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UK Govt Backs Aberdeen Subsea Engineering Hub

Global Underwater Hub in Aberdeen, helping established businesses thrive and creating new opportunities as the world makes the shift towards clean growth."Cementing Aberdeen’s place as an energy hub for offshore and renewables, the new hub would bring together areas of excellence in underwater technology under a single commercial vision. It would support industry, generate new skilled jobs and help us in the fight against climate change."UK government Business Minister Andrew Stephenson said, "As the UK continues to transition towards a low-carbon economy, the Global Underwater

Chris Gibson, VP of Sales & Marketing at VideoRay.

One-on-One: Chris Gibson, VideoRay

systems have become very popular.In what is becoming an increasingly crowded field, what is the VideoRay value proposition?While the recreational market is more crowded, the higher end industrial market for compact inspection-class ROVs is thinning out a bit. We design and manufacturer portable underwater technology that easily integrates with third party sensors, software and tooling. We realize there is not one solution that solves everyone’s problems, so we spend quite a bit of energy understanding what our customers are trying to do before we make recommendations – understanding that

Broadcasting from the deep on the Nekton First Descent mission using a BlueComm UV. (Photo: Sonardyne)

World First: Video Broadcast Live from Underwater

Pioneering subsea communications technology has enabled the world's first live broadcast stream to global audiences from an underwater submersible.Underwater technology company Sonardyne International said the international news agency Associated Press (AP) used its BlueComm wireless through-water optical modem technology to broadcast live from a two-person submersible operating in waters off the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean. AP said that the broadcast via YouTube was “the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast quality from manned submersibles using optical video transmission

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

applied in a new industry, North Sea oil and gas exploration. The possibilities of new industries such as deepsea mining and seafloor habitation were also being discussed.Mid-century saw the first gas discovery in the North Sea, followed, a year later, in 1966, by the founding of the Society of Underwater Technology. An industry was born. Just three years later, so was Oceanology. Donald Brooks, of BPS Exhibitions, was its founder, launching the show at the Hotel Metropole on Brighton seafront – a multi-storey pile which had been revamped in the early 1960s to include an exhibition hall and a casino

Resourceful: Norwegian AUV and oceanographic researchers work in sync. Photo Credit: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU AMOS

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

military work.HUGIN Superior. Photo courtesy KongsbergOrdinary disruptionMissions — probable or imagined — are, to be sure, guiding supplier offerings of larger units to the world’s navies.Kongsberg Group’s US business, Hydroid Inc. (and Hydroid subsidiary Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc.) now offers the remarkable REMUS 6000, its numeric tag a nod its diving depth.With the software and electronics of the smaller, proven, multi-role REMUS 100, the larger REMUS is sure to impress a U.S. Navy contemplating missions as mind-blowing as patrolling transatlantic cables; knocking

The Kongsberg Maritime EM 124 1x2" mapped the Puerto Rico Trench to depths greater than 8,000 meters. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Sonar Assists Deepest Solo Sub Dive

fifth generation of a range of new multibeam systems from Kongsberg Maritime and is the successor of the EM 122."This was the very first delivery of the EM 124, and [it] has already proven to be a success with fantastic results," said Chris Hancock, vice president of sales for Kongsberg Underwater Technology. "Our expert technical team was able to optimize system performance and conclude successful sea acceptance trials just prior to the scheduled dive in the Puerto Rico Trench."EM 124 is a modular, state-of-the-art multibeam echosounder that performs high resolution seabed mapping

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EdgeTech Delivers ERB for Deewater Acoustic Release Mooring Recovery

EdgeTech, a provider of high resolution sonar imaging systems, acoustic release systems and underwater technology, said it recently delivered an innovative solution for deepwater acoustic release mooring recovery.The Emergency Recovery Beacon (ERB) is a self-contained, programable acoustic command transmitter and transponder in a 6,000 meter rated nickel aluminium bronze alloy housing that can be lowered from the side of a vessel below any surface noise, shipboard noise or thermoclines.The ERB is programmed through a serial port using a computer running a terminal program and can transmit EdgeTech LF

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Arctic Rays Chooses GTS as West Coast Rep

Arctic Rays LLC, an underwater technology specialist in the design and manufacturing of high-performance lights, cameras and sub-sea equipment, has announced GTS Consulting as the company’s west coast representative. The territory for GTS Consulting on behalf of Arctic Rays includes California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

users from across these important Continents.Is there anything new that visitors to OIA ’19 can expect as compared to the last event here?There certainly is… lots of new and interesting stuff. There’s new content in the technical program, led this year by the Society of Underwater Technology in Houston, highlighting marine pollution and environmental stressors and the tools and techniques needed to address and mitigate these challenges; plus, at the time of writing, we are close to finalizing a very interesting new workshop about advanced image analysis and A.I. Check out the

EdgeTech 2205 sonar image of ARA San Juan 230kHz at 400m range scale (Credit: Ocean Infinity)

Sonar Helps Find Missing Argentine Submarine

EdgeTech, a manufacturer of high-resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, said its side scan sonar technology was used to help find the missing Argentine submarine, ARA San Juan, which was recently located in 900 meters of water off Argentina's Atlantic Coast after a yearlong search.The deepwater search was performed by Ocean Infinity and its advanced fleet of 6,000 meter rated autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) equipped with EdgeTech 2205 Side Scan Sonars. The ARA San Juan was imaged by the EdgeTech sonar operating at a frequency of 230kHz and a 400-meter range scale.EdgeTech&r

Michael Behrens (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

Michael Behrens has been named chief commercial officer of subsea technology provider MacArtney Underwater Technology from November 1, based at the company's headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Behrens joins MacArtney from the largest steel and technical sales company in Denmark. He has a HD(O) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Denmark, and is currently finishing an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB.

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