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42 st / September 2017 www.sea-technology.com Pelican BioThermal Receives Queen's Award for Innovation The Queen's Award for Innovation was presented to Pelican BioThermal Inc. for its Chronos Advance line of temperature-controlled packaging products designed to mitigate supply chain risks during the global transportation of pharmaceutical payloads. The single-use shippers utilize advanced insulation and phase-change material to provide temperature stability for Pelican clients in the life sciences. ION Releases New 3D Multiclient Reimaging Program Offshore Brazil ION Geophysical Corp.'s Picanha program provides a regional 3D framework that can reprocess and reimage 100,000 sq. km of data from more than 50 interconnecting public-domain 3D surveys to create a regionally calibrated 3D data set. The program uses accelerated imaging to pro- duce 40-Hz TTI RTM and Kirchhoff products from raw gath- ers through PSDM, pre-salt imaging, RTM depth imaging and an anisotropic velocity model. Intertrust Acquires Planet OS To Integrate Big Data Analytics The geospatial big data platform Planet OS is integrating with the security and analytics solutions offered by Intertrust to create a combined platform to help users in energy, trans- portation and healthcare fields manage big data and pursue a broad range of applications for the Internet of Things (IOT). Planet OS users can manage and visualize multiformat, large-scale data from numerous sources and apply geospa- tial data solutions to prepare for future artificial intelligence- enabled applications such as predictive maintenance. Canadian Funding Allocated for Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency allo- cated $109,917.35 in federal funds to six recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, lo- cated in Contrecoeur, Quebec. It will assist public and indigenous participation in up- coming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the envi- ronmental impact statement, the draft environmental as- sessment report and the potential environmental assessment conditions. USCG Type-Approval Tests Completed For Evoqua SeaCURE System SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all biological efficacy U.S. Coast Guard Type-Approval tests. It is one of the smallest electrochlorination-based ballast water treatment systems to complete USCG testing, with one unit capable of treating up to 6,000 m 3 /h from a skid of 2 by 1.5 m. NSF International, the first independent laboratory to be certified by the USCG for BWMS testing, will now compile test data for submission to the USCG for approval. RJE Partners with China's National Deep Sea Center To Explore Deep Waters and Gather Data RJE International is partnering with China's major ocean- ographic institute to take a closer look at the ocean floor. US Coast Guard Updates Electronic Chart Policy To Include ENCs The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued an update to its Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16, which identifies acceptable electronic equivalencies to paper charts and publications. It also addresses the use of electronic records as opposed to paper records for real-time recording of position fixing and plotting, noting that elec- tronic records such as electronic navigation charts (ENCs) meet USCG requirements. exactEarth and FleetMon Enter Data-Sharing Agreement exactEarth Ltd., a provider of real-time satellite AIS (S- AIS) data, has entered into an agreement with FleetMon, a global network provider of real-time terrestrial AIS (T-AIS) data. The companies combined their data services to pro- vide the maritime market with an integrated real-time AIS solution. exactEarth has 19 assets in orbit, with more than 70 additional launches expected by the end of 2018. Fleet- Mon currently has 350,000 users in the global maritime community. Deep Ocean ROV Inspects California Dam Infrastructure Deep Ocean Engineering Inc.'s Phantom T4H ROV doc- umented the intake riser at Cherry Lake Dam near Yosem- ite in California and recorded the position of the gates at a depth of 258 ft. (78.6 m). The inspection used a dynamic po- sitioning (DP) capable triple pontoon boat with a forward- mounted ROV launch and recovery system (LARS), which deployed the underwater drone to the coordinates of the intake riser. The ROV scanned the area with Imagenex 881 sonar as it descended. National Research Council of Canada Works with US to Develop Icebreaker Technology The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) shared progress on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program. Current testing assesses the model's maneuverability and icebreaking resistance in order to build baseline require- ments for new U.S. heavy polar icebreakers and expand current design and operational knowledge. The Canadian and U.S. governments are also working on long-term management of the polar icebreaker's hull in- tegrity. Simrad and Patti Marine Partner On New Clamming Vessel Bridge Simrad Commercial in partnership with Patti Marine En- terprises is outfitting a vessel for the Truex clamming fleet with a suite of Simrad Commercial marine electronics. Sea- watcher II, a 152-ft. clamming vessel, features two Simrad NSO evo2 processors driving five 18.5-in. monitors, an AP70 Autopilot, Halo-4 and Halo-6 Pulse Compression Ra- dar systems and two SonarHub sonar processing systems. The vessel can carry nearly 200 cages of clams and is the first ABS-class clamming vessel ever constructed. ocean business

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