Archives: October 2016

NI UPDATE ON REVALIDATION

October 27, 2016 5:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Nautical Institute started its Revalidation scheme in 2015, requiring all certificated DPOs to revalidate their certificates by providing evidence of a minimum of 150 days of DP operation, or for those working for training centres and other organisations, the equivalent period of time doing other DP related activities. The Revalidation scheme has been successful, however we know that there are still many DPOs who have yet to revalidate. Read the rest of this entry »

USBL SPREAD FOR POLAR RESEARCH

October 21, 2016 5:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Underwater acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore, has been selected for China’s new polar research vessel currently under construction. Commissioned by the Polar Research Institute of China, the 122-metre vessel will be equipped with a Ranger 2 USBL (Ultra-Short BaseLine) system to allow the position of scientific equipment deployed from the ship to be precisely tracked. Read the rest of this entry »