SERPENT Competition

Kongsberg Maritime is extending support for the SERPENT project by sponsoring alongside BP an underwater image and video competition. Entries are invited in five categories, with the aim of showcasing the best biological and technical images taken in the deep sea. The SERPENT (Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology) project was founded by Dr Ian Hudson of the DeepSeas Group, George Decon Division of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), and oil & gas partners. The project unites research establishments and oil and technology companies in a bid to increase our knowledge of the sea by utilising... (read more)
2005-12-09 12:00:00

Stanley Harvey Appointed as US Navy Deputy Hydrographer

Stanley B. Harvey has assumed responsibilities as the deputy Hydrographer of the Navy on the Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) staff. Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, the command’s leader, is designated as Hydrographer of the Navy. Harvey, the command’s former assistant chief of staff for strategic plans and policy, has an extensive background in hydrographic survey programmes, ocean policy and international partnerships and agreements. In his new position he will represent the U.S. Navy’s hydrographic interests by promoting international partnerships and conducting liaison with the International Hydrographic Board and directors of numerous hydrographic offices. A native of Port Gibson,... (read more)
2016-09-15 09:07:33

Dr. Simons Part-time Professor ‘Seafloor Mapping’ at Delft University of Technology

The Executive Board of Delft University of Technology (DUT) has appointed Dr. Dick G. Simons as professor of the new chair ‘Seafloor Mapping’. A co-operation of DUT with TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory (TNO-FEL) in The Hague has enabled the establishment of the chair. Dr. Simons has his main position at TNO-FEL, where he leads research programmes in underwater acoustics. He will fulfil his professorship on a part-time basis and has started his activities on 15 March 2004. The chair ‘Seafloor Mapping’ focuses on seafloor classification, fusion of topography data at land-sea transitions, modelling of acoustic multi-beam systems (including underwater... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

Phantom T5 ROV Introduced

USA-based Deep Ocean Engineering, has revealed the Phantom T5 ROV. The Phantom T5 open-frame architecture facilitates mechanical integrations. The dedicated expansion bulkhead connectors, used for both power and telemetry, are provided as standard. An optional tool skid allows the customer to add sensors or tools by plugging into the expansion bulkhead connectors for nearly limitless, task-specific, expansion possibilities. Standard Phantom T5 features include Full HD video (1080i & 0.35 lux) with 20x optical zoom, on-screen videographic overlay mounted on a tilt platform with angle feedback 300m depth rating (500m optional), LED Lights, and two person portability (39kg / 86lbs dry... (read more)
2016-01-18 10:45:22

Research Capacity of R/V Tubitak Marmara Extended

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TÜBITAK, has taken delivery of an EdgeTech 2000-DSS combined sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler system. The system, supplied by MacArtney Underwater Technology, will be used on board Turkish multipurpose Research Vessel Tubitak Marmara carrying out studies of marine pollution, marine biology and explorations of offshore oil fields, pipeline surveys, wrecks, UXO, etc. The system combines EdgeTech’s line of sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profilers into an integrated system. It comes with a combined towfish, digital telemetry that runs over a single coaxial cable up to 6,000 metres long and a topside processor running EdgeTech’s... (read more)
2015-10-22 09:02:21

Master of Arts in Marine Conservation and Policy

Scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University (SBU), who also are members of the university's faculty, are teaching the first course offered through the new graduate programme, M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy. SBU's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) launched the new programme at the start of the 2010 fall semester. It is the first programme of its kind in New York State and one of only a few such programmes in the country. Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director, and Dr. Demian Chapman, assistant director for science, of the Institute were selected... (read more)
2010-11-29 10:21:52

Proteus Teams with DigitalGlobe

UAE-based Proteus has announced a global agreement with DigitalGlobe (USA) whereby Proteus will provide bathymetric and seabed mapping products derived from high-resolution 8-band WorldView-2 satellite imagery. The Proteus seabed surveys have been developed for environmental, oil & gas, marine biology and other coastal zone applications. In 2011, Proteus delivered several bathymetric and seabed classification projects to customers in the Middle East and Caribbean which validated the benefits of using satellite imagery for bathymetric mapping. Proteus CEO David Critchley said that the Proteus technique generates highly accurate bathymetric and seabed surveys in the coastal zone from multispectral DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 imagery in... (read more)
2012-05-31 09:10:04

Chris Riffe Joins Horizon Marine, Inc.

Horizon Marine, Inc. announces that Chris Riffe has joined the company as Manager Offshore Operations. Mr. Riffe brings over 25 years of experience in operational oceanographic work in the offshore industry and academic research communities. His range of experience includes oceanographic instrumentation integration, software development, survey planning and operations, vessel master (3,000 tons), and project manager for offshore measurement programs. For Horizon Marine, Mr. Riffe will enhance the Eddy Watchsm Program with an increased offshore data collection and analysis capability. He will also manage Horizon’s Houston office. Prior to joining Horizon Marine, Mr. Riffe held various positions of management in... (read more)
2006-04-12 12:00:00

GIS in Mapping Ocean Floor

Ocean Globe from ESRI Press examines bathymetry from its early history through today's use of geographic information systems (GIS) and other technologies to map the ocean floor. With contributions from oceanographers, explorers, and historians, this new book is a valuable resource for those interested in coastal management, seafloor mapping, and marine biology. The anthology addresses how recent developments in bathymetry and seafloor mapping are applied to animal migrations, coral reef growth, tsunami forecasts, coastal ecosystems, aquatic farming, whale habitats, and more. In addition, the book includes a special appendix on the history of seafloor mapping-from early line-and-sinker methods to multibeam... (read more)
2010-03-04 10:29:14

AUV for Florida Keys Community College

OceanServer Technology, USA, has received a contract from Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) for an Iver2 AUV equipped with an L-3 Klein 3500 Side-scan Sonar. This purchase will provide students and researchers with a modern AUV platform to further ongoing academic initiatives in marine biology, underwater archeology and marine science. The Iver2 AUV will also support studies in their worldclass Diving Business and Technology Programme and advanced underwater remote sensing projects.  Equipped with a high-resolution CT Sensor by NBOSI, an ADCP Current Profiler by Sontek, and L-3 Klein Side-scan Sonar, the Iver2 AUV will provide new technology for studying marine... (read more)
2012-07-19 09:03:08
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