Sea Technology

MAR 2018

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Page 10 of 45 March 2018 | ST 9 soundings bodies available for developing these strengths. Xodus will deliver results under focus areas such as project life cycle, key individual technologies, subsea processing and specific non oil and gas industries. Scotland currently accounts for 14 percent of the global subsea market, comprising more than 600 companies, generating an estimated annual turnover of £7.5 billion. )) Underwater Acoustic Comms Market to Reach $2.86 Billion. According to a new report on the underwater acoustic communication market, the market is expected to grow from $1.31 billion in 2017 to $2.86 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.8 percent during the forecast period. The major factor driving the growth of this market is the increase in the adoption of underwater acoustic modems in the oil and gas and naval defense sector. Moreover, there is an increasing demand for reliable, high-capacity underwater acoustic networks. Environmental monitoring currently holds the largest market share, driven by the oil and gas industry seeking solutions to detect leaks and pipe- line breaks. Defense also holds significant market share, particularly in the U.S. and Canada in relation to UUVs. )) Former ST Editor Dick Burns Passes. Richard "Dick" Francis Burns, former associate editor of Sea Technology magazine, died of congestive heart failure in Potomac Falls, Virginia, on January 24, 2018 at the age of 86. Burns was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and studied naval architecture and marine engineering at MIT. He was a commander at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from 1967 to 1969 and, from 1969 to 1972, served on the Joint U.S. Military Mission Aid to Turkey as a senior advisor for the construction of two destroyer escorts. For his work in Turkey, he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Following retirement from the Navy, he was a senior engineer at Vitro Corp. and then an editor at Sea Technology, where he wrote about everything related to the sea, from changes and innovations in the Navy to an interview with "The Shark Lady" Dr. Eugenie Clark in the February 1992 issue. Burns completed more than 17 triathlons and the Marine Corps Marathon and skied the legendary Tuckerman's Ravine at Mt. Washington. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary K. Burns; his sister Katharine Burns; his four children, Richard Burns, Jr., Chris Burns, Moira Burns, MD, and LTC Colleen Kesselring, U.S. Army (retired); and three grandchildren. His body will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. ST Find a marked object anywhere in the ocean - Manual OR water activated - Uses standard batteries - 1,000' (300m) operating depth - Different frequencies available - Housings for exteneded operations - Operator adjustable settings with one of JW Fishers low or mid frequency acoustic pingers JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. / 1953 County Street East Taunton MA 02718 USA (800)822-4744 or (508)822-7330 / Email: / Underwater Search Equipment it PAYS to Own

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