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54 st / April 2017 www.sea-technology.com AXYS Part of French Offshore Wind Development AXYS Technologies Inc. is partici- pating in French EolMed wind devel- opment initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. An AXYS WatchKeeper buoy will be de- ployed by French company Créocéan on behalf of QUADRAN at the loca- tion over the next year to gather com- prehensive metocean data. This marks the first stage of float- ing offshore wind development in that area. Essential preliminary environ- mental data will be gathered to sup- port future design and financing deci- sions. FairfieldNodal Expands 3D Seismic Program FairfieldNodal continues to expand its ongoing 3D seismic program in the Delaware Basin. The Red Tank multi- client survey began February 15 in the heart of the New Mexico portion of the Delaware Basin. This high-resolu- tion 3D survey adds more than 300 sq. mi. to the company's regional contigu- ous database of 3,000 sq. mi. Acquisition parameters target the Bone Spring through Wolfcamp for- mations, providing operators with cru- cial information they need to make the right decisions in these highly produc- tive zones. FairfieldNodal will process the data using a variety of the latest techniques for noise removal, signal conditioning, azimuthal analysis and imaging. Data from the industry-funded sur- vey will be available end of 2017. Survey Shows Severe Big Data Skills Shortage In a new survey released by Sea Asia 2017, maritime leaders have re- vealed that a severe skills shortage is preventing the industry from effective- ly harnessing big data and ultimately negating performance and cost-saving potential. According to the survey, 63 percent of the leaders believe the lack of ac- cess to big data is holding back their ability to utilize it, with only 12 per- cent saying they are currently compil- ing, analyzing and storing big data. The leaders also identified that the key areas of potential benefits from the use of big data are real-time information on vessel performance and cost sav- ings for their companies. QARTOD Project Plan Update Published The Quality Control/Quality As- surance of Real-Time Oceanographic Data (QARTOD) process was docu- mented and published by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) in the QARTOD Project Plan Update in February 2017. The 2017 document describes how the original project plan from 2012 was imple- mented. A large part of this implemen- tation includes the 10 manuals that were written during the first five years of the QARTOD Project to support the original idea of establishing proce- dures for data quality control of vari- ables, such as water levels, currents and dissolved oxygen. The Project Plan Update looks to future implementation by outlining plans for developing phytoplankton marine resources Port Cities of the Future: Commerce, Entertainment, Health, and Safety MATE International ROV Competition ® M A R I N E T E C H N O L O G Y S O C I E T Y ROV C O M M I T T E E marine technology society Support the event by donating funds or volunteering your time. Your contributions to MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II)* help to build a future skilled technical workforce and ensure that all students have access to this unique learning opportunity. June 23-25, 2017 » Long Beach City College » Long Beach, California *MATE II's tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) is pending. Tax I.D.: 81-4389131. Contact jzande@marinetech.org for more information.

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