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DebraAnn Braun (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Names Braun Chief Information Officer

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has appointed DebraAnn Braun as Chief Information Officer (CIO) based in the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. Braun is responsible for leading the digital aspects of the business including delivery of high-quality data to clients in the most efficient and technologically advanced ways possible.A data and technology expert, DebraAnn has previously led many technology companies through change and growth by optimizing the use of Big Data to provide solutions.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “DebraAnn’s appointment is a

The stern of the wreck has the remains of “36” and “140.”  Nevada’s designation was BB-36 and the 140 was painted on the structural “rib” at the ship’s stern for the atomic tests to facilitate post-blast damage reporting. (Photo: Ocean Infinity/SEARCH, Inc.)

USS Nevada Shipwreck Located

nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor, researchers said Monday.The USS Nevada (BB-36), which served in two world wars over the course of a career that spanned more than three and a half decades, was discovered by underwater and terrestrial archaeology firm SEARCH, Inc. and marine robotics company Ocean Infinity at the bottom of the Pacific.The mission was jointly coordinated between SEARCH's operations center and one of Ocean Infinity's vessels, Pacific Constructor. Pacific Constructor set sail for a range of commercial tasks in the Pacific in early 2020, ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a

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Kraken Reports 126% Revenue Jump in 2019

Canadian marine technology company Kraken Robotics Inc. reported an annual revenue of $15 million (CAD) for 2019, up 126% from $6.7 million for 2018.Revenue in 2019 was highlighted by the delivery of a $9 million order for SeaPower batteries to Ocean Infinity in the second half of the year; the delivery of a KATFISH system in the second quarter of 2019 as well as delivery of sensors to multiple customers, the company said.“2019 was an extremely busy year for Kraken,” said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO. "We are delighted to have generated positive Adjusted EBITDA in 2019

Elizabeth Steffen, scientist at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab and University of Hawaii, deploys a Deep Argo float off Hawaii on May 16, 2018. The float was tested here in preparation for its recent release as part of a new array in the western South Atlantic off Brazil. NOAA and Vulcan collaborated to deploy 27 Deep Argo floats off Brazil that report back ocean temperature and salinity data from the surface to the seafloor. Credit: Blake Watkins/ University of Hawaii

NOAA, Vulcan to Explore and Map the Deep Ocean

available and used to better understand how changes in the bottom half of the ocean may influence long-term weather, climate, and sea-level rise.The NOAA MOU with Vulcan comes on the heels of other partnerships with ocean exploration and technology organizations, including Caladan Oceanic, OceanX, Ocean Infinity, and Viking Cruises

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NOAA Teams Up with Industry to Explore Ocean Depths

Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and Shoreline and Near Shore of Alaska and the goals announced at the November 2019 White House Summit on Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology.The NOAA-Caladan agreement follows recent partnerships with OceanX, Ocean Infinity, and Viking Cruises

The San Juan, before she was lost. Source: Ocean Infinity

Ocean Infinity’s Hunt for the Submarine San Juan

; at 13:51 GMT on 15 November. Despite this clue, it would turn into one of the most challenging searches.To read the story in the eMagazine version of Marine Technology Reporter, visit: https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/202003/#page/37The search for the San Juan was one of Ocean Infinity’s most challenging. Source: Ocean InfinityReducing the ellipse“The challenge for the searchers was that the acoustic anomaly had a large ellipse,” Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Ocean Infinity’s project manager on the project told the Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase

Cables SAS/Bathymetry Overlay  (Image: Kraken)

Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

defense and commercial customers.The copany noted military and commercial adoption of its products continues to increase following significant investments in research and development as well as sales and marketing. KRaken said it expects relationships with strategic partners such as ThayerMahan and Ocean Infinity and numerous customer sea trials to continue to generate revenue growth.Kraken also said it is not currently experiencing major impacts from the recent oil price collapse and coronavirus pandemic, but noted that these developments could affect its supply chain, customers, employees and operations

Ocean Infinity Wraps 'First in Industry' Survey Offshore Angola

Marine robotics and offshore survey specialist Ocean Infinity, has completed a survey contract with the French oil major Total, in Angola, achieving what it describes as a first such survey in the industry."The project was the first time that geophysical, geotechnical, and seismic data has been gathered at the same time," Ocean Infinity said.Ocean Infinity used its Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with geotechnical and seismic equipment based from one surface vessel. "The successful completion of this project, which was all done from one vessel and on a single cruise out to

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Exxon Taps Ocean Infinity to Survey the Stabroek Block

Subsea marine robotics company Ocean Infinity said it has been awarded a contract with ExxonMobil, for high-resolution autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical and geotechnical data acquisition within the promising Stabroek block offshore Guyana.Ocean Infinity will simultaneously deploy a fleet of AUVs in water depths of between 70 meters and 2,150 meters over an area of approximately 3,100 square kilometers.Having recently expanded its AUV fleet and implemented new battery technology, Ocean Infinity said the autonomous scale approach presents a more sustainable way of operating at sea.Paul

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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

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