people & companies layed onto a C-Map MAX chart, allowing one to see the weather cells in relation to the geographic location. A monthly SIRIUS Marine Weather subscription is required. For more information, visit www.Furuno.com Nautronix Breaks into Indian Market Nautronix has entered the Indian market with an order from Essar Oilfields Services Ltd for a NASDrill system. Essar Oilfields Services Ltd is a division of the Essar group; of one of India's largest corporate houses. The order worth over $200,000 is the first Nautronix has received from an Indian company, a sign of more to come from that region. The order consists of a full NASDrill USBL (ultra short baseline) system to replace the existing positioning system onboard Essar's 'Wildcat' vessel. Nautronix Managing Director, Mark Patterson said, "We are delighted Essar decided to replace their current positioning system with NASDrill rather than purchase an upgrade from their existing supplier. This truly demonstrates our customers are recognizing the advantages of our technology over other systems in the marketplace. The sale is further illustration to the huge success we are experiencing with our commercial acoustic products this year". NASDrill USBL provides a deep- water acoustic positioning system with dependable acoustic DP sensor for ultra deep water positioning. The system utilizes Nautronix Acoustic Digital Spread Spectrum (ADS2) signaling technology, which is the key to the impressive range, accuracy and update rate performance provided by the NASDrill USBL System. Seaeye Marine Wins Free Booth at OTE Marine Technology Reporter is happy to extend our congratulations to Seaeye Marine Ltd for winning the free booth from MTR at OceanTech Expo! Read more at www.oceantechexpo.com. Phoenix Locates Adam Air Flight 574 Phoenix International, Inc., (Phoenix) announced its role in the successful discovery of Indonesian Adam Air Flight 574 lost west of Pare Pare, South Sulawesi in 5,500 feet of water. The Boeing 737-400 aircraft and its 102 passengers and crew were lost on a flight between Surabaya, Java and Manado. Indonesian authorities were uncertain of the cause of the crash, and whether or not the airplane crashed on land or at sea. After 11 days, parts of the aircraft washed ashore at Pare Pare confirming Flight 574 crashed in the ocean. Phoenix, under contract to the U.S. Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, NAVSEA 00C (SUPSALV), mobilized a Towed Pinger Locator (TPL-40), L-3 Klein System 2000 side scan sonar, and operations crew to conduct the search and mapping effort. The TPL-40 is a passive listening device capable of receiving the acoustic emissions of the salt-water activated beacons that are common emergency equipment on board all commercial aircraft. Upon deploying the TPL and acquiring signals from the beacons, the Phoenix operations crew methodically worked to home on the beacons to refine their locations. Once done, the crew conducted a detailed side scan sonar survey of the entire debris field. All information and survey data were then passed to Indonesian representatives for their consideration in a recovery decision. The successful search and mapping effort was conducted aboard the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office survey ship, USNS MARY SEARS (T-AGS 65). For more information, visits www.phnx-international.com 50 MTR New JOI Program Leader The Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI) named Dr. Kendra Daly as the director of the Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks (ORION) Program and Stuart Williams is JOI's new director of Ocean Observing. Bill Ball also joins JOI as the new director of the Scientific Ocean Drilling Vessel (SODV) Conversion program, taking over for Williams who has held the post since September 2004. Williams is now the project manager responsible for the development work in preparation for designing and building the hardware for the ORION Program. Dr. Steven R. Bohlen, president of Joint Oceanographic Institutions, will oversee the ORION Project Office as he works closely with both Dr. Daly and Mr. Williams. NSF April 2007
You don't have Macromedia Flash Player installed.
This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player.