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Marine Service Companies Successfully Track Pipes and Cables

Utility companies have been laying pipes and cables across the ocean floor for more than a century. Prior to the introduction of GPS, marking their position was a difficult and tedious task, fraught with error. It is extremely important to know the exact location of existing lines before undertaking dredging operations or when new pipes and cables are laid down. Regulations require they be buried from several feet to several meters under the bottom to prevent snagging by boat anchors and fishing trawls. The amount of overburden typically makes it impossible to find these lines with conventional metal detectors as the burial depth is beyond their detection range. Two pieces of equipment that have proved most effective are the pinpointing magnetometer and the cable tracker. The pinpointing magnetometer is a very sensitive instrument that locates iron and steel pipes buried up to 16 feet in the bottom, and the cable tracker is powerful enough to detect a power or communications cable at more than 30 feet away.

The ISE AUV Mission Playback Tool

AUV Mission Playback Tool

Shark Marine donates ROV Parts

Shark Marine donates $20,000 of ROV to CHAA’s Aircraft Recovery Team to support our ROV program.


The CHAA ROV Team is rebuilding two ROVs and is providing pilot training.

Welcome to the CHAA Aircraft Recovery Team Blog

In October of 2001 the CHAA Recovery Team was formed under the guidance of Bob Hewitt with the concept of recovering Canadian historical aircraft within the great lakes region. Bob along with the assistance of Charley Fox, Len Fallowfield, Bill Scott, Kent Beckham, Everett Hillsdon, Dave Delaney, Martin Hodgson and Murray Manning have contributed their time and extensive energy in researching possible site locations. This Team plans to recover these aircrafts with the intention of restoring them to flying condition or for use as static displays.

Fugro begins site investigations at Hollandse Kust (ZUID) wind farm zone

Fugro has commenced preliminary site investigations at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Zone in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The site characterisation specialist will perform geophysical surveys from its 54-metre multi-purpose survey vessel, Fugro Pioneer and the 40-metre Victor Hensen. The work will take place over a period of 3 to 4 weeks and will focus on mapping the seabed characteristics and sub-surface soil conditions.

Greensea Appoints New Production Manager.Subsea robotics company streamlines production for their navigation and control systems.

Greensea Systems, Inc., a world leader in navigation and automation for marine vehicles, announces that Jason LaShelle has joined the firm as Production Manager. LaShelle will plan, coordinate, and control manufacturing processes for the company, ensuring a high level of efficiency. Jason comes to Greensea from the United States Coast Guard, where he was in charge of systems integration and quality assurance.

Sonardyne to debut expanded line-up of subsea vehicle navigation technologies at OI 2016

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd, Stand F300, will debut its expanded line-up of ROV and AUV navigation solutions during next week’s Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London.

Nautilus Minerals rings the Nasdaq stock market closing bell

Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX: NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") has today visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to ring the stock market closing bell. Nautilus’ Chairman Geoff Loudon, who rang the closing bell commented, “It was a great honour to be here today and to be given the opportunity to take part in this ceremony. As mentioned by our President and CEO, Mike Johnston, the U.S. capital markets represent the largest pool of investor capital in the world. The Nasdaq is globally renowned as the “home of innovation”, and we are excited to have become part of its story, as we aim to make seafloor mining a reality in Q1 2018.”

Funder running towards the offshore market, not away from it

The ongoing oil price volatility has taken its toll on all aspects of companies who operate in support of offshore work and that includes funding options. However, Bridge & York Capital Partners (“BYCP”) takes a much more granular approach in dealing with clients and transactions, and advises its appetite for the right client with the right opportunity is even stronger than previously.

IMCA on OCIMF working group updating MEG3

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has been invited to assist with the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) working group on the revision of ‘Mooring Equipment Guidelines’, the third edition - MEG3 - which was published in 2008.

Oceanology International Conference Programmes 2016

OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES – Tuesday 15 March Marine Renewables South Gallery 3/4 Green Shipping South Gallery 5 Positioning and Metrology South Gallery 7/8 OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES – Wednesday 16 March Oil & Gas: What’s Next for Ageing Offshore Assets? South Gallery 3/4 Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase: Part 1 South Gallery 7/8 Monitoring Structural Integrity South Gallery 5 Handling Big Data South Gallery 7/8 Aquaculture South Gallery 11/12 OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES – Thursday 17 March Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics South Gallery 3/4 Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase: Part 2 South Gallery 7/8 Oceanology International Conferences Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Akribis Systems Voice Coil Motors & Voice Coil Position Actuators

A "voice coil" is a generalized term that refers to any galvanometer-like mechanism that uses a solenoid to move an object back-and-forth within a magnetic field.

omethINg Special is coming ... to be revealed at OI 2016.

ROV navigation is going to change! For 10 years now, you have been asking for a key solution that some of our competitors announced they will do, but they never did.

Experience innovation with Fugro at Oceanology International

Fugro will utilise its exhibition stand at Oceanology International to shine a spotlight on new technological developments that support the offshore oil and gas industry and offshore wind farm developments.

Battelle’s HorizonVue™ M360 Video System Provides 360 Video at 2200m in Demo with Technip, USA and Canyon Offshore, Inc.

Camera, now available for sale or lease, gives Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) ability to see 360-degrees while performing subsea operations.

BATTELLE HorizonVue™ M360 Video System Unveiled to Maritime Industry at Oceanology International

Game-changing ROV video system gives 360-degree view in real time and back on shore.

SBG Systems completes the Apogee product line with two new inertial sensors in subsea enclosure

SBG Systems releases the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two new inertial sensors to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a Motion Reference Unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an Inertial Navigation System. Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200m.

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