French technology to be showcased at OI 2004News // February 20, 2004
Orca Instrumentation (Stand #1018H) will be presenting its range of underwater acoustics and marine instrumentation systems - including acoustic modems, acoustic data transmission systems and networks, Portable Tracking Ranges, 3D acoustic source direction finders, and distance measuring equipment - which are used worldwide by scientific research institutes, navies and offshore oil companies.
SERPE-IESM (Stand #1018K), in conjunction with the MARTEC group, will be presenting its range of measurement products such as drifters, buoys for scientific applications, meteorological platforms and water-quality assessment systems.
Brest Ocean (Stand #1018H) is a joint enterprise initiative based in Brest (in Brittany) - a naval port that concentrates 60% of French marine research activities. This regional development body is aimed at focusing skills and expertise in marine sciences and technology. It will be exhibiting with some of its members, including Haliod, Avelmor and Optimer (a company specialising in met-ocean studies and consultancy services for offshore and coastal engineering, for marine operations and for environmental studies).
Among the other exhibitors, Geovariances (Stand #1018F) develops and markets geo-statistical software packages which have acquired an international reputation in such varied fields as oil, gas and minerals exploration, environmental risk analysis, and whenever high-quality mapping is required.
Vivo (Stand #1018B) specialises in marine environment management - as applied to coastal areas as well as deep-sea environments. In Vivo works on all European and African coasts, carrying out technical and scientific surveys, providing environmental impact assessments, and drawing adapted management plans.
Vector Cable (Stand #1018J) is a specialist in electro-mechanical cable manufacturing and services. The company will be presenting the latest improvements in the cables sector regardless of the particular applications sought.
IFREMER (Stand #1018C), France's leading and government-funded marine research institute, will explain how it develops and manages technology and equipment for sea exploration (from the surface to the deepest marine environments), how it improves scientific expertise for a better understanding of the sea, and how it evaluates and exploits the resources of the sea.
Kley France (Stand #1018D) is a major player in the market segment for winches and gantries, in the oceanographic and offshore sector.
Creocean (Stand #1018E), the consulting agency in coastal and marine environment and in oceanography, will display its know-how in bathymetric surveys (bathymetry being the measurement of the water's depth in the sea, in a lake), biological and sedimentary mapping, oceanographic measurements and numerical models. These technologies can be applied to the oil industry, urban and industrial sewerage, dredging, port infrastructure planning, the integrated management of coastal zones, and coastal protection,among other areas.