Ancient Roman Amphorae Found in Cyprus

The Cyprus Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works has announced the completion of the 2019 underwater archaeological mission at the Akrotiri-Dreamer’s Bay ancient port, in the Limassol District (Cyprus). Around 800 Roman amphorae dating to the end of the 6th or the 7th century AD have been found scattered over an area of approximately 130,000 sqm. This discovery has also confirmed the shipwreck of a substantial vessel for that period, the international edition of Tornos News reports. The survey was carried out by staff from the University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, as part of the... (read more)
2019-12-03 10:55:25

Rovco Launches Live 3D Subsea Streaming Technology

Subsea technology company Rovco (Bristol, UK) has launched 'SubSLAM Live’, a 3D streaming technology which allows users to video and live-stream 3D underwater point clouds to any device in the world. The stereo camera technology system sends images and 3D models of assets from the seabed to a computer browser in any location globally. This offers customers instantaneous access to information as an inspection or construction activity is taking place. The firm trialled the technology earlier in the year with an oil and gas Super Major, at a renewable wind farm, and more recently in 0.5m of visibility at an... (read more)
2019-12-03 10:15:02

Inspection and 3D Modelling Project at Galloper Offshore Windfarm Completed

Subsea technology specialist Rovco has completed an extensive ROV inspection contract. This circa £1 million contract has resulted in the completion of the baseline asset integrity survey at the newly constructed Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, a 353MW installed capacity wind farm which lies 30km off the coast of Suffolk, UK. The project, which was awarded by Innogy Renewables UK, began in September - with 24-hour ROV operations provided over a four-week period. Rovco deployed a Cougar XT ROV fitted with both 3D imaging sonar and their SubSLAM 3D technology to complete planned asset inspection activities. The project was performed from... (read more)
2019-11-23 10:48:32

Study Shows Strong Storms Generating Earthquake-like Seismic Activity

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. "We're calling them stormquakes," said lead author Wenyuan Fan, an assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. "This involves the coupling of the atmosphere, ocean and solid earth. During a storm season, hurricanes or nor'easters transfer energy into the ocean as strong ocean waves, and the waves interact with the solid earth producing intense seismic source activity." The research is published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal. Fan... (read more)
2019-11-22 02:23:34

This Is How a Project With the Deep and Long Moorings Is Done

Metocean Services International is nearing completion of a project with the deep and long moorings. Since the company was founded in 2003, MSI has conducted hundreds of mooring deployments in 55 countries worldwide. In late 2018, Total contracted them to mobilise what would be their longest moorings for deployment in the deepest water so far (3,150m) at locations just north of the border between South Africa and Namibia. Meteorology, Waves and Current Profiles The moorings comprise a surface buoy to measure meteorology, waves and current profiles as well as an I-type mooring to measure full water column current profiles and water... (read more)
2019-11-13 11:25:21

'Caribbean Faces Numerous Threats To Its Natural Resources'

TCarta Marine, a global provider of geospatial products and services, has opened an office in Kingston, Jamaica, led by Carol Fisher. Officially operating as a separate Jamaican company, TCarta Caribe offers the complete line of TCarta satellite-derived bathymetry, seafloor classification, land use/land cover, and air quality solutions to Jamaica and the entire Caribbean region. “Jamaica and many nearby Caribbean islands are developing nations seeking to balance economic growth with environmental preservation,” said TCarta President Kyle Goodrich. “The Caribbean faces numerous threats to its natural resources from hurricanes, rising sea levels, and pollution, but budgets are limited,” he added. Senior Hydrographer Carol... (read more)
2019-11-13 10:37:03

Multiplexers Simultaneously Transmit Data Along a Single Communication Channel

MacArtney, headquartered in Denmark, has recently supplied the latest in a series of seven customised NEXUS MK C ‘Super MUX’ multiplexers to MMT, providers of customised marine surveys for the offshore energy industry. Multiplexers, designed to simultaneously transmit data along a single channel of communication, provide operators with the opportunity to gather numerous types of data at once. The Swedish based, MMT working in close collaboration with Reach Subsea, ordered the customised NEXUS MK C connectivity solution (named the Super MUX by MMT) from MacArtney Underwater Technology earlier this year. Offshore Energy Industry MMT assists the global industry with a range... (read more)
2019-11-06 10:36:30

How to Carry Out an Asset Inspection Survey

Bibby HydroMap, a UK-based company, has successfully completed an asset inspection survey of several bridges and the Weaver Sailing Club along the River Weaver in Cheshire (UK). This was an opportunity to demonstrate its marine 3D imaging capabilities in a highly dynamic and fast-flowing environment. The River Weaver is a marine connection between a number of businesses along the river and the Manchester Ship Canal and, ultimately, the Irish Sea, the integrity of which is paramount to their commercial operations. Locate Any Obstructions to Navigation The aim of the survey was to assess the condition of the bridges which span the... (read more)
2019-11-03 01:52:53

OCEANS 2019 Seattle Focused on Blue Economy

More than 1700 people attended OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27th through 31st, at the Washington State Convention Center and the new Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle. The area’s unique history of forward-thinking ocean research, technology development, federal agency and Navy presence, and focus on the Blue Economy combined to make this a great place to host OCEANS this fall. More than 1700 people attended OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27th through 31st, at the Washington State Convention Center and the new Hyatt Regency in downtown Seattle. The area’s unique history of forward-thinking ocean research, technology development, federal agency and Navy presence, and focus on the Blue Economy combined to make this a great place to host OCEANS this fall. Co-sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, this year’s meeting was themed 'Blue Sky,  Blue Sea, Blue Tech. The conference attracted professionals and students from 38 countries representing industry, academia, and the public sector to exchange information and... (read more)
2019-12-29 10:19:41

‘Hydrography is Both a Science and a Technique’

7 Questions to the New Director General of the French Hydrographic Office
Chief weapons engineer Laurent Kerléguer was appointed director general of Shom, the French hydrographic office, in July 2019. In this interview, Hydro International asks him about the latest developments regarding the world of hydrography, climate change and artificial intelligence. “It’s becoming more urgent than ever to measure the ocean.” Chief weapons engineer Laurent Kerléguer was appointed director-general of Shom, the French hydrographic office, in July 2019. In this interview, Hydro International asks him about the latest developments regarding the world of hydrography, climate change and artificial intelligence. “It’s becoming more urgent than ever to measure the ocean.” Laurent Kerléguer was born in Brest, France, and has always lived by – or close to – the sea. Although he never had a ‘dream job’ as a child, he always had the feeling that his career would be linked to the sea. “For me as an engineer, hydrography is the perfect... (read more)
2019-10-29 11:34:23
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