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Micro Studio Camera 4K Captures Underwater Footage for BBC and NHK as Part of EagleRay 4K

Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4K was chosen as part of the new EagleRay 4K underwater camera system, which is used to capture 4K footage up to 1,000 meters deep. Lee Frey, co-founder of Arctic Rays and manned submersible pilot for Alucia Productions, used the Micro Studio Camera 4K to capture footage during Antarctic expeditions for the BBC’s “Blue Planet II” and the NHK’s “Deep Ocean” series.

ECA Group navalizes its aerial drone IT180 UAV

ECA Group is expanding the use of its IT180 (<30kg) helicopter mini-drone to maritime applications and is partnering with DCNS, which, with its naval system expertise, is contributing to the studies needed to integrate this drone on ships.

STR Increase Rental Inventory with the Applanix POS MV WaveMaster II

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry continue to grow their rental equipment inventory with the addition of the Applanix POS MV WaveMaster II.

Overseas opportunities for UK firms as Subsea Asia’s call for abstracts opens

Identifying new opportunities and understanding regional challenges are set to be key themes at the 2017 Subsea Asia conference and exhibition, as the call for speakers is launched.

Wood Group secures FEED for Alexandroupolis LNG project in Northern Greece

Wood Group has secured a new front end engineering design (FEED) contract with Gastrade S.A. for the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (INGS) offshore Greece.

Thien Nam Positioning selects Sonardyne to track Vietnamese divers and ROVs

Subsea technology from Sonardyne that tracks the position of divers and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) as they carry out surveys and inspections, has been selected by Vietnam-based Thien Nam Positioning JSC to supports its offshore activities in the region.

Caspian success sees ATR unveil new facilities and staff in Kazakhstan

ATR, a Centurion company, has opened a new base in Kazakhstan as the company looks to capitalise on recent business growth in the region. The business will initially employ 12 new personnel, 10 of which are local content, with plans to double the team over the next 12 months.

Nine More Satellites in exactEarth's Real-Time Constellation Now Launched

Adding to the excitement of our recent news that the first four real-time satellites were brought into service, nine more satellites were just launched into the revolutionary constellation, exactView RT powered by Harris.

Happy Birthday Blue ROV 2!

Happy Birthday Blue ROV2 ! To celebrate the Blue ROV2´s Birthday we offer for all webstore order till the end of July 2017 a 500,00 EUR discount!

DOF Subsea wins contract for Transmediterranean Pipeline Survey

DOF Subsea, a leading provider of integrated subsea services, has recently inked a new contract in the Mediterranean with Transmediterranean Pipeline Company Limited (“TMPC”) to undertake the pipeline inspection on the TMPC’s Pipeline System in Q3, 2017.

Heriot-Watt sets global data landscape for BP Statistical Review

The economics professor who leads the in-depth data collation process for BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy has welcomed the energy major’s latest findings as “clear evidence of a major transformation in the global energy landscape”.


Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a large 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin in Brazil. Seabed Geosolutions’ new, highly efficient Manta© node system will be used. The seven month contract is valued at around 90 million USD and is scheduled to commence at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 or early 2018.

BIRNS Announces New Sales Team Hires

BIRNS, Inc. has announced that it has expanded its sales team with the appointments of Alan Whitebook as Sales Applications Engineer and Jenny Ong as Customer Service Representative. The additions to BIRNS’ sales team come amid continued strong global demand for the ISO 9001:2008, NAVSEA PRO-020-certifed company’s high performance lighting and connector systems.

Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind

Siem Offshore Contractors has entered the floating offshore wind market through an investment in Ideol, a global technology leader, further expanding business and opening opportunities for in-house vessels in the renewable energy sector while providing construction expertise for commercialising floating offshore wind.

Ocean Installer Awarded Libya Work With TOTAL E&P Joint Venture

Ocean Installer has been awarded a SURF project at the Al Jurf oil field in the Mediterranean. Client is Mabruk Oil Operations, a Joint Venture (JV) between Total E&P and the National Oil Cooperation (NOC) of Libya.

New CTO Boosts Rovco’s Senior Management Team

UK-based subsea company Rovco has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Iain Wallace as chief technology officer (CTO).

Live Stream | MATE's 2017 International ROV Competition

Watch the Live Stream of MATE International ROV Competition starting TODAY!

Oceans 17 attracts hundreds of delegates from across the globe

Almost 800 delegates from over 25 countries attended the 60th OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen this week.

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