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Launch of TRIAXUS from RV Investigator (courtesy of CSIRO)

Second MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV for RV Investigator

Fluorometer to measure the parameters of Chlorophyll a to provide data on concentrations of algae in the water columnA PAR Sensor or Photosynthetically Active Radiation sensor to determine photon energy available for the photosynthesis processes in the water columnCustom sensor packages supported by the NEXUS fiber optic multiplexer and MMI (Man Machine Interface) mean the TRIAXUS can be programmed topside to perform various functions and undulations whilst being towed. Fiber optic umbilical cabling allows for the feedback of data in real time. Specially developed for this high-speed oceanographic data

Photo: Emerson

Emerson Launches Roxar Tempest 8.2

Tempest ENABLE, Emerson’s uncertainty management and history matching module, center on greater connectivity to other IT ecosystems leading to the closer integration of geology and engineering, simpler workflow setup and improved risk and uncertainty analysis. To this end, the system now supports the Nexus* and CMG simulators, several cluster queueing systems, such as LSF, PBS and UGE, and it is easier to connect other third party and internal applications into the workflow. Post processing and analysis of the Big Loop ensembles is also now fully integrated.Tempest MORE 8.2, the reservoir simulator

The EMO DOMINO-7 fibre optic multiplexer (MUX) installed on an ROV.  (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney: Custom EMO Multiplexer

ports, consisting of gigabit Ethernet (GBE) communications, coupled with 48 VDC supply voltage, all provided within the same connection.    During the past couple of decades, MacArtney has built up a strong and versatile track record of supplying in-house developed and manufactured EMO and NEXUS multiplexers and complete telemetry solutions to OEMs, system providers and operators all over the world.   The EMO and NEXUS ranges of MacArtney include several standard models spanning from advanced fiber optic and HD video capable systems, through electric coax cable compliant multiplexers

The flagship USBL system, the Easytrak Nexus 2, is now available with a choice of transceiver.

Applied Acoustics Launches New Products at OI

version ideal for  use in extremely shallow water (<2 metres).  The operating console is the same in either case enabling the transceivers to be inter-changeable. In addition, the 1100 series of transponders now all feature data telemetry functions which can be utilised when used with the Nexus 2 USBL.  The transponders themselves can be used without telemetry with all Applied Acoustic USBL systems, as well as those from other manufacturers, thereby maintaining their overall flexibility. To meet the challenges faced by surveyors involved in shallow water, ultra-high definition geophysica

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Applied Acoustics Supplies 500th USBL System

.   According to the manufacturer, key to the success of the system, and fundamental to its selection as part of this project, is its reliable, stable and repeatable positioning performance that is delivered by the advanced Sigma 2 bidirectional acoustic protocols. Additional attributes that make the Nexus 2 the preferred choice include its intuitive user interface, its simplicity of deployment and overall versatility, Applied Acoustics said

The Nexus 2 features bi-directional spread spectrum acoustics for precise and reliable positioning (Image: Applied Acoustics)

STR Doubles Order from Applied Acoustics

with a second order, doubling its requirement for the tracking systems.   Nexus 2 is the second generation two-way digital system designed and produced by the U.K. headquartered company.  Developed with an emphasis on providing optimum performance over an extended operational range, the Nexus 2 creates a reliable and secure acoustic link with low susceptibility to interference.   “We’re thrilled that STR has opted to add two of our new Nexus 2 systems to its equipment pool,” said AAE’s Sales Manager, Gavin Willoughby, “so having these available to

FAST-3 underwater sensor platform gets ready for deployment near the FORCE test site in the Minas Passage, NS (Photo: FORCE)

New Monitoring Platform Launched in Minas Passage

monitoring program for fish, lobster marine mammals, seabirds, and marine noise. FORCE works with academic and industry research partners, including the Sea Mammal Research Unit Consulting (Canada), University of Maine, Acadia University, Luna Ocean Consulting, JASCO Applied Sciences, Ocean Sonics, Nexus Coastal Resource Management, and Envirosphere Consultants, to collect data and report results to the public and regulators – supporting an informed conversation about in-stream tidal energy technology

Photo: Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd

Bert Instruments Adds Nexus USBL to Its Equipment Pool

the ORCA 1 survey proved to be highly satisfactory;   “Our Nexus USBL was integrated with a GNSS aided inertial navigation system POS-MV WaveMaster, to provide accurate geo-referenced positioning of the seabed anomalies and proved to be a great addition to our system arrangement. We found the Nexus system very easy to use and it greatly increased our efficiency and overall operational effectiveness.   At the end of November 2016 we followed up our original work and  surveyed the planned well ORCA 2, close to ORCA 1 using our side scan sonar, magnetometer and our Nexus USBL for

Mapping Drone Powered By HYPACK

Southeastern geospatial solutions company SurvTech Solutions, Inc. has selected the NEXUS 800 powered by HYPACK as its aerial mapping solution.    When asked why the HYPACK Solution was chosen, SurvTech Solutions president David O’Brien said the answer is simple: “Our goal was to acquire upland data simultaneous with subaqueous data and make a seamless point cloud of upland and submerged data. The integration of the Puck with our heading RTK GPS, IMU and sonar was extremely straightforward and HYPACK was there every step of the way. Since that integration, we have been collecting

UH students preparing their autonomous robotic vessel at RobotX at Sand Island (Photo: Navatek)

Student Robotics Competition Held in Hawaii

the reach of this competition to include middle and high schools to increase interest in STEM especially as it relates to the ocean.   “We are more than happy and excited to support RobotX in Hawaii,” said Eric Schiff, Vice President at Navatek. “Maritime robotics is an ideal nexus for our youth and Hawaii’s future. Boats and robotics makes sense for Hawaii, and we are committed to helping future generations learn and enhance Hawaii’s maritime industry. We are working hard in the hopes of bringing RobotX back to Hawaii in 2018.&rdquo

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Nexus 2 USBL Available for Rent in the U.S.

Applied Acoustics’ new Nexus 2 USBL positioning system, launched at Oceanology in London earlier this year, is now available for rent in U.S. via the company’s American representatives Subsea Technologies Inc based in Katy, Texas.    Nexus 2 is the latest and most sophisticated system in the range of subsea USBL systems that are designed and manufactured by the Great Yarmouth, U.K., based company.  Incorporating advanced bidirectional spread spectrum acoustic protocols Nexus 2 achieves greater, reliable accuracy over an extended operational range. Embedded as standard

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