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Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks
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Brazilian clients say to us is that the Houston. The operational model for 3RUWDEOH6LGHVFDQ6RQDUV 7RZHG2(0+XOODQG3ROH0RXQWHG quality of the OBN data we have ac- both shallow and deep water utilizes quired for them is outstanding. They the same technology and methodology, have been very positive, too, about the so we anticipate being able to conduct a operational performance of the crews deep water test of this technology short- which have been operating through the ly after we have successfully completed most dif? cult weather conditions off- the shallow water test,” said Midenet.
OBN AUTOMATION “Node-On-A-Wire (NOAW) is an
Seabed Geosolutions are continually automated technology for node de- increasing the level of automation in ployment in water depths less than all areas of their operations to reduce 700-1000m. Historically in such water
HSE exposure and improve both op- depths, OBC technology with dense erational performance and geophysi- receiver spacings – 25m/50m – was
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