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Bourbon Offshore to Manage DRASSM Subsea Research Vessels

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore vessel operator Bourbon Offshore Surf has won a tender for the supply and management of the crew and nautical activities of the deep-sea vessels owned by the French Department of Underwater Archaeological Research (DRASSM) Alfred Merlin and André Malraux…

Tech File: Underwater Unmanned Digital Twinning Project Gets Funding

May 12, 2021

Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, launched a $500,000  initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure.In collaboration with Whitecap Scientific, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia Community College SEATAC division…

Environmental Groups Call on Norway to Stop Deep-sea Mining Plans

Apr 12, 2021

Six environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, on Monday, called on Norway to stop plans to open ocean areas for deep-sea mining.The government in January launched a process to open areas on its extended continental…

Fleet of Ocean Robots, Buoys, Set for Deployment Off Plymouth

Mar 24, 2021

What has been described as a first-of-its-kind multi-million-pound fleet of innovative and interconnected marine technologies is soon set to be deployed off the coast of Plymouth, UK, according to Plymouth Marine Laboratory, a marine research institute…

Green Minerals, Oil States Sign LoI for Deep Sea Mining System

Mar 23, 2021

Green Minerals AS, a recently formed subsea mineral mining company, has signed a letter of intent with a consortium led by Oil States Industries (UK) Ltd.The LoI is for collaboration on a FEED study for a turnkey Harsh Environment Deep Sea Mining…

Chrysaor's First Operated Well Off Norway Disappoints

Mar 23, 2021

Chrysaor's first operated well offshore Norway has failed to unearth enough hydrocarbons to warrant development and will be plugged and abandoned.To remind, OKEA, Chrysaor's partner in the offshore license PL973, last week said that the well…

Norway: IMR to Use Kongsberg USVs, AUVs for Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian maritime technology and equipment specialist Kongsberg Maritime will supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface…

What's In Store for 2021? More Remote, More Data, More Autonomy

Dec 15, 2020

Late 2018, before net-zero targets had been agreed to by most western energy giants and nations, BP came out with a goal to reach 100% of subsea inspection by marine autonomous systems by 2025.It was a tangible goal then, and it’s one that might…

EDITORIAL: See You Online @ Oi Connect!

Nov 12, 2020

Oceanology International, the world's largest exhibition and conference for the subsea sector, was originally scheduled for March 2020, subsequently rescheduled to December 2020 due to COVID-19. The organizers last month announced the need to…

Autonomous Offshore Power Trials Get Underway off Hawaii

Nov 11, 2020

With the advent of autonomy on and under the water, part of the value proposition is the ability to stay at sea, on station, to exponentially increase efficiencies. Have the ability to repower at sea is central to this effort, as an increasing…

Seabed Imaging Re-imagined

Oct 21, 2020

A project to address the twin challenge of covering large areas of seabed at high resolution, while also processing the gathered data within expedition time-scales, has been delivering promising results. BioCam project participants Geraint West…

Fugro ROV Supports North Sea Link Cable Installation

Aug 07, 2020

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway.National Grid NSN Link Ltd and Statnett…

Scientists Investigating Effects of North Sea Platforms on Marine Life

Aug 05, 2020

Scientists in the UK are studying how rigs, pipelines, and other infrastructure such as offshore wind installations, affect marine life in the North Sea. The findings might be used in the decision-making process related to offshore facilities decommissioning…

Pipeline IMR: An All-seeing Eye

Feb 28, 2020

There are surveys, and then there are surveys. For survey-tech outfit, Ecotone, the business model is offering a faster, digital way to monitor the health of seabed environments and offshore infrastructure. There’s enough to do with Norway set to invest $4…

Ørsted Signs Pact with Noordzeeboerderij

Feb 26, 2020

Denmark's offshore wind major Ørsted has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Noordzeeboerderij to together work on combining offshore wind and nature-inclusive seaweed farms.The Eco-anchor system…

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