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New project looks at renewables for subsea power

Mocean Energy collaborates with Chrysaor, subsea energy storage company EC-OG and AUV firm Modus in a project to look at using renewables for subsea power. The project, funded by the partners together with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), will look to use Mocean Energy’s Blue Star wave energy converter and EC-OG’s HALO subsea energy storage system to power subsea tiebacks or residential AUVs.

Global port restrictions due to coronavirus

Following the coronavirus outbreak, two online maps have been already launched, presenting the development of the virus, while Wilhelmsen launched its own online tool providing the global port restrictions, easing the shipping industry.

Watch: Underwater robot provides first look under Thwaites Glacier

An international team including scientists from Georgia Tech captured new images and first-of-its-kind data from deep beneath an Antarctic glacier. This aims to help scientists better understand the impact of one of Antarctica’s fastest changing regions and its impact on future sea level rise.

Live map shows global port restrictions for coronavirus

Following the coronavirus outbreak, two online maps have been already launched, presenting the development of the virus, while Wilhelmsen launched its own online tool providing the global port restrictions, easing the shipping industry.

UK MCA: Drones can play major role in next-gen SAR operations

Drones play a major role today in shipping operations, with UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) commenting that ‘drones could be used in the future to help save life across the UK.’ To implement the project, UK MCA will collaborate with Elbit Systems UK and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to carry out the demonstrations in the coming months.

UNCTAD informs about digitalizing the port call process

A recent UNCTAD study has been released examining the digitalization of ports and the risks they face by not adopting smart technologies. The study identifies the principal tensions and opportunities arising that are impacting the inevitable and ongoing digitalization process, particularly through the authors’ experience in the development and subsequent validation of the Port Collaborative Decision Making (PortCDM) concept.

New collaboration on condition-based class pilot project

According to a recent statement, ABS and P&O Maritime Logistics (POML) have agreed to a pioneering condition-based class (CBC) pilot project for the platform supply vessel (PSV), DMS Courageous. It is said that this three-phase agreement paves the way for a transformation from calendar-based to condition-based classification.

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