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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & CASINO
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

As you all know, we have planned the XIII Latin American and Caribbean Chapter meeting. This time, our good friend David Holt from Underwater and Marine Services has offered himself as local sponsor, so that our meeting can take place on September 3, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & CASINO
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
03 DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2010

Como es de su conocimiento, tenemos programada la XIII reunión del Capitulo Latinoamericano y del Caribe. En esta oportunidad nuestro buen amigo David Holt de Underwater & Marine Services se ha ofrecido como auspiciador local, por ese motivo nuestra reunión se llevará a cabo el 03 de setiembre en San Juan – Puerto Rico.
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Event: Deepwater Oil & Gas Summit 2010
Organizer: China Energy Association and A.T. Unicorn Group
Date: 14th-16th Sept., 2010
Venue: The Peninsula Beijing, China
Contact Person: Miranda Liu
Tel: +86 21 3360 0066
Fax: +86 21 3360 0636
Email: miranda.liu@atunicorn.com
Web: www.asiadeepwater.net

As global demand for power, heating and transportation has been increasing, stepping forward to exploring deepwater oil and gas will play an ever greater role in meeting our energy needs.

The purpose of "Deepwater Oil & Gas Summit 2010" – which will be held on September 14th-16th, 2010, at The Peninsula Beijing, China – is to address current situations and future trends, discuss the latest deepwater oil and gas technologies and large projects, and to ensure the sustainable development of the deepwater oil and gas industry.
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It was decided to ask for the support of our industry as a whole, given the significance of Dan Wilson's lifelong work. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about creating a special display with Purisima to supplement existing diving and early offshore oil industry exhibits.

All of us were excited about the possibility of ADCI membership sponsoring this unique display that will honor our industry and a man who dared to "think outside of the box." Additionally, the display will be a significant representation of ADCI and commercial diving for tourists and visitors at the museum.
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Mireaux Management Solutions
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Deepwater Horizon Response
Prepared by the Joint Information Center
Updated July 18, 2010, 7 p.m.
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The following is a statement from NOIA Board Member Dave Welch, who was among more than 15,000 concerned citizens converging in Lafayette, Louisiana, today to participate in The Rally for Economic Survival, protesting the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling...
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Democratic and Republican lawmakers from the Gulf Coast are working together to lobby the administration to speed up permits for offshore drilling in shallow water, and to lift the moratorium on drilling in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Resolve Maritime Academy (http://www.resolveacademy.com/) has introduced a new OIL SPILL HAZWOPER training program at their Port Everglades facility at 3391 S.E. 14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Enrollment for a 40-hour HAZWOPER Course is now open; the Course begins on Monday, August 16.
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Jim Kocourek wants to see the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. So he built a submarine.
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A New Jersey commercial diving firm, Randive Inc., has given the historic Harbor of Refuge Light Station a helping hand in recovering from last winter’s savage back-to-back nor’easters. The firm’s work marks the first steps toward a new dock design to replace what was wiped out by wind and waves.
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Cornell University defended its title as champion at this year’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) competition in Point Loma, from July 16th to 18th.
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It was the mother of all field trips when four New Bedford High School integrated technology students, and two of their teachers, traveled to Hawaii for the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center's International Student Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition.
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Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Divers are conducting training exercises with Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Divers in the critical role of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), at White Beach in the Solomon Islands.
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They are the delicacy of the deep. Lobster mini-season is on the horizon and on the minds of thousands of divers gearing up for the big hunt. Yet, with every season comes its share of trauma.
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS
Otto Marine Limited has expanded to the U.S. market, with Otto Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Surf Subsea Pte. Ltd. taking a 19.2 percent stake in the U.S.-based joint venture company SURF Subsea Inc.
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Subsea 7's i-Tech division has been awarded a contract for the provision of ROV and underwater positioning survey services onboard an ROV support vessel on behalf of Petrobras. The contract is valued in the region of US$50 million.
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"Jacket structures are the core business for our yard in Verdal and I am pleased to see that we have won such a huge and important contract in an international competitive bidding process," says Jarle Tautra, executive vice president of Aker Solutions. The contract will be executed by Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, and includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the two steel jackets and associated piles.
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On 12 July, 2010, the first of the 51 turbines in the Walney 1 offshore windfarm was installed by the installation vessel Kraken.
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GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd., operator of the Cygnus gas field, announces a second successful appraisal well (44/12a-5) in the south western area of the gas field located in the UK southern North Sea.
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Over 35 British businesses and universities have been offered support worth £7 million to help them to develop the wave and tidal energy technologies of the future. The investment has been allocated through a collaborative research and development funding competition, designed to support innovation that will lead to the cost effective exploitation of UK and global wave and tidal stream resources.
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REGULATORY NEWS
A leading health and safety lawyer has called for the introduction of an international safety standard for the oil and gas industry, in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico tragedy and oil spill.
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The European Union’s energy commissioner has called for a temporary ban on new oil drilling in the North Sea. Gunther Oettinger said any responsible government would "freeze new permits" following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Analox Sensor Technology has launched the Sub Aspida – a new, portable dual-gas monitor which is ideal for use with portable decompression chambers.
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This Personal Submarine by Hammacher Schlemmer uses two 3-horsepower vertical/translational thrusters powered by electric batteries and controlled by a central joystick that, according to the manufacturer, allows "precise positioning underwater." The transparent sphere is made of 3 1/4-inch-thick (8.25 centimeters) acrylic and has a diameter of 56 3/4 inches (1.44 meters), enough for two people.
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Applied Measurements has launched a radio telemetry system targeted at automotive, lifting and handling, marine, silo and weighing, theatre, outdoor, waste management and alternative energy tasks.
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