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DebraAnn Braun (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Names Braun Chief Information Officer

Braun as Chief Information Officer (CIO) based in the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. Braun is responsible for leading the digital aspects 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

OceanPact’s RV Seward Johnson (Photo: OceanPact)

Sonardyne USBLs Installed on Brazilian Geoscience Vessels

Brazilian geoscience services company OceanPact Geociências has chosen deep water positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its geophysical, geotechnical and environmental research operations across the region.Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) systems have been installed on board OceanPact’s research vessels Seward Johnson and Austral Abrolhos, both currently on hire to Brazilian oil major Petrobras. The systems will be used to precisely track the location of underwater equipment and sensor packages deployed from the ships, including seabed corers, towed sensors and

Scott Walters, Principal of 3D Spatial Solutions.

Greensea, 3D Spatial Solutions to Partner

Greensea Systems announced its sales partnership with 3D Spatial Solutions, LLC.Located in Houston,  3D Spatial Solutions will provide sales support throughout the US for Greensea’s open architecture navigation, control, autonomy and human-machine interface technology. 3D Spatial Solutions will represent Greensea in sales of its core products, including its new hull inspection technology, and securing new OEM relationships. “We believe that Greensea provides the crucial link between operator and machine. Their OPENSEA platform and user interface, Workspace, are the key to OEMs providing

WFS, SES Team Up in Subsea Cable Protection Space

underwater. Integrating WFS sensing equipment onto SUB-VBR™ Vertebrae Bend Restrictors, SUB-FLEX™ Cable Protection Systems and SUB-BSR-D™ Dynamic Bend Stiffeners will allow motion data to be provided to the client, providing new insight into fatigue in real-time."The WFS Seatooth technology allows wireless status transmission to and from the surface, sharing performance data as a continuous health check as well as providing additional confidence to clients when looking after their key assets. The technology also avoids through-water cabling.Moray Melhuish, Commercial Director at WFS

Blue Marlin - Credit: Corvus

Kawasaki Heavy Orders Corvus' Blue Marlin Energy Storage System

capacitor (LiC) cells that sustain very high charge/discharge rates of 550 C peak and 200 C continuous, enabling both energy recapture and fast discharge for high-power load handling. It can deliver beyond a million cycles with minimal capacity loss, Corvus said.Corvus Energy incorporated the LiC technology into the maritime-specific Blue Marlin product under a product development agreement with KHI, first announced in September 2019.“Corvus Energy has been an outstanding development partner. They have demonstrated high standards in energy storage engineering and marine market expertise throughout

Illustration: Seismic streamers - Image by DedMityay/AdobeStock

BP Employs Deep Learning Tech for Seismic Data Interpretation

British oil major BP has signed an agreement with Bluware Corp, a digital innovation platform, to help it interpret large seismic data sets.Bluware, which describes itself as a platform that helps the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives using deep learning, says its technology will help BP to improve quality and speed when delivering seismic interpretation products.“BP recognizes the significant impact advances in digital technology can bring and we are pleased to implement Bluware InteractivAITM, a new and innovative deep learning technology, augmenting our geoscienti

Mark Kenny, GM, Unmanned Maritime Systems, L3Harris

One-on-One with Mark Kenny, GM, Unmanned Maritime Systems, L3Harris

explored business and tech trends in the defense sector in our “Defense Roundtable.” With space limited in the print edition, we offer here the full interview with Mark Kenny, General Manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems, L3Harris.Please provide a brief overview of your company and its technology, with specific insight on your offering for the defense sector.L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies

Richard Lind - Credit: Ashtead Technology

Ashtead's Underwater Cutting Solutions Name Operations Manager

Ashtead Technology's Underwater Cutting Solutions (UCS), an offshore contractor specializing in the cutting of submarine and topside pipelines, has named Richard Lind a new Operations Manager.Lind, who previously worked for Claxton Engineering, will lead operations from the company’s Inverurie, Aberdeenshire base, assisting UCS General Manager Fraser Collis. Commenting on the new appointment, Collins said: "We are delighted to welcome Richard to the UCS team. His industry knowledge and experience will be vital in the execution of near and long-term business objectives.  I look

Credit: Ace Oil Tools

Ace Oil Tools Introduces Ace Splice Clamp

The oil and gas technology company Ace Oil Tools has launched its new Ace Splice Clamp to the completions market.Allowing multiple lines to be spliced with a single clamp, the ASC is a ‘sub-less’ downhole product that protects the control lines during completion, the company said."Combining the functionality of a shrouded crimp clamp, for locking flatpacks, with a splice sub into one single product, the Ace Splice Clamp accepts a flat-pack control line assembly," Ace Oil Tools said.According to the company, the design protects bare control lines and houses the splice blocks.

A new MIT-developed search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden “traps” in ocean waters. The method may help quickly identify regions where objects — and missing people — may have converged. Image courtesy of the researchers/http://news.mit.edu/

Tech Talk: Algorithm Aims to Assist Ocean Search and Rescue

messy and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. When an object or person goes missing at sea, the complex, constantly changing conditions of the ocean can confound and delay critical search-and-rescue operations.Now researchers at MIT, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and Virginia Tech have developed a technique that they hope will help first responders quickly zero in on regions of the sea where missing objects or people are likely to be.The technique is a new algorithm that analyzes ocean conditions such

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