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UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged.
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Denso North America Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
David Harner pulled on a fitted Lycra outfit with thin tubes snaking around his body carrying cold water and attached pencil-thin monitoring devices to his thighs, biceps, chest and back. Co-workers helped him into a red rubber suit and a helmet attached to an oxygen line. Harner then lowered himself into a pool of warm water that had the faint, distant blue glow of fuel rods.

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Objective: The effect of viewpoint on the navigation of complex terrain and on spatial awareness was examined with the use of a simulated remotely operated vehicle.
Background: The ability to build terrain models in real time may soon allow remote vehicular control from any viewpoint. A virtual tether couples the viewpoint to the vehicle’s position and orientation, but shows more of the terrain than a fully immersive egocentric display. In this sense, it provides visual momentum by providing a view that incorporates egocentric and exocentric qualities.

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Each year hundreds of recreational divers will make the decision to become commercial divers. Most will start their careers by attending a commercial diving school. For this reason, recreational divers should know what diving schools teach. Also, they should be aware of future trends in diving technology. Divers should know both the kinds of jobs and the equipment they might have to use. Schools should be evaluated to see if they have the technology equal to that of the present and possible future. For informed divers the transition from recreational to commercial will be successful.
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A new tool will make searching murky, muddy Michigan waters much easier for the Ottawa County sheriff’s dive team. The VideoRay underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) can go to depths of up to 1,000 feet to give divers a better, clearer picture of what lies below.
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The exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to explore a simulated environment of the deep-sea canyon using a camera-fitted, remote-operated, underwater robot, said Lisa Uttal, a member of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. The remote-operated vehicle will take real-time video of the exhibit's replica ecosystem, which will include deep-sea dwelling sponges, corals, crabs, fish and invertebrates. The remote-operated vehicle will put visitors in the pilot seat of a deep sea submersible cruising the canyon 50 miles off Santa Cruz's shore and 4,000 meters down.
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Nearly two years after the dramatic crash of Air France flight 447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, France’s air accident investigators finally discovered the wreckage of the Airbus A330-200 aircraft 600 miles off the Brazilian coast on the floor of the Atlantic ocean at 12,800 feet below sea level.
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World renowned dive medicine specialist, researcher and writer, Dr. Tom Neuman was recently honored by Divers Alert Network (DAN) with the 2011 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award.
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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -- Ocean Opportunity, a Rhode Island based not for profit organization, is pleased to announce the safe and successful return of an expedition to explore and document the natural history of the mesophotic, or 'middle light', zone from 200 to 500 feet in the Exumas, Bahamas from April 28 through May 8th. The project was hosted at the John H. Perry Jr. Caribbean Research Center - a facility synonymous with a long lineage of advancements in marine technology and innovations in ocean exploration.
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The Titanic may be disintegrating, but if two Indiana University of Pennsylvania professors have their way, shipwrecks from the War of 1812 won't face the same fate.
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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
INDUSTRY NEWS
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of U.S. maritime industry representatives visited Capitol Hill this spring to highlight the critical role the industry plays in boosting America’s economic, national and homeland security.
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Shares in Neptune Marine Services jumped after the subsea engineering group said it would post a break-even result before interest and tax for the March quarter as restructuring measures begin to take effect.
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A SEGENSWORTH company which builds underwater vehicles to inspect pipelines is to export one of its ROVs to a Trinidad-based company. Offshore Technology Solutions has ordered the new top-selling Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus electric work ROV.
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Unique System recently helped iXBlue to achieve a highly satisfying commercial milestone. The equipment rental company’s UAE office has just taken delivery of six GAPS portable, pre-calibrated USBLs – and among them, the 100th unit to leave iXSea’s factory, in Brest - France.
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Analox Sensor Technology has confirmed a new distribution deal with one of the leading suppliers to the
commercial diving industry worldwide. Analox has signed an agreement with Drass Group, the Italian firm which is recognised as world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of saturation diving systems. Drass Group and Analox Sensor Technology have agreed to work closely together, with Drass Group integrating Analox’s market-leading equipment into its commercial diving systems, and also reselling its range of products designed for the commercial diving industry.

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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Proserv Offshore is a global leader in subsea applications, providing flexible and reactive engineering solutions, from the installation and maintenance of the structure through to decommissioning at the end of field life. Our areas of expertise include decommissioning contractors and engineers, abandonment services, and subsea and marine technology.
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ScienceDaily (May 17, 2011) — Researchers from the national project RAUVI [Reconfigurable autonomous underwater vehicle for intervention], which is coordinated by Pedro Sanz, a lecturer of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the UJI, have successfully tested the autonomy of the robot for developing underwater intervention tasks.
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For 1940s frogmen—military divers trained to defuse underwater explosives, arrest suspect divers, and clear submarine blockages—time was of the absolute essence: A few extra minutes meant running out of oxygen. And because combat divers couldn't surface to check the time, Omega and Panerai developed watches that worked 650 feet below.
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