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MTR 100: The 11th Annual Listing of 100 Leading Subsea Companies

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Woods Hole Group

Woods Hole Group addresses envi- ronmental problems worldwide focused on engineering and environmental chal- lenges from the deep ocean, the coastal zone, and into wetland and terrestrial environments. The company has proven the ability to evolve and sustain a busi- ness incorporating marine technologies for more than 30 years.

Headquartered in Falmouth, Mass., costs. Woods Hole Group contracts with circulation and water quality, wave gen- individual port operators and NOAA to eration and transformation, sediment/

Woods Hole Group has satellite of? ces in Dover, Del.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and measure water level, current speed, wa- contaminant transport and fate, and ter quality and bridge air gap to ensure storm surge/sea level rise simulations.

Houston, along with partners in 20 na- tions. Woods Hole Group focuses on safe navigation and improve maritime Water/sediment sampling and testing commerce. Archived data provide the technologies also are applied to charac- water and sediments, and works in di- basis for engineering design criteria and terize ecological impacts and risks.

verse environments from the deep ocean, scienti? c data analysis. Woods Hole The group maintains metocean in- through beaches and estuaries, and into

Group has proprietary software to turn strument and hardware equipment for wetlands, rivers and the terrestrial set- raw data into the information required lease; measurement systems testing and ting. Specialties include: coastal engi- by maritime decision-makers. As a turn- integration laboratory and facility; ? eld neering and geology; numerical model- ing; physical oceanography; real-time key engineering company for coastal in- sampling and testing equipment; ma- frastructure (beach nourishment, coastal chine shop and mooring/buoy assembly metocean rig, buoy and moored systems; structures, wetlands restoration and shop; and Beowulf networked comput- ? eld installation, operation and mainte- dredging), numerical models are applied ing cluster for high-performance paral- nance services; climate change vulner- ability assessments and sustainability; to understand existing conditions and lel numerical simulations.

Email: and ecological risk/impact assessment optimize engineering designs. Modeling

CEO/President: Robert P. Hamilton, Jr.

and remediation planning. Expertise is technologies are offered for tidal current applied to perform measurement pro- grams for offshore energy, and operate port and harbor monitoring systems.

Yunzhou Tech

The company also supports coastal in-

With a focus on USV development, China’s Yunzhou-Tech offers solutions for frastructure, including shore protection applications such as water environment sampling and monitoring, hydrographic projects, dredging and dredged material survey, oceanographic survey, nuclear radiation monitoring and water surface management/disposal, site assessments, cleaning. Yunzhou-Tech autonomous boats already serve clients from industry, as well as remediation and habitat res- toration including sustainable living government, research institutes and universities worldwide. The latest Ocean USV

Platform can be used for hydrology research, scienti? c exploration, hydrographic shorelines.

survey, emergency search and rescue, security patrol and other work on the sea.

Woods Hole Group focuses on applied

Yunzhou Tech’s Autonomous Sampling and Monitoring USV integrates with ecology and sustainability; coastal sci- multi parameters sondes to perform online water quality monitoring and it is also ences, engineering and planning; and equipped with obstacle avoidance sensors and real-time video transmission. The oceanography and measurement sys- boat is 1.15 x 0.75 x 0.43m and weighs 57 lbs. The body is made of high-strength tems. Ocean observations are at the heart glass fabric composite material. The smallest model is 128 cm long weighs 21.5 of Woods Hole Group’s technology pro- lbs., making it “man-portable.” The whole survey system includes the simple ? le, including real-time data for safe beam depth ? nder, side-scan sonar system, double-frequency GPS attitude instru- and ef? cient marine operations. Teams ment system and a data radio station used for data real-time transmission mea- design, build, deploy and operate mete- surement. Since the draft of our survey boat is only 20cm, it gives good for survey orological/oceanographic buoys, moor- performance in offshore and shallow water area.

ings and platform-based systems. The


WatchDog metocean system improves data quality and reduces maintenance

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