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Tech Spotlight: JW Fisher’s CT-1 Cable Tracker

What options exist when safe mission execution depends upon the identification and tracking of important power or communication cables? Both on land and submersed, the location and mitigation of important cables is an essential step in any construction or salvage project. JW Fishers Mfg. has the tool for the job; the CT-1 Cable Tracker, specifically designed to locate and track buried power and communication cables, both on land or underwater.This advanced tracking system comes complete with everything needed to effectively track subsea cable. The CT-1 package consists of a shore-based signal injector

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New Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

A new research vessel for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has completed sea trials and is transiting to its home port in Virginia.The new vessel, the R/V Virginia, will support the institution’s fisheries research projects and greatly expand VIMS’ capability to perform general oceanographic research in the Chesapeake Bay as well as mid-Atlantic coastal waters. Interest in the new research vessel is already growing rapidly as next season is almost fully booked with science cruises.The 93-foot vessel was built by Meridien Maritime Reparation. JMS Naval Architects performed

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Ocean Microstructure Glider Workshop Announced

Rockland Scientific and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences announced a specialized training program for Rockland turbulence measurement systems that are integrated with ocean gliders.   Ocean Microstructure Glider (OMG) 2018 will be hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative & Collaboration (MAGIC) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences St. Georges, Bermuda from May 28 to June 1.   Classroom and field training will be optimized for both scientists and technicians and facilitated by instrument specialists from Rockland Scientific.   Fees to attend OMG 2018 are $1

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Oceangoing Lab: The Real Test of a Nutrient Analyzer

 The U.K.’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. As such, the NOC has a heavy requirement for seawater analysis. However, in addition to analytical work at the NOC’s facilities in Southampton and Liverpool, the organization’s researchers also need to be able to analyze samples on board a variety of research vessels. Under these conditions, high levels of precision and reliability can be a challenge for most laboratory equipment, so NOC has invested in SEAL Analytical segmented flow

One of DONG Energy's turbines in the U.K. (Photo: DONG Energy)

Virgina Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward

An offshore wind project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic is moving forward, as project owner Dominion Energy Virginia has signed an agreement and strategic partnership with DONG Energy to build two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.   The two companies will now begin refining agreements for engineering, procurement and construction. Dominion Energy remains the sole owner of the project.   Engineering and development work on the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project is expected to begin immediately by DONG Energy to support the targeted installation by the

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science Orders Research Vessel

Virginia Institute of Marine Science of Gloucester Point, Va. awarded a contract to Meridien Maritime Reparation of Matane, Quebec to construct a 93-foot research vessel. JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Conn. designed the research vessel to replace VIMS’s current vessel, the R/V Bay Eagle.   The primary mission of the Institute’s fleet is to provide inshore and offshore work platforms for the support of fisheries related oceanographic research projects. The new vessel will be capable of conducting fisheries assessments of greater capacity, in deeper waters and with a larger science

‘GliderPalooza’ Offers Glimpse of Underwater Weather

The U.S. IOOS-coordinated GliderPalooza sets the stage for oceanographers to collect critical ocean data from instruments attached to gliders.   Gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles that contain a small battery pack and use changes in buoyancy to propel themselves vertically and horizontally through the water. Their relatively low cost compared to use of oceanographic vessels has resulted in a proliferation of their use as either a substitute for or addition to traditional oceanographic sampling strategies.   One of several coordinated glider deployments organized by U.S. Integrated

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New Tech for Deepsea Deposit Exploration

A research expedition leaving Southampton today, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for seafloor mineral deposits. This expedition will take place on board the RRS James Cook, marking a decade of service that has seen this ship travel 218972 miles in pursuit of science – the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe 10 times.   Seafloor hot-springs, or hydrothermal vents, form deposits of minerals rich in copper, zink, gold and rare–earth elements, and may prove to be future resources for these important metals.

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IOOS Awards $31 Mln for Ocean Observation

More than $31 million has been awarded in grants from the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to support ocean, coastal and Great Lakes observing efforts throughout the United States, Caribbean and Pacific.   IOOS said the funds, which are to be distributed primarily as five-year cooperative agreements, are augmented by contributions from other federal offices and agencies, as well as outside groups including: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), the National

Polar King. Photo: GC Rieber Shipping ASA

GC Rieber Charter Agreement with Reach Subsea

GC Rieber Shipping ASA has entered into a time charter agreement with Reach Subsea for the CSV Polar King to support Norwegian University for Science and Technology’s (NTNU) scientific operation under the MarMine Project in the mid-Atlantic ridge.    The project will deploy ROV, AUV and grabs for seabed mapping and sampling for geological and biological research related to marine mining.   Estimated duration is three weeks.   “We’re excited to yet again take part in research and exploration activities in the North Atlantic region, an activity which forms an

RoweTech Names RTA Mid-Atlantic Agent

Ray Mahr, Jr. the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ROWE TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. (RoweTech) has announced the appointment of Ransone Technology Associates (RTA) as an exclusive agent for distribution in the following states of the Mid-Atlantic region – Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Washington DC, and GSA contracting.   RTA will sell and support RoweTech equipment across the region. Rowe designs, develops and manufactures acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) for applications in oceans, lakes and rivers. Rowe ADCP/DVLs are used on AUVs and ROVs in coastal

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