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DebraAnn Braun (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Names Braun Chief Information Officer

of the business including delivery of high-quality data to clients in the most efficient and technologically advanced ways possible.A data and technology expert, DebraAnn has previously led many technology companies through change and growth by optimizing the use of Big Data to provide solutions.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “DebraAnn’s appointment is a really exciting step for Ocean Infinity and comes at an important time with the first of our pioneering Armada fleet of robotic ships currently under construction ready to be delivered at the end of this year

The San Juan, before she was lost. Source: Ocean Infinity

Ocean Infinity’s Hunt for the Submarine San Juan

HD camera, and synthetic aperture sonar.However, the search for the San Juan had to deal with challenging underwater terrain, “full of an astonishing number of submarine sized and shaped rocks, trenches and a steep drop-off the continental shelf, which complicated the search,” says Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO. The ship had a host of experts to help in the hunt, including members of the Argentinian Navy, the UK’s Royal Navy, via the UK Ambassador in Buenos Aires, and the US Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving. Three officers of the Argentine Navy and four

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Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

nearby. Instead they will be controlled and operated by experienced mariners via satellite communications from state of the art onshore facilities in both Austin, Texas and Southampton, England.The fleet approach produces up to 90% less CO2 than other conventional survey vessels, Ocean Infinity said.Oliver Plunkett, CEO for Ocean Infinity, said, “We’ve been driven to innovate by a desire to further reduce our impact on the environment and the time people spend at sea. We have built an outstanding team who boast world leading expertise to take this next stage of our business forward for the

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Ocean Infinity Launches Large-scale Ocean Study

and the operators have been trained by scientists from NTNU to ensure the data is gathered and stored in the best possible way. Upon completion of the collection of the samples, they will be sent back to scientists at the University in Norway where they will be made available for further analysis.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “We believe ensuring the long term health of the Oceans and our environment is of paramount importance.  In order to truly achieve that not only do we look at our own impact but also at how we can collaborate and innovate with all those who operate

Normand Frontier (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Mobilizes Normand Frontier

company said.Ocean Infinity now operates three permanently mobilized subsea vessels each equipped with five AUVs, three USVs, two remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV), full ocean depth hull mounted multi-beam echo-sounder, deepwater 45-metric-tons fiber rope winch and construction class crane.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “This is another landmark moment for Ocean Infinity and an important step in consolidating our position as the industry leader in subsea technology and data. Driven by demand from clients wishing to move away from legacy technologies the mobilization

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Ocean Infinity to Support Shell Survey

surface vessels (USVs), the company said.Guardian Geomatics, based in Perth, services the offshore oil and gas and renewable markets, with a footprint across Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the broader Asia Pacific region. Ocean Infinity acquired a 25% stake in Guardian in March 2019.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “Our ability to utilize multiple USVs simultaneously to collect data across such a vast area, in such a short space of time, and at the same time so materially reducing the environmental impact of the project compared to other service providers, delivers

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Salvors Survey Grande America Wreck

operated underwater vehicles (ROV) to conduct a program of inspection and operations, in order to determine the state of the sunken container roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessel.The mission was conducted from Ocean Infinity’s vessel Island Pride which had been in Gibraltar prior to this tasking.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “We are pleased that we were able to rapidly deploy Island Pride, in answer to the call for assistance following the loss. At a depth of approximately 4,600 meters, our data gathering technology was used to assess the state of the wreck, and the high

Kraken President & CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

Kraken Receives $2.3 Mln from Ocean Infinity

are showing in our strategic direction. We recently completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) at our German facility on the first battery units for Ocean Infinity. We expect initial battery shipments in March for integration into Ocean Infinity’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).”Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s President & CEO said, “We were pleased to witness the successful FAT of the first batch of Kraken’s new batteries for our Hugin AUVs. These new batteries will provide significantly longer endurance missions, reduced number of launch and recoveries and

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Ocean Infinity Searches for Lost S.Korean Ship

go deeper and collect higher quality data for the search.  They are equipped with a side scan sonar, a multi-beam echo-sounder, a sub-bottom profiler, an HD camera, a conductivity / temperature / depth sensor, a self-compensating magnetometer, a synthetic aperture sonar and a turbidity sensor.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said: “The team and equipment are set to execute the Stellar Daisy search plan and we are pleased that our ship begins her journey today to the search area, in one of the most remote areas of the South Atlantic.  We are working closely with the Government

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