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Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing Rachael Z. Miller, UI 2012 Small ROVs Track Leader

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Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing William Kohnen, President, Hydrospace Group

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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. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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The Coast Guard continues the supervision of the salvage of sunken corn barges on the Mississippi River, Sunday, near mile marker 233.
McKinney Salvage & Heavy Lift completed the salvage operations for one of three corn barges, Friday, owned by American River Transportation Company. The salvage of the second barge is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Following the removal of the second barge, the process to remove the third barge will begin.

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A detailed briefing was given to the Commissioners on the institute’s plans to harness technology in the creation of employment and economic growth from Ireland’s marine sector as national and international innovations through research into ocean energy, the development of new medicines and functional foods from marine animals and plants, offshore aquaculture, underwater robotics and the application of advanced information technologies to marine communications and monitoring in science-industry consortia such as SmartBay and SmartOcean.
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The "Shipwrecks by Surrey" tour was one of the first of Port Huron Museum's programs that coincide with its new exhibit, "Mysteries of the Blue Water."
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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) can scan a harbor's seafloor and inspect piers to facilitate detection of UIED threats. The port of Sydney is mapping its seafloor and performing change detection to identify new objects. They can also detect bottom, surface, and moored mines. Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) are able to remove and "neutralize" mines; upcoming UUVs will be able to carry out all these tasks.

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Odyssey Marine, an American underwater archaeology and salvage firm, will announce the discovery today along with plans to recover the bullion as part of a contract with the British Government which will see the company retain 80 per cent of the value of the cargo.
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THE lives of submariners at sea are to be made safer thanks to a world-class facility being built by the marine arm of defence firm Qinetiq.
It is extending its UK marine headquarters in Haslar in order to install a submarine escape simulator, which will test escape equipment such as protective suits and valves under the kinds of pressures found up to 1,500m under the sea.
It will be housed alongside the Life Support Systems Laboratory in Qinetiq’s Diving and Hyperbaric Test Centre, which is due to open in November.

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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
Hallin Marine expanded its fleet of offshore support vessels with Kendal, a multipurpose subsea vessel, with both ROV and Air Diving capability installed departs for her first project with PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) in Indonesia, this coming Saturday after the naming ceremony.
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Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) Heavy-Duty™ (HD™) ROV systems from maritime operator SMIT. The HD™ systems will be rated for 4,000m and will be supplied with tether management systems (TMS), control vans, and launch and recovery systems (LARS). SMIT will install the HD™ ROV systems onboard their subsea diving support vessels in support of the company’s expanding global subsea operations. The systems will be delivered first quarter of 2012.
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Fugro Survey Pty Ltd (Perth) is shortly due to commence a deepwater AUV survey as part of the Woodside-operated Browse LNG Development.
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The North Sea decommissioning industry is set to boom over the next decade providing a massive opportunity for decommissioning service providers. This makes the next two years the most important to secure a position in this £multi billion market.

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Deepwater to increase their footprint in the oil and gas exploration activity in India
The intense search for oil and gas in the Indian offshore is seeing several global players entering this sunshine sector. Though having only a representative presence Deepwater of USA is one major company which is set to expand its footprint, with plans to open their own office to cater to their every expanding clientele.

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Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) announced today the award of a SURF contract valued at approximately $60 million from Det norske oljeselsakp ASA, for tie-back of two satellite wells in the Jette field to the Jotun B platform.
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The foundation phase of the Wheatstone Project is estimated to cost US$29 billion (AU$29 billion) and consists of two LNG processing trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tons per annum (MTPA), a domestic gas plant and associated offshore infrastructure including the processing platform, subsea equipment, drilling and an export trunkline.1 First gas is planned for 2016.

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HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE: HDY) today announced the signing of a 3D acquisition and processing contract with CGGVeritas (NYSE: CGV) to cover an area of approximately 4,000 square kilometers in its exploration block offshore Guinea. The value of the contract is approximately US $29.0 million gross.
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Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a 3 million euro turnkey contract to supply lead-in cable systems for the advanced GeoStreamer seismic array technology that Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) is deploying on its fleet of offshore survey vessels. The contract provides an important market reference for Nexans as it makes a key strategic move, from its well established position as a supplier of seismic and oceanographic cables, to delivering a complete service for lead-in cable systems, including fairings and terminations.
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EIVA released a new Accurate Time Tagging Unit (ATTU), the successor of the EIVA TimeBox. The EIVA ATTU is a time synchronized interface unit providing the ultimate solution for precise time tagging of serial communication data from any sensor used in marine surveys.
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Adept MobileRobots will display and demonstrate its line of intelligent robots and research systems at the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference held at San Francisco. The conference is being held to celebrate 50 years of robotics.
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Norway-based boat handling system and specialized davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry on behalf of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to design and supply extra-long outreach workboat/lifeboat/FRC davits for PGS’s 5th generation Ramform new building seismic vessels.
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