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Wanted: Ocean Technology ‘Disruptors’

Technology ‘Disruption’ is the name of the game in ocean technology in 2017, and in-step with Marine Technology Reporter’s 12th Annual “MTR100”, the editors this year will single out the 20 top “Disruptors” of 2017. If you believe your company has a technology or system that should be featured in this special ocean technology focus, skip the online MTR100 application process and email editorial director Greg Trauthwein ([email protected]) or Managing Editor Eric Haun ([email protected]) directly.

Deepflight Super Falcon & Red Bull Founder’s Subsea Flight

Hawkes Ocean Technologies said that Dietrich Mateschitz, cofounder of the energy drink company Red Bull, ordered a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible, a two–person winged submersible craft that will be delivered to Laucala Island Resort, on Mateschitz’ private island in Fiji. “We are delighted to be building a Super Falcon submersible for Mr. Mateschitz,” said Graham Hawkes, founder of Hawkes Ocean Technologies. “It’s very fitting that the co-founder of Red Bull, a company iconic with adventure, will now be connected to sub-sea flight.” “Positively

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize Field Pared to 9

And then there were nine … Field pared in the quest to win $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize   “We have been mapping what lies beneath the seas for hundreds of years, but we have a very long way to go,” said Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., prize lead and senior director of Planet and Environment at XPRIZE in a recent interview with Marine Technology Reporter. “We only have 10 to 15 percent of the seafloor mapped to any decent resolution, and the ocean covers 70 percent of the planet.”   And so proceeds the latest Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize, a race to

Québec, New England Strengthen Marine Technology Ties

Last month, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Technopole Maritime du Québec (TMQ) and the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) at a special ceremony and reception on March 12.   Signaling a growing relationship between Québec’s & New England’s marine technology communities, the document marks an important step for both. The Memorandum serves as a framework for information exchange, contacts between businesses, research entities, and students and faculty, as well as the mutual pursuit of growing opportunities in ocean and coastal

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Red Bull Founder Buys DeepFlight Super Falcon Submersible

Hawkes Ocean Technologies said that Dietrich Mateschitz, cofounder of the energy drink company Red Bull, has ordered a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible. The state of the art, two-person winged submersible craft is being delivered to Laucala Island Resort, on Mr. Mateschitz’ private island in Fiji. DeepFlight Super Falcon, Hawkes Ocean Technologies’ production manned submersible, has been hailed as the Lear Jet of the oceans. Mr. Mateschitz joins a growing group of individuals, including entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who have become enamored with

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Ocean Sonics Research Team Welcomes New Member

Ocean technology company Ocean Sonics says that  Kristen Kanes has joined its office in Great Village NS, while she completes a key stage of her orca [whale] research project. Kanes, a student working at Victoria BC’s Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre (ONCIC), holds an undergraduate degree in co-op Biology, and is now doing her Masters’ at the University of Victoria School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, specifically focusing her thesis research on the acoustics of orcas. The strategic partnership between Ocean Sonics, ONCIC, and Ms. Kanes is based on a common subject: the

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3D Laser Mapping and RIEGL bring laser mapping technology Ocean Business 2013

3D Laser Mapping and RIEGL are attending Ocean Business, the hands-on ocean technology exhibition. Taking place from the April 9-11, 2013 at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, Ocean Business will showcase more than 300 companies offering the latest global ocean technologies. The exhibition, training forum and accompanying conference Offshore Survey, are set to attract more than 4,000 visitors from 50 countries around the world.   3D Laser Mapping will be exhibiting at RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems booth V8 in dockside exhibition hall and will be showcasing state of the art

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Preview: Ocean Business 2017

Ocean Business 2017 – the global ocean technology show combining an exhibition and program of hands-on training and demonstration sessions.   Ocean Business 2017 is scheduled to take place at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, U.K. from April 4 to 6, 2017. Firmly established as one of the most important international events in the ocean technology calendar, Ocean Business is free to attend and is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors from more than 60 countries.   At the heart of Ocean Business is a three-day exhibition of more than 340 companies, bringing

Free Event Examines Ocean Career Opportunities

Ocean Careers is a three-day event running alongside Ocean Business on April 14-16, 2015 at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, U.K. to provide career information within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industry sectors.   Graduates and students studying engineering, science or mathematics, as well as students that have already opted to study marine related subjects, can learn more about the global career opportunities on offer in the industry.   In recent years, the industry has seen continued growth and rapid development of technologies applied to ocean

Arctic Smarts: Training Innovators and Explorers

Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing the next wave of ocean technology experts   When it comes to the Arctic, the world still has a lot to learn. With just 10% of its vast expanse having been charted to date and much about its environment still unknown, the Arctic remains one of the most mysterious places on Earth. As a new frontier with natural resource potential, the Arctic is also an area of increasing international interest and economic activity. As activity in the Arctic increases and new opportunities emerge, Newfoundland and Labrador’s academic and training institutions are

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The World’s Cold Ocean Lab

. This includes remote sensing, ice management, ocean observation, simulation, telecommunications, and navigational systems, and the best minds in academia, private enterprise, and industry operate in a highly collaborative fashion. The evolution of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vibrant ocean technology cluster has been long and distinguished. Historically, the province has been a launching point for Arctic exploration and today it is a hotbed for cold ocean expertise. The maritime entry point to St. John’s is the iconic Narrows, flanked by the historic Cape Spear – the most easterly

US Hearing to Focus on New Ocean Technologies

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine the proliferation of new ocean technologies, how such technologies could improve government performance, and any impediments that exist in the use of such technologies. The federal government is responsible for recording, understanding, monitoring and protecting the oceans in the Exclusive Economic Zones which surround United States and territories out to 200 miles, and even in areas of the ocean beyond those littoral zones.  Understanding and monitorin

Drew Stephens, Esri Ocean Industry Manager.

New Esri Ocean Industry Manager Takes the Helm

said. "Our technologies, methods, and applications, which have advanced land-use management, are readily adaptable to ocean-use management. I am looking forward to helping ocean organizations put their GIS implementations on the fast track." In 2012, Esri intensified its commitment to ocean technology by launching its Ocean GIS Initiative. Stephens joins the initiative's support team, composed of Esri executives, professional services staff, GIS software engineers, project managers, and instructors, as well as partners. The team is developing mapping and spatial analysis tools, geospatial

Drew Stephens: Photo credit Esri

New Esri Ocean Industry Manager: Drew Stephens

said. "Our technologies, methods, and applications, which have advanced land-use management, are readily adaptable to ocean-use management. I am looking forward to helping ocean organizations put their GIS implementations on the fast track." In 2012, Esri intensified its commitment to ocean technology by launching its Ocean GIS Initiative. Stephens joins the initiative's support team, composed of Esri executives, professional services staff, GIS software engineers, project managers, and instructors, as well as partners. The team is developing mapping and spatial analysis tools, geospatial

Kongsberg’s Yara Birkeland unmanned container ship concept. (Image: Kongsberg)

Ocean Autonomy: Norway to the Fore

Marine autonomous systems working independently and in connected systems are fast becoming a growth sector within the ocean industry space, including the oil and gas industry.The emergence of new marine autonomous systems appears to be a weekly occurrence. As costs have reduced in numerous areas, from sensors to satellites, some of these systems are also coming within the grasps of ordinary citizens, as well as ocean scientists, looking to unlock the secrets of the deep.Part of the drive for these systems, in the oil and gas industry at least, is to reduce use of manned surface vessels, which are

AML Oceanographic Opens Nova Scotia Office

of instrumentation and sensors for hydrographic surveying, environmental monitoring and more, has opened a new office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.   The office will be staffed by recent additions to the AML team: Mark Smith, Darrell Groom and Murray Eisan, whose backgrounds in the ocean technology industry bring a wealth of practical experience to AML and its customers. In addition to providing customers extended access to AML service and support, their focus will be on the technical development and production of sensor platforms and instrumentation

Engaging Future Leaders for Ocean Technology

OceansAdvance Inc. (OA) the Ocean Technology Cluster of Newfoundland & Labrador, announced a  collaboration with the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP) for “Into the Deep: Ocean Technology R&D and Commercialization for Youth” to be held on March 9, 2017  at the Johnson Geo Centre.   This one-day event will gather science students from schools in the St. John’s Metro Area and live video broadcasts to various school classrooms throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Also participating in this initiative is Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN)

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