Inmarsat has installed a new connectivity solution using virtualized networks that will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control.
Science & Technology
Craig N. McLean, assistant administrator of NOAA Research, who began his NOAA career as a uniformed officer in the NOAA Corps four decades ago and rose to lead the agency’s research division and become a champion of ocean exploration, scientific integrity and science diplomacy, has announced his plan to retire from public service on April 1, 2022.
METIS Cyberspace Technology SA has signed an agreement with global data and analytics expert Spire Global covering the provision of highly accurate weather-forecasting services to enhance the existing weather-related functionality available to the METIS data acquisition and analytics platform.
Norwegian deep sea mineral exploration company Adepth Minerals AS has received a NOK 11.7 million grant from Innovation Norway - triggering investment in state-of-the art FlexiCore technology and enabling collection of deepsea mineral core samples in 2022.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting and survey company, has signed a Master Services Agreement with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), an industry-owned and funded cooperative that exists to respond effectively to oil spills, including provision of specialist monitoring and sampling (M&S) services for OSRL members in the fields of marine environmental monitoring, impact assessment, crisis management, and Geographic Information System (GIS) science.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will deliver a suite of advanced overboard handling systems, for the new oceanographic research vessel David Packard owned by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a private, non-profit oceanographic research center based in California, USA. Founded in 1987 by David Packard, MBARI’s mission is to advance marine science and technology to understand a changing ocean. The David Packard is designed by naval architecture firm Glosten, and is currently under construction at Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has selected Light Structures AS, the world leading supplier of fiber optic condition monitoring systems for maritime applications, to deliver comprehensive ice load monitoring systems for 10 Arctic Liquid Natural Gas Carriers (ALNGC) operated by Russia´s largest shipping company, Sovcomflot.
Marine-i has announced it is helping Research Development UK establish a marine acoustic monitoring service for the emerging Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) opportunity, to aid deployment strategies in these areas.
RE2 Robotics, a leader in intelligent mobile manipulation systems, has received Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from the U.S. Navy to develop a system that enables “coupled control” of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and robotic manipulator through a single control system.
Fugro has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Remote Operations Center (ROC) in India.
CGG has licensed its high-end Northern Viking Graben multi-client seismic data set in the Northern North Sea to Northern Lights JV DA, for use in its ongoing and future CO2 storage developments. Northern Lights JV DA is the operator of the first industry-scale project for transport and storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Greece’s leading academic institution, International Hellenic University, is investing more than one million euros in a new state-of-the-art simulator training facility to support the oil and gas industry.