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Welcome from Your OCEANS 2020 Gulf Coast Chairmen

22.01.2020
Hello and welcome to Mississippi, or for some of you, welcome back. This year marks the 3rd time this century that Biloxi, Mississippi has been host to the joint MTS/IEEE OES North American OCEANS Conference, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Echoscope® AIR – Bringing Real-Time 3D Data Above the Waterline

21.01.2020
Coda Octopus is excited to announce the initial release of our new Echoscope® AIR camera designed for real-time 3D imaging applications above the waterline to compliment the use of our Echoscope® real-time 3D imaging sonars underwater.

Wings Travel Management Appoints SVP – Global Business Development

21.01.2020
Wings Travel Management, specialists in handling the complex travel and logistical needs of companies operating in the energy sector, has appointed Chris Martin to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President – Global Business Development.

Fugro Partners with Colombian Maritime Authority to Complete Seep Hunting Study

21.01.2020
Fugro and the Colombian Maritime Authority (Dirección General Maritima, DIMAR) have completed a joint environmental seep hunting study to help assess the country’s resource potential in the Caribbean Sea. The study involved shallow water seabed sediment coring, geochemical analyses, and seabed heat flow measurements. Fugro also provided classroom and vessel-based training to DIMAR personnel.

Maersk Drilling awarded two-well contract extension for low-emission rig Maersk Integrator under Aker BP alliance

20.01.2020
Maersk Drilling has secured a two-well contract extension from Aker BP for the ultra-harsh environment, low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Integrator. In direct continuation of the rig’s current workscope, Maersk Integrator will move to the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway to drill two wells, with work expected to commence in October 2020. The extension has an estimated duration of 93 days and a contract value of approximately USD 25.5m, excluding a potential performance bonus. The contract includes an additional one-well option.

Crosby Acquires Feubo

16.01.2020
The Crosby Group, the global leader in lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, has completed the acquisition of Feubo, a global leader in offshore mooring components for the oil and gas and wind energy markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Eni and the Politecnico di Torino: a renewed alliance for the use of marine energy resources

16.01.2020
The Rector of the Politecnico di Torino, Professor Guido Saracco, and Eni's CEO, Claudio Descalzi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen scientific collaboration and undertake a joint academic initiative to study energy from marine resources.

TerraSond awarded 7th consecutive NOAA contract

16.01.2020
TerraSond, an Acteon company, has been awarded a five-year IDIQ contract by the Hydrographic Surveys Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to provide hydrographic surveying services in the USA.

Fugro Wins Geotechnical Site Investigation Contract Off the Dutch Coast

16.01.2020
Following last year’s geotechnical contract for the Hollandse Kust (west) Offshore Wind Farm Zone, Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract for the Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).

It’s Electric! MacArtney to Launch All-New, All-Electric eLARS

16.01.2020
Looking to the future of our environment, MacArtney is ready to launch an all-new, all-electric cost-efficient launch and recovery system for the ocean space market.


Oceaneering C-Nav Positioning Solutions to provide C-Nav5000 GNSS Receivers for select SEACOR Marine vessels

15.01.2020
Oceaneering® C-Nav® Positioning Solutions has been selected by SEACOR Marine to supply C-Nav5000™ Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receivers for a select number of the company’s oil and gas support vessels worldwide.

Webtool Focus on ROV and Cable Retrieval at Subsea Expo 2020

13.01.2020
Hydraulic cutters and systems specialist, Webtool, is exhibiting the latest developments in its ROV electric cutters, extended deployment RROV cutters and cable gripper retrieval tools on stand 130 at Subsea Expo 2020, 11-13 February, Aberdeen. Webtool integrated cutters also featured on the stand will include IWOCS emergency disconnection and emergency deck cutters.

Biggest Ever Subsea Expo Dives into the Blue Economy

13.01.2020
Subsea Expo 2020, set to be the biggest in the event’s 15-year history, has today announced its programme of speakers for the conference which will see 70 industry professionals take to the stage at P&J Live on 11-13 February 2020.

Rovco Raises £5 million Series A Investment

13.01.2020
Subsea technology firm, Rovco, today announced a £3.9 million Series A investment from Foresight group via the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund and Foresight VCTs. The investment was part of a larger round totalling £5 million which included funds from existing shareholders.

Ocean Infinity Signs Collaborative Agreement with U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

13.01.2020
Ocean Infinity, the next generation sub-sea technology and data company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). NOAA is an agency within the United States’ Department of Commerce whose dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information.

Teledyne Marine Announces 2020 Academic Product Grant

12.01.2020
Teledyne Marine is pleased to offer the next generation of technologists and explorers the opportunity to utilize the organization’s leading-edge technology for planned 2020 programs free of charge via their 2020 Academic Product Grant.

Greensea Opens Second Location in Plymouth, MA to Meet Customer Demand

12.01.2020
Greensea Systems, an industry-leading marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, today announced plans to open an office on the waterfront in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The new location, at Cordage Park Circle, will be the company's first office outside of Vermont and will become home to a growing team of software developers and robotics engineers.

Kraken Awarded $0.5 Million SeaVision® Contract from Government of Canada

12.01.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) (“Kraken” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has been awarded a contract valued at $524,720 with the Government of Canada for Kraken’s SeaVision® 3D laser scanner. SeaVision® was initially pre-qualified under the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). Effective April 1, 2019, BCIP became the Innovative Solutions Canada –Testing Stream (ISC-TS), delivered by Innovation, Science & Economic Development’s Innovation Canada Sector. Kraken expects to deliver SeaVision® to its test partner, Parks Canada – Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) during Q3 2020. Parks Canada and Kraken plan to conduct at-sea testing and evaluation of the SeaVision® system at a variety of archaeologically significant sites including the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror at the National Historic Site of Canada, Nunavut. Kraken was previously involved in Parks Canada’s discovery of the HMS Erebus during the Franklin Expedition in Summer 2014.
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