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US, Canadian Forces Ready Marine Mammal Monitoring System

we are essentially tracking the animal.  This will assist range personnel to know if animals are approaching and, if so, how close they are to us.”M3R requires an intricate computer processing system that will record new data from the array of underwater sensors while analyzing that data in real time.  The system will alert engineers to the incoming presence of a marine mammal.  It is hoped M3R will eventually enable the prediction of when marine mammals are likely to transit testing range waters.“Challenges may occur with implementing the M3R system due to the Salish Sea environment

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

ocean water temperature upon the arrival of the storm. In comparison, a computer-based forecasting model showed a much slower transition in response to the storm, leading to a discrepancy of 6˚ C for the change in water temperature, between the model and the collected data. Updating the model with near-real time data allows for a better storm forecast.During a recent hurricane season in the U.S., a dozen organizations deployed storm gliders. Slocum gliders from Teledyne Webb Research were prevalent due to their proven performance. Taking weather forecasts into account, researchers directed the gliders

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MacArtney, INFN to Test Underwater Connectors

of high-speed electro-optical cable, the MacArtney supplied junction boxes can provide a complete connectivity unit for power and data transmission. Submerged on the seabed at a depth of 3,500 meters, the working depth of the pressure vessel and OPA requires fully connected pressure testing at 350 bar.Real-life pressure testing has been available in a dedicated facility at MacArtney headquarters in Denmark since the 90s. The hydrostatic pressure testing can currently simulate operating conditions at up to 8,000 meters of ocean depth. The realistic subsea operating conditions generate accurate results

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Miros RangeFinder Achieves Certification

is dry-mounted, meaning no parts are submerged in water, eliminating problems with wear and fouling associated with submerged equipment.RangeFinder is available as an IoT-based sensor, meaning that it is truly plug-and-play, needing only power and an internet connection to provide secure local and remote real-time ocean state data to any device.The sensors can also be complimented with Cloud services from Miros, such as web displays, database integration, data processing and device management services, making weather data available to all stakeholders

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USV Completes Greater Gabbard Survey

, the data collected was monitored from shore in real-time by experts located in the UK, to validate data collection before the vessel departed the work locations. This demonstrates the highly flexible and collaborative nature of this new technology, enabling industry experts to have direct access to real time data, from any location, XOCEAN said.The 500MW Greater Gabbard wind farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and innogy, has been in operation since 2012.Jeremy Williamson, SSE Renewables Head of Operations, said, “We are constantly looking for innovative ways in which we can operate

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Coda Octopus Debuts Echoscope AIR

and placing objects above the waterline can be as critical as underwater, adding to placement accuracy and efficiency for operators and project construction teams. It gives users an extra level of scene awareness to ensure inspection and monitoring tasks are completed safely and efficiently with the same real-time 3D data and multi-aspect imaging as enjoyed uniquely by Echoscope users, Coda Octopus said. Providing the same real-time volumetric 3D data as the Echoscope allows use of real-time and post-processing software applications (Underwater Survey Explorer and CMS).The initial focus for Echoscope AIR

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Next Gen LARS for Fugro's New L3-ASV

release system consists of a series of special designed magnets which are activated by sensors and controlled by RC Dock’s inhouse developed software program.A handheld remote-control unit allows the operator to individually start a launch or recovery process, an display providing the operator real time information on the LARS process cycle and locking status. Two pneumatic movable arms are installed to provide a wider point of entry when in an open position and an additional lock when closed.The complete LAR system uses high pressure air instead of hydraulic fluids to guarantee zero oil spill

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MOL Intros Lighthouse Information Platform

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has begun operation of a new data platform called ‘Lighthouse’, to provide real time transport information to dry bulk shipping customers and stakeholders.The platform is a service that allows those involved in the transport process, such as shippers and vessel operators, to safely, unitarily, and in real time, share and monitor various kinds of information related to ocean transport, such as vessel schedules ,weather, ocean conditions, as well as data related to cargoes and contracts, on a customized basis for each customer.By establishing

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NOAA, Ocean Infinity Form Research Partnership

autonomous technologies that will help advance the transmission of ocean information and develop new data-collection and processing methods to increase the value and relevance of deep-ocean data. A key focus, NOAA said, will be advancing telepresence or the transmission of ocean video and information in real-time to public and academic audiences.  This collaboration will use Ocean Infinity’s technology to gather information that will enhance understanding of U.S. deep waters and seafloor, part of NOAA’s commitment to mapping the remaining subsea territory by 2030.According to NOAA, only

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Kraken Wins Canadian Government Contract

system at a variety of archaeologically significant sites including the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror at the National Historic Site of Canada, Nunavut.Kraken was previously involved in Parks Canada’s discovery of the HMS Erebus during the Franklin Expedition in Summer 2014.The SeaVision system delivers real-time, full color 3D point cloud images of subsea infrastructure with millimeter accuracy. These datasets create highly detailed models for 3D visualization to support complex machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms used for analytics. SeaVision simplifies creating dynamic digital models

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