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A breakthrough in electric torque tool technology is set to further advance the capability of electric underwater robotic vehicles. A new lightweight electric torque tool is being launched globally in a collaboration agreement between Saab Seaeye, the world leader in electric underwater e-robotic systems, and Australia-based Total Marine Technology (TMT).
 
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Sunday, February 4

ADCI Executive Committee Mtg,  4:00pm – 6:00pm,  Marriott Fulton Rm

 

Monday, February 5

ADCI Board Mtg, 8:00am – 2:00pm,  Marriott Julia Rm

ADCI Technical Committee Mtg,  2:00pm – 4:00pm,  Convention Center Rm 355

ADCI Chapter Meetings

Asia Pacific, 4:00pm – 6:00pm,  Convention Center Rm 253

East Coast, 4:00pm – 6:00pm,   Convention Center Rm 255

Gulf Coast, 4:00pm – 6:00pm,   Convention Center Rm 355

Midwest, 4:00pm – 6:00pm,   Convention Center Rm 357

Western, 4:00pm – 6:00pm,   Convention Center Rm 254

Early Bird Reception, 6:00pm – 8:00pm,   Convention Center, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Lobby, 2nd Floor

 

Tuesday, February 6

ADCI Engineering Diving Committee Mtg, 8:00am – 9:30am,  Convention Center Rm 257

Awards Dinner,  7:00pm – 9:00pm,  Marriott River Bend Ballroom

 

Wednesday, February 7

Pre-Contractor Mtg – DIWG,  10:00am – 11:30am,  Convention Center Rm 252

ADCI Marketing Committee Lunch, 11:45am – 1:30pm,  Convention Center Rm 257

DSWG, 1:00pm – 3:30pm,  Convention Center Rm 252

ADCI Annual Membership Mtg, 5:00pm – 6:30pm,  Convention Center Rm 252

ADCI Board Meeting, 6:30pm – 7:00pm, Convention Center Rm 257

 

Thursday, February 8

IOGP – DIWG, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Convention Center Rm 254

UI Committee Mtg, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Convention Center Rm 257
 

Underwater Intervention 2018 is less than a week away! Make sure you're connected to ADCI and UI on all social platforms before you arrive in New Orleans! Follow ADCI, UNDERWATER Magazine and UI2018 on Twitter. Follow ADCI on Facebook and LinkedIn! And follow UI2018 on Instagram

 Once you're connected, make sure you download the official conference app by downloading the Attendee Hub app from the App Store or Google Play, then searching Underwater Intervention 2018.  

 
 
Underwaterintervention.com is your online resource for all important information about Underwater Information 2018. Make sure to visit the site to view the exciting program lineup planned for this year and, if you haven't already, register now. 

Join ADCI and MTS’s ROV Committee at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 6-8, for three days of education, networking and evaluation. 
 
UI 2018 will feature compelling technical sessions in:
•         AUV & ASV
•         Commercial Diving
•         Instruments & Sensors
•         Manned Submersibles
•         Marine Education & Academia
•         ROV
 
UI in your best opportunity  to connect with the industry’s top thought leaders as you position yourself for success.  Whether it’s through interactive presentations at the Think Tank; demonstrations from the industry’s top suppliers; or compelling dialog in the in the technical sessions; UI is the best platform to face the everyday challenges of the underwater operations industry.
 

 
The ADCI announced its 2018 inductees into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame as well as its recipients of the ADCI Scholarship award, all of whom will be honored at Underwater Intervention 2018 in New Orleans. Congratulations to Craig Fortenbery and Mike Ward for being inducted into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame! Congratulations also to Audrey Aitken and Tyler Kleinsasser for being awarded the 2018 ADCI Scholarship Award. We look forward to celebrating all of these achievements at UI.
 
The January/February issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue is the annual Underwater Intervention issue and features a preview of UI 2018. It also features the annual ROV/AUV Pictorial and an update on what the ADCI Board of Directors is doing for you and . All of this and much more in the latest issue of UNDERWATER Magazine.
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company (NYSE: TEL) and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, with a consortium including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook and Google, today announced that a contract has come into force for TE SubCom to supply the HAVFRUE Cable System. HAVFRUE, the Danish word for mermaid, is the first new cable system in almost two decades that will traverse the North Atlantic to connect mainland Northern Europe to the U.S.A.
 
Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited ("Bibby Offshore" or the "Group"), is delighted to announce that it has completed the recapitalisation of its balance sheet announced on 5 December 2017. The comprehensive agreement on the recapitalisation of its balance sheet was approved by an over-whelming majority of 98.7% of noteholders of the £175 million 7.5% senior secured notes at the Scheme Meeting held on 10 January 2018. The noteholders, which have provided significant support to the business, are now the new owners of the Group.
 
SBG Systems has named Chelsea Fairbank as sales engineer of its North America team. She will be based in Huntington Beach, CA, and will be in charge of the marine and education segments, the company informed.
 
INDUSTRY NEWS
Sound Metrics completed delivery of (4) ARIS Defender Diver-Held High-Resolution Imaging Sonars and associated Topside Supervisory Packages to the Pacific Special Operations Command in Hawaii. The ARIS Defender 3000 systems will be used to provide an accurate identification and classification of previously mapped suspicious underwater targets.
 
Subsea services company, Rovco has appointed Liam Warren as operations manager to support the delivery of complex ROV and survey projects across the globe.
 
About 260 feet of undermined, stressed pipe — nearly a football field’s worth — were left in "an imminent failure condition" after Irma, according to a November inspection report. Now, in an emergency $315,000 underwater repair job, divers are stabilizing these sections of cast-iron water line beneath the Melbourne Causeway that were exposed from the river bottom.
 
 

 

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