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OINA 2017 - Blue Robotics will showcase its high performance, affordable underwater drone, the BlueROV2 at OINA 2017

OINA 2017 to Feature New ‘BlueTech’

With the inaugural Oceanology International North America (OINA 2017) conference and exhibition fast approaching, exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new technology developments to the ocean science community. Taking place February 14-16 at the San Diego Convention Center in association with The Maritime Alliance, exhibition space at OINA 2017 is already over 90 percent booked. Teledyne Marine (booth #D20) will be out in force at OINA 2017 in San Diego CA. In addition to its full line of instruments, imaging, vehicles and interconnect products, the company will promote the newest product

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Teledyne to Showcase New Tech at OI North America

Teledyne Marine said its team will be out in full force to showcase its range of solutions at Oceanology International North America 2017, held February 14-16 in San Diego where the group will offer facility tours, on water and dockside demonstrations, and a look at its latest products and technologies.   Local faculty tours As San Diego is home to several Teledyne Marine brands, the group is offering an opportunity to arrive a day early and spend an afternoon touring four local Teledyne Marine facilities: Teledyne RD Instruments, Oceanscience, Impulse and SeaBotix – capped off with a

Scenes from OI 2016 in London. (Photo: Reed Exhibitions)

Preview: OI North America 2017 San Diego

Oceanology International North America: OI 2017 set to cover the full extent of marine science and ocean technology    The first edition of Oceanology International North America (OINA), established from the well-known OI event in London, will make an impact within the ocean science and technology industries in San Diego, Calif. in February 2017.   OINA is set to capture the full extent of the marine and ocean technology industries in North America. The event is the newest addition to the Oceanology International portfolio, with the flagship Oceanology International event in London

Russell Callender, Assistant Administrator at NOAA’s National Ocean Service Maritime, Oceanology International Conference 2016. Photo OINA

OINA Speakers Announced

resilient by providing the sound science and rapid access to information and technology that promote good decisions today and protect lives and property tomorrow." Dr Callender will consider present and future threats to coastal communities and the ocean environment; exploring the role of ocean science and technology in their understanding, adaptation to their effects and mitigation of their impacts. Finally, the renowned oceanographer Walter Munk, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to ocean science and technology at the Catch the Next

OSIL piston corer (Photo courtesy MacArtney)

MacArtney, OSIL Partner in China

Singapore to enter into the exclusive sales agreement with OSIL, a provider of tailored integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine environments, from shallow coastal waters to full ocean depth.With such an agreement, MacArtney said it is confident of being able to cover the ocean science industry and improve business relations in the Chinese market as well as provide optimized after-sales service in a demanding market.Initiatives will be taken with a view to promoting and marketing mooring systems, sediment corers, box cores, giant piston cores, etc. in order to implement additional

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE (Photo: XPRIZE)

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Semi-Finalists to be Announced at OINA

a standalone event, the fourth edition of the one-day Catch The Next Wave conference has been incorporated into the OINA agenda as an addition to the final day of a strong conference program and exhibition, which has attracted the leading experts and professionals from the North American and global ocean science and marine technology communities to attend the event at the first OINA in San Diego next week. This edition of CTNW, which is delivered in association with UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography has a very special focus, with VIP guest, ocean science pioneer and ‘living legend&rsqu

OINA 2017 - San Diego Aerial (Photo: OINA)

Eduation & Career Day Set for OINA 2017

North America (OINA 2017) will address the important issues of education and career development within the ocean tech industry. A dedicated Education & Career Development Day will provide an informative day of advice and inspiration for K12 educators and college students considering a career in ocean science and technology, whilst a breakout panel OceanSTEM & Blue Economy Workforce Development, on Tuesday, February 14, will look at the best ways to cultivate industry entrepreneurs and work force. The Education & Career Development Day will bring together ocean science educators in this

Fifteen students began classes May 1, 2017, at The University of Southern Mississippi, where they are expected to be the first class in the nation to earn a certification in Unmanned Maritime Systems. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Unmanned Maritime Systems: Class in Session

Space Center; Naval Oceanography Special Warfare Center based in San Diego; Submarine Development Squadron 5 based in Bangor, Wash.; Naval Undersea Warfare Center based in Newport, R.I.; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in based in Norfolk, Va.   USM School of Ocean Science and Technology Directory Monty Graham said, “The University sees the Unmanned Maritime Systems Certification as a natural extension of decades of collaboration with U.S. Navy. The future of ocean science is clearly heading to more applications of unmanned systems, so we view this not only

MTR100 '13 OceanScience

2245 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 100 Carlsbad, Calif., U.S. 92011 Tel: 760-754-2400 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oceanscience.com CEO/President: Ron George Vice President: Tricia Takacs General Manager:    Mike Wilson Engineering Director: Ron George Number of Employees: 26 Annual Sales: $7,000,000.00 This year represents The Oceanscience Group’s 15th year serving the oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrologic industries across the globe. The company is growing rapidly causing the need to again move to larger facilities after only four years at the

MTR 100: The Oceanscience Group

2245 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA 92011 T: 760 754 2400 E: [email protected] W: www.oceanscience.com CEO/President: Ron George VP: Tricia Takacs Engineering Director: Ashley Cantieny No. of Employees: 35 Annual Sales: $7m   The Company Since 1998, Oceanscience has developed and manufactured oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrologic field equipment and instrumentation for corporations, major government agencies and institutions in more than 50 countries.  One third of the staff are either ocean scientists or mechanical, robotics, or ocean engineers. 

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New Industry Association IOSTIA Launched

A newly created industry association has set out to provide programs, services and a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to companies that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans.   The new 501(c)(6) industry association, the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA, pronounced IO-sha), has been launched to serve the oceans science and technology space. IOSTIA represents companies that commercially and sustainably utilize and explore the Earth’s oceans, as well as businesses that provide technology and services for sectors

Z-Boat 1250 (Photo: Teledyne Oceanscience)

New Remotely Operated Hydrographic Survey Boat

Teledyne Oceanscience has introduced a new remotely operated hydrographic survey boat suited for inland waters such as streams, rivers and lakes.   The new trimaran style Z-Boat 1250 is “sturdy enough for tough terrain but light enough to be one person portable,” according to Teledyne. The vehicle has a lightweight hull manufactured from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, and is IP67 rated, which makes it well suited to survey in most water conditions. The vehicle weighs in at less than 50 pounds, including all instrumentation. A collapsible sliding crossbar makes the

Mike Read (Photo: Teledyne)

Teledyne Maintains Course

share of the total seismic solution set. The Bolt acquisition delivered an additive capability to supplement our strong vehicles segment with the SeaBotix family of inspection class ROVs. SeaBotix has earned an enviable reputation for reliability and performance across multiple markets from ocean science to defense and security.  Most recently, Teledyne has acquired CARIS, a leader in processing and visualizing sonar data, as well as producing, managing and distributing marine geospatial information. (See related story on page 36).   Though it has started to recover, much discussion

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MTR100: Schmidt Ocean Institute

Advanced operational, informational and technical support is essential to the success of ocean science. Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) was established as a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit operating foundation in 2009 to raise the standards of critical seagoing research infrastructure and provide more ocean access to scientists and engineers. SOI seeks to work with the best innovators to accelerate the pace of ocean science aboard its global research platform, R/V Falkor. SOI’s research expeditions return unprecedented amounts of open-access data, which it openly shares with the public. SOI has

FOCUS 3: the 3rd generation FOCUS vehicles in the family of ROTV systems designed, developed and manufactured by MacArtney (Image: MacArtney)

MTR100: MacArtney

The MacArtney Group is a global supplier of underwater technology products and systems specializing in design, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of systems to offshore oil and gas operators, surveyors, the renewable energy sector, ocean science institutes and navies across the world. The company offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable products and system solutions which are designed and tested to supply high quality, efficiency and dependable performance in challenging underwater environments. All MacArtney systems and components are backed by an international network of

Oceanology International heading to North America (Oceanology International 2016 at ExCeL London pictured) (Photo: OINA)

OI North America 2017 Registration Open

registration is now open for the debut Oceanology International North America (OINA) exhibition and conference. Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, California on February 14 – 16,2017, OINA is an exciting new biennial series that will bring together 1000s of professionals from the ocean science and marine technology communities across the Americas and globally. Based on the same uniquely diverse approach that has helped to establish OI London as the leading event of its kind, OINA is set to become the must-attend forum for industry, academia and government looking to share knowledge

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Input Sought for US’ 10-year Ocean Research Plan

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting written input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan tentatively titled “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade”.   The new plan will supersede the NSTC’s “Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade:  An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy,” that was published in 2007 and updated in 2013.   The plan will seek to describe the most pressing

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