OceanSENSE Leak Detector Delivers 100% Record

A leak detector engineered by OceanTools, UK, has delivered a 100% detection record across a recent series of major North Sea projects. The OceanSENSE-DH diver-held leak detector, which was launched by OceanTools in late 2010.     According to Kevin Parker, managing director of OceanTools, OceanSENSE has been used on numerous North Sea projects and has achieved a 100% detection rate. The success of OceanSENSE in the North Sea has led to global interest in the technology and we have recently delivered two OceanSENSE-SW ROV mounted single wavelength units for the detection of Champion Clear Dye for a major European... (read more)
2011-05-09 11:08:57

W•SENSE Joins NOC’s Innovation Centre as a Strategic Partner

Pioneering underwater wireless networking and communications systems developer W•SENSE has joined the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre as a Strategic Partner. The company was initially established as part of the Sapienza University of Rome, specialising in monitoring and communication systems with patented solutions in the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT). Internationally recognised for its R&D excellence, with an innovative crew of passionate and enthusiastic visionaries, W•SENSE is focused on designing and developing innovative, robust, reliable, high-performing and secure communication and monitoring systems. The company has been editor of networked scenarios, NATO NIAG 190 on JANUS evolution, and is currently coordinating the EC... (read more)
2018-01-31 09:31:56

Sense Intellifield Becomes Kongsberg Intellifield

Sense Intellifield, acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in January 2007, became Kongsberg Intellifield AS, as of 30th April 2007. The company will play an important part in Kongsberg Maritime's commitment to developing new technology solutions for Integrated Operations in the oil & gas industry. Kongsberg Intellifield has delivered more than 150 oilfield decision rooms globally, with over 1500 people using the solutions daily. The company provides work process consulting, design & engineering and implementation of decision environments, data management software tools, visualisation software tools, and other applications that are fundamental to Integrated Operations environments. Sense Intellifield, now Kongsberg Intellifield, has seen... (read more)
2007-05-02 09:16:00

Kongsberg Maritime Buys Sense Intellifield

Kongsberg Maritime has acquired 100% of Sense Intellifield AS for approx. NOK 290M (US$ 39.5M) on a debt-free basis. The purchase price may increase, depending on the company`s profit trend in 2007 and 2008. Sense Intellifield delivers products and services in the field of Integrated Operations, or e-field, for the international oil and gas market. The company is engaged in the development, marketing and sale of highly advanced products, systems and solutions for real-time remote operation of drilling operations and production optimisation. Among other products, the company has developed software to retrieve, transmit, store and display data about well and... (read more)
2007-01-02 01:01:53

Two New INS Solutions Launched

Two separate Inertial Navigation Systems are arrived at CDL during at this year’s Ocean Business event in Southampton, UK. The MiniPOS3 and MiniSense2 offer INS solutions to suit either end of the cost - performance spectrum.   CDL’s most advanced system ever, the MiniPOS3, is a full Inertial Navigation System (INS) providing highly accurate heading, pitch and roll alongside multiple aiding options including USBL, LBL, DVL and GPS to provide a positioning solution that eliminates almost all of the inherent noise and availability issues of traditional positioning systems. Developed from the successful MiniPOS2 system the addition of USBL/LBL aiding provides... (read more)
2011-04-06 03:44:56

CDL MiniSense2 Sales Following Ocean Business

CDL sees an interest generated in the MiniSense2 system launched at this year’s Ocean Business conference in Southampton, UK, which has already translated into system sales. Minisense2 is a second-generation MEMS (Micro Electrical Mechanical System) based motion sensor, using the latest low-drift 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) MEMS technology to deliver high-accuracy heading, pitch, roll and heave measurements in the smallest of devices.     The MiniSense2 is also capable of full INS (Inertial Navigation System) performance with aiding accepted from a variety of inputs such as USBL, LBL, DVL, GPS and depth – this functionality will be available as a... (read more)
2011-05-06 12:00:00

Acoustics Specialist RTSYS Unveils Latest Versatile Micro-AUV

After years of development, French Acoustics specialist RTSYS has unveiled its latest versatile micro-AUV named NemoSens. Less than 1 metre long, and easy to carry and launch (less than 20 pounds including payload), NemoSens can host any kind of payload, be it a CTD probe, side-scan sonar or any other sensors. Thanks to an open LINUX architecture, it can be programmed from a ROS or MOOS interface to complete various kind of missions. Acoustic Beacons Its battery provides wide autonomy (up to 8 hours at 4 knots) with a speed range from 2 to 8 knots, and its robustness allows it... (read more)
2019-07-09 02:58:45

Landsat Satellite Spots Shipwrecks

An estimated three million shipwrecks are scattered across the planet’s oceans. Most maritime mishaps occur close to shore where hazards to navigation — such as rocks, reefs, other submerged objects and vessel congestion — are abundant. It is desirable to know where they are located for many practical reasons. Streams around the wrecks create plumes that can be seen on satellite imagery in depths up to 15m, making wrecks easier to find as a recent test in Belgium showed. Belgian scientists tested this using four wrecks near Zeebrugge. Their plumes were seen by Landsat-8; the trace was followed, leading to the wrecks. The... (read more)
2016-03-15 02:53:30

Dylan Colson

Dylan Colson is an Australasian Certified Professional Hydrographic Surveyor at Level 1. With over ten years’ experience in the industry, working mainly in the ports and dredging sectors, Dylan has seen first-hand how information communication is key to demonstrating the value of hydrography. (read more)
2019-12-19 11:32:52

A View on Hydrography by a Younger Generation

Hydro International Interviews Young Professionals
Hydrographic surveying still requires skilled people. The profession itself is carried out across the world and performed in different fields. Whether the profession involves environmental mapping, charting, oil and gas or port surveying, hydrographers are facing challenging situations. Unfortunately, despite the fact that many people nowadays are looking for jobs, there is still a lack of skilled forces to serve in the hydrographic industry. This has resulted in qualifications such as IHO CAT A and B not always being required by companies and recruiters. This has several reasons. On the one hand there are not enough CAT A and/or B... (read more)
2013-07-12 02:04:42
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