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Triton Imaging, Applied A coustics Ink OEM Agreement Triton Imaging, Inc. and Applied Acoustic Engineer- ing Ltd. announced that they have signed an OEM agreement under which Applied Acoustics will offer Triton ISIS Offshore-SB data acquisition and Per- spective-SB processing and interpretation software bundled with Applied Acoustic sub-bottom proÞ ling hardware. With this arrangement, Applied AcousticsÕ customers will have the advantage of using the prov- en Triton topside software to acquire high-resolution seismic data from the Applied Acoustic sparker/ boomer systems. The Perspective-SB software will give these users the tools they need for the accurate processing, display and interpretation of these data in a broad range of applications where an accurate un-derstanding of sub surface geology is critical. stallation with Ocean Installer. FlexTech will deliver the detailed design of a ß ex- ible pipe installation spread as well as installation analysis and project support to Ocean Installer, a subsea contractor specializing in subsea installation and engineering and construction services. The project will take place offshore Norway during the summer of 2015. FlexTech will also provide engineering support during the fabrication of the equipment, and the subsequent offshore campaign.Seatronics Orders Saturn System Seatronics placed an order with Tele- dyne TSS for 12 of the new Saturn 30 Subsea Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) that were launched at Oceanology International in London. Seatronics has also taken options on another 38-units, which takes the total projected purchase to 50 systems.The new Saturn systems are available in two versions with surface and subsea models for each. The Saturn 10 systems are designed to support the offshore construction, ROV, surface navigation and multibeam survey sectors where reliability, competitive pricing and per- formance are essential. The Saturn 30 is designed as a solid-state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for primary surface and subsea navigation. It is a compact and highly reliable unit which makes it ideal for all sizes of ves- sel and especially for smaller craft such as fast ferries, yachts and small patrol craft where space is at a premium.Access Ocean Observato- ries for Trials and Research An opportunity is coming up for small and medium enterprises and marine research organizations to apply for ac- cess to a network of European ocean observatories to Òroad testÓ equipment and to conduct scientiÞ c research. As part of the Transnational Access (TNA) package, the Fixed-point Open Ocean Observatories Network (FixO3) project is offering organizations access to one shallow water test site and 14 ocean ob- servatories located in the polar regions of the Antarctic and Arctic, the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, to con-duct trials and scientiÞ c research. Successful TNA applicants will be given access to their chosen observatory and receive full scientiÞ c and technological support Ð all free of charge. The Þ rst call for applications for Transnational Ac- cess (TNA) to these observatories will be made in mid-June and will close be-fore the end of July. Potential applicants should check the TNA website ( dures/Þ rst-call) for the announcement, and for further details see the FixO3 website (http://www.Þ US Deploys 3 Offshore Wind Energy ProjectsThe U.S. Energy Department announced the selection of three offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 mil- lion each over the next four years to de- ploy grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These projects Ð located off the coast of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia Ð will help speed the deployment of more efÞ cient off- People & Company News Access Ocean Observatories May 201456 MTRMTR #4 (50-64).indd 56MTR #4 (50-64).indd 565/12/2014 10:24:00 AM5/12/2014 10:24:00 AM

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