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Oceanology International Americas DAY 1 - Connecting The Ocean Technology, Engineering & Science Communities

Oceanology International Americas (OiA) opened its doors today to welcome back ocean scientists, engineers, government, Navy and academics, from across the Americas and around the world. This three-day event, last held in 2019, is the largest ocean technology trade show & conference in the US.

BeeX, Sulmara and the University of Strathclyde Secure International Grant Funding for a “Targeted Autonomous Inspection Service for Offshore Wind”

An international consortium has been awarded a prestigious Enterprise Singapore - Innovate UK grant to develop a next generation autonomous structural integrity inspection capability.

FEA Awards Site Investigation Contract to Ocean Infinity

Floating Energy Allyance (FEA) has appointed Ocean Infinity to carry out an initial geophysical and geotechnical site investigation at its Buchan Offshore Wind project, 75km to the northeast of Fraserburgh.

Rental Technology & Services Expands its Rental Pool of Equipment with the Addition of Exail's Gaps M5 USBL System

Rental Technology & Services (RTS), a leading provider of rental equipment for the subsea industry, adds Exail's Gaps M5 USBL acoustic positioning and communication system to its rental pool of equipment. The move comes as part of the company's ongoing effort to offer the latest and most innovative solutions to its customers from its newly established UK offices. Available for RTS customers globally, Gaps M5 addresses accuracy and performance needs, and requirements for vertical and horizontal tracking applications.

Seaway7 Awarded Offshore Wind Contract

Seaway 7, part of the Subsea7 Group, today announced that it has been awarded a large(1) contract for an undisclosed offshore wind farm project. The scope includes the transport and installation of inner-array and export power cables and respective cable protection systems. Operations on the project are expected to commence in 2023 and continue through 2024 and 2025. The contract is subject to final investment decision by the client.

CSignum Announces Commercial Availability of HydroFi™ Wireless Radio Modem to Transmit Data Across Water-Air Boundary

CSignum Ltd., the global leader in wireless underwater communications, asset digitization, and actionable insights for ocean and freshwater industries, today announced that the CSignum HydroFi Modem™ will become commercially available in early Q2 of this year. The low-frequency HydroFi Modem, the first and only reliable point-to-point wireless radio communications system that enables the transmission of data through the water-air boundary, is currently undergoing successful trials for three use cases: AUV and ASV data recovery, ship hull networking, and real-time ADCP data backhaul.

UCO Awarded One of Aquaculture’s Biggest ROV Contracts

Underwater Contracting (UCO), a leading provider of underwater services to the offshore energy, inspection, construction, and aquaculture markets has been awarded what is believed to be one of the largest Remote Operate Vehicle (ROV) contracts in recent years in the global aquaculture sector.

Kongsberg to Supply Extensive Equipment Package to Italian Navy's Special and Diving Operations - Submarine Rescue Ship

Kongsberg Maritime will provide a suite of equipment to a newbuild ship named SDO-SuRS (Special and Diving Operations - Submarine Rescue Ship) to be built by the Italian shipyard T.Mariotti for Marina Militare Italiana (The Italian Navy).

Subsea 7 - DeepOcean Consortium Awarded Equinor Contracts Offshore Norway

A consortium between DeepOcean and Subsea7 was awarded two contracts by Equinor for the Irpa and Verdande field developments, located in the Norwegian Sea. The Irpa field development project, located in the Aasta Hansteen area at 1,350 metres water depth, involves a subsea tieback of approximately 80 kilometres to the Aasta Hansteen FPSO. The contract scope includes engineering, transportation and installation of a MEG pipeline, a production riser, umbilical, subsea structures and tie-ins.

Vaarst Launches Next Generation Robotic Technology to US Subsea Market

Vaarst, a company advancing human and machine collaboration via highly accurate 3D, ML and data fusion, is introducing its world leading SubSLAM® X2 technology to the US market, following a strong year of activity across the UK, Europe and Africa. The move continues the company’s global growth plans which saw it establish its first US base in 2022, to bring its expertise and capabilities in industrial robotics, computer vision, autonomy, and AI technologies to the Americas.

Naval Content Will Form Cornerstone Of San Diego Ocean Technology Event

Ocean technology, engineering and science event, Oceanology International Americas (OiA) is ideally located for the activities of the US Navy to percolate through the 2023 event from top to bottom.

New Seabed 2030 Partnership Strengthens Autonomous Ocean Mapping

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has entered into a memorandum of understanding with ecoSUB Robotics - a subdivision of Planet Ocean - which designs and builds innovative autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for ocean research.

JFD Supports Highly Successful NATO Submarine Rescue System Aircraft Loading Exercise with the US Air Force

JFD supported a very successful Flying Fish exercise, a NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) aircraft loading evolution, with the US Air Force last September.

RBR Launches New Three-channel Fluorescence and Backscatter Sensor

RBR, a global leader in oceanographic instrumentation, recently announced the new RBRtridente three-channel fluorescence and backscatter sensor. This high-sensitivity optical sensor uses 95% less power than similar three-channel optical sensors and features active drift mitigation. This allows for longer deployments and long-term measurement stability.

OceanTools Launches the D5 DyeTector

OceanTools Ltd, world-leading underwater technologists based in Aberdeen Scotland, has launched the smallest version of the world's most advanced subsea leak detection system. The new ultra-compact D5 has been specifically designed for installation on AUV systems with free-running data and low-power electronics and for use on smaller observation class ROVs. D5 is the first dye detector of its kind to meet the increasing use of AUVs for pipeline surveys.

Baker Subsea Solutions (BSS) Adds Two Next Generations Inspection Class ROVs

BMS has made a strategic investment in the continued growth of its underwater inspection service with the purchase of two Outland 3000 ROVs. The 3000 represents the latest evolution in Outland’s legacy of rugged, durable, and proven inspection class systems. The new 3000 series sets the bar for this class of underwater inspection platform by way of improved performance, built in high-speed communication capability to support multiple ethernet devices, additional thrust and payload capacity, improved flexibility for integration of tooling and tool-free maintenance. Both systems will be fitted with Tritech Gemini 1200ik Multi Beam Sonars, Waterlinked DVLs, two-function manipulators, and cleaning capabilities. The systems are rated for 300 meters but can be upgraded to 600 meters.

Ashtead Technology Signs Rental Agreement with Maritime Robotics

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a multi-year rental agreement with Maritime Robotics, a leading provider of unmanned technology solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Ashtead Technology will be a rental partner for Maritime Robotic’s Otter Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for high-quality maritime data acquisition.

Greensea Systems Launches OPENSEA Edge

Greensea, the industry leader in marine robotic software solutions, has launched its latest product that promises to bring true autonomy to ocean robotics. OPENSEA Edge is a modular edge computing module with perception support for autonomous underwater robots based on Greensea’s OPENSEA open architecture software platform.

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