Fugro Succeeds with Seep Survey License Sales Offshore Newfoundland

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI), are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore of the east coast of Canada. The data was acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland. The comprehensive data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multi-beam echosounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses; advanced geochemical analyses, including biomarkers on select samples, are also included. Heat Flow and Geochemical Sampling... (read more)
2019-07-12 07:42:31

Neptune Adopts Sonardyne’s All-in-one Technology Platform

Australian headquartered subsea services specialist Neptune has become the latest company to adopt Sonardyne International's new all-in-one acoustic and inertial positioning technology platform to support its offshore survey projects. The order, made through Sonardyne’s Singapore subsidiary, includes the supply of Fusion 2 software, Compatt 6 seabed transponders and ROVNav 6 LBL (Long BaseLine) vehicle-mounted transceivers. The Compatt 6s and ROVNav 6s will be Sonardyne’s latest ‘plus’ hardware platform (6+), engineered to unlock the full capabilities of Fusion 2. Seamless Environment Built from the ground up Fusion 2 software offers a seamless environment in which surveyors can perform all of their... (read more)
2019-07-10 01:41:41

Joined Forces to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Kongsberg Maritime has formed a partnership with DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE, which aims to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance. Enabled through sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway, the new partnership between four of Norway’s most maritime organizations will develop a new Decision Support System (DSS) for offshore vessel operations. This tool will act as the foundation for DOF to simplify operational complexity with objective measurement, ultimately enabling optimal utilization and more sustainable fleet management. Catalyze a Tangible Transformation Highlighting the potential of the partnership to catalyze a tangible transformation,... (read more)
2019-05-20 11:48:27

BOKA Vanguard of Boskalis Becomes Dry Dock for Huge Cruise Ship

A huge Boskalis ship has come to the rescue of one of the largest cruise ships in the world by lifting it out of the water. Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. won a contract from Carnival Cruise Line to load the Carnival Vista cruise ship onto the BOKA Vanguard and transport it to a shipyard where the dry dock work will take place. This operation - a world first - will be carried out in Freeport in the Bahamas in the coming weeks. Second Largest Cruise Ship in the Carnival Fleet With room for nearly 4,000 passengers and a length of... (read more)
2019-07-08 11:16:11

MMT Performs Geophysical Soil Investigation of Dutch Wind Farm Zone

Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland has awarded MMT a contract to perform a geophysical soil investigation of the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone. The objective of the investigation is to contribute to the bathymetrical, morphological and geological understanding of the area. Ultimately the data will be used by offshore wind farm developers to prepare bids for this site. A high-resolution and accuracy ground model ensures that developers can prepare their bids with the least amount of uncertainty, which helps lower the price of developing these OWFs. Project preparations are currently underway, with the fieldwork planned to be performed in July... (read more)
2019-07-04 09:28:49

Live Transmissions Help Explore Secrets of the Deep

Live transmissions from unexplored regions deep below the Indian Ocean have underlined the role that reliable, high-speed broadband at sea is playing in expanding knowledge and promoting a more sustainable future. Increasing our knowledge of the marine fauna that populates the depths and the physical systems governing ocean behaviour is essential for a scientific community seeking to better understand climate change and assist political strategies to protect the underwater environment. Drawn Out and Frustrating Process The remote setting creates challenges for scientists in what are increasingly collaborative endeavours, involving multi-disciplinary teams that are disparately located. Furthermore, researchers are often using... (read more)
2019-06-27 10:21:20

Next Geosolutions Welcomes Three New Key Team Members

International geoscience and engineering services provider Next Geosolutions has recently welcomed three new key team members. The company operates in the energy, infrastructure and utility markets, Alison Lucas Collie is an experienced technical and management professional. She has worked at consultancy level supporting engineering in energy development projects during her roles at Fugro, Gardline, 4C Offshore and DeepOcean. She has joined Next Geosolutions as Tender Manager. Surveyor and Data Processor Alison’s technical specialism originates from working offshore as a surveyor and data processor after her first degree in hydrography and astronomy at Plymouth, then developing to gain an MSc in... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:52:08

OT 2021 will again be held at Zhejiang University Zhoushan Campus

Following the OceanTech 2019 Program held May 16-18, the organizers announced OT 2021 will again be held at Zhejiang University Zhoushan Campus, May 19-21, 2021, coinciding with the 5th China Ocean Technology Conference and OceanTech International Symposium. Spearheaded by Zhejiang University’s Ocean College, OT Program is an International showcase of the latest know-how & live demos conceived and realized by China's Ocean Community.  Zhejiang University is consistently ranked among China’s top three institutions.  Zijingang Survey Ship Oceanographers from around the nation were brought on board the Zijingang survey ship to view Laurel’s multi-beam survey demos in action offshore.  Zijingang carried... (read more)
2019-06-27 09:15:10

USVs Collecting Environmental Monitoring Data in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

With nearly six weeks of unmanned monitoring, AutoNaut's wave-propelled unmanned surface vessels (USVs) have been silently and precisely moving within and outside System 001 to collect wave and current data, and other atmosphere and water parameters. To visually inspect the environment surrounding the system, the AutoNauts have also been equipped with live streaming via under and above water cameras. Monitoring took place during the towing of the system, offshore installations, and deployment operations. Buoys Providing Acoustic Data AutoNaut’s work was complemented by Seiche buoys providing acoustic data for marine life presence as well as protected species observers and technicians to support... (read more)
2019-06-25 02:35:47

Growth in Maritime Industry to Drive Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market

The autonomous underwater vehicle market is expected to be valued at US$371.3 in 2019. During the course of the forecast period (2018–2027), the market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6%, according to a recently launched report on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) market by Market Research, a research and consulting firm. AUVs are generally used in aquaculture systems for a variety of underwater tasks such as tank water monitoring in fish farming. Aquaculture production has been increasing rapidly, making fish farming one of the fastest growing industrial sectors across the world. This has been significantly contributing to the growth... (read more)
2019-06-25 09:00:26
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