people & companies Curtin New Chief AUVSI Knowledge Officer The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) hired Thomas B. Curtin, Ph.D. as its Chief Knowledge Officer. In his new role, created to meet the increasing demand for information and understanding of the unmanned systems industry, Curtin will be responsible for developing the knowledge infrastructure for AUVSI and will guide the association's knowledge management initiatives. Curtin will significantly expand AUVSI's capabilities to create a clearinghouse for industry-wide information, data and metrics by leveraging the association's global membership. Curtin brings more than 37 years of experience in science and technology management and physical oceanographic research, most recently with the U.S. Office of Naval Research. 1,000m. Each Scout Pro system will be supplied with a Navigation Controller Unit (NCU) and Wideband Sub-Mini transponders (WSMs) which will enable Fugro to benefit from Sonardyne's latest generation Wideband signalling technology. Hydroid Receives Contracts Remus600 Sonardyne Wins Fugro Orders Fugro Survey of Singapore placed an order with Sonardyne International for 10 Scout Pro USBL (Ultra-Short BaseLine) acoustic positioning systems. The systems will be used to provide ROV tracking in support of pipe-lay and touch down monitoring operations and will provide Fugro with the capability of working at ranges in excess of www.seadiscovery.com Hydroid won two contracts from the Australian Department of Defense. The first contract was awarded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), for Hydroid's REMUS 600 AUV, marking the first sale of a REMUS 600 outside of the U.S. The second was granted by the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) for a REMUS 100. Hydroid's REMUS AUVs can be fitted with a number of different types of sensors and cameras and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping and scientific sampling and mapping. National Hydrographic Office has ordered from the shipyard. "The core of our delivery to India will consist of HUGIN 1000 autonomous underwater vehicles, which will be used for seabed surveying. HUGIN AUVs are a world leader when it comes to detailed surveying of the seabed, and Kongsberg Maritime has been delivering HUGIN AUVs for more than 10 years," comments Sales & Marketing Manager Roar Marthiniussen of Kongsberg Maritime. Deep Ocean Engineering Expands Coverage Deep Ocean Engineering, celebrating its 25th year in business, announced the expansion of its sales and support coverage with the signing of several new representatives to respond to increased sales demand and after-market support of its ROV Systems. The new representatives include: Ocean Innovations (Brock Rosenthal and Ray Mahr Jr.) for coverage of California; Todo Subacuatico (Gerardo Martinez and Javier Vargas) for coverage of Latin America and South Florida; Seabed, NV (Vincent van Santen) for coverage of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany; Marine Technology Reporter 49 Kongsberg to Provide Six AUVs to India Kongsberg Maritime signed a contract with the shipyard Alcock Ashdown Ltd. of Gujarat, India, for advanced Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and subsea systems valued at approximately $58.5m. The equipment will be installed on six new surveying vessels that India's
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