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Kongsberg Sells HUGIN AUV System to NIOT

Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.According to a statement from Kongsberg Maritime India, the HUGIN AUV System ordered by NIOT is rated to a depth of 6,000 metres and will be equipped with a Kongsberg HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar and EM2040 multibeam echosounder, designed for hydrographic and seabed classification applications.It will also carry a high-resolution colour still image camera, plus a range of environmental

Ethan Edson of Ocean Diagnostics demonstrates some of his microplastic sensors. Credit: Ocean Diagnostics.

SMTP Helps to Power Future Ocean Tech

accomplished autonomously, exploring diverse systems from coral reefs to the undersides of glaciers. The Sunfish may also prove to be an enabling technology for scaling aquaculture and wind power by simplifying inspections and maintenance.In just the past two years, SMTP has aided a wide breadth of ocean technology and conservation companies to reach their potential, creating both a virtual and a physical hub for the ocean community. All together, the impressive group of grantees presented their latest at the SMTP showcase, sharing their aspirations to a group of investors looking to fund ways to make

Jim Hanlon (Photo: COVE)

Hanlon will Retire as COVE CEO

Jim Hanlon has announced his plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in 2020.“I’m really proud of what we have accomplished at COVE”, said Jim. “At COVE, we’ve created a world-leading environment for ocean technology companies to come together and grow the ocean economy. It’s not a big surprise to the organization that I’m retiring, and I’m looking forward to seeing where COVE’s next leader will take us as COVE continues to grow and change”Hanlon, with the late Colin MacLean

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uSEA Receives Funding for Autonomy

robotics to offer seabed surveys andThe new project awarded to uSEA will be conducted in collaboration with Blue Logic and NTNU. This will address parts of the overall concept of autonomous underwater docking operations with the highest technical risks.uSEA has received pre-project funding from GCE Ocean Technology to take their technology further and participated in our course about project development

David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

, contacts and community that our exhibitors and visitors expect.Oi 2018 in London. Photo courtesy Oceanology International.What can visitors to London expect new for Oi ‘20?Bigger and better is the mantra behind all things Oi, as we look forward to the next 50 years of representing the global Ocean Technology community. As always there will be a healthy social element to the event whether it be the OceanSocial Icebreaker, daily happy hours, or individual exhibitor functions being held across the week. We are also trying to focus on the people elements of Oceanology and are currently reaching out

Dr.  Jyotika Virmani and Dr. Marlon Lewis at OceanObs’19. Photo: OceanObs’19

OceanObs’19: Innovation Expanding Ocean Observations

the community. They were complemented by a subsequent panel, five special sessions and seven breakout sessions. Throughout the course of the week a showcase of sixty exhibitors and 600 posters was available to attendees. The exhibits included diverse university and government efforts as well as many ocean technology manufacturers. The displays attempted to convey ocean observing in action and afforded visitors the chance to engage with new technologies such as in situ sensors as well as platforms including unmanned vehicles and drifting floats. Several new products intended to reduce the cost and complexity

Kongsberg Maritime will be able to support its Canadian operations through new offices based at the COVE facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. (Photo: COVE)

Kongsberg Maritime Moves Into COVE

Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) to further support its Canadian operations. The company’s new office will give it access to an eight-acre site, a 13-acre water lot and 2,850 feet of docks and piers and Kongsberg will have access to office, shop and lab space at the ocean technology center which operates as a collaborative hub for applied innovation in the ocean sector and mainly aims to support the commercialization of ocean technology.Kongsberg Maritime Canada sales manager Nick Burchill commented: “Our presence at COVE is a logical extension of our established

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Kongsberg Expands Canadian Operations

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the company announced on Monday.Already present in the Canadian ocean technology sector with its East Coast Canadian headquarters located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park since 1992, the addition of a new COVE office provides KONGSBERG with access to an 8-acre site, a 13-acre water lot, 2,850 feet of docks and piers, office space, 10,000 square feet of incubation space and 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space that

A crowd gathers to hear speeches and presentations during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019 held on Aug. 29 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Narragansett Bay Test Facility. ANTX 2019 demonstrates the future of Navy technologies in a low-risk environment before they become integrated in the fleet. This year's theme was Prepare For Battle: Undersea Superiority. (by Rich Allen, McLaughlin Research Corp.)

NUWC TECH Capabilities on Display at ANTX 2019

will help to rapidly bring innovations we have to the warfighter.”Pryor, Burnett and Hoffer also addressed the topic of strengthening bonds between government, industry and academia in their speeches. Burnett thanked Whitehouse in particular for helping pass the Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology Act, which directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to coordinate with the private and academic sectors and the Navy on evaluating the at-sea data collection capabilities of unmanned maritime system technology and to integrate such technology into NOAA's observation

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MTR100: #1 Wendy Schmidt

and connecting with the public. Schmidt Ocean Institute’s maturing Artist-at-Sea program has also become a model emulated by others, hosting a total of 27 artists who have participated alongside scientists on Falkor and communicated their research through unique art.Further innovation in ocean technology has been showcased by Schmidt’s early investment in Saildrone, unmanned surface wind and solar powered vehicles that are now engaged in a wide variety of research and observation missions for clients like NOAA. It was Schmidt’s willingness to take a risk on the company’s commercial

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