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Greensea Systems, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
LinkQuest, USA, recently added a broadband option to its FlowScout 2000 acoustic flow meter. With this option, the FlowScout 2000 system is capable of measuring current speeds reliably starting from a distance of 16cm, with a cell size of 2cm and up to a maximum number of 100 cells. Since their debut in 2008, the FlowScout 2000 acoustic flow meters have been widely deployed for measuring flows in irrigation channels and rivers for water resource management and environment monitoring applications.
 
Preston-based Submarine Manufacturing & Products (SMP) informed it has manufactured and supplied a bespoke air/gas diving spread unit for GloMar Subsea.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
   
U.I. 2017 is now accepting abstracts for presentations on Commercial Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, Instruments and Sensors, Sonar and Acoustics, Ocean Engineering, Marine Salvage and Shipwrecks, AUV, ASV and UUV Technology. Presentations should describe novel methodologies and technologies that solve customer problems in today's cost-conscious environment.

U.I. invites all contractors, manufacturers, engineers, clients, and all other industry stakeholders (both inland and offshore) to showcase your accomplishments, challenging projects, lessons learned, new gear, or innovative approaches to operations that address common customer issues in either the commercial diving or ROV track.

Go to the Underwater Intervention website and upload your abstracts and papers. Deadline for submission is October 20, 2016
 
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 2017.

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

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.

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

Award
This year the ADCI will award 2 Scholarships at $4,000.00 each.

Eligibility
This ADCI Scholarship is open to members of the community of all ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI, with the exception of officers and/or directors of the ADCI Board of Directors or their immediate families. This award is available for any institution of higher learning after high school including universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational training schools and trade schools. 

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Please visit adc-int.org to download the application form.

 
As a valued industry stakeholder, your participation is vital to the outcome of this study. As you know, our communications offerings include UnderWater magazine, UnderWater Today e-newsletter, ADCI Advisory Notice, ADCI TV, our websites, ADCI Membership Directory, Online Buyers' Guide, conferences, social media offerings and more.

The link to our survey can be found here and your responses will be kept in strict confidence.

With your help, the association will gain a better understanding of how we are communicating with our members and stakeholders in today's constantly changing environment. Your participation in this survey will also help us identify a definitive set of best practices that will help us communicate with you even more efficiently than we have done so already.

Again, the survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

I look forward to continuing to provide more value, more services and more benefits to you throughout the coming ADCI membership year!

Taking the survey gives you a chance to win a $500 gift card!
 
New On ADCI-TV
Stay current with what's happening in your industry by watching ADCI's video updates. 
 
 

 

The second of a series detailing how to successfully prepare for and navigate an ADCI audit, this episode focusing on the dive site portion of the audit.
 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
The ADCI Annual West Coast Chapter (WCC) Meeting will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Washington. The WCC Meeting is co-located with the 2016 Historical Diving Society 2016 Conference, which takes place on September 23 and 24. For more information about the WCC Meeting or the HDS Conference, click Learn more.
 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Submarine Cables and marine Biological Diversity of areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) was the topic of discussion on Monday, 29 August 2016 during a well-attended side event held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York. The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) presented on the organisation’s role within the ocean community and highlighted its newly published and informative white paper on the subject of submarine cables and BBNJ.
 
One of Huntly's most beautiful assets will continue to be protected as the New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training has come to the table with its expertise. The North Waikato-based organisation has joined forces with the Lake Puketirini Reserve Management Committee to carry out improvements on the lake. The school, which leased parts of the lake for training courses, would help prevent erosion and check for debris.
 
Helix Energy Solutions’ well intervention subsidiary, Helix Well Ops, has completed a four-month campaign in the Gulf of Mexico carrying out intervention to decommissioning work scopes.
 
Offshore oil-rig operators, grappling with the biggest industry downturn in a generation, say they finally have the bottom in sight. The problem is, they could be stuck there for a long time.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Sound Metrics supplied an ARIS Explorer 3000 to aid an organization in the identification and classification of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO’s) off the coast of the North Sea with outstanding results.
 
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced today the on-schedule completion of its third network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System.
 
SeaBird Exploration Plc is pleased to announce that the company will acquire a long offset 2D multi-client survey in the Barents Sea. SeaBird and Lundin Norway have jointly designed this survey of deep seismic profiles to be acquired in the Barents Sea during September-October 2016.
 
Singapore-based Kreuz Subsea has launched its second newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) the "Kreuz Challenger", constructed at Vard. The vessel of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, has been developed especially for undertaking light construction, SURF and IRM projects in South East Asia.
 
Toronto-based underwater mineral exploration company, Nautilus Minerals, has appointed Gavin Vandervegt as acting chief financial officer and corporate secretary of the company, effective September 2, 2016.
 
REGULATORY NEWS
EPA enforcement is becoming a more prevalent issue for vessels importing into the U.S. This has been in the regulations for a while but has rarely been enforced. Before a few weeks ago we had only been asked two or three times in 15 years for the EPA conformity of the engines in a boat.
Within the last month U.S. Customs and Border Protection has started requesting this on a regular basis and in Miami, Customs is requiring the WPA 3520-21 Engine declaration form be submitted at the time the importation is filed or they will not accept the entry.
 
 

 

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