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The Terradepth leapfrog concept. Graphic from Terradepth.

Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

like The Nippon-Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project will help inform, based on conservation and commercial metrics. As for who will buy the data, Wolfel suggests governments, exclusive economic zone authorities, bodies like the US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, but also telecommunications firms and others. There’s also potentially salvage hunters. There’s $400 billion of sunken treasure we know about but don’t know where it is because it’s too expensive to go looking, says Kauffman.  It’s not quite the carer Kauffman originally envisioned when

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Ocean Power Technologies Launches Hybrid PowerBuoy

power, as it utilizes solar panels and a Stirling backup engine to power topside or subsea payloads.OPT said that the hybrid Powerbuoy can be used for monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging, and connectivity for offshore industries including oil and gas, science and research, aquaculture, and telecommunications."Discussions are underway with prospective launch customers in advance of open water testing of the hybrid PowerBuoy planned for this spring," OPT said.“Our team designed this product to meet the offshore power needs expressed by numerous potential customers,” said George

(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

several key executive teams hires and internal appointments, including a new CFO and CTO.Reena Rowan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Rovco, having previously held senior finance positions within Innogy and a number of PE-backed organizations across the offshore wind, oil, gas, and telecommunications sectors. In her roles, budgets ranged from £25m to over £800 million and, according to Rovco, Rowan also supported high 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

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Test Site

35%.Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the critical testing of subsea equipment. It has been widely used in previous years by the oil and gas, defense and subsea telecommunications industries.Improvements include enhanced pumps, which can reduce tank filling by 45 minutes. The tank’s door has been fitted with the latest technology allowing it to be opened and closed 1.5 hours quicker than before, creating significant efficiencies.The tank is rated to 241bar (2,400m

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SHI, SKT Trial Autonomous Ship Using 5G

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and compatriot telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT) have developed a 5G-based autonomous navigation platform that will allow ships to move to set destinations on their own.The trial was conducted using a 3.3m craft developed by SHI and equipped with 5G-based LiDAR, cloud-based IoT platform and T Live Caster, SK Telecom’s real-time video monitoring solution at a shipyard covered by SKT’s 5G network.The test operation took place in the sea near SHI’s Geoje Shipyard, which is covered by SK Telecom’s 5G network.From

Stefano Poli, VP, Business Development, Inmarsat Maritime. Photo by Inmarsat

Inmarsat, ABB Pact on IoT Platform

British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat plc and the provider of electric, digital and connected solutions for the marine industry ABB Marine & Ports have signed a master supply agreement aimed at tackling an obstacle identified by ship owners which has stopped them using IoT (Internet of Things) technology.A recent 2018 Inmarsat survey of 125 owners found 51% identifying an inability to get data off ships in real-time as their obstacle to IoT adoption.The agreement recognises ABB as a certified application provider to work with Fleet Data, the IoT platform developed by Inmarsat and

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Manatua Consortium Approves Cable Lay

A crucial meeting of regional telecommunications leaders has approved the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable.  The new optical fiber submarine cable will span the South Pacific transforming speed, capacity, resilience and affordability.  The six landings will be in Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, Apia, Samoa and Niue.  It is the first fiber connectivity to Niue and the Cook Islands.  Manatua is a groundbreaking collaboration initiated in April 2017 with the signing of an

About the Author: Jans Aasman is a Ph.D. psychologist, expert in Cognitive Science and CEO of Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence and provider of AllegroGraph, the leading Semantic Graph Database.

The Importance of FAIR Data in Earth Science

Intelligence and Knowledge Graphs as he works hand-in-hand with numerous Fortune 500 organizations as well as U.S. and foreign governments. Dr. Aasman has spent a large part of his professional career specializing in applied Artificial Intelligence projects, intelligent user interfaces and telecommunications research. He has gathered patents in the areas of speech technology, multimodal user interaction, recommendation engines while developing precursor technology for tablets and personal assistants. He was a professor in the Industrial Design department of the Technical University of Delft and

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OPT Announces PB3 PowerBuoy Contracts

wave power into reliable, clean, and environmentally beneficial electricity for offshore applications. The PB3 PowerBuoy can be customized to fit customer needs, including monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging and connectivity for the offshore oil and gas industry, science and research, and telecommunications markets.OPT’s contracts with EGP follow closely on the heels of the company’s successful PB3 PowerBuoy deployment in the Central North Sea for Premier Oil in August of this year

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