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A microfluidic sensor from Dalhousie (credit: Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. and Sieben Laboratory Dalhousie University)

Environmental DNA Emerging in the Ocean Science Community

handling on the device, removing the need for expensive off-chip connectors and off-the-shelf solenoid valves and pumps. The on-chip valves also minimize dead or swept volume.  The lab has developed an approach that uses magnetically tunable check valves for low-power and low-cost fluid routing solutions.  By combining microfluidic valving, pumping, thermal control, and optical systems they can create lab-on-chip systems that automate long and complicated protocols to perform diverse chemistry and biomolecular assays.  Examples of wet-chemistry methods include those for nutrients (nitrate

Hydroid’s REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle. Photo courtesy of Hydroid

HII Completes Hydroid Acquisition

maritime products and services to the U.S. government market and potentially to global markets.The acquisition of Hydroid, based in Pocasset, Mass., expands HII’s capabilities in the rapidly growing autonomous and unmanned maritime systems market. Hydroid will become part of HII’s Technical Solutions Unmanned Systems business unit that now includes unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) such as the Orca extra-large UUV that is produced in partnership with Boeing as well as Proteus, a large, dual-mode UUV operated out of Panama City, Fla. With the addition of Hydroid, HII now has capabilities in

Eagle IP (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with OTAQ Offshore

signed an exclusive rental agreement with UK-based OTAQ Offshore to represent the latter’s technology and products across the Middle East, APAC and the Americas.  The agreement will see Unique Group represent a number of industry-renowned technologies, including the OceanSENSE and DragonFish solutions. Deployed in the dual roles of subsea leak and cement returns detection, OceanSENSE is recognized as the industry standard and has been deployed successfully on over 1000 offshore projects globally. Proven to work efficiently in the offshore environment, the DragonFish’s high precision laser

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Fugro, Sea-Kit in Uncrewed Surface Vessel Team-Up

, said: “We are excited to be partnering with SEA-KIT International to develop a range of USVs that will transform the marine industry. Together with other strategic alliances, this partnership represents a major acceleration to our strategy of leading the development of remote and autonomous solutions, which is key to delivering a safer and more sustainable approach to constructing and maintaining marine assets.” Image Credit: Sea-KitBen Simpson, Managing Director of SEA-KIT International, commented: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Fugro, which will combine

Aker Solutions umbilicals; Image by Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Bags 20-Year Deal with Chevron in Gulf of Mexico

Norway's Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. It has also won its first work under the agreement, to supply 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project.The scope of the Chevron master agreement includes the delivery of engineering, design, and manufacturing of dynamic and static control umbilicals, dynamic and static power umbilicals, and service and installation support.Under the first order for the Anchor project in the US Gulf of Mexico, the scope includes about 24

Credit: Saipem

Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

Moss Maritime, part of Saipem's XSIGHT division dedicated to high value-added services, which is a modularized system, designed for easy fabrication, transportation, and installation at the operation site."The technology provides the same benefits as already established by solar photovoltaic solutions for calm sea locations (Floating Photovoltaic). However, being designed for more rough weather conditions, additional locations can now be considered. The Moss Maritime solution has a dual application: it is suitable for areas where there are no large water reservoirs and also for very windy areas

Credit: Stinger Technologies

Neptune Energy Taps Stinger for Subsea Drone R&D

Subsea marine robotics company Stinger Technology has won a subsea drone research and development contract with oil firm Neptune Energy.Under the contract, Stinger Technology will work on the development, qualification and field trials of autonomous inspection/ intervention subsea drones."The solutions that will be developed for Neptune Energy aim to save costly vessel operations and reduce risk through the continuous availability of versatile intervention tools," Stinger said."This contract confirms Stinger’s position as a forefront company as a supplier of solutions for autonomous

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N-Sea Wins Defense Contract by Royal Netherlands Navy

on March 4.N-Sea’s workscope throughout the charter will utilize the vessel as a facilitating platform for mine countermeasure activity, development and training in advance of the Navy’s implementation of new-build, mine hunter class vessels.N-Sea specializes in integrated subsea solutions for the renewable, oil and gas, defense and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. With a focus on safe and efficient operations, N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services

L-R, Simon Partridge, Group Chief Strategy Officer, John Ramsden, Group CEO, and Stephen Fasham, Group Chief Operating Officer. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Creates New Group

organizational structure, Sonardyne Group.”“Each company will continue to focus on its own research and development, creating new and innovative technologies, but we’ll also unlock new opportunities by working in partnership and at scale; integrating systems and by providing hybrid solutions,” says Simon Partridge. “For our customers, the result is access to wider scope of supply, with less complexity, with the reassurance of global service and support, whichever company or companies they’re dealing with.&rdquo

Morten Fon, President & CEO, Jotun (left) and Geir Haaoy President & CEO, Kongsberg (right). Image: Jotun

‘Hull Skate’ Your Way to Cleaner Hulls, Better Fuel Efficiency

When it come to ship efficiency and emission reduction, the next frontier is devising better means to keep hulls clean from biofouling in the five years between dry dockings. Finding best solutions on hull coating and cleaning is major point of focus among shipping majors globally.Last month in a feature interview in Maritime Reporter & Engineering News with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) Anshul Tuteja, Associate VP Global Fleet Optimization, it was made clear that coatings used on the RCCL fleet is a point of intense focus, particularly for Tuteja and his data analytics team, as making a mistake

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