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Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

As Oceanology International celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2019, Marine Technology Reporter visits with show director Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions for his insights on the development an direction of the organization’s Oceanology Americas event, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019, in San Diego.Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Oceanology International Americas 2019 is set for San Diego. Give us an overview of the exhibition… by the numbers… from the 2017 event. What are your expectations, in numbers, for 2019?Well, we’re hugely excited to be

Oceanology International 2018 in London once again proved to be the world's most prolific subsea industry event. Image: Oi

Oi "Voices": Help Celebrate Oceanology International's 50th

The publishers of Marine Technology Reporter have been selected to produce a pair of "Oceanology International 50th Anniversary" editions, one in step with the San Diego event in 2019, another for the London event in 2020.The first will publish in tandem with the January/February 2019 edition of Marine Technology Reporter, and distribute both with the magazine as well as at Oi Americas 2019, scheduled for February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego. https://www.oceanologyinternationalamericas.com/MTR is interested to view everyone with a connection to the world-leading Oi events, with the potential to

RBR Opens Office in China

customer success and innovation in China by continuing collaborations with many university and government offices, making frequent customer visits, and developing demonstration projects to introduce new products and applications into the Chinese market.Following the grand-opening of RBR China at Oceanology International in Qingdao, customers and partners in China attended a technical workshop focused on advancement of understanding RBR sensors, loggers, software and deployment best practices

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Mapping the Future

number of hours to explore the competition area (at depths of up to 4,000 meters) to produce a high resolution bathymetric map, images of a specified object and identify archaeological, biological or geological features.MTR took a brief look at the nine finalists following their announcement at Oceanology International 2018 in our April issue and have since had a chance to catch-up with Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D, Senior Director, Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and some of the minds behind one of the entries, the USV Maxlimer. Built by the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team, USV Maxlimer is based on a brand new USV called

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Valeport Unveils New Probe

, allows both current and historic data to be visualized. Multiple profiles can be compared in graph view, while graphs can be further shared via email or cloud services.Kevin Edwards, Valeport Head of Sales, commented, “Following a very positive reaction to SWiFTplus at this year’s Oceanology International we’re excited to be bringing this enhanced and flexible probe to the hydrographic survey sector. Combining the power of our market leading SWiFT SVP with highly accurate turbidity observations offers a probe with a string of benefits suited to multiple applications.”The SWiFTplus

ARIS Voyager 3000 encased in a titanium shell for deep sea exploration (Photo: Sound Metrics)

Sound Metrics Expands ARIS Product Line

High-resolution, multi-beam imaging sonar manufacturer Sound Metrics launched its latest addition to the ARIS (Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar) product line at Oceanology International in London earlier this year.The new model, known as the ARIS Voyager 3000, is depth rated to 4,000 meters and is currently available with 3.0 MHz and 1.8 MHz operating frequencies.Sound Metrics said the ARIS Voyager 3000 offers a sleek titanium design and delivers on what many customers have been asking for: the same high-resolution sonar imagery of an ARIS, but in a deep rated system.“We actually sold two


Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize Field Pared to 9

so that you can collect additional water column data. It’s a completely unique approach to mapping, as well as the new technology … and it is very exciting.”   … and then there were 9 … The nine finalist teams were formally recognized and awarded at Oceanology International in London.    “As we dive into Round 2, we are looking forward to testing the finalists’ technologies in a rigorous real-world world situation that will demonstrate their ability to rapidly map the ocean floor at 4,000 meter depths,” said Dr. Virmani.  

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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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Riptide Launches Second Generation µUUV

Riptide Autonomous Solutions launched its second generation “micro” unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) product during Oceanology International 2018 in London.   According to the manufacturer, the new MK II  product has focused on performance and manufacturability improvements over the existing MK I µUUV. Through a near-total redesign of internal electronics the new MKII µUUV offers a nearly 70 percent reduction in hotel load power to 3.5 Watts, extending vehicle endurance across the vehicle speed regime.   In addition, new manufacturing approaches, including

The flagship USBL system, the Easytrak Nexus 2, is now available with a choice of transceiver.

Applied Acoustics Launches New Products at OI

Applied Acoustics launched new products at Oceanology International in London from both its acoustic positioning and its geophysical product lines. The flagship USBL system, the Easytrak Nexus 2, is now available with a choice of transceiver; the directional 2780 version that can achieve very long ranges (up to 3km) with a high degree of accuracy (0.1% slant range), and the omni-directional 2686 version ideal for  use in extremely shallow water (<2 metres).  The operating console is the same in either case enabling the transceivers to be inter-changeable. In addition, the 1100 series of

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OI 2018 London: That's a Wrap

Just back from London and the Oceanology International exhibition put on at Excel London, and without hesitation it is clear to see that Reed Exhibitions retains the honor of putting together the largest, best and most influential subsea business and technology conference and exhibition in the world.   I and the entire staff of Marine Technology Reporter regularly traverse the globe all year long, visiting, attending and exhibiting at events large and small, near and far. There are many fine events, but the Oceanology International event in London perpetually seems to put it all together

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Cathx Ocean Launches "Fast Fly" at OI18

of advanced imaging systems for fast vehicle operations. These include fast model, the next generation laser profilers for dense color point cloud and a dual mode wide-angle laser and still imaging system for general observation class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations. Visitors to Oceanology International 2018 in London can learn about Cathx Ocean’s range of application based services which supports existing and potential clients with new precision subsea measurement and monitoring at stand L400

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Next Generation AutoNaut USV Unveiled

; said Phil Johnston, Business Development. “With so many options for the sensor payload it’s a game-changer in terms of how we can provide solutions for clients, whether in oil and gas, defense or marine science.”   See the new 5-meter AutoNaut USV on stand A251 at Oceanology International, ExCeL London, March 13-15, 2018.  

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Multi-GNSS Vector Smart Antennas Launched

Today from the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London, UK, Hemisphere GNSS announced the new single-frequency, multi-GNSS Vector V123 and V133 all-in-one smart antennas with integrated Atlas L-band designed for professional and commercial marine applications.   Powered by Hemisphere's Crescent Vector technology, the new V123 and V133 are multi-GNSS compass systems using GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS for simultaneous satellite tracking to offer heading, position, heave, pitch, and roll. With support for NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000, and continuing to offer ease of

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Forum Energy Technologies Launches Electric ROV Range

of electric ROVs as confidence begins to return to a depressed market. The XLe Spirit is the first vehicle in the range with innovative features which will meet the expectations and requirements of operators.”   The XLe Spirit will be displayed on Forum Technologies stand F400 at Oceanology International 2018, March 13-15, ExCel London

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Visit Marine Technology Reporter at Oceanology International

Marine Technology Reporter will be exhibiting at Oceanology International! Stop by Stand 305 and pick up the March Issue of Marine Technology Reporter. The March issue features the Oceanology International preview: jam packed with the latest technologies and launches that will be at the show. Marine Technology Reporter is also the ideal place for your company to advertise to the subsea market.  When you stop by, pick up our media kit or make an appointment to speak to our editorial and marketing staff. Visit us at Oceanology International Make an Appointment

Manipulator control using Dex-OS software integrated to VMAX ROV simulator during engineering analysis (Photo: BluHaptics)

Simulation Meets Automation to Enhance ROV Training and Analysis

energy stakeholders, which allows us to show how the system functions in real-world scenarios. So demonstrations become very credible and the value proposition of Dex-OS becomes even more apparent.”   Forum will be demonstrating the two software packages operating side by side at Oceanology International 2018, 13-15 March at ExCel in London

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