M.K. Services Appoints Dziga Walker

M. K. Services has appointed Dziga Walker (Ziggy) its team in Marine Sales. With over 8 years experience within the marine sector, Ziggy has worked both as a physical oceanographer within The Open University and The University of Plymouth, and as a consultant field oceanographer for the British Antarctic Survey. He has a degree in Ocean Science and is completing a PhD in Antarctic physical oceanography and climate. More recently he has published in a world-renowned earth science journal. M.K. Services has been providing underwater oceanographic, survey and inspection equipment to commercial, research and military customers for over twenty-five years.... (read more)
2007-05-24 08:53:13

The European Seafloor Observatory Network (ESONET)

ESONET proposes a network of sea floor observatories around the European Ocean Margin, from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea, for strategic long-term monitoring as part of the European GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). The network will have capabilities in geophysics, geotechnics, chemistry, biochemistry, oceanography, biology and fisheries. Long-term data collection and alarm capability in the event of hazards (e.g. earthquakes) will be considered. Ten initial areas for ESONET development have already been identified, in addition to a mobile emergency response station. The submarine terrain around Europe, from the continental shelves to 4,000 m depth, is known... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

UNH Launches School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has announced the launch of its new School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering marking an integration of the university’s various marine-related research, teaching and outreach activities. The new school, the first interdisciplinary school at UNH, will provide graduate courses, certificates and degrees and will draw faculty from every college within the university. UNH President Mark W. Huddleston, who announced the new school, said that whether responding to an oil spill, mitigating the effects of climate change, or launching an aquaculture solution to declining fish stocks, the knowledge will transcend biology, chemistry, engineering, economics,... (read more)
2013-09-10 09:55:13

Research Vessel Handover at Seawork

A search which began three years ago culminated in the handover of a new research vessel on the floating pontoon at Seawork 2009 in Southampton last week. The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company of nearby Hayling Island officially turned the 14m LOA, 6m beam catamaran RV Marisa over to Professor Stephen Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.   In 2006 the University of Liverpool began the search for a new coastal research vessel. The University has been carrying out marine biology and oceanographic research since 1881 and has operated research vessels of various types since 1885. However, the nature of the... (read more)
2009-06-26 12:00:00

Kongsberg Package for Norwegian Polar Research Icebreaker

The new-build RV Kronprins Haakon, the first Norwegian icebreaker built for polar research, and the first purpose-built polar research vessel since Roald Amundsen’s Maud launched in 1917, will start regular science cruises in 2017 with a complete hydroacoustic systems package from Kongsberg Maritime. Builder Fincantieri has selected a combined delivery of Kongsberg Maritime survey technology, including a wide range of Simrad scientific research systems for the Kronprins Haakon. Kongsberg Maritime will also supply an extensive K-Bridge system, to meet the complex navigation needs of this sophisticated new research vessel.    The building of Kronprins Haakon will start in June this... (read more)
2015-05-14 02:33:00

Rear Adm. David A. Score to Lead NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA Rear Adm. David A. Score has assumed his new role as director of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s appointment of Score was approved by President Obama last month. As director, Score will be responsible for the agency’s fleet of research and survey ships and aircraft, as well as guiding the 321 uniformed officers of the NOAA Corps and approximately 1,000 civilian personnel assigned to OMAO. Secretary Pritzker said that Rear Adm. Score is a highly capable and proven leader who has shown consistent dedication to... (read more)
2014-01-30 09:11:20

Lockheed Martin to Design Submersible RHOV

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$2.8 million contract for the initial design of the Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle (RHOV), a next generation three-person Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) that will be used by the U.S. scientific community. The contract has an option for subsequent construction of the RHOV once the initial design is completed and the project is approved to move forward.   Funded through the National Science Foundation, the RHOV is intended to replace the DSV Alvin, the human-occupied deep submergence vehicle currently operated by WHOI.  In more than four decades of operation, the Alvin... (read more)
2007-08-03 09:06:40

Ballard to Explore NOAA's Flower Garden

Dr. Robert Ballard and an interdisciplinary team of scientists will explore the fascinating undersea landscape of NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). One of the 13 U.S. national marine sanctuaries, the FGBNMS is located approximately 115 miles off the Texas/Louisiana coast. Named for its colorful corals and sponges, the sanctuary was targeted for exploration because of its unique geology and biology. Its geological history also makes it a viable location to search for evidence of early human habitation that could predate current evidence of North America's first inhabitants. This expedition represents a collaboration between the National Oceanic &... (read more)
2007-02-26 09:48:23

Proteus and TCarta Marine Offer Bathymetry from Shore to Continental Shelf

Proteus FZC, UAE, has teamed with TCarta Marine, USA, to offer complete bathymetric data sets from the shallow near-shore coastal zone out to the continental shelf. Depending on water conditions, the Proteus bathymetric data is accurate to depths of 35 metres in the near-shore area extending several kilometres from the coastline. TCarta Marine provides medium-resolution bathymetric data from the littoral zone out to the continental shelf, hundreds of kilometres offshore. Since 2011, Proteus has produced seafloor survey and seabed classification projects using multispectral satellite imagery. The product-generation technology can be carried out in a fraction of the time and cost... (read more)
2014-02-10 12:00:00

Increased Oil and Gas Activity Boosts Seaeye’s Order Book

With confidence returning to the offshore oil and gas market, Seaeye have enjoyed a significant increase in sales of ROVs to this industry resulting in one of their best starts to a new year. For January/February delivery, the company has orders for a Panther Plus and a Surveyor Plus for Fugro Survey. The Surveyor Plus will be the 32nd system of its type and is destined for their Egypt office. The 14th Seaeye Panther Plus is to be installed on McDermott’s DSV Tofig Ismailov on contract in the Caspian Sea for AIOC’s full field development phases 2 and 3. Work... (read more)
2005-01-28 12:00:00
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