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New Company Announces Opening of Houston Hub

A new name in global positioning services has announced the opening of a regional hub in Houston. Recently-launched International Geomatics Group has been founded by well-known industry figures Steve Rampton (CEO) and Ken Adams (COO) and will be the marine focus for disruptive DGPS (Differential Global Positioning Services) provision. It has just opened its first office on the western edge of Houston’s Energy Corridor where it anticipates recruiting up to six new members of staff by the middle of 2018. Core to the delivery of all International Geomatics Group projects is the “ICE” (Innovation, Communication, Execution) philosophy which ensures that, throughout the life of the project, the scope is continuously reviewed and the team liaises with the client on project aims to execute safely and reliably, delivering results, on time and on budget.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Give Back To The Local Community

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR), a specialist in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology who are based in Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth held an appeal amongst its workforce to donate to the Great Yarmouth Salvation Army ‘Toys and Tins Appeal’.

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal marine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Matthew Parrilla as Robotics Engineer. Prior to joining Greensea, Matthew was a lead developer of a customer facing application at Cox Automotive, Inc. He earned a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Maryland, worked as a data visualization artist, co-founded a startup and spends his time backcountry skiing whenever possible.

Record express AHC delivery for Salvage Operation

Scantrol recently mobilized an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) Upgrade system in less than 4 hours for Aberdeenshire based solutions provider Aleron Subsea. The system will be used in a profiled Salvage operation to find Britain’s lost treasures from the World Wars.

£56m funding boost helps ROVOP bolster ROV fleet by 50% and supports future business growth

ROVOP Limited, (“Rovop”) an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), is to immediately increase its fleet by 50% to meet ongoing customer demand following a funding boost of £56m.

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Seabed Geosolutions Secures 3D and 4D Ocean Bottom Node Contracts Offshore Trinidad and West Africa

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition project over the greater Angostura field in shallow waters, offshore Trinidad for BHP, and a 4D OBN project for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company. The combined awards are valued at around US $60 million.

Finalists revealed for 2018 British subsea awards

Industry body Subsea UK has today (Tuesday 19th December) announced the finalists who are in the running to triumph at its 2018 business awards. Some of the country’s most innovative and successful subsea businesses have made it on to the shortlist for the annual awards which seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way Britain’s £7.5billion subsea sector.

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Riptide Autonomous Solutions Announces Expansion of UUV Payload Options

The ease of integration of payloads into the Riptide product line of UUVs has been a key value proposition for diverse customers. This flexibility was recently demonstrated by the rapid integration of a new sonar and a WiFi data system.

Save The Date - OCEANS 2018 Charleston

Mark October 22 - 25 on your calendars now for the OCEANS 2018 Charleston Conference - the leading global OCEANS conference bringing science, technology, and ocean leaders together to help advance the world’s ocean professions. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, South Carolina!

OPITO crowns its Apprentice of the Year 2017

A former Peterhead Academy student who followed in his family’s footsteps into the oil and gas sector has been named by the global skills for energy body, OPITO, as its Apprentice of the Year 2017.

SP Launches Multi Operation Survey System

Load cell manufacturer Straightpoint (SP) has teamed up with measurement equipment specialist Tarka-Systems B.V. to add to its extensive range a product that can be left at a jobsite for a period of time and capture data from up to six monitoring devices.

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Norway

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of two contracts from alliance partner Aker BP in the Norwegian North Sea. The contracts are for the Skogul project and the Valhall Flank West project, which collectively are equivalent to a sizeable award.

Rovco Successfully Completes Wave Hub Survey Project

UK-based Rovco has successfully completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub.

The Underwater Centre Supports Training On Advanced Submarine Rescue System

The Underwater Centre, one of the world’s leading providers of subsea testing and training, based on the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe in Fort William, has successfully delivered two bespoke ROV and Hyperbaric System Acquaintance training courses as well as providing 19 days of operational support to JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, as part of their training delivery to one of the world’s largest navies.

Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland. In the summer of 2017 a fleet of 11 autonomous marine robots was deployed to explore the seas northwest of the Orkney Islands in search of marine mammals and sources of man-made noise pollution. The mission was part of an annual series of marine robot trials co-ordinated by the NOC in partnership with 16 organisations representing UK government, research and industry.

Marine Imaging Technologies Reveals PIXEL, the First Cinema Class ROV for Subsea Documentary and Entertainment Utilization

Pixel, the First Product in Series of the Cinema Class ROVs, Enables DPs and Storytellers to Capture Cinema-Quality Footage beyond SCUBA Depths by Merging Top Cinema Technologies with Advanced Underwater Filming Techniques
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