Planet Ocean, EOM Offshore Sign Agreement
Planet Ocean Ltd signed an exclusive distribution agreement with EOM Offshore LLC of Pocasset, MA for the UK and Ireland.
Planet Ocean represents a broad range of oceanographic instruments in the industry and the addition of EOM Offshore’s specialized mooring equipment to its portfolio will strengthen the company’s capabilities.
EOM Offshore is a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) spin-off that was established to commercialize its patented Stretch EM Cable, along with its Electromechanical Chain and its Marine Recovery Systems. The Stretch EM Cable solves many problems commonly associated with traditional catenary mooring systems, and it provides an ideal platform for real-time acoustic monitoring, due to its ability to isolate ambient noise from acoustic sensors that are on the mooring.
EOM Offshore strives to develop new products using its patented Stretch EM Cable technology. EOM Offshore was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a version of its stretch cable carrying fiber optics, and it has developed a prototype for a conservation mooring that will be used to restore seagrass meadows in ports and harbors.
The EOM cables designed by engineers at WHOI, are essentially rubber cords that can stretch to 2.5 times their unstretched lengths. This means that buoys can be deployed on tight moorings, restricting their movement on the surface. What is more remarkable about the EOM solution is that the rubber has cable embedded within so that data and power can be carried thus solving two problems at the same time”.