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Teledyne RD Instruments Launches Next-Generation Long-Range Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Building upon the 20-year success of its industry standard Workhorse Long Ranger Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) announces the launch of its next-generation long-range ADCP, the Pinnacle 45.

Oceaneering Takes Delivery of the Ocean Evolution

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is pleased to announce that the company has taken delivery of the advanced subsea construction support vessel, Ocean Evolution.

Fugro’s Best-In-Class ROV System is Key Component of Republic of Korea’s New Submarine Rescue Vessel

Fugro has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply an advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system as part of a new submarine rescue vessel for the Republic of Korea Navy. The system will enhance the operational capabilities of the auxiliary submarine rescue vessel - ASR-II - which is being provided by South Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

EIVA launches a complete software solution for ROV steering

NaviSuite Mobula is a new software product from EIVA, which offers advanced steering capabilities to ROV owners at a cost matching most budgets.

2019 Keynote speakers announced for UDT, AOC EW Europe and ITEC

The three events are co-located in Stockholm, Sweden, taking place between 13-16 May, 2019

Forum launches new simulator training for next generation electric vehicles

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).

Hydro Group secures Japanese business partner

International underwater connectivity manufacturer Hydro Group has established a new partnership with Japanese electrical and optical products company Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd.

New managing director at the helm for engineering business SengS

A leading north-east engineering solutions specialist, SengS, has unveiled a highly respected industry figure as managing director.

Acteon adds significant geotechnical and geophysical survey capabilities with Benthic acquisition

Subsea services group Acteon has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic. Headquartered in Houston, USA, Benthic adds leading deepwater and ultra-deepwater surveying capabilities to Acteon through its proprietary portable remotely operated drill (PROD) technology. Benthic’s latest generation PROD system can conduct in-situ penetration testing and collect samples and cores in extremely challenging conditions, including seabed slopes greater than 20° and water depths exceeding 3000 m.

Marine Technology Summer Camp for Undergrads! Co-sponsored with MTS

The Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College is partnering with the Marine Technology Society to offer an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students! Students will have a hands-on experience designed to offer student time on research vessels, data collection with ROVs, sonar, sensors,, and buoys while learning about the multiple applications of these technologies! No experience is required.

Falcon Helps Endangered Rockfish

Delicious to eat, the rockfish in Washington’s Puget Sound were being fished to levels that threatened extinction.

Phoenix Promotes Jon Regh to Houston Area Manager

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), a worldwide leader in underwater solutions, announces the promotion of Jon Regh to Area Manager of our Houston, TX location. In his new role, Jon will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day revenue producing activities of the office, as well as providing direct oversight of the sales and marketing program; with the goal of maximizing utilization of company assets, increasing market share, and expanding into new markets.

Oceaneering Launches Global Engineering Consultancy Business

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has launched a new global Engineering Consultancy, aimed at delivering specialist technical engineering solutions that complement its existing Asset Integrity business.

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav 700 selected for new under-ice AUV

The UK’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has selected high-performance hybrid navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. for the next generation of its Autosub autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), targeted for under-ice operations.

Forum secures ROV contracts to support DOF Subsea

Forum Subsea Technologies has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Appoints Director

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Jackson as STR’s Group Commercial & Regional Director Europe. Neil who was formerly STR’s Group Sales & Operations Manager has been with the organisation for ten years and has been instrumental in the development of the business.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 19

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 19: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring Innovative Survey Technique Captures 3D Model of Douglas TBD-1 Devastator – Team Tao Pioneering Rapid Seafloor Mapping & Water Column Survey – Gaps: Accurate and Reliable ROV Positioning at 3,000m Water Depths – Teledyne Tech Utilized Extensively Onboard OceanGate’s Titan Manned Sub – The 2025 Offshore Oilfield: A BP Hosted Panel Discussion – Poster – Comex Innovation Performs 3D Photogrammetry with Certified Accuracy – The Impact Subsea Story – Tritech’s Multibeam Imaging Sonars Beyond ROV Installation – Subsea Security in Threatening Waters – Using USVs to Safeguard Offshore Oil & Gas Production – Inspector 125: ECA Group's New Unsinkable USV.

Otherworldly Mirror Pools, New Lifeforms, and Mesmerizing Landscapes Discovered on Ocean Floor

Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor recently discovered and explored a hydrothermal field at 2,000 meters depth in the Gulf of California where towering mineral structures serve as biological hotspots for life. These newly discovered geological formations feature upside down ‘mirror-like flanges’ that act as pooling sites for discharged fluids.

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