Marine Science Laboratory Opens

The University of Southern Mississippi has dedicated the new George A. Knauer Marine Science Building at the Stennis Space Center. The building features multimedia-enhanced classrooms and specially designed laboratories for the pursuit of education and research in biological, geological, and physical oceanography, marine chemistry and hydrography. The new facility also owns the distinction of being the first building constructed solely for higher education at the space centre. In addition to biological and geological oceanography labs, there will be specially designed marine chemistry labs with a clean room to accommodate the department’s high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer used for... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Transas Management Reorganisation

The Board of Directors of the Transas Group has appointedd Andrey Belentiev, long-time sales manager responsible for the Ukraine and more recently, South Europe, as Managing Director of Transas Ltd. Based at Transas Headquarters in Cork, Ireland, Mr Belentiev will supervise the company's activities, implementing strategic management and business administration and representing the company in official quarters. Mr Belentiev joined Transas in 1992 as Area Director for Transas Eurasia Ltd and General Director for Transas Ukraine. Between 1995 and 2003, he led several significant Transas projects, including the installation of Transas marine simulation complexes and VTS systems in Bulgaria, Georgia,... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Data Management System Order for Werum

The German shipyard company Krüger Werft has placed an order with Werum Software & Systems to equip the new German research vessel Maria S. Merian with their data management system DAVIS-SHIP. Werum will carry out the job of planning and implementing the onboard scientific network and mail system. The research vessel is still under construction, but is intended to be put into service at the end of 2004. Once in service the vessel will be based with the Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende (IOW) and be operated for marine research. Thanks to her construction it is no problem for... (read more)
2004-04-05 12:00:00

Simrad Navigation for Song of The Whale

Simrad, UK, has supplied a complete navigation suite for the new Song of the Whale research vessel, which embarked on sea trials off the coast of Southampton last week. Owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Song of the Whale replaces the eponymous original vessel, which has been in service since 1987 and has voyaged over 250,000 miles. The new Song of the Whale is a 70ft-long research and education platform that has been in planning for over a decade and under construction at Blondecell shipyard in Southampton for over two years. The finished vessel has become one... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

PSS Provides Trencher Upgrade to Canyon Offshore

Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) has entered into a trencher upgrade contract with Canyon Offshore. The modifications will include an upgrade to 600 horsepower, a new software controlled pipeline riding system, and a high-powered trench education system. The completed system will incorporate the latest in deepwater trenching technology from Perry Slingsby Systems. The Triton T600 system will be delivered in the first quarter of 2005 and will augment Canyon Offshore’s fleet of high-powered trenching systems, including the Triton T750 Super Trencher, Triton T500 and Triton T200. (read more)
2004-11-19 12:00:00

First Orders ATLAS System

ATLAS Hydrographic has received first orders for two of its new hull-mounted Parasound DS-3 parametric multi-beam sub-bottom profiling and bathymetric surveying system providing bottom penetration in excess of 200m while sampling data at up to 50kHz frequency over depths down to 11,000m. The first system is to be fitted to Maria S Merian, the new German research vessel being built by Kroeger Werft at its Rendburg yard under a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education & Research in association with the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. The €55 million vessel is due to begin service... (read more)
2004-11-19 12:00:00

US Naval Academy Purchases VideoRay Underwater Robots

VideoRay announced today that the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, has purchased two VideoRay Pro III remotely operated vehicles, each identically outfitted with a SeaSprite scanning sonar, extension tether, training, 15-inch picture-in-picture monitor and manipulator arm valued at over US$75,000. The VideoRay will be used in Midshipman education, ocean engineering coursework and labs, and faculty research, according to Commander William Marr, Ph.D., P.E., of the Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Department at the US Naval Academy. The VideoRay replaces two ROVs that were destroyed in Hurricane Isabelle, which swept through Annapolis, Maryland, last September. (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00

Kongsberg Maritime’s UC 2005

The first stage of Kongsberg Maritime's Simulator Users Conference 2005 (UC 2005) program has been completed with an event in Cork, Ireland, on 17-19 April. Over 100 European simulator experts from 19 countries joined Kongsberg Maritime at the National Maritime College of Ireland for two days of discussion based on the theme: 'Share the Experience'. Day one of the conference included product updates delivered by Kongsberg Maritime simulation product managers. Considerable interest was raised in the range of new and innovative product features that have been added to the navigation, cargo, communications and engine room product lines. Customers were also... (read more)
2005-06-03 12:00:00

Atlas Parasound for Research Vessels

Atlas Hydrographic in Bremen has completed installation of the first of its latest Parasound DS-3 sub-bottom profiling and bathymetric survey systems aboard Maria S Merian, a new research vessel built by Kroeger Werft at its Rendburg yard under a project funded by the German Ministry of Education & Research in association with the States of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Based at the Baltic Sea Research Institute in Warnemunde, the €55m (euros) vessel is due to begin service later this year. Its hull-mounted Parasound DS-3 system features multi-pulse operation and is capable of providing bottom penetration in excess of... (read more)
2005-08-08 12:00:00

TSS International Ltd Appoints New US Manager

TSS International Ltd has appointed Ted Curley as its sales manager for the North Eastern United States. Ted Curley will be based in the Boston area from where he will be providing close support to the US naval shipbuilding industry in the region. His responsibilities will include sales of the TSS International range of motion sensors, inertial navigation products, gyro-compasses and detection systems. Ted Curley has spent the last fifteen years in the oceanographic and marine instrumentation industry, most recently as the sales and marketing manager of EPC Labs, Inc. He has years of experience selling into the defence, survey... (read more)
2005-09-02 12:00:00
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