International conference on Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS)

The IMDIS cycle of conferences has the aim of providing an overview of the existing information systems to serve different users in ocean science. It also shows the progresses on development of efficient: infrastructures for managing large and diverse data sets, standards, interoperable information systems, services and tools for education. The Conference will present different systems for on-line access to data, meta-data and products, communication standards and adapted technology to ensure platforms interoperability. Sessions will focus on infrastructures, technologies and services for different users: environmental authorities, research, schools, universities, etc. (read more)
2016-05-11 01:50:09

Workshop Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Evening meeting
The bar and a buffet will be available within the room from 1830 with presentations starting at 1900. To register for this event please use the below link and bring your ticket with you for presentation at the door. There is a charge of £10 on the door and free admission for full-time students. Note: If you have registered and are unable to make it on the night please let us know so we can cancel your place (pre-paid by THSiS) thus avoiding our education funds being spent unnecessarily on the Carmelite! (read more)
2016-01-19 08:24:25

AML Oceanographic Appoints Asia-Pacific Sales Manager

AML Oceanographic is welcoming Jackie Guo as sales manager for the Asia-Pacific region. With over 10 years’ experience working with private, government and higher-education sectors in China and Canada, Jackie combines his knowledge of Eastern and Western cultures to support his clients. He will be working out of AML’s Nova Scotia location. Originally from China, Jackie came to Canada in 2005 where he completed his MBA in International Business from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to joining to AML, he was the Business Development manager for Hawboldt Industries, responsible for promoting and selling customised winch solutions in... (read more)
2017-05-12 11:05:39

IMCA Appoints Additional Technical Adviser

The former Director of Education and Training at The Nautical Institute, Ian Giddings, has been recruited as a Technical Adviser, joining an increasingly busy technical team at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Mr. Giddings took up his appointment at the beginning of December. Ian has recent experience at the Nautical Institute and he will be working primarily to support the work of our Marine Division alongside our other Technical Advisers, who assist Jane Bugler, our Technical Director in the delivery of the Association's work programme. (read more)
2006-12-22 09:25:24

Opening and Open House of Maritime Knowledge Centre

Seafoundation will open its Maritime Knowledge Centre for sub-sea and sub-ocean studies Seabase in Kamperland (The Netherlands). Seabase is independent and is founded after the Annual Programme of National Park Oosterschelde appeared to ignore water-aspects of nature monitoring. Activities of the organisation are sea survey (with own vessels and laboratory), education and the management of the reception hall. Sea Knowledge combines hydrography, maritime biology, oceanography, construction and aquatic ecotechnology. The opening of the centre is accompanied by a survey with the vessel Sezanne on the Grevelingen. On 6th January 2007 from 13.00, during an open house of the institute, the... (read more)
2006-12-08 12:00:00

US Naval Academy Purchases VideoRay Underwater Robots

VideoRay announced today that the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, has purchased two VideoRay Pro III remotely operated vehicles, each identically outfitted with a SeaSprite scanning sonar, extension tether, training, 15-inch picture-in-picture monitor and manipulator arm valued at over US$75,000. The VideoRay will be used in Midshipman education, ocean engineering coursework and labs, and faculty research, according to Commander William Marr, Ph.D., P.E., of the Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department at the US Naval Academy. The VideoRay replaces two ROVs that were destroyed in Hurricane Isabelle, which swept through Annapolis, Maryland, last September. (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00

Marport and WHOI Cooperate

Marport Deep Sea Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The parties will work together to develop hardware and software products, or enhancements to existing products, in the areas of underwater acoustic sensor technology development and applications, environmental monitoring and control instrumentation, and education and training in the application and use of such technologies.     As part of the agreement, Marport will install its multi-function, phased array sonar on WHOI's research vessel Tioga, a coastal research vessel that serves ocean scientists and engineers working in the waters off the north-eastern United... (read more)
2009-07-31 01:24:38

PSS Provides Trencher Upgrade to Canyon Offshore

Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) has entered into a trencher upgrade contract with Canyon Offshore. The modifications will include an upgrade to 600 horsepower, a new software controlled pipeline riding system, and a high-powered trench education system. The completed system will incorporate the latest in deepwater trenching technology from Perry Slingsby Systems. The Triton T600 system will be delivered in the first quarter of 2005 and will augment Canyon Offshore’s fleet of high-powered trenching systems, including the Triton T750 Super Trencher, Triton T500 and Triton T200. (read more)
2004-11-19 12:00:00

Upcoming Events

Members of Commission 4 will be participating in events planned for the remainder of 2012 and for 2013. These include: Hydro12 ‘Taking care of the Sea’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 13 to 15 November 2012;1 FIG 8th Regional Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 to 29 November 2012;2 FIG Working Week 2013, Abuja, Nigeria, 6 to 10 May 2013.3 The Commission 4 themes for the wFIG events will include: Hydrographic surveying and mapping and the management of marine spaces; Hydrographic standards and guidelines; Hydrographic education, training, and professional development; New and emerging science and technologies for hydrography;  Maritime and marine spatial information management; ... (read more)
2012-10-05 04:45:27

HYDRO 2011 – Down Under

Events during the weekend before the recent international Hydro2011 conference had the organisers reading the fine print of their event insurance policy as they grappled with possible contingencies thrown up by the surging Australian dollar and the sudden grounding of the entire domestic and international fleet of aircraft of a particular airline! The stars, however, re-aligned and what was delivered was an incredibly successful event which broke the region’s records for attendance, support and quality with well over two hundred delegates and a full trade exhibition. Hydro2011 was the annual international hydrographic conference, hosted by the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS)... (read more)
2012-04-02 09:16:17
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