Innovators: Marine Transportation

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VIRTUAL MARINE TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES INSTALLATION OF ITS FIRST LIFEBOAT SIMULATOR SYSTEM IN NORWAY

by Barry Snow on May 10, 2015

Virtual Marine Technology is pleased to announce it has installed its first lifeboat simulator system in Norway.   Read more.

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TRANSPAR CRAFT FAST TRACKED BY DEMAND

by wade on February 13, 2013

Market pull is fast-tracking the development of the TranSPAR craft a year ahead of schedule, reports Peter Gifford, President and CEO, ExtremeOcean Innovation, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The TranSPAR is a self-propelled spar vessel for safely transferring maintenance personnel and equipment to wind turbines on Round 3 offshore wind farms, in wave heights up to three meters at locations up to 300 km offshore.

ExtremeOcean Innovation is one of seven companies developing new offshore wind access systems for the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) collaborative R&D program, focused on creating solutions to significantly improve uptime at these wind farms by providing turbine access in high sea states.
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MARINE RESEARCH FOR EXTREME CLIMATES

by wade on February 11, 2013

During his career as a leading researcher Antonio Simões Ré has gotten used to being presented, incorrectly, as Dr. Simões Ré. SInce he is one of the leading experts in marine safety technology in extreme environments, people naturally assume that this quietly outgoing researcher and scientist is a PhD. It’s a title he brushes off easily and politely as in his introduction at the most recent Ocean Technology Speakers Series presentation.
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Situational Awareness Software Ready for the Offshore

by wade on November 24, 2011

 by Andrew Safer:When Hurricane Igor struck Newfoundland in November 2010, emergency response crews sprang into action to mobilize assistance, assess the damage, and forecast Igor’s path. Paul Mitten, Vice President of Compusult, says GO Mobile, the software product the company launched in mid-October, can give emergency response personnel the tools they need to decide on the best course of action in a disaster of that magnitude. Read more.

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Student-Built “Sailbot” Competes in Maryland

by wade on August 10, 2011

By Andrew Safer: A team of seven Memorial University engineering students entered The Missus, a 2-meter autonomous sailboat, in a robotic sailing competition that was held in Annapolis Maryland in mid-June. It was a first for Memorial. Project manager Nathan Smith, 26, and his colleagues had the time of their lives showcasing the “sailbot.” It was designed and built over two years by 25 students of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Memorial and of Naval Architecture from the Marine Institute. Ages in the all-male team ranged from 18 to 28. Read more.