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March 2014 Issue

ELECTRONIC CHARTING
VESSEL MANAGEMENT
PORTS & HARBORS
DREDGING
HOMELAND SECURITY


COVER
Captain of the Blue & Gold fleet ferry MV Gemini selects an ARPA target to be tracked in December 2013. (Photo Credit: Bart Disher, Furuno USA)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


OFFSHORE PLATFORM PROVIDES VENUE TO TEST NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Brendan Applegate (Naval Postgraduate School Center for Asymmetric Warfare) and Brian Hill (Naval Surface Warfare Center Hueneme Division) give an overview of the OPSTAR Program.

C-ENDURO USV DEVELOPED FOR OFFSHORE LONG-ENDURANCE APPLICATIONS
Dan Hook, Richard Daltry and Rafael Coelho (ASV) discuss a vehicle designed for the U.K. National Oceanography Centre’s LEMUSV concept.

SEAEXPLORER GLIDER BREAKS TWO WORLD RECORDS
Hervé Claustre (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche), Laurent Beguery (French National Center for Scientific Research) and Patrice PLA (ACSA) explain how a multisensor UUV achieves global milestones for endurance and distance.

CANADIAN HYDROGRAPHIC CONFERENCE
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SMALL SHIPYARD GAINS BIG EFFICIENCY
Jacqueline Richley (Mustang Marine) and Mark Waldie (SSI) demonstrate progressing company growth through software integration.

GLOBAL MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE
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PLOTTING A COURSE TO BETTER PROFITS: HOW E-NAVIGATION CAN REDUCE COSTS
Willy Zeiler (NAVTOR) defines how navigational technology can facilitate more profitable ship management.

OCEANS’14 MTS/IEEE TAIPEI
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US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TAPS STUDENTS TO BUILD UUVS TO DETECT UXO
Michael DeLorme (Stevens Institute of Technology) describes a project to find explosives.

APPLYING MULTIBEAM IMAGING SONAR AS AN AUV’S OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE SENSOR
Hongli Xu and Lei Gao (Shenyang Institute of Automation CAS) outline a technique that enables more accurate information for better navigation.

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NEXT MONTH:
Pilot deployment of a Brazilian deep-ocean buoy … Upgrades to the C-Surveyor line of AUVs … Minesto’s marine power plant produces electricity in Northern Ireland … Development of the hybrid underwater glider Petrel-II … Autonomous inspection of undersea structures … Subsea robot for ocean observation or asset inspection service … Update on the oil and gas sector ... Conference previews: AUVSI, CARIS 2014, Offshore Technology Conference.