NaviSound 110 Single-beam Echosounder

RESON has introduced the NaviSound 110 Single-beam Echosounder, a compact, low-cost single frequency digital echosounder designed for a range of hydrographic and remote operating applications. The NaviSound 110 is reliable and easy to operate. Compact and lightweight, the system is designed as a unique, paperless ‘black box’. The unit has a dedicated channel module that can be configured to operate with any commercial echosounder transducer and an affordable Side-Looking Sonar (SLS) option is also available. Delivered with a PC Windows terminal and control program, the NaviSound 110 data output is supported by all survey software packages. The control and display... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

Sponsors VideoRay Symposium

VideoRay LLC has announced its sponsors for the VideoRay International Partner Symposium, which will showcase the latest in microROVs and state-of-the-art accessories for underwater tasks. The event will be held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, USA, from 18th-20th November 2003. Sponsors for the event include Desert Star, Weda Water, Cygnus Instruments, Eastern Video and Tritech Systems. Desert Star is the main event sponsor and will emphasise its Aquamap Shiphull Inspection system. Weda Water will show technology of remote-controlled, automated equipment that eliminates the need for divers while taking a water tank offline. Cygnus Instruments will feature its... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

New 8242 XS Load Release from ORE

ORE has introduced its new 8242XS Heavy Load Release designed for use in a variety of underwater applications, including construction and deployment of devices such as cables, where sub-sea acoustically activated separation is required. The Heavy Load Release is a full ocean depth unit tested to release loads up to 100,000lbs (45,200kg) and incorporates the 8242XS release / transponder. ORE has also developed a series of new shallow water products, including a release acoustic actuator and a pop-up buoy system. These devices were designed for use in coastal mooring and platform applications and for remote control of a variety of... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

4,000 Metre Dive for Quest 5 WROV

The QUEST 5 WROV from ALSTOM Schilling Robotics (ASR) successfully completed its first dive to 4,000 metres in sea trials off the Canary Islands in June 2003. This marks the deepest dive ever made by a commercially available electric work-class ROV. The QUEST 5 is an ultra-deepwater, free-swimming system with 5,000 m of 17.5-mm NSW umbilical cable. After sea trials, the QUEST 5 system will support scientific research programmes for the DFG Research Center Ocean Margins (RCOM), a marine research institution at the University of Bremen. Extensive engineering testing during the QUEST 5 building programme ensured that the system performed... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Noordhoek Offshore Expands

Noordhoek was founded in 1933 as a shipping company. Since the very beginning of the giant Delta project in The Netherlands in 1959 Noordhoek changed its working activities to become an underwater contractor. The range of services consists of diving, ROV, remote interventions, subsea installations and construction, abandonment services, cable-laying, trenching services, cable lay vessels, tunnel diving and construction works. Together with subsidiary Seatec Underwater Systems, Noordhoek is able to perform all major subsea-related projects. Due to the departure of one of the major players, Thales Geosolutions BV, from the Dutch offshore survey field, Noordhoek Offshore has decided to further... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

NOAA Uses RS to Monitor Algae

Using remote sensing technology, scientists at NOAA have developed a way in which to identify and monitor harmful algal blooms. This monitoring will help detect HABs along the coastal areas of the US, where they are causing concern, while providing more information to managers on how to reduce the impact of these toxic blooms. Scientists from the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are monitoring HABs using a combination of ocean colour satellite imagery with field and meteorological data. Satellites from the Sea-viewing Wide Field of view Sensor (SeaWiFS) owned by Orbimage provide information on the colour of the... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

China’s Satellite Success

HY-1A, China's first marine satellite, has sent back data on ocean colour, water temperatures and coastal zones since it was launched in May last year. Since September last year, the satellite has monitored large sea areas of China, the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Arctic oceans, as well as the North and South poles. In addition, a large number of remote sensing images on water colour have been obtained. Meanwhile, the satellite has monitored many marine disasters, including red tides along China's coast. As part of the marine environment monitoring system, the satellite has also played an important role in curbing... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

News from Applanix/Emerge

Applanix has recently expanded its airborne remote sensing portfolio with the addition of key Emerge technical expertise to the Applanix family. The following are some key points of information concerning this development. Expansion airborne Remote Sensing portfolio - the Applanix parent company, Trimble, has acquired the assets of Emerge Sensor Group (Andover, MA) from ConAgra Foods Inc (Omaha, NE). This transaction includes the company’s IP rights and product designs Emerge is well known for its development of the DSS (Digital Sensor System), a joint undertaking with Applanix The Emerge sensor group’s key technical staff are added, complementing Applanix in producing... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Launch RUCO Ltd

Raymond Ruth has set up a new company to act as a multifaceted supplier to the marine market. The new company, RUCO Ltd, will use the founderÕs twenty years of experience gained working in the seismic, ROV and hydrographic survey industries to provide sales and technical support to both manufacturers and their clients in the Offshore, Ports and Harbours and general marine market. Services to be provided include: Manufacturer representation Satellite communications services Equipment brokering (sales and rental) Consultancy Market research The company, formed in August 2003, has been appointed as representative for several companies including EIVA A/S and Pisys... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Return to the U-166

A science expedition recently explored the remains of the only World War II German U-boat, U-166, sunk in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. The U-166 was discovered in 5,000 feet of water in 2001 while C & C Technologies, Inc. was conducting a pipeline survey with their HUGIN 3000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for BP and Shell International. The 2003 expedition was supported by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, C & C Technologies, the PAST Foundation, and the Minerals Management Service (MMS), with ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) support provided by Sonsub, Inc. A crew from the New York film... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00
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