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Kraken’s KATFISH high speed Synthetic Aperture Sonar towfish will be used to acquire ultra-high definition seabed images and bathymetry during the OceanVision project. (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken Launches OceanVision Project

as a Service (RaaS) and Data as a Service (DaaS), the company said.While near-term focus will be the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) segments for offshore oil and gas and wind industries, OceanVision will also address the requirements of other stakeholders in the fisheries, aquaculture, ocean science and underwater defense industries, Kraken said.Kraken’s President and CEO Karl Kenny said, "OceanVision will result in an end-to-end digitalization solution offering advanced sensors, robots and data analytics as a turnkey service for imaging and mapping of the seafloor as well as

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BlueTech Week Registration is Open

.  It is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Of particular note for BTW2019 are SDG6: Clean Water & Sanitation; SDG7: Affordable & Clean Energy; SDG14: Life below Water; and SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals. The UN  Water Action Decade (2018-2028) and the UNDecade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) were adopted to mobilize the scientific community, policy-makers, business and civil society around a program of joint research and technological innovation.This year we are expecting 700+ participants across 7 events over 5 days (up from 550+ in 2018)

(Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Teledyne Marine Opens Vehicles Service Center

US-based Teledyne Marine said it has opened a Vehicles Service Center at the Teledyne Reson office in Slangerup, Denmark.The expanded facility in Slangerup will support the large number of LBVs, vLBVs, and Z-Boats throughout Europe, the company said. Customers of Teledyne SeaBotix and Teledyne Oceanscience will now have the option to have their remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) repaired, refurbished and tested within Europe. Local service will eliminate the need to ship vehicles back to the United States, saving significant time, effort and money.The Service

Photo courtesy: New China TV

China Builds World's Largest Silent Research Vessel

The world's largest silent research vessel built by China was officially put into use, which will pave the way for the cultivation of innovative deep-sea talent and ocean science study.Built by Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd, the Dong Fang Hong 3 is the first Chinese research vessel and the world' fourth to have obtained a Silent-R certificate, the highest standard for underwater noise control issued by Norwegian international certification body, DNV GL, according to Xie Jun, chief builder of the vessel.The ship is the first one in China and fourth in the world to receive

Tim Lowe (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Names Chief Executive

the UKHO’s award-winning office and championing key projects that have helped government, academia and the wider marine community make the best use of our oceans in safer, more secure and more sustainable ways.Commenting on his appointment Lowe said, “As we approach the ‘Decade of Ocean Science’, the need for marine geospatial data and expertise has never been greater, with the world facing increasing challenges in terms of safety, security and maximizing the utility of our ocean resources in a sustainable way. Whether supporting the safe navigation of ships, helping our navy

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

markets will also benefit from improved sonar. Mine hunting coverage rates will increase with faster sonar advance speed and the systems will not have to survey twice to fill the SSS/SAS “gaps.” Energy infrastructure will be quickly mapped to support operations and maintenance needs. Ocean science and exploration will benefit from increased mapping coverage rate.  DOLPHIN will improve upon limited ocean mapping coverage to date.DOLPHIN Comms is a transformational technology that enables full duplex acoustic underwater communication and improved sonar systems.  The technology

The 2018 MATE International ROV Competition was held at the King County Aquatic Center in in Federal Way, Wash.  (Photo: MATE)

MATE ROV Competition Planned in Tennessee

, I am thrilled to welcome the international MATE Community to the mountains of East Tennessee,” said David A. Golden, Eastman’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary. “I’m often asked why Eastman invests in advancing ocean science, and the answer is simple – the ocean matters everywhere. There’s no better opportunity to ensure the future of ocean science than to inspire today’s students through real-world educational experiences like the MATE competitions. We appreciate Jill, the entire MATE organization

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's new Deputy Director & Vice President for Research Rick Murray (Photo: WHOI)

WHOI Names Murray Deputy Director & VP for Research

1, 2019.A geochemist whose research focuses on interpreting chemical records of climate change and volcanism in marine sediments, Murray joins WHOI from Boston University, where he has been since 1992 and is currently a professor of Earth and Environment. Murray was director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2015-2018. In addition to his regular duties at NSF, he also co-chaired the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, as part of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, during both the Obama and Trump

Photo: Schmidt Ocean Institute

A SmallSat AUV Network

cannot be overstated. The finance outmatches EU funds, and it does for AUV and oceanographic research in Norway what the Schmidt Institute did for Porto’s ocean fronts study and the work of other oceanographic researchers.“Funding is a serious issue in doing marine robotics and/or ocean science,” Prof. Rajan writes. “In the US, we have multiple agencies and stakeholders who believe they need to do something about the ocean. This includes NSF, NOAA, DARPA, ONR all of whom have interests which intersect and compete. In Norway, this is less so, but (the Research Council Norway)

L3 Technologies

Autonomy Advances: New Vessel Range

with up to 10 AUVs at the same time.“Combining these capabilities means customers have access to vessels that can perform more remote and autonomous marine operations; including tracking multiple AUVs and real-time data harvesting in hard to access environments across defense, offshore and ocean science sectors,” said Ioseba Tena, Global Business Manager – Marine Robotic Systems, Sonardyne

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