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Ocean Observation: Gliders, buoys & sub surface monitoring networks

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People & Company News MacArtney Opens New Of Þ ces As of September 3, 2012, after a long and successful presence in Australia through its former agent, Cunard Tech- nology, MacArtney Australia Pty Ltd is open for business. The new sales ofÞ ce marks MacArtneyÕs Þ rst subsidiary in Oceania.MacArtney Australia provides an in- creased sales base, offering access to larger stock and capacity. MacArtney Australia is a member of the MacArt-ney Group, a global supplier of under- water technology - specializing in de- sign, manufacture, sales and services of a wide range of systems to offshore operators, surveyors, the renewable en- ergy sector, ocean sciences, security forces and navies across the world. The endeavor is headed by Cathie Lynette Barrett who is a former OfÞ ce Manager at Cunard Technology. Barrett has more than Þ ve years of experience with Ma- cArtney products in Australia. MacArtney Australia Pty Ltd 5/177 Bannister Rd 6155 Canning Vale, Perth, Australia PoMC Selects CARIS CARIS completed a project for the provision of a bathymetrical database system for the Port of Melbourne Cor- poration (PoMC). PoMC conducts regular bathymetric surveys as part of its statutory obligation to provide safe and effective transit of vessels through Port Waters. The project involved the integration of CARIS Bathy DataBASE and the Engineering Analysis Module into existing PoMC workß ows. CARIS Bathy DataBASE is a data management system for bathymetry data, with instal-lations in over 20 countries. Bathymetry assets from a multitude of sources can be brought together, regardless of Þ le size or data source and managed using the latest database server technology and sophisticated client applications. In order to provide greater functional- ity for users in the ports and waterways environment, the Engineering Analysis Module was introduced into the Bathy DataBASE product suite. The module assists the management of ports and waterways with tools, such as refer- ence model creation and editing, con-formance analysis, shoal detection and volume calculations. Exocetus Development Appoints Aker Ticaret Agent for Gliders The VP of Sales and Marketing for Exocetus, Mr. Ray Mahr, Jr., announced the appointment of AKER Ticaret , as its exclusive agent in Turkey, effective im- mediately for the sales and marketing of the new Exocetus Coastal Gilder. The Exocetus [x-o-seat-us is the name of a ß ying Þ sh] glider is designed for envi- ronmental monitoring in coastal waters. AKER Ticaret is an Istanbul/Turkey based company engaged with defense projects in general, marine research projects instrumentation in particular. AKER Ticaret main area of expertise is oceanographic, hydrographic, acoustic and navigation systems and instrumen- tation including ENC, MCM, VTS. Mehmet Akif Gungor of AKER, said ÒWe have had the pleasure of repre- senting around 15 worldwide oceano- graphic hydrographic, including GIS manufacturers and developers for sev- eral years. Today we are very pleased to establish joint efforts with EXOCETUS, Saab Seaeye MD Grant Departs Dave Grant left Saab Seaeye after Þ ve years as Managing Director, during which time the companyÕs turnover grew from GBP12M to GBP24M. Agneta Kammeby, chairman of Saab Seaeye Ltd. says, ÒDave Grant has made a valuable contribu- tion in the ROV business for offshore Oil & Gas. During his time with the company it has grown substantially and has been relocated and settled into a major new manufacturing fa- cility. Dave has now decided to leave the company to pursue other interests and we wish him well in his future endeavors.Ó OceanWorks Wins FORCE Deal OceanWorks International won a contract by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) to instru- ment a cable termination for a ground breaking tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy. The project includes the design, manufacture and integration of the subsea instrumentation, shore station, and commission-ing. FORCE is deploying four power cables to connect proto- type instream tidal turbines to a dedicated electrical sub-station. 52 MTROctober 2012MTR #8 (50-64).indd 52MTR #8 (50-64).indd 5210/3/2012 2:43:08 PM10/3/2012 2:43:08 PM

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