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Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

with the developing Subsea Alliance Members allows all stakeholders to now see more than ever before — the same information, at the same time to make more impact on a project’s outcome and make more efficient decisions that save time, reduce errors and mitigate risk.”Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Digital Alliance brings together a multitude of digital innovators, as showcased at the Norwegian Pavilion at ADIPEC 2019.Core Alliance members support digital transformations across the entire life of field:RagnaRock Geo - Exploration. AI software applications to enable data-driven

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DNV GL Strengthens Ocean Space Research Activities

; DNV GL is also at the forefront of sustainable ocean initiatives.  Recently it joined 30 companies and institutional investors to sign up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles, committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean.  DNV GL also worked with Microsoft to host the Xynteo Exchange event which focused on measuring, analyzing and sharing ocean data.“DNV GL’s history is intertwined with the oceans, which has allowed us to build deep expertise across the industries involved in the blue economy,” said Remi Eriksen, Group President

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Sunken Japanese Carrier Discovered

to effectively scuttle it. Of the crew members on board, 814 were killed as a result of the battle.Along with Kaga, three other Japanese fleet carriers – Akagi, Sōryū and Hiryū – were sunk during the battle.The crew aboard R/V Petrel, a high-tech research vessel owned by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, spent several weeks surveying the massive area, documenting more than 500 square nautical miles, all within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.“This project is significantly different from previous missions as it required a level of investigation, analysis

Google to Tap the Power of Offshore Wind

by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the official body for regional cooperation, said on Tuesday.Big companies have rushed to secure cheap renewable energy to manage costs and reduce their carbon footprint through corporate PPAs which allow firms such as Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, Facebook and Microsoft to buy directly from energy generators.Nordic countries are competing for the multi-billion-euro investments with the more established FLAP-D markets, an acronym for Frankfurt-London-Amsterdam-Paris-Dublin.While the Nordics are still perceived as less connected than these markets, the region is

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Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies at 65

Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist and philanthropist, died on Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. announced today. He was 65 years old.“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” said Paul’s sister, Jody Allen, in a statement.“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on

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Olis Robotics Acquires Machine Learning Startup

, such as valves, tools and potentially dangerous objects in dynamic environments. The Olis Operating System (OlisOS) also allows for new levels of precision control, progressive levels of autonomy, and advanced situational awareness for remotely operated robots.WMF was launched by MIT Ph.D. and former Microsoft Partner Software Architect Steve White and Don Marsh who was a veteran Principal Software Architect at Microsoft and earned his Masters Degree from Berkeley. Both White and Marsh will join Olis as part of the acquisition.“With the acquisition of leading-edge machine learning technology, we

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

to carry out its missions in a safer and more efficient manner.  That mandate stands today, as the U.S. Navy continues to push the envelope on subsea systems.No. 3Paul G. Allen & Vulcan Inc.No. 3: Paul G. Allen & Vulcan Inc. (Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen)Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, needs no introduction, as he is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, technologist and philanthropist.  Allen today is still exploring the frontiers of technology and human knowledge, and acting to change the future. He is a leader in the wave of wealthy individuals using their money

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Equinor Announced Partnership with Microsoft

Equinor partners with Microsoft for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in NorwayAs part of a strategic partnership agreement, Equinor will provide industry knowledge and business needs to support Microsoft in developing new solutions for our industry. Microsoft will provide expertise to accelerate Equinor’s IT development and establish new data center regions in Stavanger and in Oslo.The strategic partnership is a seven-year consumption and development agreement in the hundreds of millions of dollars (USD).Equinor said its partnership with Microsoft enables it to shape and

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US Navy to Survey Downed Aircraft in the Philippine Sea

The U.S. Navy said it has contracted a research vessel owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to survey the location of a downed C-2A Greyhound plane before attempts are made to recover the aircraft from 18,500 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea.   The C-2A Greyhound was transporting 11 crew and passengers when it crashed into the ocean on November 22, 2017, killing three.   On December 29, A Navy team using a towed pinger locator (TPL-25) system discovered the aircraft resting on the seafloor at a depth of 18,500 feet, an unprecedented depth for the salvage of an aircraft.

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JW Fishers Debuts New Marine Magnetometer

reinforced tow cable, and a topside control box. Optional USB data output and Tracker 3 mapping software are available which allow the magnetometer readings to be displayed and stored on a laptop computer. Target position is displayed and recorded on the computer along with GPS coordinates. An optional Microsoft Surface tablet can be mounted in the control box lid which streamlines the system and eliminates the need for a separate laptop computer

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