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New York Launches Metocean Surveys

Feb 03, 2019

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled two contracts with Ocean Tech Services and DNV GL for using floating lidar technology to study the metocean conditions off New York’s coast.The meteorological and metocean survey work off the coast of New York are being carried out as part of the US state's offshore wind plans.Executing this multi-year project advances and supports Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal…

Shearwater, TGS Team-up for Brazilian Survey

Feb 22, 2019

Offshore survey specialist Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a major exploration survey in Brazil by TGS, the provider of multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas exploration and production companies worldwide.The project will be executed…

Esvagt, Wavepiston Test Wave Energy Plants

Feb 14, 2019

The provider of safety and support vessels at sea Esvagt has provided support to Wavepiston during the installation of its wave energy device at the test site near Hanstholm, Denmark.The ‘Esvagt Connector’ took part in placing Wavepiston’s wave power device…

Shearwater GeoServices Bags Four Contracts

Feb 06, 2019

The Norwegian seismic JV between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen GeoServices has won four Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) contracts by Aker BP and Equinor in Norway.Marine seismic specialist said in a press release that the contracts will fill backlog…

Huawei Marine Upgrades WACS

Feb 03, 2019

Huawei Marine Networks, a global submarine network provider, announced completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II.A press release from the joint venture between the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies and the British company Global…

SurfWEC to Tap Ocean Wave Power

Jan 10, 2019

New Jersey based marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway together with industry partners, has formed a new company, SurfWEC LLC, that will develop Wave Energy Converters (WECs) using patented features that are expected to increase energy recovery…

PGS Updates on Seismic Acquisition Contract in South America

Jan 07, 2019

Norwegian seismic player Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) updated on changes of the contract for the 3D survey in South America announced November 14, 2018.The vessels Ramform Atlas and Ramform Tethys mobilized early December 2018 for this survey…

Ørsted Lauches Offshore Wind Biodiversity Policy

Dec 14, 2018

The largest energy company in Denmark, Ørsted A/S announced  ‘Offshore wind biodiversity policy’ to set out the principles that underpin our efforts to protect the natural environment in the areas where we develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms…

GPS, Ice Profiling Sonar Used in Sea Level Variation Study

Dec 02, 2018

ASL Environmental Sciences said that Dr. David Holland of New York University, in collaboraon with Dr. Natalya Gomez at McGill University, is leading an invesgaon of sea level variaons in the Disko Bay region of western Greenland.According to…

Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project

Nov 21, 2018

The UK-based underwater positioning and communications technology company Sonardyne International Ltd has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)…

MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

Nov 15, 2018

MacArtney Singapore delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customized sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology Ltd…

Blue-Gift to Implement Marine Power Project

Nov 01, 2018

The European Marine Energy Center (Emec) in Orkney, Scotland, will lead a project to support the development of wave and tidal power in coastal areas of north-west Europe.The project has been approved by Interreg Atlantic Area which will support…

Russia, Norway Ink Seismic Pact for Barents Sea

Oct 25, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russian petroleum authorities (Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins Red Sea Ocean Contract

Oct 23, 2018

The provider of comprehensive ocean bottom seismic (OBS) solutions to the global oil and gas industry Seabed Geosolutions and its partner have been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node survey in the Red Sea.The S-79 project will require the acquisition…

Real-time Sea State Data Made Available in the Cloud

Sep 26, 2018

Dry measurements of sea state has been made available through the cloud as a service, granting customers flexible access to real time data without having to cover the investment in data collection and transfer equipment.“Making sea state data…

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