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www.sea-technology.com September 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 ...........................................39 International ..............................................40 Ocean Business .........................................42 Navy Currents ...........................................44 Product Development ...............................46 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering ............45 Environmental Monitoring .........................56 Marine Resources ......................................50 Marine Electronics .....................................48 Ocean Research ........................................54 Soapbox ....................................................65 Marine Renewables ...................................52 Meetings ...................................................59 Contracts ...................................................58 People .......................................................60 ST Looks Back ...........................................61 Professional Services Directory ..................62 Advertiser Index ........................................66 COVER —Overhead view of the staging area at the 2017 International Submarine Races (ISR), held at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, with University of Southampton's entry UoSS KAIJU and Sussex County Technical School's entry UMPTYSQUATCH-8. (Photo Credit: Devin Pisner/U.S. Navy) NEXT MONTH —Measuring nitrate in Puget Sound using optical sensors ... Fluorometers: experiences with autonomous vehi- cles ... A new approach to wide-area survey multiple AUV application ... Manned sub expedition to Exuma Sound, Bahamas ... Analyzing changes in Turkey's coastal areas using satellite data ... Conference previews: International Water Conference, Sustainable Ocean Summit and International WorkBoat Show. ParaSound Parametric Sub-Bottom Profiler www.teledynemarine.com/reson Teledyne RESON ParaSound is: The most Powerful hull-mounted parametric sub-bottom profiler in the market One tool for all your needs - Operable from shallow water to full ocean depth (11,000 m) Versatile - Operable at high sea states and in polar regions (optional ice- protection) Trusted - 30 installed ParaSound systems world- wide Reliable - Used as the essential tool for marine geology in many countries for many years SEPTEMBER 2017, Volume 58, No. 9 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 AN EMERGING TOOL IN THE SITE INVESTIGATION TOOLBOX Dr. Mark E. Vardy (U.K. National Oceanography Centre), Andrew W. Hill (BP) and Kerry J. Campbell (Fugro) discuss how seismic inversion reduces uncertainties in site characterization. 15 SEABED MAPPING WITH HISAS SONAR FOR DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS Dr. Arthur Ayres Neto (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Geraldo Pinto Rodrigues and Igor Drummond Alvarenga (CSSub) describe high- resolution surveying for decom planning. 19 INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE RACES — Event Review 23 CREATING A SEAMLESS HYDROGRAPHIC WORKFLOW Chris Malzone (QPS) explains how to reduce human error by increasing automated data-processing power. 27 OFFSHORE ENERGY 2017 — Conference Preview 29 3D SUBSEA SURVEY ON THE FLY Arnauld Dumont (DimEye Corp.) outlines how VLS uses a laser and camera for point cloud surveying. 33 AGILE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CONTROL SOFTWARE Don Pickering and Luke Wissmann (BluHaptics) describe the DexOS controller for subsea manipulators, ROVs. 36 SEABED SURFACE SAND SAMPLING DEVICE Dr. Xiaowen Luo, Dr. Ziyin Wu (Second Institute of Oceanography of the State Oceanic Administration, China) and Lingkun Deng (Nanchang University) discuss a simple, effective tool for geological research.

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