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ROV Planet Magazine Issue 19

10.04.2019
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

06.04.2019
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.

MacArtney provide versatile and portable MBES Hydrographic System for the island of Corsica

06.04.2019
MacArtney France has delivered a portable Multi-Beam Echo Sounder Hydrographic System, designed for small vessels, to the French government organisation, Collectivité de Corse, in Corsica, France.

Conference Registration and Hotel Booking Now Open

05.04.2019
The OCEANS 2019 Marseille Local Organizing Committee, along with the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), cordially invite you to participate in our upcoming OCEANS Conference and Exposition in Marseille, France from June 17-21, 2019.

2G Robotics and Seatronics Partner to Launch New Dynamic Laser Scanning Skid Solutions at Ocean Business 2019

05.04.2019
2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners and imaging solutions for the Offshore Energies, Geosciences and Defense industries, announced today they will be in Southampton, UK to launch their newest integrated dynamic laser scanning solution at Ocean Business 2019, Booth W36. The show, which runs from April 9 – 11, is the world’s leading international sea technology show.

SEAMOR Marine to send Chinook ROV to Last Ice project in Canada's Arctic

05.04.2019
SEAMOR Marine has been selected as the provider of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Manitoba. The vehicle will be deployed to the High Arctic to inspect the area which remains frozen year-round and take part in research and evaluating ways to protect this special ecological region.

James Fisher Subsea Excavation launches in Nigeria

05.04.2019
Global controlled flow excavation (CFE) specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of the James Fisher & Sons PLC group, has completed its first project in Nigeria and established a base in the country.

Moog Focal Releases New 914-DX Expansion Card

04.04.2019
Moog Focal is pleased to announce the launch of the latest 914-X series expansion card: the 914-DX. This expansion for the 914-X series system features six isolated and software configurable serial channels for RS-232, RS-485, RS422, or TTL. Up to four of these cards may be stacked with any 914-HDE motherboard giving each system up to 24 extra isolated serial channels. The 914-DX offers a significant reduction in size for isolated serial channels, and features a software configurable TTL option for the first time from a Focal multiplexer.

£75m investment set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations

04.04.2019
Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75m injection into new technology.

AMOG & ECA GROUP form French-Australian Joint Venture to win the Navy technology deal SEA 1350

04.04.2019
Australian marine technology firm AMOG Ventures Pty Limited (AMOG) and French naval technology specialist ECA GROUP have formed a Melbourne-based Joint Venture company to pursue a Royal Australian Navy contract worth up to $100 million.

iXblue launches its first navigation-grade accelerometer

04.04.2019
iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of advanced navigation and positioning technologies, has announced the launch of the iXal A5, the company’s first navigation-grade accelerometer dedicated to high-performance applications.

Vroon Offshore Services wins new contract with Total E&P Nederland B.V.

01.04.2019
Vroon Offshore Services has secured a contract with Total E&P in the Southern North Sea. Under the new contract, Vroon’s specialist subsea-support, walk-to-work unit, the VOS Start will deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea.

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Saudi Arabia

01.04.2019
Subsea 7 today announced the award of two contracts from Saudi Aramco for Conventional projects in shallow water offshore Saudi Arabia.

SMD’s Quasar WROV Reaches 5760m Subsea

01.04.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that a deep-sea Quasar Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV) has successfully completed sea trials. The 6000m rated WROV, complemented with an electric drive dual-purpose winch and Launch and Recovery System (LARS), reached the seabed at 5760m during the trials. The complete turnkey solution was recently delivered to Shanghai Salvage and has undergone extensive testing at various depths. The system was supplied with interchangeable winch drums which can be changed out on deck to achieve operational service at depths up to 3000m or 6000m when required.

Deep sea polymetallic nodule fields are unusual mosaic habitats

29.03.2019
Mineral deposits, in the form of potato-sized nodules, which cover wide areas of the world’s sea floor, are extremely important in structuring communities of deep-sea animals according to research published this week by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Subsea International Support Sidus Solutions at Ocean Business 2019

27.03.2019
Subsea International Ltd, the Aberdeen based technology and systems developer, will be supporting Sidus Solutions LLC the US subsea positioner, camera, light and lasers OEM at Ocean Business 2019 held at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton between 09 -11 April 2019.

Aleron Group acquires subsea motors specialist to dive into new markets

27.03.2019
Aberdeenshire-based subsea firm Aleron Group has acquired electrical drive engineering specialist IMPAQ Ltd. to support its expansion strategy into new technology and markets including military, defence and nuclear industries. Following the deal, the Group has been awarded its first contract in the academic sector.

AutoNaut launches new 3.5 metre Communications Hub USV

27.03.2019
AutoNaut is excited to launch its new 3.5 Comms Hub product at Ocean Business 2019. The 3.5m Comms Hub is specifically designed for deployment as a long-duration surface gateway. Flexibility in sensor fit enables tasks including data harvesting, precision positioning and communications from and to sub-sea assets. Onward relay can be via satellite for over-the-horizon missions. Payload versatility means that secondary sensors can also be fitted.
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