Sea Technology

NOV 2017

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Page 34 of 53 November 2017 / st 33 tends to replace steel-wire hoist ropes with a blend of high- modulus fibers with equivalent strength at similar diameters, allowing a crane's load chart and load pull to remain un- changed while saving 80 percent of the weight of wire rope. Weather Forecast Company Acquired by DTN DTN acquired Wilkens Weather Technologies, a Hous- ton-based weather company, from Rockwell Collins Inc. Terms of the transaction were not released. Wilkens Weather has 40 years of global forecasting expe- rience and specializes in daily offshore and marine forecast- ing for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries with an emphasis on marine synoptic and tropical meteorology. It offers daily site-specific forecasts, tropical advisories, severe weather alerts, Web and mobile tools and 24-hour customer support. Satellite Antenna Systems Receive Honors KVH's marine satellite antenna systems were recognized for their outstanding performance and reliability: the Trac- Phone V3-IP, which received the National Marine Electron- ics Association's (NMEA) 2017 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna category; and the TracVision TV3, which received the 2017 Product of Excel- lence Award in the satellite TV antenna category. International Collaboration For Maritime Research Québec and Argentina are working to establish long- term collaboration in order to engage their shared sustain- able maritime development challenges. Following the example of Québec's Maritime Strategy, Argentina has adopted a strategic scientific research initia- tive, the Pampa Azul, which includes exploration, conserva- tion, technological innovation and knowledge transfer. The cooperation also includes publication of a special joint journal issue to unveil the findings of RV Coriolis II in the San Jorge Gulf, Argentina. South African Distribution of Transponders RJE International formed a new partnership with a South African distributor, Fisheries Resource Surveys. The agree- ment involves the distribution of acoustic pingers and tran- sponders with the acoustic receivers to detect and locate equipment. RJE is a provider of mission-critical products for under- water applications in military, commercial and scientific markets, particularly special operations. The company is fo- cused on underwater relocation, tracking, diver navigation and sonar systems. Horizon Marine Turns 35 Horizon Marine's analysis and interpretation of oceano- graphic data and forecasts have become a staple of the off- shore oil and gas industry since its humble beginnings with hand-plotted EddyWatch charts. What began as a small business with a few employees was the seed for a multinational corporation, CLS (France), and evolved into a full-service oceanographic science com- pany with sister companies Woods Hole Group (U.S.) and ProOceano (Brazil). ST N EW Mini Rosette ® /CTD Water Sampler 1018 M with Model 316 or 320 Idronaut CTD Improved Electronics Low Power Consumption • Light-weight, small, compact • Allows operation from a small boat • Conducting cable or battery-powered • Programmable timed operations • Pressure activated bottle closing (optional) • Deep & shallow water models available • Optional Teflon ® coated Water Sampler • CTD compatible • Flag Pulse to CTD A/D input General Oceanics Inc. 1295 N.W. 163 St., Miami, FL 33169 Tel: (305) 621-2882, Fax: (305) 621-1710 E-mail: Li - Ion Batteries • Highest capacity, reliability, safety • Your power source for subsea, AUV, ROV A d d e d Va l u e • MIL-STD, API17, ISO 13628 approved • IPC class 3 production • Customizing and personal support p CO 2 Analyzer • Auto-calibration & cleaning SubCtech GmbH p CO 2 Analyzer OceanPack™ FerryBox Subsea Sensors AUV Batteries Battery Systems Ocean Engineering

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