Issue 527
20 March 2018:

GENERAL OCEAN NEWS

Japan Coast Guard Expands Wave Glider Fleet to Advance Ocean Observation

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) announced the expansion of their unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the 9th Regional District, headquartered in Niigata, Japan. This growth is part of JCG’s multi-year, ocean monitoring program to provide enhanced, real-time situational awareness of ocean currents, wave activity, and weather along Japan’s coastlines. Prior to this expansion, JCG deployed fleets of Wave Gliders in four regional districts, forming the first, unmanned ocean observation network in Japan’s history.

In addition to extending this service to the 9th Regional District, JCG is publishing the environmental data for free and in real-time to Japan’s commercial fisheries and tourism industries. The availability of both current and historical oceanographic data from more geographic locations provides the commercial and tourism industries with increased insight into weather patterns and ocean conditions that could adversely affect the safety and efficiency of their maritime operations.

Wave Gliders are environmentally safe and a more effective way to expand national ocean observation systems when compared to traditional methods such as ships. By utilizing a network of unmanned systems, JCG is able to provide access to continuous, real-time meteorological and oceanographic information from seas where monitoring ships often cannot operate and without putting personnel at risk.

For further information, visit www.liquid-robotics.com

Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision

The technology group Wärtsilä is to acquire Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K. The move will speed Wärtsilä along its path towards its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision. Established in 1990, Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital products and electronic charts. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, ship traffic control, as well as monitoring, and support. Transas leverages the latest in machine learning and AI to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem.

Transas’ current annual net sales are in the region of EUR 140 million. The company has 22 regional offices worldwide and a distribution network that spans 120 countries. It has a workforce of approximately 1000 employees who will be integrated within Wärtsilä’s Marine Solutions business. The large base of software engineers will play a key role in assisting Wärtsilä with the development of smart products and a digital platform.

This acquisition takes Wärtsilä a significant step closer to achieving its mission of enabling sustainable societies with smart technologies. It will also speed delivery on the company’s promise to disrupt the industry by establishing an ecosystem that is digitally connected across the entire supply chain, through applications that are secure, smart and cloud-based.

The transaction is valued at MEUR 210 (enterprise value) and is expected to be closed during the second quarter of 2018.

Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem is a vision whereby smart vessels connect with smart ports and beyond to deliver three fundamental industry benefits: maximising the use of resources and operational efficiency, minimising environmental impact and risk, and achieving the highest levels of safety and security. Through data integration, greater connectivity and cloud-based technology, Wärtsilä aims to resolve inefficiencies in the shipping sector resulting from overcapacity, sub-optimal fuel consumption, and waiting times at ports and other high-traffic areas.

For further information, visit www.wartsila.com

Real-time mapping and visualisation in CARIS Onboard 2.0

Teledyne CARIS™ is pleased to announce the release of CARIS Onboard™ 2.0. CARIS Onboard enables users to apply processes automatically to their data in near real-time, resulting in minimised data conversion and processing times. By making the processed products available at the office or on a survey vessel during survey operations, CARIS Onboard helps improve survey efficiency by valuably reducing the turn-around time and helping to ensure that data quality and coverage requirements are met before leaving an area.

Focused around the latest web map technology, the redesigned control centre dynamically controls and monitors the automated system. Products generated including surfaces, backscatter mosaics, and the survey track lines are live-streamed during acquisition and accessed through a web browser. By providing access to processed products in a web application, the new Control Centre allows review of a survey dataset from any device with a network connection to the vessel. This increased access allows information about survey operations to be accessible when and where needed.

Other updates in this version include a simplified installation process for CARIS Onboard and process improvements to help increase ease of use. Vessel parameters will now be automatically read from the raw data files and applied during processing, further streamlining the workflow.

CARIS Onboard 2.0 also introduces several improvements to the File Monitor, with support for multiple sensors and advance filters to provide more control over which files are processed. By creating up to four File Monitors, each with a unique filter and unique Process Model, a single installation of CARIS Onboard can process data from all sensors on a given survey platform.

For further information, visit www.teledynecaris.com

Bibby Offshore/Rever merger creates significant value and flexibility for clients

Fara Holdco Limited (“Fara”), owners of the Bibby Offshore group of companies (“Bibby”), announced a merger with Rever Offshore AS (“Rever”). Rever’s subsidiaries include CECON Contracting AS, an international subsea and offshore contractor, as well as two vessel companies which own both the Cecon Excellence and Cecon Sovereign.

The combination of Bibby and CECON Contracting AS will create a larger and more robust offshore installation delivery business both in the North Sea and internationally.

Supported by strong ownership, the Bibby-Rever platform is well positioned to deliver enhanced both service quality and efficiency.  The combined company will continue to evaluate growth opportunities in its core diving and subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (“SURF”) markets.

The transaction is agreed and expected to close soon. The larger and expanded offshore group will now be ideally positioned to bid for, win and deliver larger and more complex scopes of work globally.

For further information visit www.bibbyoffshore.com and www.ceconcontracting.com

Planet Ocean Ltd is pleased to announce the delivery of the latest RADAC WaveGuide Onboard, radar wave sensor for installation on selected Fugro vessels

Planet Ocean handed over the most recent RADAC system to Mr Alistair Stagg of Fugro at Oceanology International 2018 at London Excel.  Planet Ocean have signed a framework agreement with global geo-intelligence provider Fugro to provide WaveGuide Onboard systems to their vessels. The handover saw 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 and so it measures the waves the ship is actually experiencing.  Thereafter Fugro can also derive freeboard / air gap and draft parameters.

RADAC WaveGuide sensors are maintenance free, easy to install, low power and available in explosion proof certified versions for use in hazardous environments.

For further information, visit www.planet-ocean.co.uk

CGG adds new Santos VIII Multi-Client Survey to its Unique Regional Broadband Coverage Offshore Brazil

CGG has commenced acquisition of a large broadband 3D multi-client survey in the pre-salt area of the deepwater Santos Basin. Santos VIII is the most recent survey in CGG’s vast on-going pre-salt program that delivers ultramodern seismic data, enabling exploration companies to better evaluate pre-salt opportunities in advance of Brazil’s pre-salt licensing rounds.

Santos VIII covers an area of over 8,000 km2 adjacent to the Peroba, Pau Brasil and Boumerangue fields. The resulting BroadSeis™ data will be imaged with CGG’s advanced full-waveform inversion (FWI) technology in its Rio de Janeiro Subsurface Imaging Centre and merged with the Constellation reprocessing project to provide a regional broadband image of this prolific basin. Fast-track products will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018 and final products will be available in the second quarter of 2019.

Constellation is a 44,000 km2 project that upgrades CGG’s existing Cluster and Cluster Extension surveys with its latest subsurface imaging technology, including 3D deghosting with bandwidth extension and TTI FWI velocity model building, to provide detailed broadband pre-salt images.

For further information, visit www.cgg.com

Fugro begins complex geotech project for tennet’s high capacity grid development

Fugro is about to commence a new site characterisation campaign following a second contract award from TenneT, the leading European electricity transmission system operator.

The new contract is part of TenneT’s grid development in northern Germany and involves detailed site characterisation services for a 38-kilometre-long section from Husum to Niebüll in North Germany; a 46-kilometre-long section from Heide to Husum was investigated by Fugro in 2017.

The new 380kV ‘west coast line’ (Westküstenleitung) is an important energy project, transporting wind power produced on Germany’s west coast to the south of the country. This 140-kilometre, high capacity power line is one of several being constructed to transport coastal electricity and is a key stage in Germany’s transition to a sustainable, reliable and environmentally sound energy supply.

For further information, visit https://www.fugro.com

EdgeTech Sonar utilised in the search and discovery of the USS Lexington

EdgeTech, a leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, was recently honored to learn that it’s industry leading side scan sonar technology was once again used by the Research Vessel Petrel and Paul Allen’s talented team in the discovery of the USS Lexington.

The USS Lexington, one of the first aircraft carriers built and commissioned by the United States of America, was sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 off the coast of Australia.  The wreckage was discovered in approximately 3,000 meters of water.  EdgeTech side scan sonar systems provide operators the ability to image large areas of the sea floor during important deep-water searches when the whereabouts of sunken objects are largely unknown.  EdgeTech’s unique side scan sonar frequency pairings such as 75 / 230 kHz provide the ability to image over a 2,000 meter swath as researchers conduct search patters in deep waters.  The discovery of the USS Lexington comes less than one year after the discovery of the USS Indianapolis.  EdgeTech takes great pride in knowing it’s high quality, reliable underwater acoustic imaging systems continue to assist in these historical endeavors.

For further information, visit www.edgetech.com

InSTREAM Project characterises and models turbulence from tank test to tidal channel

The recently completed InSTREAM project assessed fundamental differences in turbulent flow measured in the field, generated in a tank and simulated in a numerical model.

To mitigate the risk and uncertainty associated with turbulent flows in tidal channels, developers often use tank experiments and numerical simulations to assess the power and loading performance of a turbine. However, it remains unclear if these controlled flows can be accurately scaled up to represent the natural turbulence present in tidal channels.

The difficulty in translating between model, tank and field environments motivated the In-Situ Turbulence Replication, Evaluation and Measurement (InSTREAM) project. The three-year project was conducted by a research consortium comprising six commercial and academic entities in the UK and Canada. The project was given the prestigious EUREKA designation, and was co-funded by the Offshore Energy Research Association and InnovateUK. More information can be found on the Eureka project page http://www.eurekanetwork.org/project/id/9912.

The main goal of the InSTREAM project was to determine the appropriate scaling between the turbulent flow conditions in a tank and in a tidal channel, so that numerical simulations of such flows can be used to estimate uncertainties on turbine performance. The project included the development of a sensor system that combined acoustic (Doppler), and non-acoustic (electro-magnetic and shear probe) technology to create a system that could be used in both laboratory and field applications. The system was successfully deployed at the FloWaveTT Energy Research Facility and in the Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy. Numerical simulations – representing the measured tank and field conditions – were then performed. https://vimeo.com/253204915

For further information, visit https://rocklandscientific.com/news/instream-project-characterizes-and-models-turbulence-from-tank-test-to-tidal-channel/

5-metre AutoNaut Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)

The new generation of 5-metre AutoNaut 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 25 metre radius. Finally, the 5-metre has additional space and power to allow for multiple sensor, including: MetOcean, ADCP, Passive Acoustic Monitoring, Surveillance and as a Communications Gateway.

For further information, visit www.autonautusv.com

SMD deliver Atom Mk1 ROV Systems to JFD Ltd

Subsea design and manufacturing specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the delivery of two 1000m Atom Mk1 work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, a leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets.

The Atom systems, equipped with ultra-compact Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) and SMD purpose-designed control and workshop cabins, provide a complete turnkey solution which is essential for JFD in providing their customer, the Indian Navy, with reliable equipment for on time critical missions.

Optimised for submarine rescue operations, each Atom system carries three emergency life support pods for delivery to a submarine forming the Intervention element of the 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue System. For this order, JFD took advantage of Atom’s ability to carry a large payload within the compact vehicle frame.

SMD’s Atom is an ultra-compact work class ROV comparable in size to an electric ROV system. Designed with ease of operation and maintenance in mind, Atom boasts the latest DVECSII distributed control, graphical displays and pilot aids coupled with proven powerful Curvetech™ components which have recently proved operational reliability at depths up to 6000m.

The small size and lightweight design of Atom was an important factor for JFD in the selection process, as the entire system must be air transportable for rapid response. During factory acceptance, SMD were able to demonstrate Atom’s impressive thrust capability to JFD representatives at their facility in North Shields, Newcastle using their 64 cubic metre in-house test tank

For further information, visit https://www.smd.co.uk/

MBT GmbH becomes MacArtney Germany GmbH

MacArtney are pleased to announce the change of name of German MBT GmbH, Meerestechnisches Büro Turla, into MacArtney Germany GmbH as of January 1, 2018. Corporate-wise, the name change places MacArtney in a stronger position with regard to ensuring the adequate and optimal Group appearance in as many markets as possible.

Since 2000, MBT GmbH has been a joint venture of the MacArtney Group but time has come to consolidate even more intensely the MacArtney brand in the German market. The name change will vouch for the seriousness and professionalism so far demonstrated and in future to be even clearlier exposed by the German MacArtney staff to both existing and prospective German customers by virtue of the particular spirit and customer-oriented management represented by means of the MacArtney image.

Operating sales and consultancy offices for marine and underwater technology based in Kiel and Bremen, MacArtney Germany focuses on sales and service of oceanographic, geophysical and hydrographic measuring instruments and systems. Thus, MacArtney Germany is a competent partner when it comes to special tasks in the deep sea, in the coastal area and estuaries as well as in watercourses and lakes.

Through the MacArtney Group headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark, MacArtney Germany benefits from working together with highly trained and multi-disciplinary engineering and project management departments dedicated to developing and delivering solutions for even the most complex subsea challenges.

For additional information, please contact Torsten Turla, Managing Director of MBT GmbH, MacArtney Germany, tel. +49 431 535500 70, mobile +49 172 453 7040, email [email protected], or visit the company website www.macartney.com.

Developing a new tool to optimise sea wall design

Sea walls are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from large waves that can occur when a severe storm happens at the same time as a high tide.  When planning sea defences, a lot of data must be gathered in order to understand the potential hazards that might occur from the overtopping of these defences for many years to come.  However, the field experiments used to gather this information can be costly, as well as limited in the amount of data they can provide.  A new NERC-funded research project aims to take a low-cost instrument previously used to measure waves in the open ocean and convert it into a system – WireWall –  that can more confidently assess coastal overtopping hazards, and so help to optimise future sea wall design.

Many countries with a sea border need man-made defences to protect them from coastal hazards such as flooding.  In the UK, over 3,000 kilometres of coastline are defended, particularly in seaside towns and cities, like Crosby in the North West of England, whose 900-metre long sea wall is nearing the end of its design life.

Existing prediction methods, such as EurOtop, are used to test suitable sea wall designs. The methods do this by predicting the average ‘overtopping hazard’ for each design, that is, they estimate the total volume of water that may come over the wall during storm conditions.  The accuracy of these tools is assessed by checking outputs against measurements of overtopping during storms. Field experiments have previously used large tanks placed behind the sea wall to catch the water that comes over it. Not only can such experiments be costly and difficult to do, but crucially, they are unable to provide information on the speed of the water that overtops: an important factor for public safety.

This lack of measurements means that there is currently uncertainty in the prediction of these hazards, and this can result in sea defences being overdesigned to have large safety margins, which can mean they cost much more than they need to.

Partners involved in the WireWall project are: the National Oceanography Centre, Channel Coastal Observatory, HR Wallingford, Sefton Council, The Environment Agency, Balfour Beatty and Marlan Maritime Technologies.

For further information, visit www.hrwallingford.com

Marlink moves to new, larger office and warehouse facility in Houston

New central Houston facility places more Marlink and Telemar experts closer to the customer, supporting maritime communications in addition to bridge & navigation systems

Marlink has moved to larger premises in Houston, ensuring its ability to meet the growing needs of its Gulf of Mexico offshore industry and shipping customers. The new facility includes expanded office space to accommodate growth in sales and support functions at both Marlink and Telemar, in addition to a new warehouse facility to support even more responsive bridge and satcom equipment installation, and on board services.

The new Houston location will continue to play an important role in the Marlink Group, supporting its Americas customers’ onsite, with full customer operations, sales support and technical training including Delivery, Field Services Engineers, Service Management and Program Management. The move, which was completed in February 2018, ensures that the Marlink Americas team is well-positioned to meet the changing needs of both maritime and enterprise companies in the region.

For further information, visit www.marlink.com

Reygar joins forces with idea SBA

Marine innovation company Reygar has partnered with Idea SBA to offer an enhanced ship management and preventative maintenance system for fleet and ship managers.

The new partnership will give users of Idea SBA’s ship management software access to BareFLEET, Reygar’s award-winning remote fleet monitoring system, in a move that provides an early warning of potential machinery problems before they become expensive to fix.

The software provided by Idea SBA facilitates seamless communication of all aspects of ship management between ships and the shore. Crew on board the vessel enter data into an app – from engine running hours to daily checks carried out – which then syncs across the system and transmits back to shore.

Under the new partnership, those who rely on the SBA software will also be able to access the BareFLEET system, which automatically records engine hours, alarms and ship performance data

SpecTec IDEA GmbH, located in Dusseldorf Germany, was founded in 2001 and taken over by SpecTec in 2007. Since 2001, SpecTec IDEA has been developing and distributing its yacht management software IDEA.NET. With the launch of IDEA SBA at the beginning of 2017, the company expanded its field of business. The software provides tools to manage fleets for regulatory compliance, planned and predictive maintenance as well as purchasing and inventory control.

For further information, visit www.reygar.co.uk

IMCA introduces changes to its eCMID vessel inspection database

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check.

Over 2,300 vessels from more than 1,000 owners and operators are now listed on the eCMID database, which is consulted by more than 3,800 users each year. Inspections are undertaken by almost 400 Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) – and this number is rapidly expanding.

To manage the increase in use and enable enhancements to the eCMID website and software, IMCA is to introduce a nominal charge for each eCMID report uploaded by an AVI from 18 June 2018. This will also enable IMCA to respond to feedback from stakeholders on, for example, the use of non-Windows platforms, further website and software developments, and to expand the user helpdesk.

For all users, data security is of the utmost importance. The eCMID database operates on encrypted cyber secure servers, which are backed up daily. The protected database allows the secure sharing of completed eCMID reports between vessel operators and their clients. There is no cost for registration on the database to organisations operating vessels, their clients, or AVIs

For further information visit www.imcaecmid.com

ROV sales for Forum in Russia and Norway

Forum Subsea Technologies a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a strong start to the year with three recent sales awards in Russia and Norway. The deals will see the firm supplying four of its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to academia and the aquaculture industry.

These wins are in line with the company’s continued growth strategy to diversify into new ROV markets across the globe and complement its work in the oil and gas and renewables sectors.

The first sale is to an academic research facility in Russia. Awarded through Forum’s local distributor in the region – DiveTechnoService LLC  – the St Petersburg-based academic institution has selected one of the company’s Mojave ROVs to support its oceanography research work. It is one of the subsea industry’s most powerful observation vehicles of its size, and its compact design and lightweight construction allow for rapid set up and deployment suited to the subsea environment.

The other new contracts are repeat business with two Norwegian aquaculture companies. Forum successfully sold one Mojave observation vehicle and two Mohican inspection class ROVs through its local distributer, Innova AS. The vehicles will be used for the inspection and maintenance of commercial fish farming operations in Norway. The Mohican ROVs were chosen for the system’s enhanced propulsion, as they are best suited to manoeuvring in the harsh and unpredictable conditions of the region.

For further information, visit www.f-e-t.com

iSURVEY makes training splash

iSURVEY, a leading provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has invested more than £40,000 in staff training.

In order to meet client demand, iSURVEY staff were educated in rapid and accurate acquisition and processing of seabed survey data.

During February and March, the staff gained a deeper understanding and awareness of the key elements of multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) acquisition and data management. Training was carried out through a combination of instructor-led classroom, workshop and offshore practical exercises.

The offshore data acquisition element was undertaken from Aberdeen Harbour using an inshore vessel to perform seabed surveys in Nigg Bay. Classroom and workshop training was completed at iSURVEY’s Aberdeenshire base in Banchory.

Investment in training is a key strategy across the iSURVEY Group, and iSURVEY AS has recently taken delivery of an inshore vessel which will provide an ideal platform for testing and developing the latest seabed survey and positioning applications.

For further information visit www.isurvey-group.com

VMAX and BluHaptics – simulation meets automation to enhance ROV training and analysis

Forum Subsea Technologies and BluHaptics, Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications.

The VMAX Software is a 3D ROV simulation product, which is used for training and evaluation of ROV pilots as well as by subsea engineering teams for modelling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks related to installing and maintaining subsea equipment.

As Forum’s VMAX ROV Simulator provides a variety of ROV training scenarios designed to test pilots’ skills within realistic operational scenarios, many of which require the use of a 7-function manipulator, the user interface for manipulator control is key to providing a realistic user experience.

BluHaptics’ Dex-OS manipulator control system provides an intuitive user interface with the ability to introduce variable levels of automation to make execution of subsea intervention tasks more safe and efficient. Not only does Dex-OS provides a cost-effective alternative for control of 7-function manipulators within VMAX simulated operations, but it also provides variable levels of automation to offer inspiration for engineering teams seeking to improve operations involving increasingly complex intervention scenarios.

For ROV operators who are interested in implementing BluHaptics Dex-OS technology into their ROV fleet, VMAX and BluHaptics can now offer a simulated environment as a platform for demonstration and transition training to ROV pilots without tying up expensive ROV assets. Both systems operate on a laptops, which offers mobility, convenience and flexibility.

For further information, visit http://www.f-e-t.com/ and https://www.bluhaptics.com/

Unique Group Purchases Two HydroPACT 660 Pipe Trackers

Unique Group has taken delivery of two 110VAC HydroPACT 660 pipe tracking systems for its pool of rental equipment.

In taking the opportunity to add the latest industry standard pipe and cable tracking equipment to its rental pool, Unique are now even better placed to serve their customers operating smaller ROVs as well as those wishing to carry out surveys in shallower waters.

The HydroPACT 660 is a small form factor pipe and cable tracking system built upon the known and proven Pulse Induction technology and is designed to operate to 3,000m It retains greater than 85% of performance capability of the HydroPACT 440 whilst being 60% smaller and 70% lighter, providing unprecedented end-user cost savings.

The HydroPACT 660 brings pipe tracking capabilities to smaller classes of ROV, for applications that were only previously available on larger vehicles such as work class ROVs and trenchers. The newly designed one-coil array measures 1200mm x 600mm and weighs less than 16kg, guaranteeing a small form factor package for end-users.

Unique Group has a number of HydroPACT 440 systems already in their rental pool and were extremely keen to add the HydroPACT 660 to their offering, ensuring that their customers have access to the latest equipment on the market.

For further information, visit http://www.uniquegroup.com/

Météo-France selects TRIAXYS Wave Buoys for Coastal Measurement Network

AXYS Technologies (AXYS) is pleased to announce the signing of an eight-year framework agreement with Météo-France on the supply of TRIAXYS Directional Wave buoys to build a wave measurement network along the coast of France.

The TRIAXYS accurately measures and transmits directional wave data using the TRIAXYS solid state wave sensor, which provides near real-time access to continuous wave measurements and does not require annual calibration. Satellite telemetry enables cost-effective deployments of the buoy outside of cellular and radio range.

Over the last decade, more than 300 TRIAXYS wave buoys have been deployed on various projects throughout the world. The TRIAXYS has been reliably proven to assist with safe Aid to Navigation activities, port operations, offshore construction, offshore wind farms, wave resource assessment, and National Meteorological coastal monitoring. The buoy has extensive success surviving harsh marine conditions at depths ranging from 10-300m and is easy to deploy with low maintenance costs.

For further information, visit www.axystechnologies.com

Miros and Ocean Visuals co-operate to offer holistic sensor package for Oil Spill Detection.

Ocean Visuals and Miros are excited to announce a formal cooperation agreement targeting a game change combination of remote sensors for oil spill detection and verification.

The companies are cooperating to provide customers with a unique set of complimentary detection and verification sensors, addressing all aspects of surveillance, detection and verification of oil spills. Miros’ well proven radar and IR-based surveillance and detection system detects and tracks oils spills over large areas, while Ocean Visuals novel HLIF LiDAR provides high resolution point measurements for detection and verification.

Miros has extensive experience within the OSD market, its systems being deployed on the majority of response vessels globally and thoroughly tested in both oil-in-water exercises and in real oil spill incidents. Two thirds of the European Maritime Safety Agency’s oil spill response vessels and 16 NOFO oil response vessels are fitted with Miros OSD Recovery systems.

Ocean Visuals contributes with their novel oil spill remote detection technology. Their Oil-in-Water Locator (OWL™) is capable of detecting and classifying oil on the water surface and in water column, submerged oil, and oil in ice slush, without generating false alarms.

For further information visit www.miros-group.com and www.oceanvisuals.no

SCS Ltd. Signs Distributor Agreement With Xeos Technologies Inc.

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (SCS) is proud to announce the securing of exclusive distribution rights for Scotland of Canadian based Xeos Technologies Inc.

Founded in 2004, Xeos Technologies design and manufacture application specific telemetry and data collection products for marine, scientific, law enforcement and military clients who need reliable and innovative solutions to track, monitor and control assets deployed in harsh and demanding environments.

Proven in the North Atlantic and deployed the world over, XeosBeacons™ keep surface and underwater vehicles, monitoring systems, platforms and moorings safe by utilising the latest GPS and Iridium Satellite tracking technology.  Offering either standalone or combined high intensity LED flasher technology and satellite tracking, Xeos units enable valuable assets to be located, monitored, tracked and recovered thus reducing risk and lowering the operator’s insurance burden.  Asset tracking is supported via Xeos Online, a web portal that gives worldwide command, control and management of devices.

Always moving forward, Xeos have recently released a new line of oceanographic products that use GPS for wave height and tide gauge measurement, as well as a new low cost disposable surface tracker used in oil spill and current tracking.

For further information, visit www.subcomservices.com and www.xeostech.com

BMT Upgrades Critical Monitoring Systems for Termap

BMT has completed an upgrade of Single Point Mooring (SPM) Telemetry and Control Systems (SPM-TCS) for Terminales Marítimas Patagónicas S.A. (Termap).  The systems play an integral role in providing real time operational and environmental data, as well as critical control functions required to manage the integrity of the CALM (Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring) Buoys that currently operate at Termap’s Caleta Córdova and Caleta Olivia terminals.

The CALM Buoys are used to offload crude oil from deposits in the San Jorge basin.  During offload operation, a tugboat is used to tow the tanker and to stabilise it during wind and ocean current changes. Therefore, awareness of the environmental and operational variables and remote control of valves, alarms and emergency shutdown are vital for safe operations and integrity management.

In addition, the upgrade allows the terminal to remotely switch between the redundant Remote Telemetry Units, substituting a manual switch located at the buoy.  Also, faster response alarm and control systems provide greater efficiency and safety in terminal operations.  BMT delivered an overall system upgrade design which included software development, and the production of the AIS Modules and Radio Repeaters.  BMT also delivered on-site upgrade of the master, portable and remote telemetry units.

BMT has a 20-year track record of successfully delivering SPM Telemetry Systems to clients around the world, working in partnership with organisations such as Petrobras, Bluewater and Termap.

For further information, visit www.bmt.org

Marine services JV to operate as Atlas Professionals in Australasian market

Eight months after it was established as a joint venture between Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd and Netherlands-headquartered Atlas Professionals ANZ Holdings BV, Atlas Programmed Marine JV (JV) has today announced it will operate in Australasia under the name Atlas Professionals.

The JV currently provides a broad range of services to the offshore oil and gas and marine sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand, including manning, logistics support, agency, catering and other operational services, with offices in Australia and New Zealand.

With Atlas Professionals operating in 15 countries, the JV has taken the decision to leverage Atlas Professional’s global footprint and utilise its international brand within the Australasian market.

Since its formation in July 2017, the JV has experienced a period of growth, securing a number of major contracts. One of these involves the JV partnering with a drilling contractor for the provision of drilling, marine and catering personnel and services.

For further information, visit http://atlasprofessionals.com/

New website shines a spotlight on Cornwall’s unique marine capabilities

Marine Hub Cornwall has launched a new website which showcases the region’s unique resources and expertise for marine technology businesses. The aim of Marine Hub Cornwall is to encourage ambitious marine businesses to locate to the area, as well as helping businesses already based in Cornwall to grow to their full potential.

Cornwall has played a leading role in the maritime industries for centuries, and as a result has a highly developed supply chain, excellent marine facilities and a strong talent pool. It is estimated that the marine industry in Cornwall is already worth £500 million per annum and that it supports more than 14,000 jobs. Over recent years, Cornwall has been playing a leading role in new developments in the marine renewable energy industry.

The recent creation of a Marine Enterprise Zone within Cornwall has made a mix of development land and purpose-built industrial and office space available to businesses for immediate occupation and at very competitive rates. With over 400 miles of coastline, Cornwall also offers easy access to deep waters for the trialling of new marine technologies

The new website gives full details on the range and depth of Marine Hub Cornwall’s offer, including a detailed specification of the premises available in the Enterprise Zone and a range of case studies from marine technology companies who are already operating successfully from the region. Businesses can register their interest via the site and open up a dialogue with the Marine Hub Cornwall Team in order to explore the opportunities open to them.

The new website can be viewed at www.marinehubcornwall.co.uk

PingDSP Delivers Deep Water Swath Bathymetry system for Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Ping DSP, developer and manufacturer of the 3DSSTM sonar has developed a deep water version of its 3DSS‐DX‐AUV sonar for Virginia Tech’s DEEP‐X program. In conjunction with the DEEP‐X Javelin AUV, the 3DSSTM sonar provides high resolution 3D imagery and wide swath bathymetry at depths as deep as 4000m.

The DEEP‐X team is led by Dan Stilwell, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics. Dr. Stilwell and is students, Jack Webster and Stephen Krauss are competing in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition and are working to develop a fleet of small inexpensive AUV’s capable of quickly producing high resolution bathymetry and imagery maps of the ocean floor. Recently, Dr. Stilwell and his team successfully completed Round 1 of the XPRIZE competition and earned a place in the final round where the remaining nine teams will compete for the $4 Million dollar grand prize.

Integration of the DEEP‐X Javelin and the 3DSSTM sonar provides a versatile combination of leading edge low power ocean technologies ideally suited to the task of high resolution mapping and 3D imaging in the deep ocean. Success in Round 1 has demonstrated the capabilities of this technological integration, as well as the low achievable cost.

Ping DSP’s development of a deep water 3DSSTM sonar for the DEEP‐X team is part of a broader initiative introducing 3DSSTM to a wide range of AUV applications, from deep ocean bathymetry to shallow water 3D imagery and every application variation in between. The 3D imaging and bathymetry performance, Figure 1: 3DSS‐DX‐450‐AUV Sonar package compact size, low power consumption and low cost of the 3DSSTM AUV package together with the 3DSSTM Easy Integration Guide make 3DSSTM the most versatile and cost effective solution for high resoluton mapping and 3D imaging on platforms ranging from low logistics micro and man‐portable AUV’s to much larger long‐endurance survey or reconnaissance platforms.

For further information visit www.pingdsp.com

The University of Southampton is relaunching its unique and cutting edge 3D Chirp technology

Following a growing number of successful commercial campaigns the University has re-acquired the licensing rights for 3D Chirp (GeoChirp 3D) from Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd and is teaming up with SAND Geophysics Ltd to drive further growth and development.

3D Chirp is a decimetre-resolution, 3D sub-bottom profiler that provides unparalleled true 3D imagery of the foundation zone in a range of different environments.  Capable of quantifying the dimensions of discrete buried targets as small as several tens-of-centimetres, the 3D Chirp has proven extremely effective at: discriminating potential UneXploded Ordnance (UXO); cable/pipeline depth of burial assessment; pre-foundation site investigation; and the imaging of archaeological sites. Data has been collected in a wide range of water depths, from inter-tidal sites up to 150 m in full open marine settings.

Following the re-launch, the University of Southampton will maintain and operate the current system with a  research and development focus, whilst SAND Geophysics Ltd, a specialist high-resolution marine geophysical service provider who have conducted over 15 surveys with 3D Chirp over the last 2 years, will provide a commercial package comprising operations, and/or processing and interpretation services while building on the current momentum to enhance the commercial capabilities and versatility of the technology.

For further information on the 3D Chirp see http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/3dchirp/ or to enquire how it could aid your projects please contact [email protected].

Sea-Bird Scientific Sensor Performance Feedback

Sea-Bird Product Management team would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey about your experience with their fluorometer instruments. Your response will help them immensely in improving your experience with their ECO sensors. Your opinion is very important to them. Please feel free to pass the survey on to someone else if they are better equipped to respond.  This survey is very brief and will take no more than 8 minutes to complete.

Feedback on Sensor Performance – Fluorometers (ECO): https://eig.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mCim3f6vJDKnd3

EVENTS, TRAINING & DEMONSTRATIONS

Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech bring bathymetric solutions to the Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyor’s Conference (CHC-NSC 2018)

Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech are pleased to announce their combined presence at the 2018 Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyors Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, March 26-29. Visitors interested in the latest in ocean mapping software, and the swift progress taking place in lidar surveying and mapping solutions can drop by stand 407 to learn more.

Teledyne CARIS is offering a half-day workshop on March 26th at 1pm. Learn about the new, simplified processing workflow found in HIPS and SIPS™, capabilities and opportunities which can be leveraged through Bathy DataBASE™, and advances in automated data processing with CARIS Onboard™.

Be sure to catch their team of experts speaking in the Victoria Convention Centre’s Lecture Hall:

March 27th at 1:20pm, Teledyne Optech Senior Scientist Dr. Viktor Feygels’ presentation titled “Spatial Resolution of Bathymetric Lidar: Point Density vs Light Scattering”

March 29th  at 9:30am, Teledyne CARIS Product Manager Karen Cove will be speak on “Bathymetric Surfaces to Charted Features: Defining a Smooth Path to Safety”

March 29th at 11:50am, Teledyne CARIS Product Manager Burns Foster presents “Comparing the Automatic Boresight Calibration against the Patch”

Teledyne Optech will be at hand to discuss the advantages of Optech CZMIL Nova, the world’s most advanced airborne lidar bathymeter, which can measure up to 70 meters deep in clear water and penetrate turbid waters better than any other lidar bathymeter.

Visitors can also learn about Optech Titan, the world’s first commercial multispectral airborne lidar, equipped with a water-penetrating green channel and two infrared channels, to map both land and shallow coastal waters efficiently in the same flight. The Optech Polaris terrestrial laser scanner now operates from small watercraft, making it an excellent low-cost tool for mapping shorelines, checking oil rig stability, and surveying the underside of bridges.

For further information, visit www.teledynecaris.com and www.teledyneoptech.com

018 MTS 12th Buoy Workshop Buoy Technology for The Oceans & Lakes April 9-12, 2018 University of Michigan, Michigan League Ann Arbor, Michigan

The 12th MTS Buoy Workshop which will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan is less than a month away and we are gearing up for another great event! The hosts this year are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research and the Great Lakes Observing System, Regional Association.

As a reminder, abstract submissions are now CLOSED and the early hotel discount deadline for both the Graduate Inn and the The Inn at the Michigan League is Friday, March 16.

To register visit http://www.whoi.edu/buoyworkshop/2018/index.html

British Science Week 2018: Tackling plastic pollution with drones

Plastic pollution has been at the forefront of the environmental news agenda for some time, but it’s only in the last few years where governments, corporations and the everyday consumer have come together to ramp up their efforts and face this problem head on. Most recently, restaurant chains and supermarkets have confirmed their commitment to reducing the level of plastic in their products, while governments have urged people to recycle more vigorously. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, by 2050 the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.

In recognition of exciting advancements being made throughout the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths, UK residents will come together throughout April to take part in British Science Week (9th-18th April). This year’s event will focus predominantly on the ocean and the significance of science and technology in combating harmful levels of plastic in our seas. Indeed, drones are very much on the front line of this war against plastic, with scientists increasingly dependent on this technology to protect some of the most fragile underwater ecosystems. As drone technology advances, applications within the marine environment are set to increase markedly with dramatic effect.

Drones have already been used extensively across a range of industries; however, this year in particular is set to be a watershed moment which will see drone technology burst into the public spotlight. In particular, the flexibility and utility of the technology will transform the data collection process, providing scientists with a new means to accurately map and survey those areas most under threat from plastic contamination. The use of drones as a force for good is now most apparent, making abundantly clear the negative human impact of manufacturing and consumption on our planet.

For more information visit: https://www.dronemajorgroup.com/

WHO’S ON THE MOVE

M² Subsea names new global director

M² Subsea has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director.

With a career spanning more than 20 years in the global oil and gas industry, Imrie joins M² Subsea from Ampelmann where he was commercial director, based in the Netherlands.

Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles with Proserv, Amec, GE Oil & Gas and National Oilwell Varco. His broad industry experience, coupled with his strong commercial track record has seen him develop new and profitable business opportunities throughout his career.

As global sales and marketing director, Mr Imrie will spearhead M² Subsea’s drive to expand its international offering from its hubs in Aberdeen and Houston. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen and will join the main board alongside Mike Arnold, Mark Wood and Stuart Bannerman.

Seiche Water Technology Group announces Mark Burnett as Chief Operating Officer

Mark Burnett will take up position as Seiche Water Technology Group’s new Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.

Mark joined the Group as UK Regional Director in November 2017 straight from his previous role as Chief Executive Officer of WGP Group.

Mark will also continue to oversee the day-to-day running of Seiche Ltd, providing acoustic and visual technology solutions to the oil and gas, renewables, construction, defence and marine science sectors.

Mark is a seasoned Executive Manager with over twenty years’ experience in the energy services sector. Having worked ‘from the bottom up’, Mark has developed an understanding of most aspects of an organisation with particular emphasis on business development, operational and finance management, human resources management and QHSE

For further information, visit www.seiche.com

NSRI Appoints New Director

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has appointed Tony Laing as its new director of research and market acceleration. Bringing more than 35 years’ experience, Mr Laing will be tasked with ensuring the UK’s subsea technology needs are understood and met within an increasingly diverse business environment and the associated complex innovation and funding landscape.

Mr Laing has been an independent consultant within the oil and gas industry since 2015, delivering strategic commercial projects for a range of technology and engineering service companies as well as academia.

Prior to this he was global director of integrated solutions at Schlumberger and OneSubsea, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of a new business model, integrating the field development offering of Schlumberger, Cameron and Framo Engineering. He also held positions within Marathon, Boreas (Atkins), Aker and smaller technology companies, where he played an integral role in many industry firsts, both in technology and product commercialisation.

Mr Laing is well known for supporting the wider industry, which includes being a fellow member of the Society of Underwater Technology and treasurer of the Aberdeen branch.

Based at Subsea UK in Westhill, Aberdeen, he will take over the reins from Dr Gordon Drummond who has returned to Subsea 7 following his three year secondment to NSRI.

For further information, visit http://www.nsri.co.uk/

JOB POSTINGS

Oceanographer, Fugro, Portchester, Hampshire, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Oceanographer to join one of the leading international oceanographic survey companies, Fugro GB Marine Limited. Specialising in renewable and coastal engineering projects, Fugro’s Coastal Oceanography Department, based in Portchester (UK), are seeking a keen and highly motivated Oceanographer to join the team. Both graduate and experienced applicants are welcome.

The duties and responsibilities include: Metocean survey – setting up metocean equipment, preparing moorings, mobilising vessels, deploying equipment, collecting metocean data; Processing, analysis and quality control of measured metocean data; Gradual build-up of project management responsibilities for coastal projects – client contact, financial management, decision making, equipment and vessel sourcing, project documentation; Equipment selection and preparation prior to survey work, and demobilisation following survey.

Qualifications required: A degree in Oceanography or related discipline is essential.

Skills required: Eagerness to learn, enthusiasm for the role, keen interest in physical oceanography and ability to work well as part of a team.

Experience required: None essential but desirable to have fieldwork experience, understanding of metocean equipment and programming expertise.

To apply and for more details please visit https://www.fugro.com/careers/search-for-vacancies/apply/view?vacancyId=3342

Higher Research Scientist – Underwater Acoustics, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

The UK`s National Physical Laboratory sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application as one of the world’s top three National Measurement Institutes. Every employee at NPL is central to achieving their aim of continuing to innovate and deliver scientific excellence. NPL’s mission is to provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life.

Join the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at an exciting time of growth where you will have a great opportunity to maximise Impact from science. They are bold and visionary and believe anything is possible.

Permanent positions exist for scientists to work in the Ultrasound and Underwater Acoustics Group, specifically within the underwater acoustics area. NPL is world-leading in this area and has a suite of dedicated facilities – laboratory tanks, an acoustic pressure vessel and an open-water site. The main project areas are developing improved experimental techniques for underwater acoustic calibration utilising the specialised NPL facilities, and experimental techniques for ocean acoustic measurement, including data analysis.

NPL actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of their work in this specific area means that nationality, residency and security requirements are more tightly defined than others.

The ideal candidates will have a graduate or post-graduate qualification in Physics or equivalent, preferably including Acoustics. In addition, knowledge of marine environmental acoustics would be beneficial.

A good understanding of data analysis techniques is desirable, and experience with Matlab and/or LabView software packages would be beneficial. An aptitude for precise experimental work is also desirable, and the ability to problem solve and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying physical principles is also important. The successful candidates will have good communication skills, verbal and written, and demonstrate good practical skills with attention to detail.

For further information and to apply, visit http://www.amrislive.com/wizards_v2/npl/vacancyView.php?&requirementId=65890&

Closing date: 30th March 2018

Senior Research Scientist – Underwater Acoustics, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

The UK`s National Physical Laboratory sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application as one of the world’s top three National Measurement Institutes. Every employee at NPL is central to achieving their aim of continuing to innovate and deliver scientific excellence. NLP’s mission is to provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life.

Join the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at an exciting time of growth where you will have a great opportunity to maximise Impact from science. NPL are bold and visionary and we believe anything is possible.

A permanent position exists for a Senior Research Scientist to work in the Ultrasound and Underwater Acoustics Group within the underwater acoustics area. NPL is world-leading in this area and has a suite of dedicated facilities – open tanks, an acoustic pressure vessel and an open-water site. This is a senior position and the ideal candidate will already be well-known in the field with a demonstrated high scientific profile. The successful candidate will play a key role in providing leadership for more junior scientists, as well as representing NPL nationally and internationally.

The main project areas are developing improved techniques for underwater acoustic calibration utilising specialised NPL facilities, and experimental techniques for ocean acoustic measurement. In addition, knowledge of marine environmental acoustics and data analysis techniques would be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will have PhD/MSc level qualification in Physics or Acoustics or equivalent, and will have several years’ experience in this area. A good understanding of data analysis techniques is desirable, and experience with Matlab and/or LabView software packages would be beneficial. An aptitude for precise experimental work is also desirable, and the ability to problem solve and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying physical principles is also important. The successful candidate will be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in technical reports and proposals.

NPL actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in this specific area means that nationality, residency and security requirements are more tightly defined than others.

For further information and to apply, visit  http://www.amrislive.com/wizards_v2/npl/vacancyView.php?&requirementId=65892&

Closing date:30th March 2018

Ocean Engineering Technician – Scientific Ship Systems National Marine Facilities (NMF), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the sea. The oceans contain the world’s largest ecosystem and are responsible for transferring heat around the planet. Exploring and discovering this huge wilderness requires a vast array of equipment. All this is only possible with the backing of a team of highly skilled technicians. This is your opportunity to join one of the teams of seagoing technical staff and begin a journey within Scientific Ship Systems. You will learn to: operate, support and advise upon a wide range of instrumentation and acoustic systems fitted to the ships; manage the computing, networking and data logging infrastructure and develop software to meet the needs of science.

You will develop as a vital member of a multi-skilled team within the Scientific Ship Systems Group supporting the NERC Marine Facilities Programme (MFP) through provision of safe, efficient and effective functioning of NMF marine science equipment and support infrastructure, both ashore and at sea. This support will include Ship’s computing and data processing systems, acoustic and environmental sensors as well as gravity and magnetic instruments.  A full training package will be given. The job is unusual, challenging and varied and with that in mind we are looking for people who have more to offer than simple technical competence – personal skills of collaboration, engagement and the ability to communicate are just as important.

You will play a key role in the development of equipment and techniques, both ashore and at sea and will mentor and develop future technicians within the team. You will play a vital role within the NMF structure and the expedition planning process.

All applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc244628_8031.aspx.

To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role) by 8th April 2018. If you are unable to apply online, please contact 00 44 (0) 1793 867000.

Subsea Acoustic Sales Manager, Teledyne Marine, US

Teledyne Marine in Falmouth, Massachusetts seeks a Subsea Acoustics Sales Manager to sell acoustic products and services to the Oceanographic and Scientific communities located in the Eastern United States. The primary role of this position is to capture sales for Teledyne Marine products to include:  subsea modems and positioning systems; acoustic releases; locators; pingers; and hydrophones, both directly and through distributors.

The Acoustics Sales Manager will have a strong awareness of Teledyne Marine product offerings and applications and will be able to identify and sell products and systems to end customers.

Teledyne Marine provides a fast paced and exciting work environment with an excellent product and customer base. Applicants for this position must be US citizens and eligible to obtain a US security clearance.

For further information, visit www.teledynecareers.com

Sales Manager, EMEA, Oceanographic/Scientific, Teledyne e2v, Europe

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers.

Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support

Role overview: In this key, high-profile role you will be responsible for Sales of Teledyne Marine products in the defined area both directly and through distributors, with specific responsibility to support the Oceanographic/Scientific market for Imaging & Instruments verticals.

In this role you will do the following:

Exceed revenues targets;

Actively manage the channels to ensure they are fully engaged, optimised and driven to succeed;

Participate in developing and implementing regional sale strategy including plans and programmes to maximize market penetration of Teledyne Marine Acoustic products;

Run technical seminars, product presentations and customer demonstrations both direct and through channel partners;

Take responsible for ensuring that the pricing and discount policy is adhered to and maintained within the authorized limits;

Be responsible for discovering Teledyne Marine non-standard sales opportunities and participate in the selling process in collaboration with product management;

Remain informed of competitor status, products, advantages and weaknesses;

Remain informed of market conditions and trends;

Understand fully the benefits and functionality of each Teledyne RESON product offered;

Provide accurate booking forecasts and keep up-to-date customer and pipeline records;

To be successful in this role you are likely to have the following:

An understanding of the Oceanographic/Scientific market for imaging & instruments;

Demonstrable sales experience working with senior decision-makers;

Relevant background in an international trading/maritime company.

For further information, visit  https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?org=E2V&cws=43

Business Development Manager, Water Resources Imaging & Instruments, Teledyne e2v, Europe

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers.

Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support

Role overview: In this key, high-profile role you will be responsible for Sales of Teledyne Marine products in the defined area both directly and through distributors, with specific responsibility to support the water resources market for Imaging & Instruments verticals.

In this role you will do the following:

Exceed revenues targets;

Actively manage the channels to ensure they are fully engaged, optimised and driven to succeed;

Participate in developing and implementing regional sale strategy including plans and programmes to maximize market penetration of Teledyne Marine Acoustic products;

Run technical seminars, product presentations and customer demonstrations both direct and through channel partners;

Take responsible for ensuring that the pricing and discount policy is adhered to and maintained within the authorized limits;

Be responsible for discovering Teledyne Marine non-standard sales opportunities and participate in the selling process in collaboration with product management;

Remain informed of competitor status, products, advantages and weaknesses;

Remain informed of market conditions and trends;

Understand fully the benefits and functionality of each Teledyne RESON product offered;

Provide accurate booking forecasts and keep up-to-date customer and pipeline records;

To be successful in this role you are likely to have the following:

An understanding of the water resources market;

Demonstrable sales experience working with senior decision-makers;

Relevant background in an international trading/maritime company.

For further information, visit  https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?org=E2V&cws=43

Business Development Manager, EMEA, Hydrography, Teledyne e2v, Europe

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers.

Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.

Role overview: In this key, high-profile role you will be responsible for Sales of Teledyne Marine products in the defined area both directly and through distributors, with specific responsibility to support the hydrography market for Imaging & Instruments verticals.

In this role you will do the following:

Exceed revenues targets;

Actively manage the channels to ensure they are fully engaged, optimised and driven to succeed;

Participate in developing and implementing regional sale strategy including plans and programmes to maximize market penetration of Teledyne Marine Acoustic products;

Run technical seminars, product presentations and customer demonstrations both direct and through channel partners;

Take responsible for ensuring that the pricing and discount policy is adhered to and maintained within the authorized limits;

Be responsible for discovering Teledyne Marine non-standard sales opportunities and participate in the selling process in collaboration with product management;

Remain informed of competitor status, products, advantages and weaknesses;

Remain informed of market conditions and trends;

Understand fully the benefits and functionality of each Teledyne RESON product offered;

Provide accurate booking forecasts and keep up-to-date customer and pipeline records;

To be successful in this role you are likely to have the following:

An understanding of the market for imaging & instruments;

Demonstrable sales experience working with senior decision-makers;

Relevant background in an international trading/maritime company.

For further information, visit  https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?org=E2V&cws=43

Internal Hydrography Sales – EMEA, Teledyne e2v, Aberdeen

Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Through acquisitions and collaboration over the past ten years, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers.

Each Teledyne Marine company is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support

Role overview: In this key, high-profile role you will be responsible for Sales of Teledyne Marine products in the defined area both directly and through distributors, with specific responsibility to support the Oceanographic/Scientific market for Imaging & Instruments verticals.

In this role you will do the following:

Exceed revenues targets;

Actively manage the channels to ensure they are fully engaged, optimised and driven to succeed;

Participate in developing and implementing regional sale strategy including plans and programmes to maximize market penetration of Teledyne Marine Acoustic products;

Run technical seminars, product presentations and customer demonstrations both direct and through channel partners;

Take responsible for ensuring that the pricing and discount policy is adhered to and maintained within the authorized limits;

Be responsible for discovering Teledyne Marine non-standard sales opportunities and participate in the selling process in collaboration with product management;

Remain informed of competitor status, products, advantages and weaknesses;

Remain informed of market conditions and trends;

Understand fully the benefits and functionality of each Teledyne RESON product offered;

Provide accurate booking forecasts and keep up-to-date customer and pipeline records;

To be successful in this role you are likely to have the following:

An understanding of the market for imaging & instruments;

Demonstrable sales experience working with senior decision-makers;

Relevant background in an international trading/maritime company.

For further information, visit  https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?org=E2V&cws=43

North American Sales Manager and Channel Sales Manager, Seabird Scientific

Have you always wanted to join a global leader in ocean technology? Seabird Scientific are currently looking to fill two key roles in their Sales Team – North American Sales Manager and Channel Sales Manager. Both of these roles are key to continued growth and success. Seabird Scientific are looking for experienced ocean technology professionals with demonstrated abilities to meet objectives, drive results and effectively interact with customers, distributors and co-workers. If this sounds like you, please see the full job descriptions at www.seabird.com/careers.

Sea-Bird Scientific is headquartered in Bellevue WA, with offices in Philomath, OR and Halifax NS. They develop and manufacture sensors for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic and environmental water quality parameters. These tools are used around the world by ocean researchers, environmental scientists and marine resource managers. Seabird Scientific’s customers include research institutes, ocean observing programs, national and local government agencies, engineering firms, environmental consulting businesses, and navies throughout the world.

For further information, visit www.seabird.com/careers.

Hydrographic Surveyor, Bibby HydroMap, Bromborough, Wirral, UK

As a Hydrographic Surveyor within Bibby HydroMap, you will be responsible for the installation, calibration & operation of navigation (surface & subsea) and survey systems on a wide variety of projects. You will be required to perform data processing, project planning and tendering. On occasion you will be required to work as Party Chief aboard company vessels liaising between the Client Representative and the Bibby HydroMap Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Review of scopes of work and project documentation when assigned to a project.

Responsible for installing survey systems, equipment and sensors.

Assist or solve technical issues.

Assist in the evolution of procedures and method statements.

Acquire, process, report and qc of data aboard a range of survey vessels.

Assist Project Manager with preparation, operational planning, processing & reporting.

Ensure that the work is performed according to Bibby HydroMap HSEQ procedures and policies.

Work closely as part of a team.

Carry out the role of Party Chief when needed

Supporting the Operations and Processing and Reporting Managers to ensure that best practice is adopted within the survey department.

Supervision of more junior team members within your specialism.

Carry out in-house training.

Key Skills:

The following attributes are desirable:

Candidates should have a university degree in a survey/marine related discipline and/or professional accreditation e.g. RICS.

Relevant industry experience (2-5 years).

Ability to spend periods of time on site and away from home is essential.

Experience in QPS QINSy and other QPS products is essential.

ESRI ArcGIS & CAD skills are advantageous.

Driving License.

To apply and for more details please visit: https://www.bibbyhydromap.com/careers/
Closing Date: 31 March 2018

Project Geophysicist, Bibby HydroMap, Bromborough, Wirral, UK

As Project Geophysicist within Bibby HydroMap will be a member of an integrated team involved in the acquisition, processing & Reporting of high quality geophysical data. You will be responsible for the installation and operation of survey equipment and software, the collection and quality control of data & data processing and reporting tasks on site and in the office. When required, your will perform the duties of a Party Chief, will be expected to mentor & supervise others within the team.

Key Responsibilities

Review of scopes of work and project documentation when assigned to a project.

Responsible for installing survey systems, equipment and sensors.

Assist or solve technical issues.

Assist in the evolution of procedures and method statements.

Acquire, process, report and qc of data aboard a range of survey vessels.

Assist Project Manager with preparation, operational planning, processing & reporting.

Ensure that the work is performed according to Bibby HydroMap HSEQ procedures and policies.

Work closely as part of a team.

Carry out the role of Party Chief when needed

Supporting the Operations and Processing and Reporting Managers to ensure that best practice is adopted within the survey department.

Supervision of more junior team members within your specialism.

Carry out in-house training.

Key Skills:

The following attributes are desirable:

Candidates should have a university degree in a survey/marine related discipline and/or professional accreditation e.g. RICS.

Relevant industry experience (2-5 years).

Ability to spend periods of time on site and away from home is essential.

Experience in CODA, SonarWiz, Oasis Montaj & Kingdom products.

ESRI ArcGIS & CAD skills are advantageous.

Driving License.

To apply and for more details please visit: https://www.bibbyhydromap.com/careers/ Closing Date: 31 March 2018

Senior Hydrographic Data Processor, Bibby HydroMap, Bromborough, Wirral, UK

As Senior Hydrographic Data Processor within Bibby HydroMap, you will be responsible for taking a leading role within the data processing team.  You will be required to perform data processing, project planning and coordination as well as assisting with tendering and enquiries.  Data processing involves the use of a suite of different software packages, including QPS QINSy, Qimera and Fledermaus, EIVA NaviModel, Blue Marble Global Mapper, NovAtel Waypoint, POSPac MMS and ESRI ArcGIS.

Key Responsibilities

Support the Processing and Reporting Manager and Operations Manager to ensure that best practice is adopted within the survey department.

Assist Project Manager with preparation, operational planning and data processing and reporting.

Provide technical knowledge to the commercial team to assist with tendering and enquiries.

Properly applying geodetic reference systems.

Review of project documentation.

Supervision and team leadership.

Line management of a processing team, conducting annual appraisals and assisting with staff development plans.

Evolution of technical procedures and method statements.

Remaining up to date with industry software and processing techniques.

Working closely as part of a team.

Key Skills:

The following attributes are desirable:

Candidates should have a degree in either a survey/marine related discipline and/or professional accreditation e.g. RICS. Relevant industry experience (5 years).

Experience in QPS acquisition and processing software.

Experience processing datasets including bathymetry, backscatter, post-processed navigation and water column data.

NaviModel and ArcGIS software and CAD skills are advantageous.

Previous site and leadership experience is advantageous

Driving License.

To apply and for more details please visit: https://www.bibbyhydromap.com/careers/ Closing Date: 31 March 2018

Senior Surveyor, Bibby HydroMap, Bromborough, Wirral, UK

As Senior Surveyor within Bibby HydroMap, you will be responsible for the installation, calibration & operation of navigation (surface & subsea) and survey systems on a wide variety of projects. You will be required to perform data processing, project planning and tendering. You will be required to work as Party Chief aboard company vessels liaising between the Client Representative and the Bibby HydroMap Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Review of scopes of work and project documentation.

Installing survey systems, equipment and sensors.

Assisting with or solving technical issues.

Evolving company procedures and method statements.

Acquire, process, report and quality control of data.

Assist Project Manager with preparation, operational planning and data processing and reporting.

Work closely as part of a team.

Carry out the role of Party Chief when needed.

Visiting the office for project start up meetings and project handovers.

Supporting the Operations and Processing and Reporting Managers to ensure that best practice is adopted within the survey department.

Supervision of Interns, Graduate and main grade team members within your specialism.

Carrying out in-house training.

Key Skills:

The following attributes are desirable:

Candidates should have a degree in either a survey/marine related discipline and/or professional accreditation e.g. RICS. Relevant industry experience (5 years).

Experience in QPS acquisition and processing software.

Ability to spend periods of time on site and away from home is essential.

Experience in QPS QINSy and other QPS products is essential.

ESRI ArcGIS and CAD skills are advantageous

Driving License.

To apply and for more details please visit: https://www.bibbyhydromap.com/careers/ Closing Date: 31 March 2018

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