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Mariscope Expands Global Reach ECOS Canarias is an environmental consulting company with a growing technological department. Located on the Canary Islands, the company is in the middle of an increasing marine sec-tor, pushed by the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). ECOS is a privately owned company special- ized in Marine Technologies and Opera- tions cooperating with the German ROV manufacturer Mariscope Meerestech- nik. After purchasing its Þ rst ROV (a Mariscope FO II model) and following onsite training, both companies agreed on a stronger cooperation. As result, ECOS Canarias will be representing Mariscope Meerestechnik on the Ca-nary Islands and the Spanish mainland.Mariscope also recently announced:- In the U.S. ACAMAR , directed by Chuck Phillippe, will repre-sent Mariscope Meerestechnik. Email: In China it will be represented by Company Beijing Time Fre- quency. Email: In Finland the company Meri-Norpat Ay will represent Mari-scope. Email: marko.saramo@ Navaltis from Turkey start- ed the representation of Mari-scope in April. Email:okaracaoglan@navaltis. co.ukUTEC Survey Wins $3m in Contracts UTEC Survey announced two contracts which see the utilization of additional ves- sels in West Africa and the Arabian Gulf. The Mari- dive 515 was mo- bilized in the UAE in early April and is conducting a major pipeline survey in the Arabian Gulf. The 55m vessel, built in 2009, is Þ tted with a comprehensive analogue survey spread complete with onboard processing and is currently committed until June 2012. Meanwhile the HD Independence has been utilized in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa in a project expected to be complete this month before the spread moves to other work in the region. This 50m air diving vessel is Þ tted with ana- logue survey and geotechnical spread. Sonardyne, Liquid Ro- botics, Deploy in GOM Launched and ready to gather data from SonardyneÕs Fetch subsea sensor node. The Wave Glider is the worldÕs Þ rst persistent marine robot that can operate for up to a year at sea, enabling a whole new category of ocean data services. In a joint project with NERA-COOS, U.S. IOOS, the University of MaineÕs School of Marine Sciences and Houston-based Sonardyne Inc., a Wave Glider has been launched near Monhe-gan Island in the Gulf of Maine. Over a period of 6 to 8 weeks it will collect information on water conditions in the Gulf of Maine, including temperature, salinity, and wave height. People & Company News Retiring US Navy EOD Expert Joins VideoRay Mark W. Fleming has been appointed to the newly cre- ated position as VideoRay LLCÕs Business Development Manager for Military and Government sales. He will be responsible for building on VideoRayÕs extensive network of underwater solutions for Ship Hull Pier / Dock Inspec-tion and Response. During his 30 years in the U.S. Navy, His most recent position was the Requirements and Asym- metrical Warfare OfÞ cer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE, at the rank of Chief Warrant OfÞ cer 5. He will work from a new ofÞ ce that VideoRay is opening in San Diego. EIVA: Pedersen on Board The shareholders of EIVA have appointed Flemming Bligaard Pedersen to the Board of Directors. Pedersen holds a degree in civil engineering with a PhD in load bearing struc-tures. He recently retired as Managing Director and Group CEO of Ramb¿ll, where he worked for almost 40 years, whereof the last 20 years as Group CEO. June 201256 MTRMTR #5 (50-64).indd 56MTR #5 (50-64).indd 565/31/2012 1:21:42 PM5/31/2012 1:21:42 PM

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