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Shea Quinn (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Teledyne Webb Research Hires Quinn, Goodrich

in Systems Engineering and Project Management from Cornell University.Goodrich is tasked with providing customer support and training for users, creating and updating user documentation, piloting TWR gliders, and assisting in final test of new vehicles and beta testing of new Slocum hardware and software.Goodrich joins us from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) where she was a Glider Research Specialist managing the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC) Lab. She received her Bachelor of Mathematics from Washington College and a Master’s degree in Marine Studies

The enhanced winch control provides a safe, efficient and reliable way of deploying water sampling equipment at depths up to 5,000 meters in even the roughest sea conditions. Photo courtesy ABB

Tech File: Enhanced Active Heave Winch Control

Hawboldt Industries installed an ABB winch drive with in-built active heave compensation (AHC) software at the heart of a new winch and offshore crane for the research vessel Kilo Moana, giving University of Hawai‘i Marine Center scientists a reliable means of deploying water sampling equipment at depths up to 5,000 meters in even the roughest sea conditions.Kilo Moana is a 60-meter Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ship owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the University of Hawai‘i Marine Center, built to conduct a variety of tests at sea. One of the vessel’s main activities

Credit: 3t Energy

3t Energy Buys Petrofac's UK Training Business

is the Group’s fourth acquisition in three years, adding to its training businesses: 3t Transform (Learning technology & workforce development solutions) Survivex, and AIS (in-person, technology-enabled training for onshore, offshore, renewable & industrial markets) Drilling Systems (Software based drilling simulation).Kevin Franklin, CEO of 3t Energy Group, says: “Buying Petrofac’s UK in-person training presence was an excellent opportunity that we had to explore.  It allows us to extend our customer offering and demonstrates our commitment to providing the very best

Senior Chief Mineman Abraham Garcia (left) and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Joshua Gaskill, members of the Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) test team, man tending lines during crane operations as part of an operational test conducted by members from Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR). Knifefish is a medium-class mine countermeasure UUV designed for deployment off the Littoral Combat Ship. OPTEVFOR is the Navy’s sole test and evaluation organization for surface, air, and un

Subsea Defense: Navy Deepens Commitment to Underwater Vehicles

engines. Photo Courtesy U.S. Naval Research LaboratoryLargeThe Navy is evaluating two different Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV) concepts.  An Innovative Naval Prototype LDUUV has been built by the Office of Naval Research.  ONR’s INP is being used to evaluate software, autonomy, command and control, and integration of various payloads.Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Newport  is the lead integrator for the Snakehead LDUUV, which will be used to conduct intelligence and preparation of the environment (IPOE), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

Image Courtesy Ocean Infinity

Autonomy: Inside the Building of Ocean Infinity’s Armada Fleet

transfer – as much of their work and the management of it is about getting data. There are a few sides to that; managing it on the vessel, managing delivery of it and then managing it at a remote control center (ROC). The first has Ocean Infinity working with various data management providers and software companies to ensure data quality, with pre-processing offshore so not all raw data needs to be sent to shore. Cyber security comes into this and the company has employed experts, including an ex-US Air Force cyber expert, and has designed the vessels from the outset with cyber security in mind.&ldquo

A manta ray swims through the inlet. (Photo credit: Bryant Turffs)

Discovery: Uncovering Manta Ray Behavior via Mini ADCP

generated by the Eco were a boon.“It was pretty idiot-proof,” she says, explaining that generating the reports simply requires connecting the Eco wirelessly to a website and waiting for the report (and the raw data) to be produced.“When I got the reports, I was very excited that [the software] put everything together for me instead of sending me a spreadsheet with a bunch of data that I didn’t understand,” says Pate, who was quickly able to identify some interesting patterns from the visualizations provided.“I learned that the surface current and the bottom current

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JRC Says Its Wave Analysis Tool Helps Prevent Container Spills

companies.Among many factors leading to the problem is heavy rolling and pitching of the ship that causes containers to lose their stability and fall overboard. Marine electronics company JRC said its navigational radar JMR-7200/9200 includes a Wave Analysis function made available through a software upgrade.The JRC Radar Wave Analysis function is developed to measure wave height, direction and length. Even in rough seas, clearly presented wave information provides navigational officers proper decision support to steer the ship on the best course and speed to reduce rolling and pitching.The

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav was used on a SEA-KIT X class for DASA demonstration project. Photo from Sonardyne.

Autonomous Navigation – with or without GNSS

position.About the Author: Malik Chibah joined Sonardyne in 2003 and became Engineering Director last year. He oversees the development and delivery of all products and systems, including those for marine autonomy applications. Before joining Sonardyne, Malik spent nine years working in the software industry on various development and systems integration projects. He has an MSc in Hydrographic Survey from University College London

Credit: 3Dent

Ocean Power Technologies Buys Offshore Engineering firm 3Dent

in 2013, 3Dent Technology has a team of engineers and naval architects to support oil and gas, offshore wind, and other industries, from early-stage innovation to detailed structural analysis. Their services include simulation engineering of hydrodynamic and structural applications, concept design, software engineering, and vessel monitoring for drilling contractors, construction yards, major oil companies, service companies, and engineering firms."The 3Dent Technology acquisition is an important first step within our long-term growth strategy to expand our market value proposition while building

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