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Originally, OceanOne was not an archaeological robot—it was conceptualized by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia as a way of monitoring deep coral reefs in the Red Sea. Christian Voolstra, assistant professor of marine science at KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center, explained where the idea came from in an interview last year.
 
A time-lapse video above shows Total Marine Technology (TMT) building its Typhoon MK2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.
TMT is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of work class ROVs and intervention tooling for the offshore drilling and production industry.
There are two types of Typhoon MK2 ROVs. The Typhoon MK2, capable of operating at depths of up to 2,000 metres, and Typhoon MK2 150 with operational depth of 3,000msw. Both ROVs are 150HP heavy work class weighing about 5,000 kg.
 
Many aerial drones now feature a Follow Me mode – that's where they can be instructed to autonomously fly along above you and shoot video as you ski, cycle, run or otherwise move about. However, what happens if you're a scuba diver? Well, in the near future, you might buy an iBubble. It's a submersible drone that tracks its user as they swim underwater, using a proprietary technique that combines echolocation and object recognition.
 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) private enterprise Eelume has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil to develop swimming robots for subsea inspection and light intervention in order to reduce the use of large and expensive vessels.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The ADCI is currently holding a 60 Day Comment Period (15 March – 15 May 2016) on the proposed ADCI Audit Initiative.  The Association is soliciting input on the initiative, and will then examine the comments to determine the best path forward to meet the needs of industry, the membership, and the mission of the ADCI.

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The ADCI is now releasing its Supervisor Nitrox Endorsement Examination.  This examination is available to all current ADCI certified supervisors.  On the revised Supervisor Exam Application, which can be downloaded here, qualified candidates can check the box for "Nitrox Endorsement."
 
The cost of the examination and new certification card is $150.00. A tutorial is included in the examination package.  
 
It should be noted that a tutorial is not a course on Nitrox (enriched air) Diving Operations.  Candidates should already have knowledge and experience with Nitrox operations, prior to undertaking the exam or supervising a commercial nitrox diving operation.
 
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Steve Macquarrie, president of International Special Risks, and Rob Stuardi, executive vice president of American Equity Underwriters discuss how submitting to a formal audit can be an invaluable resource for an insurance underwriter to evaluate risk. 
 

 
 
 
Mike Brown, vice president of energy services for Global Diving and Salvage, and Randy Jacobs, director of diving services for JF Brennan Company, discuss the ADCI audit process and the benefits it can provide for diving contractors. 
 
 

 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Edneyville Elementary students aren’t letting mountains get in the way of their love for underwater robots.
A dozen fifth-graders and one Apple Valley Middle student this year formed the Edneyville Buzzbotz underwater robotics team. The Buzzbotz team has built a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and are gearing up for the Gray’s Reef Southeast Regional MATE ROV competition this Saturday in Savannah, Ga.
 
Robots just helped shed light on a maritime tragedy. The US Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board and Woods Hole Oceanographic have used both an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and a fiber-controlled craft to find the voyage data recorder of the El Faro, a cargo ship that sank near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last October.
 
An underwater sonar device lost while scouring the southern Indian Ocean floor for missing flight MH370 has been recovered almost a month after it went missing.
The 'Towfish,' a yellow torpedo-shaped device, which scans the seabed for debris was the second sonar device to be lost in three months, reported NBC News.
 
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing.
According to OGA, the recipients of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and the East Shetland Platform.
Furthermore, a separate ITT for legacy seismic data reprocessing will be issued in due course.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Based on the type of mooring inspection services, the mooring inspection market has been segmented into below water inspection (BWI) and above water inspection (AWI).
BWI is the largest segment of the market because of the higher inspection cost compared to AWI; underwater inspection requires sophisticated equipment, diving experts, and risk-based assessment of mooring components.
 
Chief executives, business planning and marketing VPs and other interested parties such as investors need to grasp what is one market - autonomous vehicles of every type - and how they have so many components and systems in common. They wish to benchmark best practice and identify trends and this report is the first to pull it all together.
 
Marine electric vehicles are now a rapidly growing market due to new capability, affordability and legislation banning or restricting internal combustion engines. Our research finds that the market for electric water craft, including those on and under water, will increase rapidly from $2.6 billion in 2013 to $7.3 billion in 2024.
 
Flinterstar III BV, the owner of the Dutch freighter MV Flinterstar, has entered into a contract with a consortium of Belgian marine contractors to remove the wreck of the vessel which sank in the North Sea off the coast of Zeebrugge following a collision last October.
 
Future Kimmeridge Limestone oil production projects over the UK’s Weald Basin could generate between approximately 1,000 to 5,600 jobs in the UK per year on average during their lifetime, according to a report from advisory services firm EY, which was commissioned by UK Oil & Gas Investments plc.
 
Oil firms and trade unions in Norway made a joint call on Monday for the opening of a pristine Arctic archipelago to oil exploration as soon as possible to counter an expected decline in offshore production. Oil exploration off the Lofoten islands has been suspended for the life of the current minority government since it relies on the support of two small parties, one of whose preconditions was that no oil firm can explore there.
 
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