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A marine salvage expert from the Isle of Wight has invented a life-saving device to help people at sea.
Ben Board came up with the invention after seeing desperate images of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, with many drowning in the attempt. The inflatable tube was designed and produced within a few months and is already being used.
 
Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, has now delivered two new dive systems and a diving vessel worth around £5million to global services provider, Vertech. The Hydracraft 1500 Daughter Craft vessel, named the Vaila, is nearly 50ft long and designed for air diving activity. The hull is designed to provide an enhanced stability, optimising operational efficiency.
 
The new RV Kronprins Haakon, the first Norwegian Icebreaker built for Polar research, will start regular science cruises in 2017 with a complete hydroacoustic systems package from Kongsberg Maritime.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Upwards of 20 representatives from the O&G industry will be attending their meeting and the different presentations and exhibitions at the show.  Some of the operators that will be in attendance are  TOTAL, Shell, ENI, Petronas, Petrobras, Exxon Mobil, Statoil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, DONG Energy, Qatar Petroleum, and Premier Oil, BP, as well as other IOGP invited operators in the Gulf region.

Additionally, there will be other members who sit on the IOGP Diving Improvement Workgroup that will be in attendance.  Some of the members who will be in attendance for that meeting will be such companies as Bluestream Offshore, Technip, Bibby Offshore, IMCA, Subsea 7, NUI, Namaka Subsea, Air Liquide, MIMIR, Fugro LLC, ABS, DNV, Lloyds, McDermott, CNS Int., Ocean Works Asia (OWA), BOSKALIS, KB Associates, KD Marine, FSDS, and the Offshore Simulator Centre(OSC).  The usual gulf contractors and support services that sit on this committee will also be in attendance, as well as those invited by the IOGP DOSC. 

The IOGP DOSC, IMCA DDMC, and Contractors Pre-meetings will be held on Tuesday.  Wednesday will be a day for the group to take in the show and attend the DSWG meeting.  On Thursday the entire group will come together for a joint Diving Improvement Work Group meeting.

Underwater Intervention is very excited to welcome these groups into the conference.  For more information on Exhibiting, Presenting, Travel and Hotel arrangements, or Attendance, please go to www.underwaterintervention.com.
 
Underwater Intervention 2016
Call for Papers


We are seeking papers covering the following technical program tracks:
  • Commercial Diving
  • ASV Technology
  • Subsea Survey
  • Import/Export Compliance or How to Avoid Federal Prison
  • Deepwater Field Development
  • Advanced Underwater Engineering
  • Work Class ROVs
  • Observation Class ROVs
  • Manned Submersibles
  • AUV Technology
  • Instruments and Sensors
  • Marine Education/Academia
  • Ocean Research and Marine Archaeology Technology (ORMAT)
  • Technical Poster Presentations
Abstract Submittal Deadline Overview: 
  • October 20, 2015 - Final Abstract submitted ONLINE
  • January 12, 2016 - FINAL Paper sent to Track Leader for Online Proceedings
  • February 23-25, 2016 - Conference Participation
To submit an abstract, please click here
You will be prompted to create an account for yourself.  Please record the login and password for future use.
The following criteria will be observed by the Underwater Intervention Technical Program Committee in the selection of papers:
  • The paper should be of interest for underwater operations applications.
  • The paper should emphasize innovative technologies including an analysis of research.
  • The paper should address case studies and/or technical interest for indicated topics.
For more information, please visit the Underwater Intervention website.
 
Nominations are now open for the
ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame


Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.

Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.

Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2016.

For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or
pnewsum@adc-int.org

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 30, 2015

Please click here to download the nominations form.

Return completed forms to
btreadway@adc-int.org
or mail to
ADCI, 5206 FM 1960 W.,
Ste 202, Houston, TX 77069
 
Nominations are now open for the
ADCI Scholarship Program

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2016.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 30, 2015

Please click here to download the application form.



 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
This year will be the 24th  Diving Seminar in Norway that have been run by NUI.
Since the first conference in 1988, the attendance has steadily increased from all relevant discipline of the diving industry, research environments and authorities.
All lectures are in English.
 
The Diving seminar is the only professionally and  academically meeting place for the commercial diving industry, Operators and Governing bodies where the latest global operational and scientific news are in focus. The seminar has a wide track record for its performance and exchange of information and competence to all parts of the industry.   At the same time it is a valuable arena for meeting new people and expand your network.
 
 At the 2013 Diving seminar there were 210 participants from 11 nations and 24 speakers with a wide variety of topics.  The feedback from the participants in 2013 was very positive and we expect the 2015 seminar to be same.  The speakers in the 2015 seminar will have focus on "Catching the opportunity" for our business seen in light of the changes in the investments in the subsea industry today.  Diving seen in a global perspective is one of the Diving seminars fundamental platforms.
 
We are looking forward to welcome you to the 2015 Diving Seminar in Bergen, Norway.
For further information please visit www.nui.no
 

China International Diving and Salvage Offshore Summit 2015
6-8 November 2015 – Xiamen, China

ADCI is honored to be one of the conference sponsors of Subsea Event China.  This is the second year in which the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), the China Diving and Salvage Association (CDSA), and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) are co-sponsoring the Subsea Event China.  All Associations encourage all industry stakeholders to attend or exhibit at this event.  Please click here to register as an attendee or exhibitor.
 
For some 30 years SEALAB I has sat with little attention, now on the heels of its 50th anniversary, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of restoring this historical vessel and re-commissioning it in the configuration as it served as America's first underwater house.
Be part of the effort to help fund this project. Click the link below for more information and to donate to the cause.
 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Saab has gathered vital benthic data using Seaeye Falcon at Torr Head on Northern Ireland's rugged and dramatic coast, for an impact assessment of a proposed tidal array installation.
Undertaking the assessment project was Marine Ecological Surveys Limited for their client, Tidal Ventures Ltd, who intend developing a 100 megawatt tidal array.
 
ECA Group, subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of two man portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) A9-M for an amount over 1 million Euros. Successfully used by the French Navy and several others since 2013, the A9-M will quickly join a NATO Navy.
 
U.S. safety investigators say the U.S. Navy soon will set out to find the cargo ship sunk in Hurricane Joaquin and locate a data recorder critical to determining why it went down.
 
A fair bit of my research is focused on deep-sea hydrothermal vents because that’s one of the places iron is, and bacteria that eat iron are what I study. Most of these sites are anywhere from around 3,000 to 9,000 feet deep, and some are closer to 15 or 16,000 feet. That’s a long way down. To get there we use deep-sea submersibles, which are basically mini-submarines. There are manned submarines and increasingly unmanned subs, or robots.
 
The ancient Greek ship, Antikythera, sank over 2000 years ago, and is now giving up more of its treasure. The shipwreck was originally found in 1900, when Greek sponge fishermen were diving for golden sponges.
 
ES Group
INDUSTRY NEWS
Lewis and Clark Community College regards itself as a bastion of trade education in the Metro East, and they may soon add another feather in its cap in the form of a maritime institute.
 
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) today announced it has been awarded a sizeable brownfield project by Qatar Petroleum for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of four wellhead jackets. Installation of two jackets in the Bul-Hanine field offshore east of Doha has been scheduled to be completed by December 2016 with the remaining two scheduled for completion in July 2017. The total weight of all four structures combined is 3,495 tons
 
Some recovery is expected in global offshore development drilling in 2016, but reaching 2014 production levels will require a high case price, he said.
Westwood also spoke on innovation challenges faced by young startups in the industry and offered ways to navigate those challenges.
He spoke about personal lessons derived from his start as a pioneering developer of communications systems for remotely operated vehicles. On one occasion in 1978, he approached his employer with an idea to install undersea to surface communication systems on ROVs but said he was told "you will never get them to work." Westwood eventually brought his idea to fruition and commercialized the use of subsea ROV communications systems.
 
Ocean Installer has been awarded a Regional Framework Agreement with BP for subsea work in the Gulf of Mexico region.
The agreement covers subsea fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore facilities, as well as hook up and commissioning, and is valid for three years.
Specific work scopes will be carried out under individual call-off contracts, and accordingly no firm work is currently committed under the agreement, the company said.
 
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