Hydroid Receives Order From the NATO Undersea Research Centre

Hydroid Inc. announce that they have received an order from the NATO Undersea Reseach Centre (NURC) in La Spezia (Italy) for two REMUS AUV Systems. NATO Undersea Research Centre has been actively involved for several years in the uses and technology of AUVs. While contributing to state of the art AUV performance through sensor and algorithm research, the Centre has recently undertaken the task of assessing the value of commercially available AUVs for military applications. The procurement of the two REMUS systems from Hydroid will enable the Centre to participate in NATO exercises aimed at transitioning the use of AUV... (read more)
2004-03-25 12:00:00

SonTek Wins Bid for 13 ADP Systems for the Yangtze River Estuary

SonTek and China-ORE announce they have won a bid for procurement of 13 sets of Acoustic Doppler Profilers (ADP) to the Yangtze Estuary Waterway Construction Company Ltd. The Yangtze River estuary hosts one of the busiest transportation ports in the world. It is also well known for its complex hydrology such as high sediment movement and year round deposition of mud and sand. The Yangtze Estuary Construction Company is responsible for the second phase of dredging navigation channels from 8.5 metres to 10 meters. Technical cooperation and research has been ongoing for the past year with the State Key Laboratory... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Deep Blue MicroROV Reaches Underwater Depths to 1000 Feet

VideoRay announced the VideoRay Deep Blue, an ROV that reaches to depths of 1000 feet (305m) to study bottom communities and monitor aquatic communities short or long term. The Deep Blue can be computer controlled from a laptop PC to open new possibilities for gathering and analysing biological and physical data. The Deep Blue has a built-in SeaSprite scanning sonar, which is ideal for performing ROV surveys o study dark waters or benthic communities near wells, as requested by the Minerals Management Service in the Gulf of Mexico. Compact, non-invasive, and fascinating to sea life, the Deep Blue hosts the... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

CTG Deliver Ferrybox Oceanographic Suite to Russia

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) announce they will be delivering a Ferrybox Oceanographic monitoring system to the Polar Research Institue of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography PNIRO, Murmansk, Russia on completion of OI2004. The system was purchased via CTG’s representatives within Russia, Technopole. Mr. Evegueni Lakovlenkov, Head of Research Vessel Department at the PNIRO will be witnessing final tests at CTG premises this week. The Ferrybox system consists of a MiniTracka II turbidity sensor. Both these instruments are fitted with a flow through manifold specifically designed for ship installation, offering a safety pressure of 10 Bar. The use of the MiniPack CTD-F... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

VideoRay ProIII MicroROV

VideoRay announced the VideoRay Pro III, the next generation of its remote control video camera for short- or long-term monitoring in aquatic environments down to 500 feet deep (152m). Now, the 8-pound microROV can be computer controlled from a laptop PC, opening new possibilities for gathering and anlysing data. The VideoRay Pro III can host sonars, positioning systems, hull inspection software, thickness gauges, manipulators, and radiation sensors that can be quickly installed and configured in the field in minutes. (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

DPS Buys First Sonardyne Fusion Wideband System

Dynamic Positioning Services (DPS) of Aberdeen have bought the first Fusion Positioning system with wideband signal technology from Sonardyne International. This £320,000 order is significant for both companies as it represents a milestone in the provision of advanced subsea positioning for the offshore market. Sonardyne wideband technology is key to offshore subsea positioning, offering hundreds of reply codes and fast telemetry. The system will give an enhanced and robust subsea position solution. Sonardyne’s wideband signals are proven to give impressive noise immunity and can operate in parallel with other acoustic systems. They offer greater precision, and continue to offer this... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00


IXSEA introduces features with OCTANS III, a complete firmware and hardware redesign of the renowned through the industry motion sensor and gyrocompass Octans. SAFE HEAVE, Self-Adaptive Filtered Estimated Heave, is a dynamically tuned new heave filter concept that can assess heave parameters in true real time. As a result, not only the behaviour of the heave filter is always optimal, whatever the conditions and whatever the size of the vessel but also it does not require any set-up from the user. Using the latest progress in mathematical techniques, SAFE-HEAVE is particularly well adapted to changing swell conditions like harbour waves,... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Triton Elics to Support Synthetic Aperture Sonar

Triton Elics International (TEI) announced that it has released a preliminary version of its software that is capable of reading and processing Synthetic Aperture Side Scan Sonar (SAS) data from the PROSAS system offered by Dynamics Technology, Inc. (DTI), from Arlington (VA, USA). DTI’s PROSAS system provides unparalleled, constant resolution across the entire sonar swath. Resolutions of 10cm at 300m are possible with this technology. TEI’s ISIS software is now capable of reading and displaying the high-resolution image data files created by the PROSAS system. Once in ISIS, the full suite of TEI data fusion and geoprocessing tools become available... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Kongsberg Refits <i>B.I.O. Hesperides</i>

Kongsberg Maritime has completed the mid-life refit of the hydrographic survey equipment onboard the (Oceanographic Research Vessel) B.I.O Hesperides. The vessel, originally commissioned in 1991 and based in the Antarctic seas for 6 months a year, was one of the first large survey equipment installations for Kongsberg. Likewise, this is the first full mid-life refit of survey equipment carried out by the company. The survey package supplied and installed by Kongsberg Maritime was based on the EM120 1°x2° multibeam echosounder. The EM120 is a tried and tested multibeam sounder for deep water mapping with the 12 kHz operating frequency being... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00

Nautronix Win Contract Down Under

Nautronix Ltd announced that it has signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defence (DOD) for the supply and support of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet under Project SEA 1430 Phase 2A. Through this project, ECDIS will improve the efficiency of planning and performing navigation for the RAN. The ECDIS systems will also be compliant with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards. The initial purchases and long term logistic support contract have a value of over £2.5m. The total contract value, including options for follow-on vessels and software development, could grow... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00
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