Corporate Blog

Stay Up To Date With The Latest Industry News From OSI

Fiber Optic Communications for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities

Fiber Optic Communications for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities

Steve Lentz, Director of Network System Science and Engineering at Ocean Specialists Inc (OSI), recently contributed to the SubTelForum Industry Report with this Insider Perspective introduction to the Special Markets segment.

Ocean Specialists at OilComm 2019

Perry Wright, Director of Integrated Subsea Systems for Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), and Kevin Comer, President of Marine Ventures Int’l, (MVI) attended the OilComm 2019 Conference and Exhibition in Houston the 2nd and 3rd of October. Although the conference was limited to a single track this year, the event was reasonably well attended, and as always, provided an ideal location to catch up with Oil Industry customers, contacts and friends, often all the same person.

OSI Center Stage at Submarine Networks World 2019

Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) attended and moderated another fascinating Submarine Networks World (SNW) in Singapore, held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition center the 16th through the 19th of September. Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development at OSI, moderated a panel on Innovative technologies deployed in Disaster Prevention and Management, with the CEO of Avaroa Cables Dr. Ranulf Scarborough, CEO of PC1 Takahiro Sumimoto, and Terrance Fong, Partner at ERM.

The Future of Tsunami Monitoring

The Future of Tsunami Monitoring

Late last month, Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) was in attendance at the United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) roundtable titled: Maritime Sector Strategies to Augment Tsunami Monitoring with Economic Safety and Environmental Co-Benefits.

SMART Cables

SMART Cables for Observing the Global Ocean

Many of you will be aware of the concept of so-called “SMART” – Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications cables.  The idea is simple – to incorporate temperature, pressure and acceleration sensors into repeaters for the purposes of detecting earthquakes and tsunamis, studying climate and improving our knowledge of the Earth’s interior.  However, the implementation has not been simple; despite a decade of study, no SMART cables have yet been developed or deployed.  Naturally, the endeavor has chicken and egg syndrome: without a proven, working example, no one will undertake the effort to develop one.  Anything that will slow the installation, increase the cost, or (possibly) reduce the reliability of a submarine cable system is anathema to developers and owners.

International Telecoms Week 2019 in Review

International Telecoms Week 2019 in Review

Last week, Ocean Specialists (OSI), was well represented at ITW2019 with the attendance of Tom Soja (VP) and Tony Mosley (Director of Business Development), who formed part of the more than 7000 attendees of this key annual telecom conference. Running from the 22nd to the 25th of June, this was the first year that the conference was held in Atlanta, GA.

Cable Loading:  Monotonous but Critical

Cable Loading:  Monotonous but Critical

As articles of subsea cable system installations become more prominent in news feeds, the focus tends to be on the route and installation. Knowing that there is a myriad of critical steps during the development, fabrication, and installation of a subsea cable, one that is not talked about often is that of the cable load, the reason probably due to the monotony of the process.

Corporate Office

Ocean Specialists, Inc.
8502 SW Kansas Ave
Stuart, Florida 34997

+1 (772) 219-3000