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ECOsubsea Wins Contracts in North European Ports

ECOsubsea, the Norwegian cleantech firm with a unique hull cleaning technology has won contracts to clean in North European ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge thanks to the technology’s ability to remove all hull fouling from the water.The technologically-advanced system has now been approved for use in the two North European ports following around 500 vessel cleanings in Southampton and Norway and its proven ability to meet strict environmental requirements.Environmentally sound solutionWhile hull cleaning is an important part of vessel efficiency it has become mired in controversy due to the high

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Navis Survey Acclaims AI

of automation or other disruptive technologies designed to make the container terminal smarter, safer and more sustainable,” said Andy Barrons, Chief Strategy Officer, Navis.“The survey demonstrates just how far the industry has come – and will continue to go – in harnessing technology in the right ways to automate decision making within terminals. We firmly believe that automation and the use of AI is our future, and will continue to support our current and future customers as they embark down this critical path,” he added.Despite its potential, AI-driven automated decision-mak

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MacArtney to Supply Swedish Research Vessel

After a successful Sea Acceptance Test in the North Sea, MacArtney has signed off on an integrated system solution for the new research vessel, the R/V Svea.Working with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) since 2009, MacArtney has provided a range of technology, from camera and light systems, to more recently, the co-design and upgrade of a Lobster Sledge with fiber optic multiplexer and interfaces.Now MacArtney has delivered a fully integrated scope of supply including the MacArtney TRIAXUS and FOCUS 2 ROTVs (Remote Operated Towed Vehicles) and a customized CTD (Conductivity

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Ørsted to Deploy GE's 12MW Offshore Turbine

the coast of New Jersey, expected to be commissioned in 2024.Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Offshore, said, “We look forward to introducing the next generation offshore wind turbine to the market. For decades, Ørsted has pioneered the introduction of new technology and new suppliers which has been fundamental to drive down the cost of electricity, and today offshore wind is a competitive source of homegrown clean energy that can help countries and states achieve their climate targets while creating long-lasting economic activity.”In the US alone, seven

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Bibby Taps Real-time Wave Data

and the data began to feed through right away,” said Rob Osborne, Support & Innovation Engineer at Bibby Marine Services.In addition, the ability to analyze historical operational data provides the potential for technical and operational improvements in subsequent missions. “As technology progresses, it provides a new tool to seamanship. It facilitates improvements upon what sea professionals already do,” Hulscher added.Osborne said, “We are creating a transparent culture around what our vessels can achieve. This enables us to answer questions about our operational limits

NURP's AQUARIUS habitat was first named after George Bond, Pappa Topside. (Photo Credit: OAR/National Undersea Research Program (NURP))

#Oi2020 History

In 1980, NOAA established the National Undersea Research Program (NURP), which at the time, was America’s only federal scientific program that specialized in providing access to undersea technology to help better-manage Earth's last frontier. NURP made undersea technologies available to the scientific community, supported creative partnerships, and conducted groundbreaking research towards the advancement of marine and Great Lakes science.  The program continued until 2007, when it was merged within NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Known as the only

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EOMAP Wins Funding for Next-Gen Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

;s physics-based SDB solution. “We believe, that multi-sensor and multi-temporal physics-based analytics for SDB will not be fiction anymore and be a next step to increase depth accuracies”, Thomas said.“This significant grant supports our investment in the scientific core of our technology, which is based on the excellence of our growing team of physicists, mathematicians, IT developers and senior SDB analysts,” he added.These developments will also extend the autonomous capabilities of key clients who use EOMAP software either in their own secured environments or on the company&rsq

Ashtead Technology’s Deflection Monitoring System being installed for a project with Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields. (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Supports Subsea Template Installs

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields in the Northern Norwegian Sea.The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the installation of eight Integrated Template Structures (ITS).During operations, the dual independent DMS systems monitored, calculated, displayed and logged structure deflection, heading, pitch, roll, depth and suction can differential pressures

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Sercel Launches New Ocean Bottom Node

CGG's equipment business Sercel has launched GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN) jointly developed in partnership with BGP and designed to leverage Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology for reservoir characterization and field development efforts.Sercel and BGP have drawn on their longstanding partnership and complementary seismic expertise and experience to design, develop and deploy GPR. The new node has successfully completed sea trials, and input from BGP from the field has ensured GPR’s performance is precisely tailored to meet today’s industry requirements.

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The Importance of FAIR Data in Earth Science

rapidly share data in these different specializations is an integral aspect of advancing the field as a whole, as are the other advantages of uniquely identifying data and quickly accessing them via machine readable techniques.Observed Dr. Lewis McGibbney, data scientist for the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-chair of the NASA ESDSWG Search Relevance Working Group, “We are at an exciting stage for where there is a critical mass of experts and organizations around the globe with similar goals as well as the realization that we need knowledge-intensive application

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