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This year business continues the hectic pace from last year of both bidding new work and conducting projects.  We have recently submitted proposals requiring a large range of capabilities from real time systems on production platforms in deep and shallow water, and on exploratory rigs at sites ranging from the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and West Africa, to a long-term current profiling mooring at a 2000m site in the Gulf of Mexico.  We have also submitted proposals for coastal measurement programs that include measurements from bottom platforms, subsurface moorings and surface moorings.

Our platform-based measurement system in Trinidad, which provides meteorological, wave and current profile data in real time, has continued to collect data nearly flawlessly over its first full year of operation.  Technical support was also provided in Mexico for design, fabrication and installation of a similar system.

A project for EJIP (Eddy Joint Industry Project) in the Gulf of Mexico was finalized with the results presented by Dr. Magnell at ‘ADCPs in Action’ last year.  Some of these results also are being presented at the IEEE Current Meter Technology Conference this month.  By the end of last year, we began a data analysis project for EJIP that will take up to a year to complete.   

A successful year-long 3-mooring deepwater current profiling project was recently completed in Colombia.  The work was completed safely and on-schedule, with extremely high data return and data quality.  Working at the same time with different in-house field crews, we recently successfully initiated a year-long, deepwater, near-bottom current measurement program with deployment of bottom frames equipped with profilers and acoustic modems in ~2,500m waters in the Gulf of Mexico at six (6) different sites.

And last, but far from least, we were selected to provide oceanographic support personnel to an oceanographic vessel offshore Brazil in partnership with C&C Technologies for the next two years.
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