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ICONIC Installs First Instrumented Tubular Plug Offshore Norway

USD," the company said.According to the company, the iTP can also be used for many other applications where wireless monitoring enables the operator to reduce risk and facilitate easy decision making, this makes the drilling or intervention operation a more cost-efficient manner."Some potential applications are temporary plugging for drilling and intervention, perforation logging, P&A and riser-less pre slot recovery," ICONIC explained.Jarl Endre Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer, ICONIC said: “As a young company, we are very proud to have successfully delivered our first iTP

A microfluidic sensor from Dalhousie (credit: Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. and Sieben Laboratory Dalhousie University)

Environmental DNA Emerging in the Ocean Science Community

observing. As new instruments are refined and fielded the community will derive new insights about the behavior and distribution of marine life. This will be of utility to government agencies, such as fisheries regulators, and commercial operators such as fishers and aquaculture. There are also potential applications in defense and law enforcement. It is likely that by the end of this decade eDNA data will be as ubiquitous as the conductivity, temperature, and depth information that dominates physical oceanography today. 

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Seismic From Below

to deploy such dense receiver configurations rapidly whilst minimizing HSE exposure and risk,” said Midenet. “It is a fully containerized system that we can install in a few days on a suitably equipped vessel of opportunity, thus reducing mobilization/demobilization costs. For potential applications offshore Brazil where such dense receiver OBC surveys have been acquired in the past, we would consider the relative efficiency we can achieve with remotely operated vehicle (ROV) deployed nodes, due to the challenges of operating NOAW solutions in such deep waters, especially given the demanding

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New ROV Tools for Deep Sea Mining Monitoring

sea solenoid actuator, which can be adapted to suit application requirements.The ROV tools are designed for ease of mounting and systems can be daisy-chained together to create a sampling network that is ideal for rapid assessment work.All ROV tools are rated to 6,000m and have a wide range of potential applications including monitoring deep sea mineral retrieval and oil and gas operations, scientific exploration and environmental impact assessments

ATM-900 Series Modem (Image: Teledyne Benthos)

Teledyne Benthos Acoustic Modems Meet NATO’s New JANUS Interoperability Standard

have been used extensively for many years for defense applications, particularly for underwater wireless communications requiring high reliability. We’re incredibly pleased that our collaborative effort to conform to the new JANUS standard has been successful, and we look forward to the potential applications that this new protocol will unlock to further advance the utilization of ACOMMS for critical NATO and non-NATO applications alike.&rdquo

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MUM's the Word: New UUV Takes Shape in Germany

informally discuss their view of the future of undersea autonomy with. The panel comprises of subsea industry and research stakeholders. We encourage everybody to get in touch without any obligation (www.mum-project.com). We are particularly interested in forward thinking organizations that see potential applications for these vehicles and act as sparring partners for our unconventional ideas. When the project succeeds, we plan to team up to develop, build and test a prototype.”     (As published in the January/February 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

A submarine glider, owned by Blue Ocean Monitoring, prepares for its first dive after being deployed off Orkney (Photo: NOC)

Marine Robots Detect Whales in the Deep Ocean

longest mission to date. In addition to listening for acoustic noise, the C-Enduro collected photos every minute from a camera mounted on the mast, and sent these back to the control room at the NOC via satellite.   The marine robot trials are being used to inform project partners about potential applications of these new technologies. Prof. Wynn added, “These robots are cheaper, quieter and less polluting than manned vessels, and are therefore ideal for long-term marine environmental monitoring. This latest trial has shown how they can act as our eyes and ears in the ocean, sending back

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Fighting Barnacle Buildup with Biology

like barnacles and urchins might rely upon the same interaction with bacteria to complete their lifecycles. If so, researchers may one day be able to develop a ship coating with biological properties that inhibit the bacteria’s metamorphosis cue or the organisms’ MAPK pathways. Other potential applications include aiding the husbandry of marine animals for aquaculture or stimulating coral reef growth in areas decimated by reef loss.   On a broader scale, Shikuma’s findings elucidate the complex, intricate and largely understudied interactions between animals and bacteria. There

The Bibby HydroMap d'ROP system (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Tech for Bibby HydroMap d’ROP

connectivity components supplied by MacArtney allows the d’ROP to accept multiple sensors simultaneously, including multibeam echo sounders, magnetometers and sidescan sonars, with resultant data transmitted through a high-performance fiber optic connection. This flexibility opens up the potential applications of the system and makes it relevant to stakeholders from a range of industries.   The d’ROP is initially designed for operation from the new semi-SWATHE research vessel, Bibby Athena - and will be deployed through the vessel moonpool. The d’ROP relies upon the support vessel

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