How to Simplify Survey Reporting

Wouldn’t it be great to work on a hydrographic project without spending a lot of time looking for all the elements needed for a professional report? This was what Sanyal Sunil had in mind when he developed SURge, a digital tool to simplify survey reporting. Wouldn’t it be great to work on a hydrographic project without spending a lot of time looking for all the elements needed for a professional report? This was what Sanyal Sunil had in mind when he developed SURge, a digital tool to simplify survey reporting. Hydrographic survey reporting has always been a headache for surveyors in the field, as they have to spend a lot of time formatting the reports, finding the correct logos and diagrams, displaying observations schematically, and carrying out irrelevant calculations, all of which have to be neatly represented in the report but have nothing to do... (read more)
2020-02-24 02:03:38

India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology Signs Contract for AUV System

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV system to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India. This sale has been conducted in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime India, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime AS. The HUGIN AUV system ordered by NIOT is rated to a depth of 6,000 metres and will be equipped with a KONGSBERG HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar and EM2040 multibeam echosounder, designed for hydrographic and seabed classification applications. It will also carry a high-resolution colour still image camera, plus a range of environmental... (read more)
2020-02-24 08:36:32

Schmidt Ocean Institute Appoints Dr Jyotika Virmani as its First Executive Director

The Schmidt Ocean Institute has appointed Dr Jyotika Virmani as its first executive director, to lead the US-based global non-profit in its work to advance the field of oceanographic science through innovative research and technology. The announcement was made at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, the conference for the ocean sciences and larger ocean-connected community. With an extensive background in science and innovation, Virmani most recently served as the executive director of planet and environment at XPRIZE and the executive director of the Rainforest XPRIZE, a competition for innovations in biodiversity assessment technologies. She was also executive director of the Shell... (read more)
2020-02-20 09:00:56

This is How Underwater Instruments can Support Pioneering Tsunami Research

High-accuracy, long-endurance underwater instrumentation from Sonardyne Inc. is set to play a major role in helping scientists across the US better understand and possibly predict earthquake and tsunami risk at a far greater scale than has been possible before. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, through a US$5.5 million grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), is procuring equipment to be used by the broader scientific community to study seafloor deformation. Comprising more than 50 Sonardyne Fetch subsea sensor logging nodes, this major new equipment pool will also include Sonardyne’s advanced acoustic positioning modules fitted to three Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders.... (read more)
2020-02-18 01:40:08

Kongsberg Maritime Sells its Underwater Technology Company Hydroid

Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology company Hydroid, Inc. for USD 350 million to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the largest supplier of vessels to the US Navy. The agreement provides that, as of closing, the parties will enter into a strategic alliance agreement concerning underwater technology and maritime solutions. Kongsberg Maritime acquired Hydroid for USD 80 million in 2007 and is now selling this US subsidiary for USD 350 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis and as adjusted off an agreed-upon working capital. "Kongsberg Maritime has driven technology development and created considerable value... (read more)
2020-02-05 04:09:13

John Colvin Joins Advanced Navigation As Chief Revenue Officer

Sydney (Australia) based Advanced Navigation, a company specialized in Inertial Navigation Systems, announced the appointment of John Colvin, as Chief Revenue Officer.  “It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Advanced Navigation right now. The strength of our navigation and positioning solutions — and the growth we’re seeing in the global markets — is putting us on a steep upward trajectory,” said Chris Shaw, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation. “John brings an extensive amount of experience and the necessary leadership skills to help guide the business to the next stage of our growth globally, and we’re excited to have him on the team.” "I am looking... (read more)
2020-01-31 03:22:08

Oi20 Celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Don't Miss It

Oceanology International will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over 500 companies from more than 90 countries will be exhibiting and there will be two brand new pavilions: Italy and Massachusetts. The show will be doubling the number of companies demonstrating technology at the dockside. You will be able to see vessel/instrumentation solutions and other technologies and services first-hand. During the Future Tech Hub, 18 start-ups/small businesses will be giving daily ‘pitch sessions’ to promote solutions and services never shown before at Oceanology International. This truly unique event showcases the latest technologies from 500 global suppliers and market developments from across... (read more)
2020-01-30 04:02:47

This is How a Wave Sensor Adds Ship Strike Alerts

As more and more oceanographic buoys are being deployed around the world, incidents of ships striking these buoys are also increasing. At times, the impact of the strike can be severe enough to damage a buoy or even knock it off its mooring and set it adrift. Without a clear time frame of when the strike occurred, there has been no way to determine the cause of costly (and often hazardous) buoy damage. US-based SeaView Systems has found a solution to this problem. Its SVS-603 wave sensor has now been enhanced with ship strike detection capabilities which can trigger an... (read more)
2020-01-28 09:10:27

Silicon Sensing’s Technology Supports Autonomous Mayflower Voyage

Two Silicon Sensing Systems ultra-precise AMU30 inertial measurement units (IMUs) will provide critical navigation data to the autopilot capability for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) throughout her milestone transatlantic voyage this autumn. Setting sail this September, the 15-meter long, 5-ton MAS400 will repeat the Mayflower’s original epic voyage made 400 years ago. Led by marine research organization ProMare and powered by IBM, she will sail from Plymouth, England to Plymouth Massachusetts, USA. Instead of a captain and crew, she will use computer vision, machine learning, cutting-edge technologies and sensors to navigate and detect hazards.   Silicon Sensing’s AMU30 devices will form... (read more)
2020-01-20 01:35:14

This Is How an Ocean Robot is Deployed on an Ocean Robot

The Caravela AutoNaut, manufactured by UK-based firm AutoNaut, is part of a major international experiment to track the formation of clouds and their role in the climate system in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Barbados. The researchers will use combined AutoNaut and glider measurements to understand how the ocean temperatures affect the layer of air above, and how the winds and sunshine affect the top tens of metres of the ocean. One of the AutoNauts has been specially adapted in conjunction with the UK's University of East Anglia (UEA) to carry and release an underwater Seaglider in remote and... (read more)
2020-01-18 04:37:20
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