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Lankhorst Ropes Sea-Bird Scienti? c

Lankhorst Ropes is a leading supplier For over 40 years, Sea-Bird Scienti? c of synthetic ? ber and steel wire mooring has developed award-winning technolo- and towing ropes, and specialist ropes gies and CTDs that are the centerpiece for the maritime and offshore industries, of most oceanographic moorings, AUVs particularly deepwater moorings and and pro? ling systems. The global Argo handling systems. As a Royal Lankhorst Array, with unprecedented accuracy

Euronete Group company, Lankhorst and stability in temperature and sa-

Ropes, Founded in 1803, is also part of linity, has enabled scientists to detect the world’s largest steel wire manufac- ocean climate trends not previously pos- turer, WireCo WorldGroup, leveraging sible. Sea-Bird also provides sensors over 200 years’ experience in the manu- to the NSF funded SOCCOM program facture and supply of high performance to produce climate-quality data record ropes for mooring and towing applica- for carbon cycling. Sea-Bird Scienti? c tions. It has won awards for maritime combines the capabilities of Sea-Bird rope safety and handling, and recently Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic to an OTC Spotlight on New Technology provide sensors and systems for oceano-

Award for a new rope extending the clude TIPTO ‘Strong & Durable’ fam- graphic research and environmental wa- reach of subsea lowering systems. The company’s core business is the ily, EURO ‘Strong & Stretch’ family ter quality monitoring of physical and biogeochemical properties. development and production of high and LANKO ‘Strong & Light’ family,

Sea-Bird products are used across performance, synthetic and steel wire which provide an optimal combination of breaking strength, life-time safety industries, all over the world in numer- ropes for mooring and anchor systems, ous critical environmental research and and ease of handling .

as well as towing and crane hoisting and monitoring efforts, ranging from deter-

Email: luf? ng applications. Its rope brands in- mining the ocean’s role in, and the as- 6749 Top Gun Street, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 858.623.9900


CEO/President: Ning Xiao, Ph.D.

Testing Capabilities: 12000 psi pressure testing facility.

San Diego based LinkQuest Inc. manufactures preci- sion acoustic instruments for offshore oil exploration, construction, drilling, survey, environmental study and other oceanographic applications. The company’s acous- tic communication and positioning products are based on the innovative Broadband Acoustic Spread Spectrum (BASS) Technology and are widely used worldwide.

LinkQuest’s high speed underwater acoustic modems transport more than 95 percent of the world’s acoustic communication data, having set a series of technical performance records in ? eld deployments all over the world. LinkQuest’s line of TrackLink Acoustic Track-

LinkQuest Inc.

ing Systems provide robust, accurate and cost-effective range with high accuracy. LinkQuest’s EchoSweep 300

Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) solutions. The FlowQuest Multibeam Echosounder is a high-resolution, robust and

Acoustic Current Pro? lers, FlowScout Acoustic Flow cost-effective swath bathymetric system for mapping of

Meters and NavQuest Doppler Velocity Logs (DVL) sea ? oor, inland waterways and reservoirs. LinkQuest were designed to provide solutions for current pro? ling, also manufactures PinPoint LBL acoustic positioning wave measurement, ? ow measurement or precision un- systems and Precision Marine Geodetic Systems used derwater navigation applications, and aim to offer longer for tsunami and earthquake monitoring and prediction.

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