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International 2018 - Show Daily
Lots of New Solutions Unveiled at Optimistic Oi18
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Vessels at Oi18
International Submarine Engineering (ISE), Canada, stand E401, is highlighting its range of AUVs, ROVs, manipulators and other ROV tooling.
A positive outlook for the marine, hydrography and oceanography industry.
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If Oceanology International 2018 (Oi18) reflects the atmosphere in the business, well, there is reason to be optimistic! “This year’s Oceanology International is the biggest and best yet in terms of bringing together the broadest possible selection of international exhibitors, with 79 different countries represented, and industry experts,” remarks David Ince, Oceanology International event manager, Reed Exhibitions. “Over the years, Oi has proved invaluable as a means of enabling the global ocean community to network, conduct business and forge new professional relationships on a packed exhibition floor where the most vital developments in technology, industry and research are being highlighted. The attendance is tremendous, with visitor numbers reflecting the sheer scale of the Oi18 exhibition.” Just under 500 exhibitors from across the world are present on the show floor. Many exhibitors
and event partners are hosting social events on their stands, while an extensive array of product demonstrations have got under way, split between displays on the stands themselves and live equipment trials on the water in the adjacent Royal Victoria Dock. The exhaustive list of exhibitors includes academics and government representatives as well as companies specialising in areas ranging from offshore construction, underwater communication and software development to geophysics, metrology and environmental management. Long-time exhibitors, including Kongsberg Maritime (stand D600), Oceanscan (stand F570), RBR (stand G551) and Miros AS (stand C250), have been joined by the likes of Zunibal (stand A405), Romona (stand H241) and KW Designed Solutions (stand B451), all of whom are making their Oi debut. >> Continue reading on page 3
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>> Continued from page 1 Other first-time exhibitors include ION (stand A400), which is introducing Marlin, the only commercially available marine intelligence system that combines temporal project planning with 3D spatial situational awareness to optimise operations, reduce costs and improve safety performance. ION is hosting stand-based demonstrations of Marlin, plus a session in the ExCeL’s Trade and Innovation Theatre today between 13:25-13:55. Also exhibiting for the first time is the Norwegian firm Fosstech (stand C500), which is launching its Pressure Operated Actuator and its brand-new Power/Fibre Optic Penetrator.
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Returning exhibitor Planet Ocean (stand K100) is displaying a wide range of new technology from partner firms, including the following: Ocean Sonics’ icListen SC-2 and SC-35 Hydrophone, plus a new battery pack and low-noise tow fish; Fluidion’s ALERT E.Coli monitoring and telemetry system; Sequoia Scientific’s particle systems; and Marine Sonic Technology’s military-grade sidescan sonar system, the Sea Scan ARC Explorer Mk-II.
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Significant developments in ROV and AUV capabilities are under the spotlight on the exhibition floor. Canada’s Deep Trekker (stand E600) is exhibiting its DTG2 and DTX2 ROVs, both of which have integrated Blueprint multibeam imaging sonar technology and an ultra-short baseline locating system for underwater acoustic positioning. “These innovations improve obstacle avoidance and target recognition, and will lead to greater visibility and spatial awareness underwater,” comments Sam Macdonald, president at Deep Trekker Inc. “We are demonstrating our ROVs on the dockside every day between 14:3015:15, and attendees can try their hand at piloting the DTG2.” Another Canadian firm exhibiting at Oi18 is International Submarine Engineering (ISE) (stand E401), which is highlighting its range of AUVs, ROVs, manipulators and other ROV tooling. “Oceanology International is always extremely well attended,” says Phil Reynolds, ISE business development manager, “and it’s an ideal venue to schedule meetings and gather information on potential business and product application, while assessing changes in the market landscape.” Meanwhile, the UK-based Ocean Scientific International (stand L100), a long-term Oi exhibitor, has returned to showcase its new ROV/AUV-mounted sediment corer, which was
launched in January. In fact, Oi18 is the first opportunity for potential customers to view a demonstration model. Other UK-based companies exhibiting at Oi18 include the newly formed hydrographic survey, ROV and renewable industry recruitment specialists UTM Consultants (stand F551). Owners Richard Tozer and Alex Meeks have more than 30 years’ experience between them, and visitors to their UTM Consultants stand have the chance to win a UTM Mastercard pre-loaded with £1,000 in the firm’s prize draw. Elsewhere, Xylem Analytics UK (stand F301) is displaying its Aanderaa MOTUS packages, designed to collect reliable meteorological and oceanographic data. “MOTUS provides accurate directional wave and current data from standard navigation or environmental buoys,” comments Darren Hanson, general manager of Xylem Analytics UK. For show visitors keen to savour a hands-on experience at Oi18, 3D at Depth invites customers to its Virtual Reality Immersive Collaboration Lounge ‘Powered by iQ3Connect’ at stand G250. This new 3D data visualisation and analysis platform allows customers to transform the value of their offshore 3D data by providing access via any laptop, desktop or smart device through a secure web portal. “We are conducting workshops and demonstrations of our portfolio of subsea Lidar products, solutions and survey support services focused on a new tiered data management service,” says Neil Manning, 3D at Depth chief business development officer. “Customers participating in the workshops will also receive a set of VR goggles.” Similarly, the UK’s Coda Octopus (stand A220) is exhibiting its Construction Monitoring Software simulator. Visitors can step into the breakwater excavator crane simulator, and virtually operate the crane to complete a simulated breakwater using data from an Echoscope 3D sonar and Construction Monitoring Software (CMS). “The beauty of Oi18 is that, in addition to a truly formidable global line-up of exhibitors and highly targeted expert conference speakers, there are our parallel events to take into consideration,” notes David Ince. “Tomorrow’s Catch The Next Wave 2018: Frontiers of Exploration event will deliver compelling insights on long-term ocean sustainability and the interdependency of technology and exploration, while the Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Workshop represents just one of many sources of crucial advice at the show for providers of new technologies.”
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Today’s Conference Programme Make the most of this great opportunity to learn, debate and network at the world-class Oi18 conference, which connects delegates with trends and developments in the marine, offshore and subsea sectors. This year’s technical tracks are covering advancements in hydrography & geophysics and unmanned vehicles & vessels, to name but a few. Expanding Capabilities of Unmanned Vehicles If you want to learn more about the current AUV developments at the National Oceanography Centre, hear about managing extreme latitude operational challenges with USVs or get an update on the new DriX: iXBlue approach to versatile and efficient unmanned surface solutions, this session is the place to be! 10:00 - 11:45 | South Gallery Room 3 & 4 Underwater Imaging & Metrology, Part 1 This session will introduce new imaging and metrology techniques as well as looking at increasing efficiencies based on recent experiences. During the session, delegates will gain an understanding of the challenges in obtaining high-resolution imagery and measurements, the great benefits for future operational planning and how the industry may need to change in order to take full advantage of the way we view data. The session will also discuss how further cost reductions using existing metrology methods can be achieved through operational efficiencies and simplification. 10:00 - 12:10 | South Gallery Room 5
will describe deployments of both multivehicle fleets and small portable vehicles, either operating independently or with manned vessels as ‘force multipliers’. 13:00 - 15:00 | South Gallery Room 3 & 4 Underwater Imaging & Metrology, Part 2 This session will follow up on some key points and issues raised during Part 1 and will continue to focus on how the new technologies are now being used for metrology and imagery. Furthermore, it will examine how they can be streamlined, not only by operational planning and new approaches, but also by simplification of the technology and techniques, thus potentially reducing cost and improving efficiency. 13:00 - 14:45 | South Gallery Room 5
Ocean ICT Enabling Enhanced Marine Sensing Command & Control The much lauded and very desirable smart connected ocean concept is totally dependent on resilient connectivity and the ability to operate multiple manned and unmanned, mobile and fixed assets and sensors. This Ocean ICT session will explore these challenges and emerging solutions. 10:00 - 12:25 | South Gallery Room 9
Oil & Gas: Improved Tools & Techniques for Subsea Inspection, Part 1 This session will cover some of the current industry best practices for subsea inspection vehicles and data collection hosts, including subsea pipelines and associated facilities. It will demonstrate how data is collected and applied to gain the most long-term economic benefit. 13:15 - 15:00 | South Gallery Room 7 & 8
Unmanned Multi-vehicle Collaboration: Ocean Mapping & Monitoring Applications This session will highlight the growing utilisation of unmanned underwater and surface vehicles for ocean mapping and monitoring, particularly for deep-sea exploration and cost-effective wide-area mapping and monitoring. The presentations
Widening Access to Ocean Data A wealth of new ocean data combined with advances in connectivity and data storage are enabling innovative new uses of data which can improve the safety and efficiency of marine operations and drive growth of the blue economy. Learn about a variety of these novel applications and discuss future new
uses of such data in this session. 13:00 - 14:30 | South Gallery Room 9 Unmanned Vehicles: Communications & Data This session will discuss some examples of connection and communication between robots and their human operators/supervisors. It will look at data flows, demands on communication bandwidth and how onboard processing can help to transmit information as opposed to just data. 15:30 - 16:30 | South Gallery Room 3 & 4 Underwater Imaging & Metrology, Part 3 In the final session on this topic, delegates will get a feel for the importance of the correct use of all the high-resolution data that is now being gathered. The session will also include concepts being introduced from other industries and how they can be used to enhance not only the way we see data but also the way we process it. The automation of target recognition and improved image processing techniques offer some key potential benefits which will be discussed throughout the session. 15:15 - 16:35 | South Gallery Room 5 Oil & Gas: Improved Tools & Techniques for Subsea Inspection, Part 2 Pushing the boundaries through technical innovations and trials is an important driver for the industry in seeking better and more cost-efficient methods. This session will highlight several new approaches to subsea inspection and data gathering including novel robotic solutions. 15:45 - 17:00 | South Gallery Room 7 & 8
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What Today’s Speakers Are Talking About Combined USV and AUV Hydrographic Operations “We will explore how the value of your operation increases by combining the use of unmanned surface vessels and unmanned underwater vehicles. The audience will learn about advances in unmanned maritime systems and discover how acoustics/optical communications and inertial navigation systems can combine to link those platforms together and improve operations.” Ioseba Tena, global business manager, Marine Robotic Systems, Sonardyne International Unmanned Multi-vehicle Collaboration: Ocean Mapping & Monitoring Applications, 13:00 - 15:00 | South Gallery Room 3 & 4
Leveraging Affordable High-bandwidth SATCOM to Revolutionise Hydrographic Survey Mission Efficiency “VSAT (satellite) technology can already provide high speeds both from shore to ship and ship to shore with small antennas. This was not possible few years ago. With the right infrastructure and support, broadband satellite communications are reliable enough to sustain critical operations such as managing remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) from shore and centralised product generation (maps, images). This is an enabler for cost optimisation and real-time decision-making. Next-generation satellite constellations (low Earth orbit) will provide further improvements supporting the growing massive data connectivity needs onboard survey and research vessels.” Jorge Calvín, senior account manager, OmniAccess Ocean ICT Enabling Enhanced Marine Sensing Command & Control, 10:00 - 12:05 | South Gallery Room 9
Computer Vision and Deep Learning in Subsea IRM “EIVA has established a software development team dedicated to automation through machine learning. The results from this team are available for customers now, and we are seeing significant cost reductions through automated approaches. Today’s highly visual presentation explains what the deep learning and computer vision techniques give us and how they are relevant to our industry.” Jeppe Nielsen, CEO, EIVA Oil & Gas: Digitalisation and Data-driven Solutions Delivering Operational Excellence, 10:00 - 12:05 | South Gallery Room 7 & 8
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Vessels As is the tradition, there are several vessels moored at the Royal Victoria Dock for the duration of Oi18. Visitors are welcome to board participating exhibitor vessels.
MV FlatHolm MV FlatHolm is a 24m British-registered multirole survey and research vessel with proven capabilities across broad sectors since 1990, specialising in geotechnical, geophysical and environmental surveys throughout Northwest Europe. As a regular visitor to ExCeL, this year FlatHolm is exhibiting the Datem Neptune 5000 CPT recently used for UXO detection and engineering surveys in London in association with various piling works and the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Vessel name: MV FlatHolm Vessel type: Multirole survey and research vessel Length: 24m
Thame NORBIT, together with the Port of London Authority (PLA), welcomes you aboard Thame, PLAâ€™s latest addition to its fleet of dedicated survey vessels. Thame is fully outfitted for high-resolution seafloor, mid-water and water surface, as well as terrestrial remote sensing and surveillance. NORBIT is showcasing a dual-swath multibeam solution, 3D structure scanning behind obstacles, forward-looking multibeam, shoreline/infrastructure Lidar and a comprehensive automatic alert system (oil, fire, ice, man overboard) â€“ in other words, full situation awareness, from bathymetric surveys in complex environments to efficient oil spill recovery. Vessel name: Thame Vessel type: MCA CAT2 survey vessel catamaran Vessel length: 14.2m
USV Maxlimer SEA-KIT vessels are the first truly offshore-capable, long-range, long-endurance unmanned surface vessels, offering up to 12,000nm range and endurance measured in months rather than days. SEA-KIT can be used for a multitude of maritime tasks and is designed as a platform that can easily accept different sensor suites and equipment packages. SEA-KIT is designed to be deployed using a standard 40ft ISO container in order to simplify and drastically reduce mobilisation costs. SEA-KIT was conceived as a response to the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and is the chosen platform for the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team. During the XPRIZE competition the team demonstrated a new and unique ability to launch, recover and control a large AUV remotely whilst performing a high-quality, deep-water bathymetric survey mission. Vessel name: USV Maxlimer Vessel type: Unmanned surface vessel Vessel length: 11.75m
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Oi18 – The Home of Innovation After just one day of Oi18, it’s clear to see that innovation in marine and subsea technology is in no danger of slowing down. From new marine robots and sophisticated sensors to digital platforms and communication solutions, Oi18 has already proven itself as a milestone event for companies and organisations wanting to get ahead of the curve in what is happening in the incredibly broad ocean industry. From the very moment that the doors opened yesterday, hundreds (and by lunchtime, thousands!) of visitors spilled out onto the show floor, where nearly 500 exhibitors had prepared a hugely diverse display of stands featuring their latest developments. It’s fantastic to see people’s enthusiasm for being here in London – from the exhibitors and visitors to the huge line-up of conference speakers and, of course, the organiser’s team. The conference itself has proven to be exceptional so far, with all speakers providing in-depth insights and knowledge about their specialist areas. While it’s impossible to single out highlights due to the tremendous quality of the programme overall, it was pleasing to see that all of the technical tracks were well attended. It goes to show that whatever part of the marine technology world you work in, learning about innovation and applications from peers and colleagues is still high on the agenda. While the diverse technical tracks are enabling Oi18 delegates to drill down to very specific areas of interest, including cores disciplines such as ocean observation and sensing, unmanned vehicles and hydrography, geophysics and geotechnics, it was good to see several more ‘emerging’ topics also getting some much deserved focus on the first day. In addition to an expanded aquaculture technical track, yesterday marked the Oi debut for a brand-new topic: Ocean ICT. Taking the form of an open theatre space, Ocean ICT gave exhibitors the chance to present their latest technologies and services related to marine and ocean IT, communications, satellite and data systems. Ocean ICT is the response to a shift in the industry where the ability to access data immediately, and the amounts of data accessible, changed the way we operate in the ocean. Looking back at day one, Oi18 is living up to its promise as the leading destination for the global marine technology and ocean community, and there is still a lot more in store – two further days packed with more conference content, new technology and networking opportunities, and that’s just for starters!
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New-generation 5m AutoNaut USV The new-generation 5m AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) boasts several new and upgraded features.
The latest wave foil technology enables speeds of 1-3 knots to be consistently maintained, with no need for fuel and for long endurance missions. The vessel has been ruggedised throughout and features improvements in the deployment system – for launch/recovery from ship or direct from slipway. An enhanced rudder system makes the USV even more manoeuvrable – able to keep station within a 25m radius. Last but not least, the 5-metre USV has additional space and power to allow for multiple sensors, including MetOcean, ADCP, passive acoustic monitoring (PAM), surveillance and as a communications gateway. Pete Bromley, technical Manager at AutoNaut, comments: “We’re really proud of the improvements made in this boat – we’ve learned a lot from all the missions conducted in the last year or so and the growing team we have here have brought some great ideas to the development.” “The versatility of the 5m is key,” says Phil Johnston in business development for AutoNaut. “With so many options for the sensor payload it’s a game changer in terms of how we can provide solutions for clients, whether in oil & gas, defence or marine science.”
Hydroid Introduces New High-speed, Low-cost Micro AUV Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has released the new groundbreaking REMUS M3V compact, one-man portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Low cost and ready to use right out of the box, this micro AUV supports numerous applications including search and survey, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), marine research and multi-vehicle missions. The REMUS M3V can dive up to 300 metres in depth. It is a true A-size (36 inch x 4.875 inch) vehicle with no fins or appendages outside the A-size envelope and can be used for multi-domain deployments. “The AUV market is rapidly evolving and the heart of underwater exploration. At Hydroid,
we continue to grow our product offerings as well as advance the technologies and capabilities of our existing vehicles,” says Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “The REMUS M3V benefits from all of the development and code-based work that has gone into our REMUS 100 AUV. It is a game-changing vehicle. Our vehicle is fully engineered, designed and integrated utilising proven REMUS software. The thought, design and regression testing has all been done to create a robust product that customers can rely on.” The REMUS M3V can achieve speeds of 10 knots and is equipped with an articulated tail control system and a positioning and
navigation system in the standard configuration. REMUS M3V also has a variable centre of gravity allowing it to operate in a buoy mode. Outfitted with sidescan sonar, the REMUS M3V has a multifunctional tail antenna that includes Iridium, Wi-Fi and a Flasher. The REMUS M3V is a low-logistics system that is compatible with existing survey and AUV capabilities.
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ASV Global Working on Containerised Autonomous Marine Laboratory for Developing Countries Stand G401 ASV Global is working with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to develop a containerised autonomous marine laboratory for use in developing countries. The project is part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) programme, a UK government-funded programme which aims to support Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) develop and sustain marine economies by ensuring the marine resources that belong to them are better understood and managed. One output of this programme is the development of a containerised autonomous marine environmental laboratory (CAMEL) that will be utilised by the CME delivery partners – namely the NOC, the UK Hydrographic Office and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) – to map and monitor hydrographic, oceanographic and geophysical parameters as part of a range of high-quality marine science datasets and providing valuable training as part of capacity-building efforts.
The system, housed in a pair of 20-foot containers, will provide a complete autonomous survey and data collection solution to SIDS. The CAMEL system will comprise an ASV ‘C-Worker 4’ autonomous vessel complete with a range of hydrographic, geophysical and oceanographic sensors. A built-in mission control facility will enable users to operate the ASV and its sensors over a radio communications link as well as review and process the data gathered.
The diesel-powered C-Worker 4 will be capable of being launched from a beach trailer to collect coastal data. Its water-jet propulsion makes it an ideal solution for shallow-water surveys. The vessel will be able to operate continuously for periods of up to 48 hours. Upon delivery of the CAMEL system, the SIDS marine community will receive full training by specialist ASV Global autonomous vessel operators and NOC scientists.
Planet Ocean Delivers RADAC WaveGuide Onboard System to Fugro at Oi18
Planet Ocean Ltd. is handing over its most recent RADAC system to global geointelligence provider Fugro at Oi18, as part of a framework agreement to provide WaveGuide Onboard systems for selected Fugro vessels. The handover is the fourth system to be delivered under the agreement. A modified WaveGuide radar wave sensor is installed on the bow of the ship. The sensor uses radar to measure distance to the water surface. A motion sensor is incorporated into the radar unit to compensate for the vertical motions of the radar itself so it measures the waves the ship is actually experiencing.
Thereafter Fugro can also derive freeboard/air gap and draft parameters.
Mr Michael Quinnell, manager of Fugro’s Offshore Systems department, comments: “The data provided is used both onshore and offshore in a number of ways, but providing unambiguous wave measurements for assessment of operational safety limits is key for Fugro. Other uses include aiding the deployment and recovery of ROV and AUV technology as well as providing useful survey data without the need to deploy wave measuring buoys.” RADAC WaveGuide sensors are maintenance free, easy to install, low power and available in explosion-proof certified versions for use in hazardous environments.
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R2Sonic Introduces Integrated Sediment Profiler (ISP)
Integrated Sediment Profiler (ISP).
R2Sonic has introduced the new Integrated Sediment Profiler (ISP), based on a one-system-fits-all-applications concept. The same unit can be installed and operated on AUVs, ROVs and/or surface vessels, which provides flexibility and versatility of use. In all cases, the ISP only requires connection to a sonar interface module (SIM), SIM stack or ROV Mux for power and communication. The ISP is a standalone product designed to integrate and synchronise seamlessly with any R2Sonic wideband multibeam echosounder system (MBES). It meets the needs of survey professionals who are looking for a cost-effective and easy way to acquire both multibeam and sediment profile data simultaneously, without interference and in a single survey.
The ISP is a parametric system operating at frequencies between 5kHz and 20kHz and the beam width is ±1.5°. The combination of low frequency and small footprint ensures incomparable resolution and excellent sediment penetration as deep as 40m. Additional technical characteristics: • 4,000m depth rated (will be extended to 6,000m) • Low power consumption: 60W • Sediment penetration: up to 40m • Three-year warranty
Rockland and Alseamar Partnership Pays Off At Oi16, Rockland Scientific and Alseamar agreed on a joint R&D programme to develop a turbulence sensor payload for the Alseamar SeaExplorer glider. The first customer conducted the first successful deployments with the sensor payload, the MicroRider-SE, on the SeaExplorer in June 2017 and the following winter. At Oi18, the two companies are presenting the results of their partnership including a demonstration model of the glider and sensor payload on display at the Alseamar stand. In June 2017, a research team from the Atmosphere & Ocean Research Institute (AORI) of the University of Tokyo successfully deployed a SeaExplorer in the Kuroshio current, collecting microstructure turbulence data, amongst other parameters. The SeaExplorer was able to smoothly navigate in one of the strongest currents on Earth, with surface velocities sometimes up to four knots, with a large sensor payload. In addition to the
flight dynamics, the SeaExplorer’s one-litre buoyancy engine proved helpful when facing strong density gradients.
Stand E500 AORI’s SeaExplorer is fitted with the MicroRider-SE payload (for turbulence), a Nortek Signature ADCP (for currents), a WetLabs Triplet (for chlorophyll-a, turbidity and CDOM), as well as a CT sensor and a Rinko optical DO sensor (from JFE Advantech, for temperature, salinity and oxygen). Major innovations for the SeaExplorer MicroRider-SE turbulence package are the low footprint integration of the microstructure probes in the front nose cone of the glider and the addition of an EM current sensor (velocimeter) to directly measure the axial speed of the glider.
The AORI SeaExplorer’s path along the Kuroshio current (red pins are waypoints the glider was asked to follow; white pins are actual glider surfacings).
The collected data is now being processed by AORI team with Rockland support, forming part of a wider study on turbulent mixing generated by the Kuroshio current.
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3D at Depth Launches Subsea Survey Support Services
3D at Depth, an expert in subsea Lidar laser technology, has officially launched its subsea survey support services to help clients realise additional value from their underwater 3D data. The new integrated offering will optimise underwater survey campaigns through a comprehensive range of client deliverables designed to enhance workflow efficiencies, support engineering and analysis and provide insight into long-term asset and environmental integrity. Subsea survey support services provide: • 3D Data Services: Data collection and processing, through visualisation and analysis A tiered data management offering starting with Level #1 subsea Lidar laser equipment rentals through Level #7 subsea Lidar data processing to support engineering analysis. Every 3D subsea Lidar data product is delivered in a cohesive industry standard format and exports into existing GIS and CAD-based platforms. • Advanced Engineering and Design Provides technical expertise and best practices for the development, design and build of custom engineering projects for
subsea and marine customers worldwide. Engineering capabilities focus around high-level optical design, software control and data processing expertise with an in-house-developed stage-gate process. • Virtual Reality Immersive Collaboration Platform ‘Powered by IQ3Connect’ Connects multiple users and key decision-makers via any laptop, desktop or smart device through a secure web portal. Using subsea Lidar data collected through 3D at Depth’s SL laser technology and processed into highly accurate, millimetric 3D point cloud datasets, clients can measure, evaluate and analyse their data. Each session allows multiple or single users to explore and experience 3D
content as if actually on site with a digital representation of physical assets or the surrounding environment. • Subsea Integration Services Turnkey solutions for diver systems, ROVs, AUVs and surface vessel integration, along with remote sensing and statically deployed packages. Each project engagement provides full-cycle development from conceptual design, delivery and production of operational devices. 3D at Depth is conducting workshops and demonstrations during Oi18. Visitors who participate in the workshop will receive a pair of 3D goggles.
Virtual Reality Immersive Collaboration Platform.
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Tomorrow: Training Workshop on Interoperability Technologies for Sharing Ocean Instruments and Real-time Data On Thursday 15 March, a training workshop on the interoperability technologies for sharing ocean instruments and real-time data will be organised at Oi18. This workshop will demonstrate, in the field, new interoperability tools that have been developed and field-tested for ocean sensor and real-time data sharing. These software and firmware tools have been implemented on different platforms and sensors. They are available open-source and now require substantially less engineering time than in the past.
The training will also help those interested in participating in an interoperability experiment in the field, with the Atlantic Ocean as a region of interest and deployment, in the framework of AtlantOS. The workshop is open to ocean scientists, engineers and technicians from academia or industry who are dealing with in-situ sensor and observing systems. Participants will benefit from direct experience with the latest interoperability technologies.
Trimble Launches Powerful Multi-application GNSS Solution At Oi18 Trimble has announced its new MPS865 (marine positioning system) multi-frequency and multi-application GNSS receiver. The Trimble MPS865 is a highly versatile, rugged and reliable global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning and heading solution for a wide variety of real-time and post-processing applications for marine survey and construction. It brings a new level of connectivity to the marine positioning user, and features integrated communications options such as Wi-Fi, UHF radio, cellular modem for internet connectivity, Bluetooth and MSS satellite-based correction channels. “With the addition of the MPS865 receiver to our portfolio, Trimble has introduced a new generation of rugged, compact and featurerich GNSS, a solution the marine industry has
MPS865 GNSS receiver.
Stand N100 been needing for some time. This highly flexible and capable receiver can be combined with our marine construction software providing contractors with a market-leading solution for any marine survey or construction application,” comments Scott Crozier, general manager of Trimble’s Civil Engineering & Construction Division.
Venue: South Gallery Room 2 Date: Thursday 15 March Time: 9:00 - 13:00 (morning session) and 14:00 - 16:00 (afternoon session) Register on-site at pod R201 in the Oi18 ICT Expo area.
Teledyne Marine in Action at Oi18 Throughout Oi18, Teledyne Marine is demonstrating its technology in both on-water and dockside demonstrations. On-water demonstrations are running for all three days, highlighting a variety of hydrographic survey capabilities including Oceanscience’s rapidCAST underway profiler and RESON’s SeaBat T-50-R and new SeaBat T20 MotionScan sonars integrated with Caris and PDS software. Dockside demonstrations are taking place daily from 10:45 - 11:45 outside the ExCeL venue. They include a full suite of Teledyne Marine hardware and software to illustrate the company’s combined solutions for port and harbour security and infrastructure applications, as well as providing an introduction to Oceanscience’s new portable Z-Boat 1250 autonomous surface vehicle.
Ocean Observatories Live Demonstrations At Oi18, you can meet the research teams from IFREMER, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, and discuss partnership opportunities and innovative solutions in various fields, including energy, environment, marine mineral resources, aquaculture, fishing, defence and underwater intervention. IFREMER is also organising the following demonstrations today: Ocean Observatories Live Demonstrations From Nice to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge through Isle of Molène: discover the multidisciplinary seafloor and water-column observatories
developed and operated by IFREMER – CNRS within the EMSO project. Speakers: Pierre-Marie Sarradin, Deep-Sea Ecosystems Research Unit Jérome Blandin, Technological Research and Development Research Unit Sébastien Garziglia, Marine Geosciences Research Unit Wednesday 14 March From 11:00 to 11:40 and from 15:00 to 15:40
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Valeport Showcases Latest Sensor and Software Updates Valeport, a leader in oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation, is using Oi18 to launch a number of exciting developments across its range including new probes, visualisation software and a portable tide station. Launching at Oi18, the new unique probe, SWiFTplus, combines the power of the SWiFT SVP and a turbidity sensor. SWiFTplus uses Valeport’s world-leading high-accuracy sensor technology and incorporates turbidity observations with sound speed, temperature and pressure sensor technology coupled with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable batteries. Using the new Valeport Connect app, data can be quickly downloaded and reviewed wirelessly via Bluetooth, and instantly shared in industrystandard formats through email and cloud
services. Valeport’s latest software, Valeport Connect, will support automatic connection with SWiFTplus and rapidPRO Bluetoothenabled products and offer download capability with data translation, enabling both current and historic data to be visualised. The company’s TideStation (Portable) offers a choice of either UHF or GPRS telemetry, with connection to pressure or radar sensors along with interface to other meteorological systems. Specifically designed as a low-cost turn-key solution, TideStation is suited to a broad range of sectors including port and harbour operations, surveying, dredging and many other applications.
New calibration procedure for easy installation Whether the IMU comes with a surface or a subsea enclosure, they are all lightweight and easy to install. Navsight connects to any computer, with no software installation necessary. A 3D view of the boat shows the entered parameters so that the user can check the installation in real time. Navsight allows quick installation and initialisation
device that provides command and control of sensors, data display, data logging and battery power in a small robust package. Prior to release, Valeport is showing a number of key revisions to its new probe series that allows data profiling whilst a vessel is underway. Valeport is introducing rapidPro SV and rapidPro CTD – the latest evolutions of these popular profilers – which include a rechargeable battery, GPS and dual Bluetooth to provide enhanced communications.
Also at Oi18, Valeport is seeking feedback on its new concept, EnviroLOG, a field logging
SBG Releases Navsight Marine Solution At this year’s Oceanology International, SBG Systems has released the Navsight Marine Solution, a full high-performance inertial navigation solution designed to make surveyors’ tasks easier in both shallow and deep water. Navsight Marine Solution integrates the latest generation of gyroscopes, accelerometers and GNSS receivers. It provides high-performance motion and navigation data as well as a real-time heave accurate to 5cm. To allow surveying when wave frequencies are large or complex, Navsight comes with a delayed heave feature. If higher performance is required, the surveyor can count on Qinertia, SBG’s INS/GNSS post-processing software.
Navsight Marine Solution. thanks to the new mechanical calibration module. The embedded filtering controls and validates lever arms and antenna alignment during this procedure. Navsight is compatible with Hypack, QINSy, or Teledyne PDS for seamless integration into existing workflows. It is available as MRU, with embedded GNSS, or using your own GNSS receiver. Navsight comes as a motion reference unit, providing roll, pitch and heave, or as a navigation solution with embedded tri-frequency GNSS receiver or using an external one. Navsight supports RTK and every PPP service (Marinestar, TerraStar, etc.).
EdgeTech Launches Four New Products at Oi18 EdgeTech, a leader in high-resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, is unveiling four new products at Oi18: the next-generation sub-bottom profiling system, a new tri-frequency motion-tolerant sidescan sonar system, the newest shallow-water bathymetry system, and a rugged shallowwater acoustic release. EdgeTech is known worldwide for its highquality products which include sidescan sonars, sub-bottom profilers, bathymetry systems, AUV, USV and ROV-based sonar systems as well as combined and customised solutions. In addition to the full line of underwater survey products, EdgeTech provides reliable USBL systems, transponder beacons, deep-sea acoustic releases, shallow-water and long-life acoustic releases, and customised underwater acoustic command and control systems.
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