ATLANTA, Georgia, April 11, 2017 — Ocean Networks, Inc. (Ocean Networks) and Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the further development and implementation of the South America Pacific Link (SAPL) Submarine Cable Network.
This week’s Esri’s Public Sector GIS Conference (formerly the Southeast User Conference) in West Palm Beach, Florida, is an ideal setting for CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) to share their advancements using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools integrated with customized hardware to collect and analyze video imagery, both subsea and aerial. On April 11 and 12, CSA analysts and scientists who specialize in the use of GIS tools in projects serving the public sector will be exhibiting at the conference in Booth 112 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), in cooperation with American Vibracore Services (AVS), has transported their 30-ft survey vessel, the CSA Surveyor, to St. Croix to perform a subbottom and side-scan sonar survey for a local facility. The custom-built aluminum catamaran is capable of a variety of geophysical work, including multibeam, single-beam, magnetometer, and video inspection via remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or towed video systems. What sets the CSA Surveyor apart is its 1,000+ m coaxial cable, allowing it to do deepwater work from a small platform, thus providing significant cost savings. The vessel will remain in St. Croix for a short duration after its current survey is complete and will be available for hire. This is a great opportunity for projects in the surrounding area to conduct any required geophysical or hydrographic services, taking advantage of this cost effective vessel currently mobilized in St. Croix.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has been awarded a contract from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the analysis of all visual and acoustic mitigation survey data collected during seismic operations in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) from 2009 through 2015. These data will be combined with the first 6 years (2002-2008) of data analysis, also completed by CSA staff in 2012, and the resulting dataset will be the largest and most comprehensive analysis of U.S. seismic mitigation data and the largest dataset globally collected under standardized regulations. This study plays an integral part in science-based policy-making and risk assessment for future geophysical mitigation requirements and impact assessment. The availability of such data in a peer-reviewed format is necessary to support these environmental impact documents as they must meet best available science criteria.
Remote island markets in the South and Central Pacific are being connected to the global submarine cable network at an increasing pace. This paper looks at the reasons behind this development and what the future holds.
Submarine Cable World Daily Newsfeed has updated its list of new submarine cables announced in 2016. Tracking new systems provides insight into the level of level of optimism in the industry for the need for new cables and the ability to raise money to build them.