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www.sea-technology.com March 2017 / st 5 The Worldwide Information Leader for Marine Business, Science & Engineering SEA TECHNOLOGY® ©Copyright 2017 by Compass Publications, Inc. Sea Technology (ISSN 0093-3651) is published monthly by Compass Publications, Inc., Suite 1010, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 524-3136; FAX (703) 841-0852. All rights reserved. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Compass Publications Inc. Periodicals postage paid at Arlington, Virginia, and additional mailing offices. Subscrip- tions may be purchased at the following rates: domestic, $60 one year; $80 two years; foreign air mail, $136. Single copies $4.50 plus shipping and handling (current issue only). POSTMASTER: send address changes to Compass Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 600, Deer Isle, ME 04627-0600. CUSTOMER SERVICE, Tel. 1-800-989-5253 or 1-207-348-1057. For more information on these news items, visit our website at www.sea-technology.com. Editorial .......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................41 Ocean Business .........................................42 International ..............................................44 Navy Currents ...........................................46 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering ............47 Product Development ...............................48 Ocean Research ........................................50 Environmental Monitoring .........................52 Marine Electronics .....................................54 Marine Resources ......................................55 Marine Renewables ...................................56 Meetings ...................................................58 Contracts ...................................................59 People .......................................................60 ST Looks Back ...........................................61 Professional Services Directory ..................62 Soapbox ....................................................65 Advertiser Index ........................................66 COVER —Coral reef bathymetry image off the coast of Honduras recorded by Alpine Ocean Seismic using an EdgeTech 6205. (Photo Credit: EdgeTech) NEXT MONTH —New method of semi-permanent reservoir monitoring in deepwater using ocean bottom nodes. ... Nonparallel stereo vision for underwater vehicle manipulator system. ... Rigless conveyance system enables ESP pump swap for oil. ... Riptide micro-UUV in swarm operations. ... Unmanned Aerovel Flexrotor. ... Elios drone for offshore inspection services. ... Integrated structural monitoring system to improve integrity of offshore wind structures. ... NOIA oil and gas review. ... Conference Previews: Offshore Technology Conference and XPONENTIAL 2017. March 2017, Volume 58, No. 3 Visit our website at www.sea-technology.com for online versions of feature articles and news departments. The editorial staff can be contacted at oceanbiz@sea-technology.com. 10 FROM REVOLUTION TO EVOLUTION Lars Fischer (Sofship Data Processing Ltd.) discusses automation and how it will define the future of the container shipping industry. 14 AIS ESSENTIAL FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT, SECURITY Steve Jones, Mark Hewish and Kevin Jones (BigOceanData) talk about AIS and how it has become an indispensable part of maritime life. 20 IMPROVING NAVIGATION SAFETY WITH BETTER CHARTS Denise LaDue and Brian Tetreault (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) preview how AIS can help vessels report electronic navigation chart discrepancies with more accuracy. 25 NEW PRESIDENT HEADS MARINE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY — Sea Technology magazine Q&A with Donna Kocak. 27 SINGAPORE'S TUAS EXPANDS INTO MEGAPORT Kyle McKinney (Rugged Controls), Jan Lefever (DEME Group) and Tom Rezanka (Rugged Controls) discuss the phase one development of the Tuas Terminal. 31 HIGHLY REALISTIC FAST SMALL SHIP SIMULATOR Maarten van Donselaar (Cruden) talks about an advanced marine simulator from Automotive Tech. 35 ECDIS COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS Hans Ottosen (Danelec Marine A/S) explains the new rules in effect in 2017 for ECDIS. 39 VERIFICATION FOR VESSEL TECHNOLOGIES Jouni Salo (NAPA) explains operational data collection and advanced statistical analysis that verify claims and reduce risk. www.benthos.com NEW! R2K Mid-Column Acoustic Release NEW! UTS-9400 Universal Top Side Discover Teledyne Benthos' NEW family of acoustic release technology – reliable, rugged and ready for your next deployment! NEW! Pre-Deployment Acoustic Release Tester IMAGING • INSTRUMENTS • INTERCONNECT • SEISMIC • VEHICLES GO GREEN!

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