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Ezekiel David Jorge Ibaceta Scott Olson

Grif? ths Joins aae Technologies Rovco Survey Solutions Launched SEA-KIT’s USV get LR Certi? cation

David, Ibaceta Join

Institute of Technology where a diverse and cable route surveys, spanning seabed

Subsea Europe Services program of study allowed him to ? nd mapping, geophysical and shallow geo-

Ezekiel David (30) has joined Subsea his niche as an underwater technologist. technical services, to hazard surveys and

Europe Services GmbH as a marine sur- After a decade or so in the ? eld, deploy- UXO target identi? cation. veyor. David holds an M Sc. with Dis- ing and maintaining ROVs and piloting tinction in Surveying and Geoinformatics submersibles, he brought his skills back with Specialization in Hydrography and to dry land to develop new technologies

SEA-KIT’s USV get LR Certi? cation

Geodesy from the University of Lagos in for both private and military applications. The ? rst ever Unmanned Marine Sys-

Nigeria, will complete his second Mas- tems (UMS) certi? cate has been awarded ters at Hamburg Hafencity University, in to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s

Grif? ths Joins aae Technologies tandem with his position at Subsea Eu- aae Technologies welcomes Paul Register. SEA-KIT worked closely with rope Services. Grif? ths to its sales team as Business De- Lloyd’s Register since early 2020 in an

Jorge Ibaceta was appointed Opera- velopment Manager. He has more than effort to achieve the highest standards tions Manager Offshore, a new role. He 20 years’ experience within the industry, for the Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) is a Master of Civil Engineering, join- bringing a wealth of knowledge in subsea sector, culminating with their latest 12m ing from the National Marine Dredging positioning across many industry sectors. X-class USV for leading geo-data spe-

Company (NMDC), Abu Dhabi UAE, cialist, Fugro, being awarded the new where he worked as a Survey Data Pro- UMS certi? cation on 28 June 2021.

Rovco Survey Solutions Launched cessor, Hydrographic Surveyor and Chief Rovco launched a new hydrographic

Surveyor on various offshore campaigns. services division, “Rovco Survey Solu- NOARC Launches Autonomous Special

Project Class at PRCC tions,” pledging an investment of $13m

Olson joins Inspire Environmental in the new divisiont over the next 24 A workforce development initiative

Inspire Environmental hired Scott Ol- months, including the addition of eight with the National Oceans and Applica- son as Senior Field and Innovation Man- new survey staff members. Rovco Survey tions Research Center (NOARC) and the ager. Olson took up SCUBA as a teen, Solutions will offer a broad range of hy- Pearl River Community College (PRCC) and his love of diving took him to Florida drographic services, from wind farm site Hancock Campus was launched in early 60 July/August 2021

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