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.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) was represented by Perry Wright, Director of Integrated Subsea Systems at the International Cable Protection Committee’s 2019 Plenary Meeting in San Diego in May. The Plenary was a well-attended 3-day event with wide-ranging presentations, discussions, and meetings on just about every topic that is current and relevant to the protection of existing and planned submarine cables across the world.
Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI), is pleased to announce the completion of a series of seabed characterization projects that involved geophysical and geotechnical surveys at selected locations in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic. OSI incorporated the survey resources of its sister company, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc. (CSAOS), mobilizing a total of three separate missions under rapid planning and mobilization conditions.