Hydrography and Marine SDI Symposium

UK National Hydrographer Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff will be the keynote speaker at a one-day symposium on Hydrography & Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure organised by The Hydrographic Society UK's Southern Region at Bradfield College, Reading (UK) on Tuesday 27th October 2009.     Dealing with data collection and related issues under the theme Measure Once, Use Many, the programme will cover a wide range of issues with important implications for the future of hydrography.  Session topics include Spatial Data Infrastructure, Vertical Offshore Reference Frame - Concept, Status & Validation, Hydrographic Workflows & Standards, The UK Civil Hydrography Programme, Hydrographic Content, Ireland's... (read more)
2009-07-17 04:05:42

Next Generation Pan Geo Subsea Acoustic Corer

ODIM Brooke Ocean has been awarded a contract from PanGeo Subsea for the build of its next generation Acoustic Corer 1000. ODIM's Engineering Services will build the motion platform and supply mechanical and electrical design for the unit. The new system is scheduled for delivery in time for deployment in Q3 2010. A technology development and service delivery company specialising in 3D and 4D subsea acoustic imaging, PanGeo Subsea delivers solutions that mitigate risk and create value for oil and gas, offshore renewable energy and other industries including mining and military applications. Its set of technologies includes the Acoustic Corer... (read more)
2010-02-10 02:37:16

Marine Geospatial Data Industry Seminar

The Marine Geospatial Data Industry seminar held at the UKHO at beginning of July attracted representatives from government departments and agencies, academia and from the commercial sector. The purpose of the seminar was to stimulate discussion on the potential development of a Marine Geospatial Data Infrastructure (MGDI) for the UK, the role stakeholders will play and how the initiative might be moved forward. Visits to key operational areas within the UKHO and product and service demonstrations offered a chance to see the UKHO in action and provided insight into the future of the UKHO, including its wider markets programme. Dr... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Report on ROVs in the Energy Industry 2014-2024

Visiongain, UK, forecasts strong spending growth on remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services and new builds of ROVs for use in the energy industry. Visiongain calculates that spending on ROVs will total USD2,496m in 2014. Europe is the only region that will see declining demand for ROV services as North Sea production and drilling activity declines. However, decommissioning and maintenance activity will support spending levels. The ROV market is composed of spending on (1) ROV operations and services and (2) new build ROVs. The latter is driven by demand for the former, although low retirements for ROVs and the ability to... (read more)
2013-12-18 11:20:43

Trelleborg Supplies Bespoke Gasket to Protect Historic Ship on the Ă…land Islands

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has supplied a specially designed Gina gasket (G110-80) to a bespoke dry dock, built for the purpose of protecting the renowned historic ship Pommern, located in Mariehamn on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Built on the Clyde (Scotland) in 1903, Pommern is the only tall ship in the world that has remained structurally unaltered since her days in active service. Since 1953, she has served as a museum ship, moored next to the award-winning Åland Maritime Museum. The dock, which is unique in that it is built out in the water, was constructed... (read more)
2019-05-13 08:48:57

EMEC Advising on Development of Nagasaki Marine Energy Test Centre

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC, UK) has furthered its ties with Japan having signed a contract to provide advice on the development of a marine energy test facility in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. EMEC will advise on the infrastructure needed to develop a test site, from subsea cables and grid connection to resource data instrumentation, as well as the wider infrastructure required in the region to support marine energy deployments. A review of the marine renewables industry will also be undertaken, alongside support in business planning, operational procedures, and health and safety.  The announcement follows EMEC becoming a member of... (read more)
2015-12-10 01:21:29

Transition to Renewables Offers New Opportunities for N-Sea

The hydrographic industry is experiencing the effects of the ‘Energiewende’, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, and N-Sea sees the impact of renewables on its activities. At the peak of this season, around three out of four of N-Sea’s offshore support vessels were working in the renewable energy segments of the market. These operations involved surveying and clearing HV cable corridors of objects, rendering support to maritime construction companies and providing services to existing utilities infrastructure, resting on or below the seabed. Renewables are good for the environment as well as for business, and they are here to stay. In... (read more)
2016-10-18 03:14:14

E-map Project for Powertech

A B$9.5 million project for the delivery of Brunei's national Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) was officially contracted end of April 2007 during a signing ceremony between the Ministry of Development and Selective Powertech Consulting, held at the Ministry of Development. Primary contractor Selective Powertech Consulting is a local ICT consultancy, specialised in implementation for e-government. The project team and major subcontractors include geomatics software company CARIS (Canada), its representative, Maicons Technology Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); and e-commerce and finance specialists, Dalpus Technologies (Brunei Darussalam). Completion of the e-Map project is estimated April 2008. The main components of e-Map are Framework Data... (read more)
2007-05-07 12:00:00

Inspection survey has a wide range of application, from preventive inspection to retrospective investigation of why or what happened. During the chain of events preceding an accident, an inspection resulting in appropriate action being taken on the findings could, in a high percentage of cases, prove a decisive factor in prevention. The equipment used in inspection ranges from submarines (see, for example, www.researchsubmarine.com), to AUVs, to micro-ROVs, each having its own application and dedicated sensor suite. The variety may be best illustrated by some statistics: there are over 140 ROV builders, more than 450 ROVs and AUV-tracked and towed vehicles... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Inspection survey has a wide range of application, from preventive inspection to retrospective investigation of why or what happened. During the chain of events preceding an accident, an inspection resulting in appropriate action being taken on the findings could, in a high percentage of cases, prove a decisive factor in prevention. The equipment used in inspection ranges from submarines (see, for example, www.researchsubmarine.com), to AUVs, to micro-ROVs, each having its own application and dedicated sensor suite. The variety may be best illustrated by some statistics: there are over 140 ROV builders, more than 450 ROVs and AUV-tracked and towed vehicles... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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