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Bekaert Joins Tailwind Floating Wind Moorings Innovation Project

affordable wind power in the energy mix.The Tailwind consortium is composed of NGI - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (Norway), Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), SINTEF Ocean AS (Norway), Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain), Nautilus Floating Solutions (Spain), Bekaert (Belgium), Subsea 7 Norway AS (Norway), Fondazione ICONS (Italy), Clarke Modet Y Compania S.L. (Spain), NKT Cables Group A/S (Denmark), University of Southampton (UK).Tailwind also targets a significant reduction of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) produced

RV Nautilus (Credit: TDI-Brooks)

TDI-Brooks' Retrofitted Vessel Arrives to US for Offshore Wind Work

TDI-Brooks' latest dynamic positioning vessel, the RV Nautilus, has reached the shores of the East Coast of the United States ahead of work for offshore wind sector.After undergoing a six-month retrofit in Las Palmas, the 2000-built vessel will be put to work to provide support for offshore wind projects and various other subsea needs.With the length of 75-meters, the DP2 vessel is equipped with advanced technology, including a Geomil Manta-200 CPT that can be deployed through the mid-ship moonpool.The system can penetrate the soil up to 40-50 meters, depending on its composition, to determine the

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TDI-Brooks' New Vessel Ready for Work

TDI-Brooks' newest vessel R/V Nautilus (formerly known as Nautical Geo) is ready to go to work following a 6-month retrofit period in Las Palmas.The DP2 vessel is currently enroute to the U.S. East Coast to provide support for offshore wind operations. It is expected to be fully prepared for the first offshore wind program by early March.Built in 2000, the 75-meter-long vessel is equipped with the newly-acquired Geomiil Manta-200 CPT, which can be deployed through the mid-ship moonpool. The system has the capability to penetrate the soil up to 40-50 meters, depending on its composition.Nautilus

M3 multibeam data from the Los Huellos East caldera, showing the spires from the new Tortugas vent field in the center of the image.
Copyright: Schmidt Ocean Institute

DISCOVERY: High-Res Mapping Tech Helps Find New Hydrothermal Vent Field

vent field, known as Rose Garden, which was found in 1977. A 2002 expedition to the site onboard Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s R/V Atlantis determined that Rose Garden is no longer active, after it was paved over by lava from a volcanic eruption. A subsequent expedition with the E/V Nautilus in 2015 visited the site and discovered evidence of low-temperature venting, but did not locate the source. With the help of newly acquired detailed maps and acoustic images of this site, the team were able to produce the first full picture of this historic vent field and identify specific features

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OET Testing New ROV Cameras for 3D Model Making

On October 22, the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) launched a 14-day expedition aboard exploration vessel Nautilus to survey some of the most complex deep-sea geology around the Main Hawaiian Islands. The main purpose of the expedition is to test a new widefield camera array mounted on remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Footage from this system will then be used to create near real-time exciting applications for marine research and outreach. High-resolution video and sonar data collected on this mission will be used to construct three-dimensional models of each site using emerging tools developed by the

Image courtesy Jaia Robotics

Jaia Robotics Receives NOAA SBIR Phase I Grant

low-cost, micro-sized aquatic drones (JaiaBots), announced a $174,948 SBIR Phase I grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Project is titled, “Sea Air Boundary Energy Transfer Measurements Using Micro-Sized UxVs".Jaia will work with Jim Owens and his team at Nautilus Defense who will develop an instrumented parachute to support launching JaiaBots out of a P-3 SonoBuoy tube to collect Atmospheric Data. The JaiaBot will detach from the parachute to collect Sea Surface Data – including temperature, salinity, current vectors, wave heights and periodicity;

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TDI-Brooks Adds 75m DP2 Ship to its Fleet

TDI-Brooks increases its vessel capacity by adding a 75-meter DP2 vessel,  R/V NAUTILUS to its fleet, a ship that can offer a variety of offshore assistance with subsea services, construction aid, exploration, production, ROV and diving support, and scientific marine research and survey mapping, along with military support.This vessel is currently about 60% through its retrofit period in Las Palmas, scheduled to complete its shipyard period in late September 2023 and then transit to Trinidad for several geotechnical coring projects.  One of these programs will involve spud can analyses

Teams enter the water at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's David Taylor Model Basin as they prepare for the 17th International Submarine Race in West Bethesda, Md., on June 29, 2023. (Photo: Aaron Thomas / U.S. Navy)

Carderock Hosts International Submarine Race

at IRS 17 and their submarine names are:Polytechnique Montreal - Archimede 9Florida Atlantic University - Atlantic IIIUniversity of British Columbia - The BeagleUniversity of California San Diego - CalypsoDover High School - CormorantImpulse Submarines - JavelinVirginia Tech - KrakenVirginia Tech - NautilusUniversity of Warwick - Man of WarwicFrederick County Career and Technology Center - Moby DickSanborn Regional High School - NautilusGdansk University of Technology - Nautilus 2Ecole De Technologie Superieure - OMER 12University of Washington - OrcaKids into Discovering Science - PropulsionUniversity

Hydromea reports it has as achieved validation for its underwater optical modems, LUMA X-UV, in Germany's Nautilus lab. Photo courtesy Hydromea

LUMA X-UV Passes 1200 Bar Pressure Test, Hydromea says

Hydromea reports it has as achieved validation for its underwater optical modems, LUMA X-UV, in Germany's Nautilus lab. With a certification at 1200 bar of pressure, equivalent to depth of 12,000 meters in the ocean, Hydromea's LUMA X-UV modems have surpassed previous limits.The Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth measuring 10,994 meters, has been an immensely challenging destination to explore due to extreme pressure reaching 1100 bar. Very few expeditions have dared to venture to these depths, limited by the scarcity of suitable equipment. Recognizing this need, one of Hydromea's

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