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AIS Data: History & Future

(NOAA) utilizes AIS data to monitor and analyze fishing activity; improve marine mammal protection; and prioritize charting and surveying based on measured traffic volumes.  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) uses AIS data to support its marine planning needs associated with offshore energy development.  The Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS) is a government-to-government data sharing network operated by the Department of Transportation.  It combines AIS data from 74 participating nations into a single raw-AIS data stream that collects over 150 million

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Korean Prime Minister Lee Visits OTC

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park on Wednesday, 8 May, emphasizing the global reach of the offshore energy industry.“It was an honor to welcome Prime Minister Lee and have him experience everything that OTC has to offer,” OTC Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun said. “His presence symbolizes the importance and impact of our conference as well as the global presence of attendees from more than 100 countries."

Olis Robotics Hires Boyer as CCO

Olis Robotics, a Seattle based developer of next-generation remote robotics software, said it has hired Tom Boyer as the Chief Commercial Officer to spearhead new business development across core verticals, including offshore energy.Boyer brings to the role 20 years of experience managing both start-up and large corporate organizations to launch innovative new products and services. He most recently served as a vice president for Kymeta Corporation, and previously held program management and business development lead positions with SAIC, Ravenwing (acquired by Boeing) and BAE Systems. Boyer earned a

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Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop: Speakers Wanted

technologies. A key component of the users’ conference are the many speakers and industry influencers that share their field and laboratory experience utilizing Teledyne products. The three-day workshop will include concurrent morning tracks dedicated to the following broad topic areas: offshore energy, oceanographic research, hydrography and navigation, defense/security, aquaculture/fisheries, and civil engineering/river monitoring.Teledyne is encouraging users to submit an abstract sharing their experience utilizing Teledyne products in any of these applications. Abstracts can be submitted

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NOAA Intros New OceanReports Tool

;The world’s largest collection of ‘ocean intelligence’ can now be accessed to help sustain and grow one of the world’s largest blue economies,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator. “Whether it’s aquaculture siting, marine transportation, or offshore energy, OceanReports puts this data at our fingertips and gives us an edge as we continue to grow our national economy.”OceanReports builds on more than a decade of data collection to transform how seemingly disparate ocean information can be delivered to the nation’s ocean and coastal

Martin McDonald, Senior Vice President, ROV Division, Oceaneering International.
Courtesy of Oceaneering International

One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering

;s largest fleet of work class ROVs, and we operate 60 observation class ROVs. The ROV division has approximately 2,400 full-time personnel, with the majority (about 2,000) in the field. With ROVs diving every day, we conduct over 100,000 missions in a year of varying durations and intensity.The (offshore energy) downturn has naturally reduced activity levels, and, as with other markets (vessels and rigs), we have retired units that have come to the end of their working life. Our fleet count peaked at 318 work class ROVs in 2014. While we have removed ROVs, we are also adding units, so, net-net, we

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EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

technological and engineering capability to provide our clients a vertically integrated solution to their offshore data collection requirements. Dave Aubrey and the team at EOM are a perfect fit for Ocean Tech with our goal of being the top provider of metocean data collection solutions to the US offshore energy industry."

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MeeMaken Buys Into Blue Offshore

for the offshore installation, transportation and storage of export cables, array cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines in the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore renewable energy sector.MeeMaken, which has a large global network and a portfolio of service companies in the offshore energy sector, is familiar with the offshore market as well as with the equipment and technology of Blue Offshore, said MeeMaken operation partner Natasja Sesink. "We see synergy opportunities for the other companies in our group.""The offshore market is slowly picking up so we see opportunit

BSEE inspectors monitor a pressure gauge held by an oil worker during a pressure test of temporary equipment on a deepwater facility in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: BSEE)

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

of revenue from rental receipts, and cost recovery and inspection fees. This $70.6 million of revenue accounts for 35 percent of the requested budget.“President Trump’s proposed FY 2020 budget supports BSEE in continuing its mission overseeing safe, environmentally sustainable and robust offshore energy production,” said BSEE Director Scott Angelle. “As the administration works to promote sustained domestic energy exploration and production, BSEE is continuing its ‘We Can Do It All’ approach by increasing safety and environmental stewardship while at the same time supporting

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Saab Seaeye Progresses Vehicle Residency

instructions and battery charging.The underwater robotics company said its Sabertooth hybrid autonomous/remotely operated underwater vehicle (AUV/ROV) can now successfully dock in a safe and controlled manner at different kinds of remote stations.“This breakthrough is significant for both the offshore energy industry and ocean science who have been watching developments in residency technologies for the substantial operational and financial benefits possible from remote residency,” Saab Seaeye said in a press release.According to Jan Siesjö, chief engineer at Saab Seaeye, Sweden, &ldquo

Sabertooth in tank (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

ROV: e-Robotic's Deep Water Dock

Saab Seaeye has shown that underwater e-Robotic vehicles can deep water dock at remote sub-resident resident docking stations for data transfer, assignment instructions and battery charging.This is significant for both the offshore energy industry and ocean science who have been watching developments in residency technologies for the substantial operational and financial benefits possible from remote residency.Saab Seaeye said that its iCON based Sabertooth AUV/ROV vehicle, fitted with a Blue Logic inductive device, can now successfully dock in a safe and controlled manner at different kinds of remote

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