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Jim Cargill, Chief Executive, PlanSea Solutions - Credit: PlanSea Solutions

PlanSea's Software to Cut North Sea Logistics Costs, Emissions

million and identified the contribution optimization software can make to reduce the sector’s CO2 emissions," PlanSea said.PlanSea, the company focused on operational management control, fleet optimization, and vessel scheduling software for offshore oil and gas sector, has started the software development work after securing funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).The marine logistics optimization and efficiency software development is being undertaken in partnership with BP, CNOOC International and Equinor, ensuring the project is industry-led and that the software can be operationa

(top left to top right) Ian Bryan, Iain Wallace and Reena Rowan
(bottom left to right) Simon Miller, Brian Allen and Martin Young - Image Credit: Rovco

New Senior Exec Team for ROV Specialist Rovco

profile renewables projects, such as the Galloper wind farm.Rovco has named Martin Young Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Young will be responsible for the strategic direction for Rovco’s technologies. Previously Martin was Technical Director at Rovco with a background in software development.Iain Wallace, Rovco's previous CTO, will now work as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), and lead the development of 3D vision and AI to improve quality and reduce cost in subsea inspection. With a PhD in AI, and research in industry, his expertise ranges from multi-robot exploration to vision

Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, NATO CMRE. Photo: CMRE

Interview: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, NATO CMRE

the NATO nations. We have the ship office to manage Alliance and Leonardo, our research ships.  And like most organizations, we have IT.  But when I say IT, it’s more than managing the local network and the workstations.  We have the scientific network where we can do software development – because some of our products are actually software. We do a lot of big data analytics, and creating decision tools to look at the fusion of different types of sensor data.  We actually develop software for our vehicles. So IT is very important, here.Are you doing a lot with maritime

The Defender equipped with dual Blueprint Labs R5M 5-axis manipulators. Image: VideoRay

VideoRay Wins US Navy Deal

is a powerful, portable unit with open architecture, featuring Greensea Integrated Control and Navigation. Greensea's EOD Workspace software for sophisticated supervised autonomy and precise maneuvering. Greensea supports the US Navy with a Cooperative Research and Development contract for software development on this project

Jim Darroch (Photo: WFS Technologies)

WFS Appoints Darroch as CTO

Continuing their ambitious growth plans for 2019, global provider of disruptive wireless subsea internet of things technology, WFS Technologies, has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer to drive its evolving product portfolio and software development roadmap.Jim Darroch has been appointed CTO to own the company’s product vision and roadmap, and to expand the product engineering team to meet growing client demands for its existing product range.WFS allows operators to monitor subsea infrastructures with their patented Seatooth real-time and edge computing sensors that view, detect, measure

Martin McDonald, Senior Vice President, ROV Division, Oceaneering International.
Courtesy of Oceaneering International

One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering

reliable telemetry, control systems, and software advancements have enabled us to get to where we are today and will help us get to where we’re going.Does Oceaneering develop its software and control systems in house?That’s a key differentiator for Oceaneering: we have our own in-house software development teams. All of our controls software is developed by our staff engineers, and we’re currently developing the advanced software that will run our next-generation ROVs and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Our current fleet runs on our own software and control systems, and I expect

Image: Donald MacPherson/Hydrocomp

Contemporary UUV Propulsor Design

challenge, one that can be successfully completed with a little care, proper tools, and practical experience.About The AuthorDonald MacPherson, the author.Donald MacPherson, a leading specialist in propulsion system simulation, is HydroComp’s Technical Director, where he oversees all software development and engineering services. A graduate of Webb Institute, he is a Fellow of SNAME and member of its Propulsion Hydrodynamics Panel

Image: UK Hydrographic Office

UK Hydrographic Office to Maximize Geospatial Data

as support disaster resilience and climate change mitigation."He added: "As a marine geospatial agency, we are experts in sourcing and processing this location-based information, from seabed to surface. By leveraging our data-handling expertise, whether in hydrography and oceanography or software development and data science, we aim to help the Geospatial Commission maximize the value of this data to the UK."

The Goliat  Field (Photo: © Eni Norge)

Digitization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

, measures and monitors more than 10,600 technical components in real time.The solution reflects several years of intensive work in the industry to develop better methods and systems for risk management. Since 2013, Eni Norway with design and engineering support from Safetec and SINTEF, and software development of Eigen Ltd, has developed a BSP-Barrier Status Panel (BSP) tool to provide better information about the status of major accident-critical barriers for use in daily priorities. The tool had its official launch just before the summer.Barriers are defined as planned measures that will regain

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