Remote Ocean Systems Partners With MacArtney

Remote Ocean Systems (ROS) has agreed a cooperation with the MacArtney Group, now exclusive distributor of Remote Ocean Systems’ marine, military, and oceanographic products in Europe. Remote Ocean Systems is a manufacturer of ruggedized lights, video cameras, positioning devices, and integrated systems for the petroleum, oceanographic, nuclear utility, and defence industries. The MacArtney Group’s sales and service personnel at their facilities in Denmark, Norway, the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands are taking care of customer support. The ROS-MacArtney team combines the talents and capabilities of both companies to enhance the options available. (read more)
2007-03-07 10:32:01

Remote Intertidal Mapping Technology Enters the Market

Professionals in science and industry will soon be able to map beaches and sandbanks without getting their feet wet. This follows three years of collaborative research resulting in a new commercial licence between National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Marlan Maritime Technologies to sell new coastal mapping technology. The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of the intertidal zones changes daily, yet understanding where this sediment resides is vital to being able to manage coastal areas better. For example, knowing how beach sediment movement is influenced by coastal protection measures could help inform how effective they are relative to the... (read more)
2016-09-06 11:30:52

CEESCOPE-USV Echosounder for Remote Hydrographic Surveying

CEE HydroSystems has announced the release of a singlebeam echosounder survey system, designed specifically for the growing number of shallow-water unmanned surface vehicle (USV) survey applications using both commercially-available and custom-manufactured remotely operated boats. The CEESCOPE-USV is an echosounder, GNSS and broadband radio telemetry package that can be installed on practically any remotely operated boat. As an entirely self-contained module requiring no interface with the USV, challenges of instrument data integration on the vehicle are minimised or eliminated. Rigorous data handling eliminates latency concerns resulting from radio transmission to the shore, and the CEESCOPE-USV brings a clear separation between the... (read more)
2016-06-13 10:26:25

Bibby Remote Intervention Expands Its Fleet

Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL), part of Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor, Bibby Offshore, has further expanded its fleet by signing a charter agreement for an IRM (Inspection Repair and Maintenance) light construction vessel and adding an additional two ROVs to its operations. The agreement with Olympic Shipping is for a newly built MT6021 vessel for a three year period, with options to extend for an additional two years. The vessel will be mobilised with ROV’s from BRIL and is expected to arrive in Aberdeen in early April 2015. Additionally BRIL has further expanded its ROV fleet with the purchase of... (read more)
2014-03-12 03:40:38

iSURVEY Completes Remote Survey Project for Norske Shell

iSURVEY, a leading provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has successfully completed a pioneering project for A/S Norske Shell. The project, which took place in July as part of the operator’s Scarabeo 8 drilling campaign, utilised iSURVEY’s survey support remotely from its Oslo headquarters. This marks the first time remote positioning has been applied for a regular DP drill rig move operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The survey equipment was initially mobilised on board, and then operated from the iSURVEY remote survey control room in Oslo. Surveyors could... (read more)
2018-08-24 08:57:34

Call for Abstracts for the Remote Hydrography Conference

The Hydrographic Society UK is organizing a two-day Remote Hydrography conference at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (UK) on 6-7 May 2020. The organizers are calling for abstracts. Hydrographic surveying is in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved. Variety of Subjects Autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms, remote survey command and support services, and techniques such as satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB), crowdsourced bathymetry (CSB), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML)... (read more)
2019-09-26 04:13:52

Scientists Drill for First Time on Remote Antarctic Glacier

Teams from the US and the UK have successfully completed scientific fieldwork in one of the most remote and hostile areas of West Antarctica – coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent. This research will help scientists determine whether Thwaites Glacier may collapse in the next few decades and affect future global sea-level rise. Thwaites Glacier, covering 192,000 square kilometres (74,000 square miles) an area the size of Florida or Great Britain, is particularly susceptible to climate and ocean changes. Over the past 30 years, the amount of ice flowing out of Thwaites and its neighbouring... (read more)
2020-02-02 08:55:32

Remote Hydrography Conference and Exhibition Postponed to September

The Remote Hydrography Conference and small accompanying exhibition, originally scheduled for 6–7 May 2020, has been postponed to 23–24 September 2020, following the latest set of measures issued by the UK government, according to a recent publication of the UK Hydrographic Office. Hydrographic surveying, and the roles of its practitioners, are in the midst of a paradigm shift. The development and adoption of disruptive technologies, techniques and solutions are increasing survey capacity, capabilities and productivity like never before, whilst simultaneously reducing the risks and costs involved. Autonomous and unmanned aerial, surface and underwater survey platforms, remote survey command and support services, and... (read more)
2020-03-19 01:56:35

How Remote Acoustic Technologies Can Protect Marine Life

From hydrophones attached to buoys or autonomous vehicles to a passive acoustic monitoring system, WHOI scientists and engineers have developed innovative methods to monitor marine mammals in real time. The idea is simple: if authorities are aware of the presence of migrating whales, they will be able to tell ships to slow down, drastically reducing the likelihood of a fatality. Remote acoustic technologies can also alert scientists to a stranding event, buying critical time to save the animal’s life. Ships and fishing gear are not the only man-made hazards that whales face. Noise in the marine environment also causes distress,... (read more)
2020-04-28 12:21:57

Do You Offer e-Learning or Remote Training Programmes?

Government measures to limit the effects of the coronavirus are forcing many people to work from home. In addition, trade shows, conferences and other meetings have been postponed or cancelled. Various companies and institutions have therefore developed educational programmes and digital product presentations. For example, last week we reported on the Saildrone educational programme. E-learning modules can also be found on the website of KONGSBERG. Their remote training programme is delivered through established virtual classrooms and online training tools. Virtual Learning Environment The virtual learning environment allows remote students to learn using their own vessel’s software, assisted live by a... (read more)
2020-03-31 11:26:49
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