Sea Technology

NOV 2018

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8 ST | November 2018 )) ABB Guide for Transitioning to New Energy Mix. In an evolving energy mix environment, ABB makes recom- mendations for preparing a digital strategy that will help overcome potential hurdles. A robust digital strategy will avoid risks of creating technology silos that lead to fragmented working and poor performance, says ABB in a new guide for oil and gas operators considering the future energy ecosystem. The ABB guide "Innovation to transform the energy future - How digitalization enables oil and gas operators to transition to a new energy ecosystem" suggests that building a digital strategy requires preparing and retraining executives, investing in talent, continually exploring the potential of digital, assessing and benchmarking current data architecture, working the data harder, and greater collaboration throughout the supply chain. )) Grant Funding to Build Real-Time 3D Acoustic Telescope. A first-of-its-kind acoustic telescope is under devel- opment at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), funded by a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will permit researchers to map and study the underwater soundscape. Like an optical telescope, the acoustic telescope will give scientists the ability to focus on individual sounds originating from long distances and direct observation of phenomena including waves, rainfall and earthquakes that produce telltale acoustic signatures. It will be sensitive to a broad range of frequencies to help map the complexity of sounds in the ocean and enable a more nuanced view of both the natural and human-generated underwater soundscape. Once constructed, it will be deployed at the edge of the continental shelf off the northeast coast of the U.S. )) Industry Forecast Emphasizes Decarbonization. DNV GL - Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of Energy Transition Outlook reports. It predicts the maritime energy future and examines how the energy transition will affect the shipping industry. "The energy transition is undeniable," said Remi Eriksen of DNV GL. "Last year, more gigawatts of renewable energy were added than those from fossil fuels, and this is reflected in where lenders are putting their money." The new Maritime Forecast to 2050 focuses on the challenges of decarbonizing the shipping industry. It examines recent changes in shipping activity and fuel consumption, future developments in the types and levels of cargoes transported, and future regulations, fuels and technology drivers. In the darkness...comes clarity - Target sizing capability - Depth range of 1,000' (300m) - High resolution imagery - Sweep 360 degrees - ROV, pole or tripod mountable - User friendly software - Fast imaging - Commercial grade with a JW Fishers SCAN-650 Sector Scan Sonar JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. 1953 County Street East Taunton MA 02718 USA (800)822-4744 or (508)822-7330 Email:

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