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Environmental impact of deep-sea mining can last decades

A new study shows that the impacts of seabed mining on deep-sea ecosystems can persist for decades. Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) revisited a site exposed to simulated deep-sea mining activity nearly 30 years previously to assess seabed and ecosystem recovery. They used a robot submarine to map and photograph much of the seafloor in the disturbed area in unprecedented detail. The images were combined into a seafloor photo-mosaic completely covering 11 hectares of seabed, the largest ever photo-mosaic obtained in the abyssal ocean. Tracks on the seafloor caused by the simulated mining were still clearly visible, and the impacts on marine life initially observed in 1989 persist.

Oilfield Helping Hands to host Saltwater Fishing Tournament

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of volunteers devoted to providing assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis, will be hosting its 15th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament on June 20 - 21, 2019, at Port O’Connor Community Center in Port O’Connor, Texas.

Boskalis Subsea Services Cements Position in North Sea with £100M in Contracts

Boskalis Subsea Services has cemented its position in the North Sea and affirmed its commitment to Aberdeen with new contracts, more people and bigger premises.

Last call! Only two days remain to Submit Your Abstract for OCEANS 2019 Seattle

Time is running out to submit your abstract for OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27-31 in Seattle, WA. For two more days, we are accepting technical abstracts highlighting these topics under the overall conference theme of "Blue Sea, Blue Sky, Blue Tech.” If your abstract is selected, it is your chance to present your innovative research in the marine field to your colleagues and industry-wide attendees. Authors are invited to submit abstracts through Friday, May 31 in one of four presentation categories:

SMD Deliver CBT2400 to Boskalis

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the delivery of an ultra-high powered, compact 2400hp Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis.

Vroon Offshore Secures BP Contract in Trinidad and Tobago

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC has awarded Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen a multiple year, multi-million pound contract.

Subsea 7 and Royal IHC launch reel-lay vessel Seven Vega

On Saturday 25 May 2019, Subsea 7 and Royal IHC successfully launched the fully integrated reel-lay vessel SEVEN VEGA. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, and was performed by Monica Th. Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 in Norway.

Phoenix Florida Announces Relocation to Accommodate Growth

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), a worldwide underwater solutions provider, is pleased to announce that our Florida office has been relocated to 3650 Hacienda Blvd., Unit B, Davie, Fl 33314 to accommodate company growth and ongoing support of our Underwater Ship Husbandry Clientele. At 11,000sq ft, the new facility is twice as large as our previous one, offering ample parking and upgraded conference rooms and offices.

Enpro Subsea shares how ‘smart standardization’ subsea development strategies have been adopted by multiple operators

Enpro Subsea has presented examples of where its Flow Access Module (FAM) technology has been selected by multiple international operators as part of its fast-paced subsea field development strategies.

Almarin joins 1st World Marine AtoN Day

The 1st of July will be held the first edition of World Marine Aids to Navigation Day, after the decision taken on IALA Conference in Incheon (Korea) in 2018. The main goal is to aware of the importance of the AtoN world by promoting a safety navigation in coastal waters and waterways, as the preservation of the marine environment. International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) also declares that this event is willing to “improve the society’s perception of AtoN as modern, technologically advanced marine aids which, alongside traditional lighthouses, embrace the latest digital developments and support new developments in all fields, including VTS”.

MacArtney Pay It Forward to Future Ocean Science Innovators

MacArtney Benelux is paying it forward to the ocean science community by sponsoring and supporting young minds to develop innovative underwater technology solutions.

The 2019 edition of Breaking the Surface to be the biggest yet

Breaking the Surface (BTS) 2019 is a 7-day international interdisciplinary workshop on marine robotics and applications, bringing together experts and users from many related fields for the 11th year in a row. The workshop will be held in Biograd na Moru, Croatia from 29th September to 6th October 2019.

Plenary speakers announced for SPE offshore Europe 2019

Industry heavyweights will be joined by an internationally recognised leader on global climate change at the opening session of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 in September.

Pioneer Grows Falcon Fleet

ASI Marine, a pioneer in long tunnel excursions and international operator for inland marine work, is expanding its Saab Seaeye Falcon fleet.

Sonardyne acquires maritime survey software and construction specialist EIVA

Leading subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S.

Phoenix Donates Funding & Advisement to the Catholic University of America School of Engineering Design Project

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) and The Catholic University of America join in announcing Phoenix as a sponsor to the School of Engineering for a senior design project at the University.

Fibron New Brand Launch

Fibron, the UK based custom subsea Oil and Gas umbilical, ROV cable / tether, Diving umbilical and Seismic umbilical / cable solutions provider, was pleased to launch the new company brand last week during OTC in Houston, TX. The company held a new Branding Launch Event at the Karbach Brewery Houston, hosting key clients and industry associates for a relaxing evening to showcase the new company image, logo and philosophy.

Office move reflects Aberdeen tech firm’s ambitious growth plans

Subsea 3d scanning specialists, Viewport3, have announced their move to new, larger premises in Dyce, following on from an exceptional year of growth which saw their turnover jump 34-fold in 2018.

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