology International. Our experience was beyond all expectations. We met many potential customers from various countries worldwide and

Matt Quartley, managing director, Valeport Ltd.

Oi "Voices": Matt Quartley, MD, Valeport

In its January/February edition, Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International, the subsea industry's largest global conference & exhibition. We asked industry leaders to weigh in on the value of Oi, and here we feature Matt Quartley, managing director, Valeport Ltd., which coincidentally is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.“Oceanology International seems almost symbiotic with our industry – as the size and significance of the industry has grown so has the show, but I firmly believe that the show itself has

OiA ’19 Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, on stage at Catch The Next Wave in San Diego in 2017. Photo: Oceanology International

Oi Americas Set for San Diego

issues, requirements and developments relating to aquaculture, ocean and coastal infrastructure protection, offshore marine renewable energy and the overall Blue Economy. Confirmed presenters include Wendy Watson Wright, CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute; Plenary Co-Chair Rick Spinrad, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS); and Jason Giffen, Assistant Vice President, Planning & Green Port, Port of San Diego.Tuesday, 26 February 2019, meanwhile, will see the staging of another one-day event, Catch The Next Wave: Frontiers of Exploration, organised in partnership with The Explorers Club and a

Resourceful: Norwegian AUV and oceanographic researchers work in sync. Photo Credit: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

can measure all the colors of our (electromagnetic) spectrum, so it sees what you can’t see with your eyes. It can see the kind of metal a plate of metal is or it can look at a coral and see color that you can’t see with your eyes.”Martin Ludvigsen, an NTNU professor of marine technology and manager of the AMOS applied underwater laboratory, or AUV Lab, confirms that years of theoretical work creating “data-driven mission plans” for AUVs are now paying off. In September, an AMOS research cruise reached 82.5 degrees North latitude — just short of the North

Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/

Commemorative Edition: Oi Turns 50

Marine Technology Reporter partnered with REED Exhibitions to produce the first of two special supplements to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International, the largest and arguably the best subsea industry conference and exhibition in the world since its founding in 1969,Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/My thanks to Elaine Maslin, who did a fantastic job in bringing to life the people, the technology and the

Valeport, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, has always been committed to key industry exhibitions and has attended every single Oceanology show, an example of an early Valeport exhibition stand. Photo: Valeport

Oceanology Turns 50: Share Your Photos in MTR

The January/February edition of Marine Technology Reporter offers the first of two special magazine supplements focused on the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International. The first will produce and distribute at Oi North America 2019 in San Diego, the second larger edition will produce with the March 2020 edition and distribute at Oi '20 in London.While the main story, as told by Elaine Maslin, carries the reader through the evolution of the world-leading event from its start in Brighton to it's eventual move to London, the special edition is equally an ode to the personalities and the

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Rebuilding Confidence in Reactivated DP Assets

as it did before lay-up.  Image Courtesy Bureau Veritas.In anticipation of these demands, MAC and Bureau Veritas have been active in the development of guidance and recommended practices to verify that reactivation has been addressed properly. MAC has been directly involved with The Marine Technology Society in developing The DP Asset Reactivation Guidance and has supported Bureau Veritas in the development of Guidance Note NI 649 DT R00 E, Guidance for the Lay-Up and Reactivation of DP Vessels.Both guidance documents are designed to support the efficient return of DP assets to service

Proserv’s new Skene Facility, housing much of the firm’s Field Technology Services business unit, is now up and running. (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Relocates Within Aberdeen

workshops.A seven-figure sum has already been earmarked for expansion of the premises and existing office space has been doubled as part of the move.Proserv said it intends to utilize its new site to focus on growing its intervention workover control systems (IWOCS) division as well as its marine technology business and its subsea equipment maintenance and testing, which recently saw a major multimillion dollar award from an international oil and gas supermajor.Richard Lind, general manager, Skene Facility said, “We will now be based at a much more integrated facility which has been tailored

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

Sistac is an established local offshore service provider in two subsea areas (ROV and Diving), along with its distinguished position as a pioneer in rope access services, which only enhances their value and importance to the national offshore growth effort. Marine Technology Reporter spoke to Felipe Gutterres, CEO of Sistac about is history and operations in Brazil.Gutterres joined Sistac in 2016. He is the former CFO, Investor Relations Director and International Board Member of Wilson Sons Limited – one of the largest listed port and maritime logistics providers in Brazil – where he held

Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019, Marine Technology Reporter visits with show director Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions for his insights on the development an direction of the organization’s Oceanology Americas event, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019, in San Diego.Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Oceanology International Americas 2019 is set for San Diego. Give us an overview of the exhibition… by the numbers… from the 2017 event. What are your expectations, in numbers, for 2019?Well, we’re hugely excited to be

MATE At-Sea Internship Opportunity

2019 MATE/UNOLS Long-Term Internship (approximately six months) through January 18, 2019. Please share this with undergraduate students or recent graduates from an undergraduate program who you think would be interested and qualified. Applicants must be ready to enter the job market in the field of marine technology with academic studies completed before departing. The departure date will be in April (but we will consider qualified applicants that can depart up to May 13th). This is an incredible opportunity to work onboard research vessels and be exposed to a wide range of marine technologies and equipment

Oceanology International 2018 in London once again proved to be the world's most prolific subsea industry event. Image: Oi

Oi "Voices": Help Celebrate Oceanology International's 50th

The publishers of Marine Technology Reporter have been selected to produce a pair of "Oceanology International 50th Anniversary" editions, one in step with the San Diego event in 2019, another for the London event in 2020.The first will publish in tandem with the January/February 2019 edition of Marine Technology Reporter, and distribute both with the magazine as well as at Oi Americas 2019, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego. https://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com/MTR is interested to view everyone with a connection to the world-leading Oi events, with the potential to

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MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd, has purchased the first TRIAXUS ROTV to be utilized aboard CAS research vessels in the South China Sea.This milestone sale means that the MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV is the first of its kind to enter the Chinese Ocean Science market and forecasts a future need for ROTV facilitated research in this region.Marine Observation Technology is a developing market as

New Fund to Pioneer Marine Data Technologies

chain companies. It is intended that this grant support will lead to new technologies which will reduce costs, create more advanced surveillance systems, and improve the accuracy of offshore monitoring.“In this region, we benefit from the world class facilities and infrastructure available to marine technology businesses, including at the University of Plymouth. Data drawn from the University of Plymouth’s High Frequency Radar array on the North Cornwall coast could be used to provide supporting data sets for these grant applications.”To be eligible for funding, companies must base their

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