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Sonardyne Fusion 2 Software Update

Sonardyne International Ltd. has increased the capabilities of its Fusion 2 software package to enable surveyors and construction personnel to do even more, both on and offshore, with their existing hardware.This latest release of Fusion 2 unlocks new benefits, including a simplified surface box-in app and the ability to perform wireless structure deflection monitoring, without having to deploy specialist hardware. Additionally, Fusion 2 now includes 'office’ mode as standard, allowing project teams to plan and fine tune procedures before doing them for real offshore. Multi-user mode now

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AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

offshore health and safety exposure," Fugro said.Fugro project manager Dr Stuart Killbourn said, “We are delighted to have won this technology development grant from the Carbon Trust and the Scottish Government. We are looking forward to developing a transformative condition monitoring software package for floating structure mooring lines, which will significantly reduce the need for personnel and vessel activities offshore. This is a key enabler towards the deployment of floating wind turbines in Scottish waters and the generation of clean renewable energy to meet the nation’s needs

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PGS, Cognite Partner on Seismic Surveying

; said Rob Adams, EVP Operations in PGS.Both work streams will leverage Cognite Data Fusion’s core technology to extract data from different source systems, making different types of data related to one piece of equipment easily accessible within a single interface. Cognite Data Fusion is a software package that integrates seamlessly with existing IT/OT infrastructures and liberates a wide variety of industrial data from siloed source systems

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New Seabed Classification Software Launched

Coda Octopus has released the beta version of its software package for automated seabed classification. Integrated within the Survey Engine range, the software automatically interprets users' sidescan sonar data to detect and classify different seabed types.The seabed classification module uses AI (artificial intelligence) based methods to detect and classify seabeds in both type and geopgraphical extent  from sidescan sonar data. The extent boundaries are instantly visible to the user for validation and QC and can then be exported for use in chart and map generation, direct import to the

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Bluefin-9 Simplifies Underwater Planning & Monitoring

The Bluefin Operator Tool Suite is a comprehensive software package for underwater missions and is included with the purchase of a Bluefin-9 UUV. This Windows-based tool suite provides everything necessary to run and manage the system, including vehicle check-out and testing, mission planning, vehicle communications, mission monitoring and execution, data management, and post-mission analysis.Mission Planning & VerificationThe Bluefin Mission Planner graphical tool provides an intuitive interface to pre-plan your survey mission. Operators can specify safety settings, operational constraints

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

the oceans and will help inspire the next generation of educators, students, policymakers, and investors to care about ocean discovery, resource development, and protection.The team mapped 278 km2 and produced ten high-resolution images which were selected using the Kongsberg REFLECTION software package from standard HISAS imagery. Additionally, eight 3D surfaces of the seafloor were produced using Fledermaus software. Kongsberg EM304 multibeam data was uploaded online and team members at UNH cleaned and produced nine point cloud images using Qimera.The team’s SEA-KIT vessel USV Maxlimer

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EIVA Launches ROV Steering Software

, EIVA is currently working on including its unique VSLAM algorithm in the software, letting users generate color point clouds and 3D mesh models of the seabed and of subsea structures using the single camera on an ROV.EIVA said its long-term vision with NaviSuite Mobula is to provide a software package that enables fully automated inspections through a long list of advanced features. For this reason, NaviSuite Mobula includes functionality to steer the ROV – because it’s necessary for the automation features coming later.EIVA has initially focused on some of the most widely sold

L – R Scott Johnstone (STR), Simon Goldsworthy (Sonardyne) and Jason French (STR) announce the investment at the OSEA 2018 exhibition  (Photo: Sonardyne)

STR Upgrades to Sonardyne's Fusion 2

Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants, which, combined with Fusion 2, will make marine survey and offshore construction projects faster and easier than ever.Sonardyne’s new Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+ hardware has been designed to get the best performance from Fusion 2, a brand new software package that provides a single system from which surveyors can perform all of their LBL, acoustically-aided INS and Sparse LBL operations, with more functionality and capability than they’ve had before, including real-time SLAM calibration.This performance is achieved with Wideband 3, which allows

The progression from Landsat satellite imagery, to a satellite derived bathymetry surface, to a bENC (Bathymetric Electronic Navigation Chart). The location is Golfo de Guanahacabibes, Cuba. (Credit: Aaron Sager)

MG3 & Satellite Derived Bathymetry

went live in 2017 providing users the ability to search for data availability through a map or coordinate-entry interface, preview the bathymetric data onscreen and then pay for just the area-of-interest they need via an e-commerce module. The product streams directly into common GIS or mapping software package used by the customer.(As published in the April 2018 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

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Seismic Software donated to Delft U of T

said: “We are delighted to have received these software donations from CGG, with whom TU Delft has a strong historic connection. Over 30 years ago, a group of students at Delft University started a company called Jason Geosystems, which laid the foundations for the industry-leading geophysical software package that Jason has become today.”   Kamal al-Yahya, Senior Vice President, GeoSoftware, CGG, said: “Given our very close historic ties to TU Delft, the university is a key partner as we extend our software donation program in Europe. TU Delft is renowned for its conduct of high-quality

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