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Ocean Business 2019 – 80% sold with 18 months still to go! Save the date, 9th - 11th April 2019

01.11.2017
As one of the most unmissable events in the ocean technology calendar, exhibit space at Ocean Business is already 80% sold. With still more than 18 months until the show is due to take place at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK, the organisers have been overwhelmed by how quickly re-bookings have been flooding in; “Never before have we had such an incredible response to re-booking exhibition space. Exhibitors see Ocean Business as the perfect platform to seek out new opportunities for a relatively low cost. Such a rapid and positive response has been astounding!” exclaimed Cheri Arvonio, event manager.

IOSTIA Announces New Membership for Emerging Companies

01.11.2017
The Emerging Company membership will help support early-stage companies focused on innovations to advance the Blue Economy. IOSTIA (IO-sha), the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association http://www.iostia.org, a 501(c)(6) industry association representing ocean or “blue” technology companies providing products and services to various maritime sectors, announced today a new category of membership to help support early-stage companies focused on innovations to advance the Blue Economy. The Emerging Company membership category is designed to give young and innovative blue tech companies a more manageable point of entry to take advantage of the wide array of business-oriented programs, workshops and networking opportunities offered through IOSTIA membership. The category is open to privately held and private-public partnership organizations developing disruptive technologies that advance the economic impact of the marine industry.

JWF Builds Upon a 136 Year Legacy

01.11.2017
Have you ever wondered how the first metal detector was invented? On July 2, 1881, U.S. President James Garfield was shot in the back. While he managed to survive the assassination attempt, a problem arose in that doctors could not locate the bullet. Alexander Graham Bell (then 34 years old) learned of this unfortunate instance and set out to build a device that could detect the bullet lodged in President Garfield’s chest. Although the machine worked properly, Bell deemed it a failure because it was unable to locate the bullet and resulted in the untimely death of President Garfield. What Bell did not know was that the President’s mattress was filled with metal springs that interfered with the magnetic field surrounding the search area. While Bell’s detector didn’t manage to save President Garfield’s life, the technology was a precursor to modern metal detectors. Jack Fisher (1941-2015) expanded upon Bell’s legacy in 1968 by founding JW Fishers’ manufacturing and its complete line of underwater search equipment. Both Bell and Fisher’s legacies live on with daily search and recovery operations across the globe leading to countless lives saved, livelihoods secured, and historical treasures found.

Anglerfish - Miniature LED Flasher for AUVs and Gliders Released

30.10.2017
Arctic Rays, LLC has released Anglerfish to the wider market - a proven robust miniature self-contained deep-sea LED flasher designed to aid in vehicle recovery. The 380 lumen LED with its 360 degree collimating optic can be seen from a distance as far away as 5 nmi from any direction. Its built-in daylight sensor prevents operation during daylight. Standard output is a double burst every 2 seconds, customizable upon request The Anglerfish easily mounts to vehicle masts and connects to power and control via a standard three pin connector.

Ideas set to be shared at learning lunch with INEOS

28.10.2017
Industry experiences and upcoming opportunities will be shared at a lunch and learn event with INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of chemicals and oil products, in Aberdeen next week. Organised by industry body Subsea UK, attendees will be given an insight into why INEOS decided to move into the offshore sector and, as a new player in the field, its own observations about the supply chain process.

DeepOcean awarded long term IMR Frame Agreement from Aker BP

28.10.2017
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), today announced that it has been awarded a long term subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) Frame Agreement by Aker BP ASA.

Ocean Infinity Reaches 5000+ Meters with Six HUGIN AUV’s Operating Simultaneously

27.10.2017
On October 18th Ocean Infinity launched six HUGIN AUVs, each with an independent mission that has surpassed a water depth of 5200 meters. This is the deepest dive undertaken by multiple AUVs commercially known. It is also a first for six HUGIN AUVs to simultaneously descend further than 5000 meters. Upon the completion of Sea Trials in late July, Ocean Infinity has performed surveys at five different locations using the multiple AUV fleet all launched, monitored, and recovered from a 115-meter multiple purposes offshore vessel.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Technical Operations Manager

27.10.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Kirsty Ferris as Technical Operations Manager.

C-Kore Systems helping operator in Caspian region

26.10.2017
C-Kore Systems recently deployed their fault-finding tools with a major operator working in the Caspian Basin. The units quickly located the fault in the subsea field, allowing the operator to replace the faulty equipment and bring the systems back on-line with a minimum of vessel time. The C-Kore Subsea testing tools offer substantial savings to operators by allowing them to quickly locate the source of low IR or high CR in their subsea systems. The hand-held tools allow the measurements to be made directly subsea, eliminating the need for down-lines with all their associated problems.

Mikes Jones to succeed Andrew Hodgson as SMD CEO

23.10.2017
Andrew Hodgson is stepping down as CEO of Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD). He will be will be succeeded by his deputy Mike Jones from 23 October. No stranger to the business, Jones has worked for SMD for over 25 years.

Dynacon and Scantrol Partner to Provide Active Heave Compensation

23.10.2017
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) announced today that its Dynacon business line, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Launch & Recovery Systems (LARS) and Scantrol, a world recognized supplier of Active Heave Compensation (AHC) control systems are joining forces to offer AHC functionality to new and existing customers.

MCE Deepwater Development: Call for Abstracts

19.10.2017
MCE Deepwater Development invites you to be a part of one of the industry’s most respected technical programs; submit your technical abstract today! No formal paper is due, simply fill out the information below and include a brief description of your topic. MCE Deepwater Development 2018 celebrates it’s 15th annual edition in Milan, Italy from 9-11 April, 2018!

ITF broadens scope of its annual open call for oil and gas technology proposals

17.10.2017
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has issued its annual open call for proposals and this year all global developers of innovations in the oil and gas industry are welcomed at any technology readiness level (TRL). ITF has also made the submissions process for inventors and technologists simpler than ever, with only a short abstract required in the first instance.

Trelleborg Highlights Local Content Development with Event in Nigeria

17.10.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation, along with its partner SDH Integrated Services, hosted its first local content event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The purpose of this was to highlight how Trelleborg is complying with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010 by training and hiring local talent in Nigeria to manufacture its range of innovative offshore solutions.

OceanWorks welcomes technical director

13.10.2017
OceanWorks International is pleased to welcome back Harald Grob as Technical Director. Having spent almost half of his 30+ years of experience with OceanWorks, it’s a befitting role that Mr. Grob takes on; leading the technical staff and providing innovative solutions to OceanWorks customers in all markets.

Final Call for Subsea UK Award Nominations

13.10.2017
Industry body, Subsea UK has issued a final call for entries ahead of its prestigious 2018 business awards. The awards recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s £9billion subsea sector.

KBR Diego Garcia LLC to Support Diego Garcia Navy Base Ops after GAO Protest Resolved

12.10.2017
KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that, consistent with a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the award of a $515 million fixed price with award fee contract to KBR Diego Garcia, LLC will stand. The work on the contract, awarded in May by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, will begin in November 2017.

Subsea UK conference to examine latest underwater technology

12.10.2017
The latest subsea technologies and adaptations developed in response to increasingly challenging market conditions will be among the topics under the spotlight at Subsea UK’s 2017 Underwater Vehicles Conference.
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