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DEC 2018

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www.sea-technology.com December 2018 | ST 37 Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle. This follows Falcon training for CSIRO staff at the organization's facility in Hobart, Tasmania, by BlueZone, Saab Seaeye's distributor in the region. The course was adapted to give hands-on practical training for CSIRO staff in a week-long training program that includes theory and practical sessions. The CSIRO Falcon includes high-intensity dimmable LED light- ing, Tritech Super SeaPrince sonar and a Kongsberg OE14-502 HD zoom camera. Satcom Chosen for Ocean Cleanup Iridium Communications Inc. has been selected as the preferred provider of satellite communica- tions services for The Ocean Clean- up, the nonprofit organization de- ploying advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup's work will start with the Great Pacific Gar- bage Patch. Iridium L-band satellite broadband services will be deliv- ered in partnership with Iridium ser- vice provider The AST Group. By creating a system of 600-m-long floating plastic col- lectors with a 3-m-deep skirt, The Ocean Cleanup collects plastic pollution through a combination of wind, waves, currents and float- ing screens that capture trash. Each system is equipped with two Iridi- um broadband terminals. Upon full deployment of a fleet of 60 floating screens, there will be 120 Iridium broadband terminals relaying crit- ical systems data, including com- partment flood detection, position and location information, pictures, video and system performance data. Kongsberg Upgrades Stena Drillship Systems Stena Drilling contracted Kongs- berg Maritime to deliver a complete upgrade of its systems aboard the Stena Carron DP Class 3 drillship. The vessel was due to dock in No- vember for scheduled 10-year main- tenance, during which new K-Pos Dynamic Positioning, K-Chief Au- tomation, K-Thrust Thruster Control and a Kongsberg riser management system were to be installed. Kongs- berg's Kognifai digital platform will securely host the Kongsberg information management system (K-IMS), a decision support tool. The Future of Seafarers The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a study on the potential effects of autono- mous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry. With more than 1.6 million seafar- ers estimated to serve on merchant ships, the impact of autonomous ships requires thorough consider- ation. The study indicates there will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, especially officers, in the next two decades. The role of personnel on board and ashore will need redef- inition. ST & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 info@instrumentsinc.com Copyright 2018 isit our .instrumentsinc.com Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs.

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