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Superior Subsea Video with the OceanTools C6 Colour Zoom Camera

09.03.2022
OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, continue to expand their industry leading product portfolio with the introduction of the high performance C6 Colour Zoom Camera. The beautifully engineered OceanTools C6 has been designed to produce superior video imagery at resolutions up to 1080p. The camera has a wide range of subsea applications including the main navigation camera on ROV systems, military /defence projects as well as scientific research.

Advanced Robotic Floats Deployed as Part of Global Argo Programme

09.03.2022
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully deployed the first of the UK’s new fleet of Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo profiling floats as part of the international Argo programme.

First Truly Proactive In-Water Cleaning Solution for Ships’ Hulls Launched

08.03.2022
Marine software pioneer GREENSEA SYSTEMS INC. (Greensea) has launched spin-off company Armach Robotics (Armach), that capitalises on Greensea’s digital expertise to offer a subscription model robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion.

QYSEA Unlocks 5G Wireless Long-distance Control for its ROV Users

08.03.2022
A unique and promising industry breakthrough combining underwater robotics with 5G wireless controlling capabilities, has been achieved in the world of ROV operations. Through QYSEA Technology’s innovative Edgebox Computing System, along with a 4G/5G communications network, users of the FIFISH Underwater Robot -ranging from the consumer-grade FIFISH V6 series to the industrial-class PRO V6 and PRO W6 models- can achieve a seamless operation of their ROVs from remote and distant locations.

Phoenix and Supsalv Perform Salvage of F-35C Aircraft in South China Sea

08.03.2022
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), located and recovered a downed U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II aircraft in the South China Sea from a depth of 12,400 feet. Working aboard the offshore construction vessel Picasso, Phoenix and SUPSALV deployed the U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “Trondheim” to locate the aircraft. The Phoenix and SUPSALV team then used the U.S. Navy’s Remotely Operated Vehicle “CURV 21” to attach specialized rigging and lift lines to the aircraft. The aircraft was lifted to the surface and hoisted aboard Picasso.

Innovations That Power Your Operations Headline Sonardyne’s Theme for Oi2022

07.03.2022
Marine technology company Sonardyne will use next week’s Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London to present the first of its new products and services for 2022 targeted at answering operational challenges across energy, defence and science.

Change in the Subsea 7 Executive Management Team

07.03.2022
Subsea 7 today announced that Marcelo Xavier will join its Executive Management Team as Executive Vice President Strategy and Sustainability, effective 1 April 2022.

Subsea 7 Awarded Krafla FEED Contract in Norway

04.03.2022
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract by Equinor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the marine installations associated with the Krafla development project, offshore Norway. The awarded work is required to finalise the technical definition of the proposed development prior to Equinor and its partners making the final investment decision (FID) planned late 2022. The FEED study will begin immediately.

Saildrone Opens Florida Ocean Mapping Headquarters to Support Critical Coastline Initiatives

04.03.2022
Saildrone is excited to announce the opening of its new Ocean Mapping Headquarters and Operations Center located in the Maritime and Defense Technology Hub (Hub), part of the St. Petersburg Innovation District in Florida. The Hub joins industry, government, and academic organizations under one roof with the goal of inspiring and supporting marine science and defense technology innovation.

New AUV Obstacle Avoidance Pipeline Using ISS360 Sonar

03.03.2022
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has pioneered a new obstacle avoidance pipeline for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) using the Impact Subsea ISS360 Imaging Sonar. The pipeline is intended to provide a reduced form factor, lower power requirement and a more cost effective solution than traditional approaches. The team successfully utilised the ISS360 Imaging Sonar integrated with a REMUS 100 AUV and demonstrated automatic obstacle avoidance capability with the new pipeline.


Equinor and BP Sign Agreement to Transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into Offshore Wind Hub

03.03.2022
New York, NY—Equinor, and its partner bp, today announced an agreement to turn the storied South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) complex in Brooklyn, New York into a major regional hub for offshore wind. Under the agreement, the terminal will transform into a world-class offshore wind port capable of staging and assembling the largest, most sophisticated offshore wind technology components for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects and for the growing U.S. offshore industry on the East Coast.

Intelligent Cougar for Japan's Offshore Renewables

03.03.2022
Japan’s growing offshore wind industry is gaining a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi underwater robotic vehicle for cable burial inspection and other roles. Kaiyo Engineering has acquired the 2000m rated Cougar, incorporating intelligent control architecture, for deployment from a 250ton mother ship, the Kaiyo Maru.

Fugro to Showcase its Cutting-Edge Remote Solutions and Carbon Neutral Vision at Oi 2022

03.03.2022
Fugro is back at Oceanology International (Oi), the global conference and exhibition that showcases the latest ocean technologies and developments. Fugro will shine a spotlight on their cutting-edge remote and autonomous solutions that not only reduce carbon emissions, but enable safer, more efficient offshore operations.

Fugro USV Project Team Wins Energy Industry Game Changer Award

02.03.2022
Fugro’s Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV) has been awarded the Energy Industry Game Changer Award at the 2021 Energy Club WA Award, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE). The award is presented to an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution to the energy industry resulting in significant advancement of the industry’s knowledge and capability.

World-Class Speakers Announced for Oceanology International Conference

02.03.2022
Worldwide thought leaders from multiple fields of ocean science and technology will gather at Oceanology International’s (Oi) Technical Conference, running at London’s ExCel centre from 15-17 March 2022. The Technical Conference is the world-leading, high-level marine science and ocean technology conference that runs across the full three days of the show. The show organisers RX Global have worked with industry to source influential, engaging speakers who will showcase the latest advancements in offshore subsea operations and technologies to ensure conference attendees remain in the vanguard of the latest insights and information.

TerraSond to Support Vineyard Wind 1 Project in Massachusetts

01.03.2022
TerraSond Ltd, a product and service line brand in Acteon’s geo-services segment, plans to invest in a new base in Massachusetts as part of its commitment to support the Vineyard Wind 1 project and wider US offshore wind developments. The company, which already has facilities in Alaska and Texas, has been confirmed as a preferred supplier for the subsea balance of plant inspection and survey services for the Vineyard Wind 1 wind farm, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The wind farm will be situated 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and 35 miles from mainland Massachusetts. It will be the first major commercial-scale offshore wind farm in US waters.

SEA-KIT Expands Production Facility to Meet Growing USV Demand

01.03.2022
SEA-KIT International is expanding its Tollesbury production facility to deliver on a growing Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) orderbook. The news comes as Fugro, world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, snaps up SEA-KIT’s latest 12m X-class build for its growing Blue Essence fleet.

RCMP and SEAMOR Deepest Recovery and Arctic First

01.03.2022
Last month in a tragic workplace accident in Nunavut, Canada, a bulldozer broke through the ice and was submerged to a depth of 160 meters. A highly skilled team of Canadian Police underwater investigators responded with SEAMOR Marine’s Chinook ROV, recovering the victim’s body from inside the bulldozer on the Arctic Ocean floor. It was the Canadian Police’s deepest underwater recovery in history and first operational dive above the Arctic Circle.
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