Ocean Business 2011 - The hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum

OS13 Programme

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08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00   Ed Danson, Conference Chairman
International Sales Manager
C-Nav, UK
Introduction and welcome from the Conference Chairman
09:15   Rob Luijnenburg, Corporate Strategy & Communication Director
Fugro NV, Netherlands
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Is Hydrography keeping up in the Facebook world of today?
09:50   Gordon Johnston
Venture Geomatics, UK
The role of AUV’s in pipeline inspection and other hydrographic survey projects
10:15   Chris Gibson
Director – Sales & Marketing
VideoRay LLC, USA
Autonomous mini ROV inspection and survey - the benefits of smaller, lighter and ultra portable ROVs
10:40   James Williams
Managing Director
Swathe Services, UK
The Z-Boat – An innovative platform for mapping difficult areas to access
11:05 Coffee Break
11:45   Andy Smith, Business Development
NCS Survey, UK
Low logistics AUVs – An advanced survey tool
12:10   John Vint
Survey Manager
Fugro Survey AS, Norway
Dynamic calibration of navigation sensors using GNSS technology
12:35   Pat Fournier
Operations Manager
Neptune Geomatics, Australia
Deep tow pipeline route survey using interferometric multibeam, synthetic aperture sonar and chirp
13:00 Lunch break and time to join colleagues at Ocean Business
14:30   Brian Critchley
Senior Project Geophysicist
RES Offshore, UK
Data visualisation and ground model development - the benefits of 2D and 3D visualisation
14:55   Thomas Gardiner
Senior Product Manager
Thomson Ecology, UK
Using marine ecology software for faster and more accurate reporting
15:20   Duncan Mallace
Managing Director, MMT-NetSurvey, UK
Streamlining and standardising survey data deliverables
15:45 Coffee break
16:30   Nick Hough, Technical Adviser
International Marine
Contractors Association
An introduction to guidelines for the management of peripheral survey sensors
16:55   John Kelly
Technical Manager
Hydro Projects Ltd, UK
Geodetic training – Education or confusion?
17:20 Ocean Business exhibition followed by the Ocean Business/Offshore Survey Gala Dinner (Please pre-book tickets)


09:00   Ed Danson, Conference Chairman
International Sales Manager
C-Nav, UK
Introduction of day two
09:05   Simon Partridge, Engineering Director, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK Cutting the tether but keeping control
09:20   Hubert Thomas
Technical Manager
MANOPI, France
Fast black boxes search and accurate positioning from shallow water to full water depth
09:45   Andrew Mckeown
Senior Project Surveyor
Subsea 7, UK
Nick Street,
Project Manager, Sonardyne International, UK
Bundle monitoring - the history of bundle projects and tows and the requirements of a bundle monitoring system
10:10   Alban Bouchard
Customer Support Manager
iXBlue, France
New iXBlue concept for high precision metrology
10:35 Coffee Break
11:25   Keith Vickery
The convergence of (subsea) positioning and imagery
11:50   Simon Lightbody
Product Manager
Marine Trimble, New Zealand
The impact of new GNSS constellations on precise marine positioning
12:15   Walter Jardine
Lead Surveyor – North Sea Region
BP Exploration & Production Ltd, UK
Site surveys – An E&P operator’s perspective
12:40 Lunch break and time to join colleagues at Ocean Business
14:00   Jan-Petter Mathisen
Manager Seadata
Fugro OCEANOR, Norway
Special oceanographic and meteorological events
14:25   Eric Primeau, 
Survey Team Leader
BP AGT Region, Azerbaijan
Use of the pipeline open data standard for pipeline survey operations and management
14:50   Bent Warming Hansen & Danny Wake
VP Offshore Business (BWH) &  Hydrographic Survey Specialist (DW). Reson AS, Denmark
Quantifying pipeline inspection capabilities with multibeam sonar
15:15   Ed Danson, Conference Chairman
International Sales Manager
C-Nav, UK
Closing remarks
15:35 Close of conference


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What a fantastic, first-rate show! A big thank you to the OB team from all of us at Teledyne Marine! ”

Margo Newcombe
Marketing Communications
Teledyne Marine

I just wanted to tell you that you and your team put on a GREAT performance. This past show rates up there with the best in the business.”

Jim Teague
J Teague Enterprises, LLC

The Ocean Business Conference is one of the best organized and well attended events in the industry.”

Pete Fitzgerald
Global Dynamix, Inc
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