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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

Newfoundland and Labrador: Sensing Success

, allowing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to remain underneath ice, docking on the seafloor to recharge, greatly extending their operational range.  Developed originally for use with the intelligent camera, the pointing device is patentable subject matter in its own right, with many more potential applications, such as underwater laser scanning.  Applications of the aerial vehicle include use in iceberg tracking and offshore platform facility inspection. (As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine

Dr. Gordon Drummond

Spotlight to Shine on Technology at Subsea Expo

updates on new ways of thinking and give insights into improved processes and efficiencies.   Chaired by Dr Gordon Drummond, project director for NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), the session will give a dozen companies ten minutes in the spotlight to outline their innovation and potential applications.   Selected by a panel of subsea experts, the companies being invited to present are: WITTENSTEIN, C-Kore Systems, Nautronix, PhotoSynergy, Tritech International, OneSubsea, Airborne Oil & Gas, Ocean Power Technologies, MMT UK, Aker Solutions and Matrix.   The presentations

The NRL research team, left to right: Dr. Berend Jonker, Dr. Jeremy Robinson, Dr. Connie Li, and Dr. Olaf van't Erve. (Image: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

Study: Electrical Properties of Topological Insulators

, and may be useful for information processing. The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, for example, has identified spin as a viable alternate state variable that should be developed for use in advanced electronic systems to complement the functionality provided by charge. The potential applications would certainly be long-term, because so little is known at this point, explains NRL's Dr. Berry Jonker. The existence of this new quantum phase of matter was just confirmed in 2008 and its properties yet to be fully understood, so it is a bit difficult to speculate on applications. But potential

PowerBuoy

OPT PowerBuoy Now Available in the Oil and Gas Sector

transferred the PowerBuoy from renewables to the defense sector, we are confident, as a result of engagement with a number of representatives from the oil and gas sector, that our technology has the potential to redefine how power is generated and used offshore.” According to OPT, potential applications for the PowerBuoy include UUV garages for permanent infield monitoring and inspection of assets, diesel replacement for energy generation on oil and gas platforms, the control of electric trees for CO2 / water field injection, environmental monitoring for pre-post deployment, real-time on

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New Marine Energy Generating Device Gets R&D Grant

. The 10 month project will commence on 1st July 2013, with the consortium working on the technology, the aim is to capture ‘pitch and roll’ motion and turn it into power, which will reduce the amount of fuel a ship will use on normal day to day tasks. The system has numerous potential applications in the marine environment – sea, river or tidal – from lighting navigational buoys to GPS systems and the charging of boats when moored. The WITT is capable of using all six degrees of motion, clockwise, anti-clockwise, up and down and back and forth at any speed to turn a

Red Spider Secures Offshore Order

, typically reducing slickline runs from 8 to 1. In deepwater workover operations, savings of up to 36 hours and £500,000 have also been recorded in a single job, as well as major reductions in risk. It quickly became apparent from the eRED’s continuing success that there were other potential applications for ROCT in the completion of wells. Further customer requests led to nearly £2million of investment and over two years of extensive research and development work, which has resulted in new products including the eRED-FB. ERED-FB valves provide a downhole barrier that can be opened

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