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Ocean Specialists Inc. Launches “USVs as a Service” Business Line

Ocean Specialists Inc. Launches “USVs as a Service” Business Line

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), today announced the launch of a new service line, USVs (Uncrewed Surface Vehicles) as a Service, to further bolster the company’s system integration and marine project management services for complex offshore activities.

OSI Awarded EPIC Contract for Prototype Subsea Cables

OSI Awarded EPIC Contract for Prototype Subsea Cables

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), a global provider of specialized subsea technical services and marine operations, today announced the award of an Engineering, Procurement, Installation, and Commissioning (EPIC) contract for the testing and evaluation of prototype fiber-optic cables designed for deployment in saltwater. The objective of the project seeks to measure the short- and long-term impacts of saltwater immersion on the cables’ performance, the results of which will inform plans for future testing further offshore, at deeper test sites.

OSI Completes Feasibility Study for a New Cable System in the Arabian Gulf

OSI Completes Feasibility Study for a New Cable System in the Arabian Gulf

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), has successfully completed a feasibility study for a new submarine cable system in the Arabian Gulf for a prominent oil and gas operator. The planned cable route system is designed to significantly enhance the remote control and communications capabilities of offshore oil and gas platforms in the region, in waters located between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.

Subsea Data Systems Teams with University of Hawai`i to Support New SMART Cable Project

Subsea Data Systems Teams with University of Hawai`i to Support New SMART Cable Project

Subsea Data Systems, Inc., a new partnership between Samara/Data and Ocean Specialists, Inc., is pleased to announce their participation in a new 5-year project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support the University of Hawai`i’s SMART Cable efforts. SMART (Sensor Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications) Cables include sensor-enabled repeaters (amplifiers) that will be incorporated into future trans-oceanic internet cables. The new grant supports the development of a new SMART Cable between New Caledonia and Vanuatu in the southwest Pacific Ocean, which will provide essential monitoring for tsunami and earthquake early warning. It also supports a series of modeling efforts to better understand hazard warning improvements that can be achieved by deploying SMART cables, local training and workforce development for the system, and the establishment of a new SMART Cable international project office at the University of Hawai`i.

Subsea Data Systems Receives  National Science Foundation Investment for SMART Repeater Development

Subsea Data Systems Receives National Science Foundation Investment for SMART Repeater Development

Subsea Data Systems, Inc., a new partnership between Samara/Data and Ocean Specialists, Inc., is pleased to announce a new investment from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program toward the company’s efforts to develop SMART (Sensor Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications) Cable technologies. SMART Cables include sensor-enabled repeaters (amplifiers) that will be incorporated into future trans-oceanic internet cables.

OSI Appoints Perry Wright Vice President and General Manager

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), a global provider of specialized subsea technical services and marine operations, today announced the appointment of Perry Wright to the position of Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Wright’s immediate focus will be to build upon OSI’s 20-year track record of delivering over 200 international projects for clients in the telecom and offshore energy markets by extending OSI’s engineering and project management capabilities to several new key target sectors in the ocean industries.

OSI Wins FEED Study for Oil & Gas Subsea Cable System

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), an integrated marine services contractor providing turnkey projects, marine services technology development and expert consultant services to government, commercial telecom, offshore energy and ocean observing markets globally, today announced the award and kick-off of a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for a submarine communications cable between an offshore oil and gas field development and the customer’s onshore operation.

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