Ocean Technology News

Left to right: Craig McLean of NOAA presents Fugro’s Edward Saade with a commemorative plaque in formal commendation of the company’s leadership in advancing global ocean mapping (Photo: Fugro)

NOAA Honors Fugro

to that end. Over the past year, the company has contributed more than 65,000 square kilometers of high-resolution crowd sourced bathymetry data to NOAA in support of the project. Fugro is collecting the seabed data while transiting between offshore survey projects.During this year’s Ocean Technology Conference in Houston, McLean presented Fugro’s USA President, Edward Saade, with a commemorative plaque on behalf of NOAA, stating, “We asked for nothing and you’re delivering a lot. We are very much appreciative of this and we wanted to commend and celebrate the work of Fugro

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

planet capable of exploring to 6,000 meters. Following a 2017 retrofit, Petrel and its crew use state-of-the-art underwater technology for deep-sea expeditions.No. 4Professor Cui Weicheng, Shanghai Ocean UniversityDirector, Hadal Science and Technology Research Center (HAST), Co-Founder,Rainbowfish Ocean Technology CompanyProfessor Cui Weicheng, Director of Shanghai Ocean University’s Hadal Science and Technology Center (HAST), Lingang (New City), Pudong District, is one of those leading and influencing the development of advanced deep-sea technology.  He is on an extraordinary mission to build

New Ocean Technology Innovation Center Opened

Ventures and Entrepreneurship, known as COVE.COVE is a world-class facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector and the only such hub of its kind in the world where start-up companies, small and medium sized enterprises, large firms and post-secondary expertise are housed together developing ocean technology. At least 40 organizations are expected to work out of COVE, with the first company, Kraken Robotics, moving in at the beginning of July.COVE tenants will benefit from collaborative spaces, shared equipment, workshops, machine shop and marine services, wharves, direct ocean access, incubation

UK NOC Joins World Ocean Council

- the international, cross-sectoral leadership alliance on ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship. The NOC joins the other WOC members from a wide range of ocean industries including shipping, cruise tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, seabed mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, maritime law, investment and other sectors. NOC Executive Director, Professor Ed Hill, commented, “The NOC is delighted to become a member of the World Ocean Council. We share the same aim of ensuring the sustainable use of the marine environment by the businesses active in the maritime

DEDAVE AUV in Fraunhofer’s test tank in Ilmenau, Germany (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken, Fraunhofer Ink Tech Licensing Deal

;   “Our team is very impressed with many features of the DEDAVE’s unique design, including the open-frame architecture, tool-free access to payload sections and faster turnaround with pressure tolerant components,” said David Shea, Kraken’s VP Engineering. “As ocean technology engineers, we know that every component in the ocean environment has a finite lifetime and eventually will fail and need to be repaired or replaced. The DEDAVE architecture is extremely robust and easily serviceable with limited training, and without specialized tooling or handling equipment

Photo: Ocean Business

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

Irving Shipbuilding Invests in Ocean Technology Programs

COVE and contribute to Canada's vibrant ocean economy. On one side of Halifax harbor we have the most modern shipyard in North America where our 1,500 shipbuilders are proudly building Canada's future fleet. Almost directly across the harbor we will soon welcome COVE, the world's most innovative ocean technology incubator. This is a shining example of the National Shipbuilding Strategy creating a sustainable and vibrant marine industry in Canada."    Irving Shipbuilding's funding is part of its Value Proposition commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – Canada's

Andrew McMurtrie (Photo: iSURVEY)

iSURVEY Awarded Contract with Maersk Oil

the level of drilling taking place, Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit utilize a number of jack-up rigs in the Danish sector so we expect this to be a productive contract.   iSURVEY will be showcasing its service offering and expertise to the industry during Ocean Business, the leading hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum from April 4-6  in Southampton.   iSURVEY Group is a leading provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, telecommunications and offshore renewable energy sectors. The Group operates from its bases in Aberdeen, Oslo and Singapore

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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.

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AML Acquires Rolls-Royce’s MVP Product Line

AML Oceanographic Ltd. said it has purchased the global rights to the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) product line from Rolls-Royce Canada. Originally developed in Halifax by Brooke Ocean Technology (BOT) and later owned by Rolls-Royce, the MVP system is used for high speed, underway profiling.   According to AML CEO, Robert Haydock, “Many MVP users are already AML customers and vice-versa. The strategic fit is very tight; this purchase makes AML a provider of end-to-end vertical profiling solutions for our core hydrographic customers. We look forward to breathing new life into the technology.

Atair II (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor Bags Equipment Order for German Research Vessel

will have a 200m2 working deck that features laboratories and an air pollution measurement station.   "To develop the most value-adding solution for this state-of-the-art research vessel, MacGregor has worked closely with the shipyard," said Esko Karvonen, Vice President, Smart Ocean Technology, MacGregor. "This cooperation not only means that our systems meet the needs of the operator, but ensures its safe and reliable operation.   "Our systems are based on proven technology and are customized to carefully handle a full range of sophisticated hydrographic survey

Avro technicians prepare an Avro Arrow test model attached to a Nike booster rocket to fire out over Lake Ontario at Point Petre in the 1950s (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Set to Hunt for Avro Arrow Artifacts

Bennett Jones LLP. Support for this project is also being provided by the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and Canada Company.   Karl Kenny, Kraken President & CEO said, "During our 150th birthday, I can't think of a better example of how advanced Canadian ocean technology is being used to search and find advanced Canadian aerospace technology. This expedition is sure to be nostalgic for the countless fans of the Avro Arrow, which became a symbol of world-class Canadian technology. Continuing in the tradition of the Arrow, the entire Kraken team is very proud

OI London Issues Final Call for Speakers

Marine science and ocean technology event Oceanology International 2018 has issued a public call for abstracts by September 15, 2017 for the opportunity of inclusion in its technical conference program line-up of speakers.   Technologists, scientists, engineers and experts in their field are invited to submit a 300-word proposal on a variety of topical specialist subjects which reflect the conference’s series of 11 free-to-attend technical tracks chaired by a prominent list of industry leaders already confirmed for next year’s event from March 13-15 at ExCeL London.   Speakers

Photo from Catch the Next Wave at Oceanology International 2016 (Photo: Reed Exhibitions)

Parallel Events Add Depth to Oceanology International

;The addition of so many complementary parallel events and areas of content at Oceanology International 2018 alongside a world-class exhibition increases the benefits and value for all those attending and makes it an unrivalled shop window for pertinent and exciting developments in marine science and ocean technology.&rdquo

Photo from Oceanology International 2016 conference (Photo: Oceanology International)

Oceanology International '18: Conference Schedule Finalized

track, meanwhile, looks at refinements in the monitoring of ocean physics, chemistry and biology that may enhance existing weather, ocean and climate models. The session will be chaired by Carl Gouldman, Director of U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), NOAA; Matt Mowlem, Head of the Ocean Technology and Engineering Group at the NOC; and Justin Manley, Founder of Just Innovation. The concluding Tuesday session will be part one of the Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels track, chaired by Steve Hall, CEO of SUT; Dan Hook, Managing Director of ASV Global; and Prof Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist

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An Industry in Change

a balance between innovation and reliability to thrive in an increasingly competitive space. I spoke with two companies – an established adaptor and one of the most successful start-ups this decade – about how to thrive within the shifting landscape and what the future holds for the ocean technology industry.   Since the mid-70s, RBR has been designing and manufacturing oceanographic equipment for use in a range of environments from the deep depths of the ocean’s abyss to the extreme climates of the polar regions, and all in between. Over the last 4 years, RBR have published

(Photo: OSIL)

OSIL: Oil Spill Monitoring Buoys Fuel International Interest

 Integrated systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) reports high levels of interest in its oil spill monitoring buoys following several recent installations in the Middle East and exposure at the ocean technology and marine science exhibition Oceanology International.   The buoy systems are designed to integrate a real time noncontact hydrocarbon sensor in the high visibility top frame design, which is equipped with a pulsed UV LED beam and optical photo-detector with on-board software to enable the buoys to detect oil spills on water autonomously and immediately

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