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12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

pick-up vehicle of the sea, it's robust, it's adaptable, it's got a huge range," said SEA-KIT International Managing Director Ben Simpson.The vessel is operated by a hand-held remote control when in harbor and when at sea it can stream live data to the controller via multiple satellite links."What is now available through technology is very, very similar to what you have on the bridge of a ship and in many ways, I would argue, even more comprehensive," said James Fanshawe, a director of SEA-KIT."The controller here in this station can actually see all the way round

Photo: Schmidt Ocean Institute

A SmallSat AUV Network

There’s more to a global network than satellite links, and yet sat-linked remote operations experts can heap huge scientific and technological gains on the world. That’s what’s happening in the background — a smallish network of the best scientists from around the world are orchestrating the communications and robotics that’ll yield groundbreaking achievement in the networked use of autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs.If you contact Professor Kanna Rajan, as we did, he’ll tell you he’s not the world’s foremost “drone” researcher, yet

Tim Sheehan (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Secures Deal with nCentric

networks from its offices across the globe.   Tim Sheehan, commercial director at Ashtead Technology said, “Capturing data from remote locations is still a major challenge for the industry. Today, most communications from oil and gas platforms and vessels to shore depend on expensive satellite links. The nCentric technology delivers a cost effective, efficient and reliable wireless network in large, hard-to-reach geographical areas.”   The nCentric technology can be used to monitor offshore operations, increase communication and can relay high definition footage from Remotely

Maritime Surveillance in the New Millennium

track picture while alarm zones based on proximity and predetermined characteristics detect and trigger events like slewing cameras or LRADs towards the threat and send out a warning. Remote monitoring and control capability sending sensor data and control messages over low-bandwidth radio and satellite links provide owner/operators of platforms an additional surveillance capability. Conclusion A primary goal of a robust SA system is to sharpen the operator’s perception of the surrounding environmental elements with respect to time and/or space. Experienced operators of robust SA systems

New Launches, Demonstrations Set for Seawork

, including Interceptor and Multicats, on its own custom-built 540m2 pontoon.    Sabik will be launch and demonstrate its new remote monitoring system for navigational aids; the LightGuard Monitor, which is designed for easy integration into an existing monitoring centre and works with satellite links or via a GSM network.     The Bilge-Bug, being launched by Excel Marine at Seawork International, has been designed and engineered in the UK to provide safe and reliable clearance of bilge water.    Harken Industrial will debut its new self-tailing, man-riding winch with

The FLIP Side 55 ft. remain visible after the crew of the Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) partially flood the ballast tanks causing the vessel to turn stern first into the ocean. The 355-ft. research vessel is owned by the Office of Naval Research and is operated by the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California.  (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

Sailing for Science

R/V Atlantis,” she said.  Jason and other ROVs can be operated from many of the ships in the Federal Oceanographic Fleet but require special winches and control vans (or labs). Houtman said NSF is developing new mooring arrays as part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative that will have satellite links and the ability for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to dock with the array without surfacing to recharge, exchange data and receive instructions. There’s been a significant investment in new technology, Houtman said, particularly with unmanned, off board systems such as buoyancy

The Solan oil platform in the British sector of the North Sea will be protected by Tideland Signal's Syncrolan LED light and fog stations.

Tideland Self-Powered Warning Systems for Solan Project

Equipment designated as suitable for use within a Zone 1, hazardous area. The Solan facility will not be manned permanently but will be operated remotely from the Onshore Control Room located in Aberdeen. Communication between the offshore platform and onshore control room will be maintained via satellite links. The Solan field lies in 135m deep waters west of the Shetland Islands. It is operated by Premier Oil which holds a 60% interest while Chrysaor owns the remaining 40%. The $850 million project will include four subsea wells tied-back to a processing deck and a subsea storage tank from which

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