Nautronix Expands its Board

Nautronix Group Limited has appointed Jay Collins as a non-executive board member. Mr Collins also currently serves as president, chief executive officer, and director on the board of Oceaneering International. He is the second senior industry player to join the new Nautronix board following the acquisition of Nautronix by SCF Partners on 8th April. Mr. Collins has a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He joined Oceaneering in October 1993, initially serving as senior vice president and chief financial... (read more)
2010-07-06 10:31:49

Metoc Strengthens Its Team

Metoc plc announces that Mark Hannam has joined the company to lead the development of the company’s business in the maritime sector. Mr Hannam will be responsible for developing and delivering specialist consultancy services to ports, harbours, marinas, waterfront developments and maritime transport. Mr Hannam has over 20 years experience in the marine industry, and joins Metoc from Info-Mar, where he was managing director. Although recently specialising in the provision of marine information management and decision support solutions, he has also managed, and provided consultancy to, high profile projects in the water and offshore oil and gas industries. He has... (read more)
2004-03-11 12:00:00

Atlas Broadens its Horizon

Atlas Services Group has completed acquisition of a 75% interest in South West Surveys (UK), with the aim of adding further scope and options for the combined existing client base and consultants.     Since 1978 South West Surveys has specialised in supplying highly experienced personnel to the offshore energy and telecommunication industries worldwide, primarily as offshore client representatives and marine project managers. SWS have undergone a period of managed growth since 2007 and are now a major supplier of offshore survey and construction expertise.   With an evolving marketplace, both Atlas and South West Surveys share the view, and have... (read more)
2011-04-13 02:48:04

Nautronix Strengthens Its Australian Board

Nautronix Ltd has announced two appointments to its Board of Director’s. With effect from 1st February 2005 Commodore Mike Deeks RAN (Ret’d) will assume the role of non-executive Chairman, and Terry O’Leary, Chief Operating Officer of Nautronix Ltd, will be appointed a Director of the company. Commodore Deeks served for a total of 32 years in the RAN as a submariner in a variety of operational and staff posts, culminating in 2001 with his appointment to Commodore Australian Navy Submarine Group and Senior Defence Officer, Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds... (read more)
2005-01-31 12:00:00

UUVS: It's all About Networking

The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase, UUVS, took place in Southampton (UK) on 22nd and 23rd September 2009. However the number of attendees was reasonable, the presentations were well attended and the exhibitors were able to have ‘a good chat' with delegates. As committee chairman Cliff Funnell has put it: ‘It's all about networking'.   Delegates of the conference could enjoy two days of updates on AUV and ROV techniques, business opportunities, business cases and practical survey management. BP for example has chosen AUVs as they are a tool to save millions of pounds a year, not needing to be launched... (read more)
2009-09-24 10:08:31

UUVS: It's all About Networking

The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS) 2009, took place in Southampton (UK) on 22 and 23 September 2009. The number of attendees was reasonable, the presentations were well attended and the exhibitors were able to have ‘a good chat’ with delegates. As committee chairman Cliff Funnell put it: “It’s all about networking.” Delegates of the conference (81) could enjoy two days of updates on AUV and ROV techniques, business opportunities, business cases and practical survey management. BP, for example, has chosen AUVs: not needing to be launched from a large vessel, they are a tool that can save them millions... (read more)
2009-12-04 04:10:09

Pumping its Way to Success

MZT Pumpi AD
MZT Pumpi AD was founded in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, as a small fire-fighting pump manufacturer shortly after the Second World War. Over the years, the company has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of industrial pumps for transport of water, oil and oil derivates in the region of south-eastern Europe. Established in 1945 in order to give an impulse to the reconstruction and development process during the post-war period, MZT Pumpi started its production with mobile diesel pump units, mainly for fire-fighting purposes, but they were also used for irrigation, drainage and transport of water. Gradually, the... (read more)
2009-10-05 11:12:13

Teledyne Marine Reinforces Its Status

On the opening day of Oceanology International 2014, Teledyne Marine clearly presented the organisation as a manufacturer in the ocean science industry. Between them, the 13 companies that make up the Teledyne Marine Group are thought to serve almost every sector in the industry so it was hardly surprising that the Group was able to launch some significant new products during an opening-day press conference at this year’s show.   Notable among these were the Saturn AHRS (Attitude and Heading Reference System) and INS (Inertial Navigation System). With its experience in gyro and motion-sensor design, Teledyne TSS had spotted the... (read more)
2014-03-12 03:36:54

It’s all about facts and figures

When I started writing this blog, I remembered a news item on an exciting expedition due to set off to the Arctic waters that was published on our website. It said: „On the evening of 10 August 2019, the research vessel Polarstern left her homeport in Bremerhaven, Germany. The purpose of the expedition is to conduct studies at a major long-term monitoring station in the Arctic: the AWI’s Hausgarten observatory in the Fram Strait.” Greatest Arctic Research Expedition of All Times „Here experts from various disciplines are investigating all aspects of the ecosystem, from the water’s surface to the ocean... (read more)
2019-12-05 04:12:12

IHO to Change its Organisation and Format

The IHO has been working on organisational changes for several years. During the EIHC in 2005 and the IHC in 2007, the constitutional documents were approved in the meeting but they needed support by 48 Member Countries. As this now has been reached, changes will be made, entering into force on 8 November 2016. The term International Hydrographic Bureau for the headquarters will make way for IHO Secretariat, which will be led by the IHO secretary general and two subordinate directors. The term International Hydrographic Conference used to designate the principal organ of the Organization, composed of all Member States, will be... (read more)
2016-09-15 10:57:38
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