Hydrographic Data Essential for Security of Life at Sea

The decade of ocean science, starting in 2020 will make the future bright for the marine geospatial industry, said rear admiral Tim Lowe, acting Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the National Hydrographer. Lowe was talking about the era of geospatial data at Offshore Survey, the conference held at the fringes of Ocean Business 2019, the ocean technology exhibition in Southampton, UK, at the National Oceanography Centre. Better Informed Decisions Lowe emphasized that hydrographic data supports and further grows prosperity, sustainability and security of life at sea. According to him, it’s up to the hydrographic field to... (read more)
2019-04-16 12:56:26

A18D in Business for AUV Survey Services

ECA Group demonstrates the high-performance of its mid-size AUV during deep survey missions
As announced in early 2018, ECA Group signed a cooperation agreement for subsea robotic services to Oil & Gas companies with a leasing offer on its latest generation A18D AUV creating a new dimension for its AUV services activity. Throughout 2018, ECA Group conducted several successful deep survey missions. The next generation AUV demonstrated its capabilities to perform multi-sensor surveys during deep sea operations (around 2,500m water depth) in the Mediterranean Sea.   A Comprehensive Survey Solution The A18D is the most compact multi-sensor AUV on the market for long-endurance deep water surveys (up to 3,000m). The AUV can capture... (read more)
2019-04-05 01:31:24

ASV and ROV Subsea Inspection Capabilities to be Demoed Ocean Business

L3 Technologies has launched an Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) deploying, operating and recovering a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). In an industry first, the C-Worker 7 ASV deployed an inspection-class ROV for vertical and horizontal subsea inspection. The proof of concept demonstration took place over two weeks in Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, UK. The system will be running demonstrations at Ocean Business in Southampton, UK, 9-11 April 2019. Jacket and hull inspections The new system has been developed for use in hazardous offshore environments. It will be used for tasks such as jacket and hull inspections, and pipeline and cable surveys in... (read more)
2019-04-05 11:34:22

Ocean Business Offers a Wide Range of Exhibitors, Demos and Speakers

Over 340 exhibitors from all over the world are offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations, and learning and networking opportunities at the upcoming Ocean Business exhibition. More than 5,000 visitors from over 60 countries are expected to visit one of the biggest marine technology events across the globe. The Ocean Business show is taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019. Economy in 2010 The exhibition organizers have just revealed a line up of industry experts to present speeches in the opening session to take place 9 April. Claire Jolly, Head of IPSO Unit... (read more)
2019-04-02 02:30:50

Next-generation USV to Launch at Ocean Business 2019

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) has designed and built the next-generation Accession Class Unmanned Survey Vessel (USV) for use in nearshore and offshore hydrographic surveys. The device will launch at Ocean Business in April 2019. The unique modular design of the USV allows the vessel to increase its base design length of 3.5m to a maximum of 5m for additional payload equipment and/or power for extended endurance depending on operational requirements. James Williams, director at USS, said “We wanted to build a USV that was truly versatile, reliable and robust enough to withstand operating in offshore conditions while keeping it simple... (read more)
2019-03-14 01:58:45

Seafloor Based Seismic Cable Permanent Reservoir Monitoring with Sonardyne Sensors

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is to deploy cabled subsea instrumentation from Sonardyne International to help increase the accuracy of time-lapse seismic data at the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field. From the first production of the development, Equinor plans to use seafloor based seismic cable permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) technology to observe what is happening in the reservoir over time to help maximize recovery rates. While PRM technologies increase the amount and data quality that operators have about their reservoirs, processing it can sometimes be complicated by changing environmental conditions, such as water velocity and tidal height, at the time each survey... (read more)
2019-03-05 08:45:06

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Oceans

What is Oceanography and How to Become an Oceanographer
This article will dig into the field of Oceanography and the trends and methods developed over the past decades. Did you know that marine species compound more than 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity? Or that seaweed and other sea plants living in the ocean produce around 50% of the oxygen in the atmosphere? With this in mind, many efforts are now concentrated on studies of the ocean, such as identification of those beneficial to ocean resources and organisms that can be used as medicines for many critical ailments. Within this article, you will also get familiar with terms like biomimicry,... (read more)
2019-02-26 09:44:32

AML Oceanographic’s MVP200 Selected for Swedish Research Vessel

AML Oceanographic has announced that a Moving Vessel Profiler is being installed on one of the most modern research vessels in the world, the Swedish vessel 'RV Svea'. The newbuild Swedish vessel, owned by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), will be used by the university and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) for a wide variety of environmental surveys, from monitoring ocean acidification to assessing fish stock. By including a Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP), the scientists expect to gain a clearer understanding of the oceanographic dynamics encountered in the Baltic Sea, such as strong halocline layers and... (read more)
2019-02-26 09:22:24

Danish Geodata Agency Partners with Esri to Chart the Waters of Denmark and Greenland

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced that it has partnered with the Danish Geodata Agency (GST) to implement a modern workflow to more efficiently create and maintain nautical charts of Danish and Greenlandic waters. Esri will assist with the installation of, and training for, the new enterprise production system. Because maritime traffic is increasing significantly and new routes are opening due to melting ice, it is crucial to have accurate charts in support of safe navigation and environmental protection. GST turned to Esri for a solution when the organization needed to convert the production of navigational charts from a... (read more)
2019-02-25 10:33:52

The Creation of the Blue Hole 3D Sonar Map

Aquatica Submarines is celebrating a highly successful expedition to the Blue Hole of Belize. Spending almost three weeks onsite from 27 November to 13 December 2018, the team was able to safely conduct over 20 dives taking a variety of people down to experience its splendour. The world was able to share in this experience through a two-hour live broadcast from the Blue Hole on The Discovery Channel that featured Sir Richard Branson, Fabien Cousteau and Aquatica’s Chief Pilot, Erika Bergman. The team also supported the production of a forthcoming documentary featuring the expedition by INE Entertainment, to be released in late spring 2019.... (read more)
2019-02-21 10:22:20
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