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MAR 2018

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36 ST | March 2018 The platform is designed to support transactions across the maritime industry life cycle, from transactions involv- ing fish produce or fisheries services to maritime satellite communications, maritime insurance and supply chain financing, for example. The new platform is underpinned by a cryptocurrency that can be used to trade services across the OceanChain platform. Ocash will have a total upper limit of 10 billion units in circulation. Expedition to Laser Scan Titanic Wreck OceanGate Inc. and 2G Robotics have formed a stra- tegic alliance to capture laser data of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. 2G Robotics dynamic under- water laser scanner, the ULS-500 PRO, will be installed on OceanGate's Cyclops 2 manned submersible. The six-week Titanic Survey Expedition will depart from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in June with scientists, content experts and mission specialists joining the crew in a series of week-long missions. The 2G Ro- botics equipment will generate real-time 3D models with millimetric resolution. Using the laser data, the team will overlay 4K images captured throughout the expedition to create a detailed 3D virtual model of the wreck. This model will serve as an objective baseline to assess the decay of the wreck over time and help to document and preserve its sub- merged history. Data Comms Tool for Underwater Observatories COSTOF2 (Communication and Storage Front-end - second generation), a data communication and backup tool, can power and control submarine observation sta- tion sensors and retrieve their data in real time. COSTOF2 allows the reliable and synchronized connection of up to 12 sensors, including hydrophones, sonars and HD (4K) video cameras. The latest version of the tool consumes only 1.5 milliwatts on standby mode. COSTOF2 is now in use at EMSO-Açores observa- tory at 1,700-m depth. In the future, COSTOF2 will be deployed in other EMSO-DEV observatories. Two units have been produced by RTsys for this purpose at the end of 2017, and three coastal units are under production. Cryptocurrency Enters Maritime World OceanChain Foundation launched a platform us- ing blockchain technology to offer a "one-stop-shop" for maritime trade. The OceanChain platform includes: blockchain-powered currency, Ocash, to simplify settle- ment of cross-border transactions or transactions in in- ternational waters; e-commerce trading to access goods and services, such as fuel; and financial services. marine electronics X MARKS THE SPOT FOR ALL THINGS UNMANNED What's New in Unmanned Systems for Maritime Join us at the spot where new ideas are imagined. Register now at Colorado Convention Center | Denver | Educational Program: April 30 – May 3 Exhibits: May 1 – 3 > 200+ educational sessions across four tracks: Policy | Technology | Business Solutions | Trending Topics > Covering the most timely topics: Subsea Operations | Autonomy | Data | Cybersecurity > New products for maritime 725+ exhibitors showcase the full spectrum of technologies, products and solutions

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