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

Kraken Finalizes OceanVision Contract

contract for the OceanVision project with the Ocean Supercluster and industry partners (Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador, Ocean Choice International and Nunavut Fisheries Association).OceanVision is a three-year, $18.8 million project focused on the development of new marine technologies and products to enable an underwater robotics data acquisition and data analytics as a service business. Under the OceanVision project, Canada's Ocean Supercluster will provide an investment up to $6.3 million, with the balance of project funding to be provided by other government agencies, industry partners

Ethan Edson of Ocean Diagnostics demonstrates some of his microplastic sensors. Credit: Ocean Diagnostics.

SMTP Helps to Power Future Ocean Tech

University, who saw how scientists collected microplastics—essentially using techniques from a century ago involving net tows and physical counting. Edson thought there had to be a better way, so with funding from SMTP, Ocean Diagnostics began doing just that.The company is building a suite of products that range from portable tools that can be lowered over the side of a kayak, or deployed while SCUBA diving, to completely autonomous sensors that hook into a ship to passively collect data. “Sampling microplastics is really tricky because the ocean has so many other things in it,” says

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Shearwater GeoServices Bags Gambia 3D Gig

The provider of 3D marine seismic data, imaging products, and data processing software solutions, Shearwater Geoservices has been awarded a 3D Isometrix seismic acquisition project by FAR Gambia Ltd (FAR).According to a press release from the 50/50 joint venture between GC Rieber Shipping ASA and Rasmussengruppen  AS, The one-month survey will cover parts of block A5 offshore Gambia in the rapidly emerging and prolific Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Conakry (MSGBC) Basin.The offshore survey service provider will be acquired by the SW Amundsen and provide new seismic over a shallow-wate

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Kraken Wins Canadian Government Contract

archaeology, we believe that a self-contained, motion-corrected 3D laser scanner on a small powerful ROV offers a significant competitive advantage to what currently is available on the market. It is also a significant quality improvement to purely optical inspection. Existing underwater laser products require a combination of a high-grade navigation payload for motion correction and require a larger stable ROV. Other market solutions for subsea 3D asset reconstruction are based on photogrammetry and inherently have less precision and range than Kraken’s SeaVision 3D laser system. We are

Dr Peter Ramsay (Photo: Mitcham)

Mitcham Appoints New Tech Positions

.Sc. (P.C. Interfacing & Software Applications) and a B.Sc. in Physics from Imperial College, London, U.K.In his role, Dr Ramsay's initial focus will be to guide the development of the company's next generation bathymetric sonar system.  He will also assist in promoting the company's products and technologies within the hydrographic industry and assist in identifying and developing new opportunities.Prior to joining Mitcham in January 2020, Dr Ramsay held a number of important positions within the hydrographic industry, including Director and co-owner of Marine GeoSolutions in Australia

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Airborne Hyperspectral Survey, Mineral Mapping in Greenland

of State, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Asiaq - Greenland Survey.  The next phase of the project will include processing and analysis of the hyperspectral data. ASL's team of researchers, analysts and geologists will generate a range of information products and maps in collaboration with the Greenland Ministry of Mineral Resources.  This data will be made available publicly and free of charge by the end of 2020. This will provide the industry with new, high-quality data and improve the ability to promote foreign investment and local employment

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). “FPGAs are a fantastic tool because you can programme them to be optimized for a specific task, compared with a generic PC,” explains Skisland. “We’re using ultra-modern technology to create small, power-efficient and cost-effective products. We take a very integrated approach where even the tiniest components are discussed in detail before it is allowed onto our boards.”A Water Linked locator. (Image: Water Linked)Power is a trade-off. Water Linked’s positioning system works out to 100m, with an extension to 200m coming

Technology Outlook 2030 (stills from video). Image: DNV GL

10 Tech Trends to Impact Shipping Industry

look toward robotics in combination with IoT-based and machine learning technologies to optimize crops and seafood at reduced cost.  Additionally, increasingly precise sensor data will help the food industry meet expectations from consumers for insight into the entire value chain for individual products.Traditional business models will be disrupted. Space, which was once reserved for state players, will continue to be transformed by private enterprises, who are driving down costs, for example through reusable launchers, enabled by advances in computing and manufacturing.  The scope of Big

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Kraken to Equip JetMaster Robots

JetMaster, introduced in August 2019, is a new product, MPI believes it will purchase at least $2 million worth of Kraken thrusters per year going forward.In addition, the companies expect to partner on further developments in the aquaculture industry that may require batteries and underwater charging products from Kraken Power.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “While best known for pressure tolerant batteries, Kraken Power’s rim driven thruster products have been sold to a variety of commercial, defense, and research customers over the last 10 years. Kraken is excited to

Stefano Poli, VP, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime. Photo by Inmarsat

Inmarsat, ABB Pact on IoT Platform

. A first candidate to exploit the bandwidth available for Fleet Data in the merchant shipping space is expected to be the ABB vessel management software ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS.“Collaborative operations that put our cumulative engineering knowledge, leading-edge products and remote support at the disposal of those at sea and ashore are core to the ABB Marine & Ports Service offering across a wide range of vessel types,” said Antto Shemeikka, Vice President Digital Services ABB Marine & Ports. “We see the potential for faster digitization enabled

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