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3941 Park Drive Suite 20-218 El Dorado Hills, Calif., U.S. 95762 Tel: 530-677-1019 Email: [email protected] Website: www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin Number of Employees: 7 Seafloor Systems, Inc. was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1999 by veteran Naval Hydrographer John Tamplin to provide hydrographic survey equipment and consulting to Survey companies in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, Seafloor Systems has expanded its business to provide hydrographic survey equipment rental, sales, and manufacturing to Geophysical and Hydrographic Survey companies worldwide.

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New Remotely Controlled Multibeam Survey System

Provider of specialized survey equipment to the hydrographic and geophysical survey community, Seafloor Systems, Inc. has released its EchoBoat-RCV remotely controlled survey vessel with integrated multibeam echosounder.   Following testing and trials, the EchoBoat multibeam system is now available for purchase and rental to conduct high-resolution surveys for inspection, engineering and construction projects. The system can be operated from shore with remote desktop control to enable the user to calibrate the system as well as carry out accurate and detailed hydrographic surveys.  

John Tamplin

Seafloor Systems Inc.

3941 Park Drive Suite 20-218 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 T: +1 530 677 1019 E: [email protected] W: www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin No. of Employees: 7 The Company Seafloor Systems, Inc. was formed in Portland, OR, in 1999 by veteran naval hydrographer John Tamplin to provide hydrographic survey equipment and consulting to survey companies in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in geophysical survey equipment, Seafloor has built up the largest multibeam echosounder rental pool in the U.S., providing  full spectrum of equipment, software, personnel, training

Josh Grava (Photo: Seafloor Systems)

Grava Named VP at Seafloor Systems

Seafloor Systems announced that Josh Grava, Sales Manager, North America, RESON Teledyne Marine, is joining John Tamplin, President, Seafloor Systems, Inc. in a newly created position, Vice President Sales. Josh will manage U.S. and International sales and rentals for all multibeam hydrographic sonar systems. Grava joined RESON in 1997, straight from University of California Santa Barbara, as sales and marketing assistant. Within a year, he created a sales manager position for himself with RESON’s Transducer and Hydrophone product line, and through dedicated business development, steadily

MTR100: Seafloor Systems, Inc.

3941 Park Drive    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762    T: +1-530-677-1019    [email protected]    www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin    No. of Employees: 10    Annual Sales: $3m   Seafloor Systems, Inc. provides a full spectrum of hydrographic survey equipment, software, personnel, training and support—specializing in the geophysical sector—for survey companies worldwide. The company develops and manufactures the HydroLite portable hydrographic survey

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Seafloor Systems Debuts EchoBoat-G2

Seafloor Systems, Inc., a provider of customized hydrographic mapping solutions for the survey and civil engineering communities, has designed the EchoBoat-G2 unmanned survey vessel (USV) that can execute survey missions via remote control or semi-autonomous, utilizing modified Mission Planner Drone software. With Seafloor’s AutoNav auto pilot module, the operator can preplan survey waypoints, upload via RF to the vehicle, and the EchoBoat drone will automatically execute the mission, going from waypoint to waypoint, then return to base.    Users can inspect, secure and maintain

Klein System 3000

Case Study: Surveying the Hennepin Wreck in Lake Michigan

Klein’s multipurpose System 3000 is a simultaneous, dual-frequency side scan sonar that can be used to conduct a variety of survey applications in shallow and deep water. With operating frequencies of 100 and 500 kHz, the 3000 is designed for long range seafloor reconnaissance and object identification.    In 2007, while working for famed author Clive Cussler, Ralph Wilbanks of Diversified Wilbanks Inc used a Klein System 3000 to conduct a search for the lost flight of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501, which disappeared in 1950 under mysterious circumstances. During this search

Rapp Marine to Equip New OSU Research Vessel

. The portable winch will also supply the tension member used with the portable side A-frame and portable crane.    The primary application of the oceanographic winch system will be for towing scientific devices, coring and deploying/recovering large surface buoys or heavy packages to the seafloor. The hydrographic winch system will be for instrument handling and towing as well as CTD/rosette casts. The portable winch system will be used for lighter tows or casts. The load handling systems will employ state of the art features for smooth operation, a few of them including Electric Variable

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LinkQuest Enters Multibeam Echosounder Market

LinkQuest Inc. has recently added a multibeam echosounder product into its product family of acoustic instruments: the EchoSweep 300 multibeam Echosounder. According to LinkQuest, the EchoSweep 300 is a high-resolution, highly robust and cost-effective swath bathymetric system for the mapping of seafloor, inland waterways and reservoirs. The EchoSweep 300 system, which maps the seafloor by a sweep of very narrow acoustic beams, is capable of reaching up to 280 meters in range with 140 beams. It operates at 260 KHz and has a swath coverage of 140 degrees. The new product can map the seafloor faster

HYPACK Holds Hydrographic Training Event

LLC Measutronics Corp. Specialty Devices Inc. Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc. Falmouth Scientific Inc. EdgeTech OGI Inc. R2Sonic Navigation Electronics, Inc. Imagenex Oceanscience Group SonTek Subsea Technologies, Inc. Valeport Ltd. SBG Systems Novatel Inc. AML Oceanographic Seafloor Systems, Inc. Survey Equipment Services L-3 Klein Associates, Inc.   (As published in the November/December 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine

Teledyne RESON T50-R Ultrahigh resolution Multibeam Echosounder with fully integrated Inertial Navigation System (Image: Seafloor Systems)

Seafloor Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Teledyne

Seafloor Systems has signed an International Distributorship Agreement with Teledyne RESON and Teledyne BlueVew, business units of Teledyne Instruments, Inc.   BlueView manufactures a variety of underwater surveying systems, including M900-2250 2D and 3D imaging sonars, and BV5000 3D Multibeam inspection sonars. RESON manufactures the SeaBat Multibeam Sonar systems, including the new SeaBat T-series (SeaBat T50-P, T20-P, and new T50-R, T20-R).   Seafloor Systems provides and supports customized integrated turnkey sonar solutions, both sales and rentals. In addition, the company recently

EchoBoat-MB (Photo: Seafloor Systems)

EchoBoat-MB Making its Way to Mexico

Seafloor Systems delivers EchoBoat-MB to Consorcio IUYET S.A. de C.V.   Seafloor Systems announced the delivery of one of its EchoBoat-MB systems to Consorcio IUYET S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest engineering firms.   The EchoBoat-MB is a remotely controlled, multipurpose vessel capable of carrying multiple sensors for hydrographic survey projects. The system delivered to Consorcio is equipped with Sonic 2020 Multibeam Echosounder by R2Sonic LLC, Ekinox-D High Accuracy Dual GPS Inertial System by SBG Systems, miniSVS Sound Velocity Measurement Sensor by Valeport Ltd and HYSWEEP

SST Wins $15 Mln Order for Navy Seafloor Cable Project

testing of components; and documentation of all subsystems.   SST President, Judith Meggitt remarked, “This contract award is the result of many years of successful support for NAVFAC EXWC and proven performance. Our team of ocean engineering professionals has years of experience installing seafloor systems. It is gratifying to be awarded this Task Order for a critical national system.”   SST's Project Manager, Michael Harrison, commented, “Seafloor cables are a core business for SST. This is the latest in a series of successful seafloor system projects, and we look forward

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Nautilus Minerals Recommences Exploration Programs

Nautilus Minerals Inc. has signed a contract with Gardline CGG Pte Ltd. to provide exploration services for Nautilus' 2015 program in the Solomon Islands. The vessel MV Duke will be used to generate targets to expand Nautilus' Seafloor Massive Sulphide (SMS) prospect inventory within its 100% owned Solomon Islands exploration licenses. The contract with Gardline CGG is for 43 days of services, mobilizing from Brisbane, Australia on or about April 25, 2015.  The program will define SMS targets using efficient multibeam echo sounder and plume hunting techniques. Plume hunting is a regional

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Aquabotix Adds New Global Distributors

the U.K. and European regions. Sadaret specializes in the supply of survey and positioning equipment and services to a wide variety of markets, including marine and land survey, oceanography, precision agriculture, GIS data collection, vehicle telematics and ocean ecosystem management (OEM). Seafloor Systems has joined the Aquabotix distributor network as a non-exclusive representative for Aquabotix in California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, in the U.S. With more than 20 years of experience in the hydrographic community, Seafloor Systems specializes in integrated hydrographic survey solutions

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Nautilus Seafloor Production Tools Arrive in Oman

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced, on behalf of the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85 percent and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15 percent, a subsidiary of Petromin Holdings PNG), that the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) have arrived safely at Duqm Port in Oman. The three SPTs are scheduled to undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port. The testing is one of the next major steps in the progession towards seafloor production, and will involve submerged testing of: Control systems operations and feedback Hydraulic functions Collection system functions Survey and

Nautilus Minerals to Test Seafloor Mining Tools

 Nautilus Minerals to Trial Seafloor Mining Tools   Canada based Nautilus Minerals Inc. said its Seafloor Production Tools have arrived in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and will shortly commence submerged trials.   Nautilus’ CEO Mike Johnston said, “We are delighted to be undertaking submerged trials in PNG. The trials will result in money and investment going into the PNG economy, and the employment of Papua New Guineans in state-of-the-art technology which are some of the key benefits of seafloor production. The trials also allow us to work closely with our partner Petromin

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