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Featured Female Commercial Diver – Magali Côté

March 14, 2014

Here’s an amazing story from the winner of Best Commercial Diving Photo Contest for February. We hope that her story, work attitude, and skills featured on this post would  inspire our readers. Overview Name: Magali Côté Age: 29 years old Home town: Golden BC, Canada How she became a Commercial Diver? Her dad used to… Continue Reading »

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World’s last undersea lab could be shut down for good

July 17, 2012

The world’s last underwater research laboratory could be shut down for good, lacking a few million dollars in federal funding. The Aquarius Reef Base — part of the National Undersea Research Program, a deep-water study program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) for the past 20 years — has provided a unique… Continue Reading »

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New Injection Lets You Live Without Breathing

June 28, 2012

Looks like science may have created a new way to help keep people alive without air, and the application for Commercial Diving is obvious.  Imaging having an emergency syringe that you can inject yourself with if you run out of air to keep your body functioning for a few extra (and potentially life saving) minutes…. Continue Reading »

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USA: Aquabotix Announces Availability of HydroView ROV

May 31, 2012

Aquabotix, a marine technology company bringing the accessibility of consumer electronics products to the complex world of underwater video, today announced the availability of the Aquabotix HydroView, an affordable and easy-to-use remote-operated underwater vehicle that instantly beams a high definition video back to the surface. Controlled wirelessly with an iOS tablet, smartphone or any laptop,… Continue Reading »

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Norway: iSURVEY Invests in Sonardyne’s SPRINT System

May 31, 2012

Norwegian survey and positioning specialists, iSURVEY Group AS, has chosen to invest in a SPRINT (Subsea Precision Reference Inertial Navigation Technology) system from Sonardyne International to support its ROV surveys and deep water marine construction activities. The purchase follows trials of the system in the North Sea during which SPRINT was subjected to a detailed… Continue Reading »

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FLNG: Prelude and Beyond

May 31, 2012

Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) is a concept that has received serious attention from major companies involved in gas production since the 1990s. The idea behind the concept is simple: the ability to convert natural gas into LNG in an offshore environment will allow remote, and previously un-commercial, gas fields to be exploited. After many… Continue Reading »

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Australia Awards 12 Offshore Exploration Permits

May 9, 2012

SYDNEY – Australia’s government on Sunday said it has awarded 12 new petroleum exploration permits for off the coast of Western Australia and Victoria state. Among the eight companies to win the permits–the tender process received 46 bids–are BHP Billiton, Bass Strait Oil Company, WHL Energy and Woodside Petroleum. “Liquefied natural gas exports are forecast… Continue Reading »

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Can the U.S. Be Energy Independent?

May 9, 2012

As the United States finds itself with abundant natural gas supply and growing domestic oil production, the phrase ‘energy independence’ has become the new buzzword of politicians and oil and gas industry officials. According to a recent Raymond James report, the United States could achieve energy independence by the end of the decade, Dow Jones… Continue Reading »

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South Africa Partners with US in Developing Sea-Power Project Off KwaZulu-Natal

May 9, 2012

At a workshop to show the eThekwini municipality’s plan to partner US HAE (Hydro Alternative Energy) in building a R 155 million sea-power project off the KwaZulu-Natal coast, scientists said that the research and technological knowledge were available in their country, reported the Iol. Professor Wikus van Niekerk, director of the Centre for Renewable and… Continue Reading »

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