It’s on the Map – But Does it Exist?

In a reversal of the centuries-old tradition of explorers undertaking ocean voyages of discovery with the hope of finding new land, a scientific party from the University of Sydney, Australia, has done the complete opposite. They have solved a mystery regarding the existence of a supposed island in the Southwest Pacific. The Australian Hydrographic Service has added a further explanation of the phenomenon. The detective work took place on the RV Southern Surveyor, Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel, during a research voyage aimed at understanding the tectonic evolution of the eastern Coral Sea. Chief scientist Dr Maria Seton from... (read more)
2012-11-26 11:29:18

SES Took Delivery of its 4th TrackLink System

Survey Equipment Services (SES) Inc., Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of its fourth TrackLink 1500HA USBL positioning system from LinkQuest Inc. The purchase has been made by SES to expand its existing pool of TrackLink 1500 systems. Based on the advanced Broadband Acoustic Spread Spectrum Technology and modern DSP technology, the TrackLink systems offer highly accurate, robust and cost-effective USBL positioning solutions to meet worldwide demand. These systems are compact, light weight and intuitive to use which minimizes the time leasing customers need to spend on installing and operating a USBL tracking system. (read more)
2005-03-03 12:00:00

STR Enhances Its Rental Portfolio With iXBlue OCTANS NANO

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR) has increased its portfolio of specialised subsea rental equipment with the purchase of iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO.The OCTANS NANO subsea gyrocompass will be used in ROV and structure monitoring operations. The order is part of STRs expanding range of iXBlue navigation and positioning technology and comes hot on the heels of recent investments in OCTANS 3000, ROVINS and RAMSES. NANO is the smallest and most adept attitude and heading reference system (AHRS). It is built on iXBlue’s renowned fibre-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology and subsea instrumentation and algorithm expertise. It offers an outstanding price/performance solution within a... (read more)
2016-05-03 09:45:49

Seakeepers Society Licenses its Proprietary Technology Pro Bono

The International SeaKeepers Society allows organisations and institutions to use its proprietary ocean monitoring module, the Ferrybox Sensor Interface Standard (FSIS), without a licensing fee. SeaKeepers continues to actively solicit sensor manufacturers to adopt this technology as a standard ferrybox design in order to develop more efficient ocean monitoring. The modular sensor interface was announced as a possible new global format at the 2006 Oceanology International trade show in London. The SeaKeeper 1000 oceanographic and meteorological monitoring system provides a unifying platform for a wide variety of ferrybox sensors adapted to the FSIS modular interface. It is a fully automated... (read more)
2007-03-29 12:00:00

Fugro Makes its Mark at Ocean Business 2015

Fugro will present its extensive offshore survey capabilities at Ocean Business 2015 from 14-16 April at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. In the technical programme, Fugro representatives will present papers on subsea infrastructure mapping, UXO detection, precise positioning and hydrography. In the main exhibition hall, the company’s business line experts will be on hand to consult on past and current offshore survey projects, including a recent contract involving acoustic-based pipeline inspection surveys in the North Sea and a multi-year, multi-platform hydrographic survey in the Red Sea. The latter is being performed to nautical charting standards, incorporating both deepwater... (read more)
2015-04-13 09:24:06

Navis Makes its Full-scale Debut at Europort 2005

At the Europort 2005 international maritime exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to be held on 1-5 November, 2005, Navis Engineering OY will, for the first time, be represented with its own stand. At this show Navis will demonstrate its latest developments in the field of dynamic positioning and ship automation systems. The products on display will include Navis IVCS 3000 dynamic positioning system, Navis JAP 3000 joystick control systems, Navis AP 3000 autopilot and Navis CAMS Control, Alarm and Monitoring System. Founded in 1992, Navis Engineering OY has its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and a development site in St. Petersburg,... (read more)
2005-07-25 12:00:00

Applanix Releases its Next Generations POS LV System

Applanix announced today the release of its next generation POS LV. Based on Applanix' proven tightly-coupled, integrated inertial technology, the next generation POS LV is designed to provide uninterrupted positioning and orientation information in areas where GPS reception is compromised or unavailable. The system is engineered for a wide variety of land vehicle applications, such as road profiling, pavement analysis, and asset management. The next generation POS LV incorporates the latest in Trimble survey grade GPS receivers. Provisions for new sensor input and output have also been included, such as an auxiliary GPS, additional distance measurement instrumentation, and COM ports... (read more)
2004-07-08 12:00:00

Unique Group Adds Nortek Signature55 to its Lease Pool

Unique Group has added Nortek’s long range profiling instrument Signature55 to its global lease pool. The instrument has been acquired to give oil and gas customers flexible access to long range profiling capability. The instrument is available through GSE Rentals, a company wholly owned by Unique Group. Unique Group chose the Signature55 because of its ability to provide ocean current profiling over a range of 1,000m. Another decisive factor was that the Signature55 works well for high-quality current measurements with fine vertical resolution (5m cells). This makes the Signature55 suited to customers working in 100-500m depth, as well as 500-1000m... (read more)
2016-02-17 03:57:05

Teledyne Marine Successfully Hosts its Second Technology Workshop

Teledyne Marine has successfully hosted its 2017 users’ conference, entitled the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW), from 15-18 October 2017 in San Diego, California. Over 270 customers from around the globe converged in San Diego to attend this workshop, including over 50 customer presentations detailing their utilisation of Teledyne Marine products and technologies for applications spanning offshore energy, defence, ports & harbours, oceanography, aquaculture, dredging, hydrography and hydrology. The event also included afternoon plenary sessions presented by Teledyne Marine’s OneTeam, which detailed the company’s joint solutions for applications spanning from the surface to the seafloor. These presentations were hosted in... (read more)
2017-11-02 04:04:06

Ifremer Selects iXblue’s Technology to Equip Its New 6000-metre AUV

Ifremer, the French National Institute for Ocean Science, has chosen iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of innovative systems and solutions devoted to inertial navigation, subsea positioning and underwater imaging, to equip its new 6000-meter AUV (CORAL* project). The AUV will be equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), Sams-150, a Phins C7 Inertial Navigation System (INS), a sub-bottom profiler Echoes 5000 and will use iXblue’s Delph Software suite for SAS and navigation post-processing. “We are very excited to be on board the CORAL project and to offer turnkey SAS technology to Ifremer scientific and... (read more)
2020-07-17 10:13:13
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