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Apr-2016

Seafloor Investigations helps Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution locate El Faro Vessel Data Recorder (VDR)…….

Seafloor Investigation’s Greg Kurras recently worked with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) as the geophysical sonar experts to assist in the successful 2016 search for El Faro data recorder.

 

Apr-2015

Seafloor Investigations completes very sucessful field program for Lockheed Martin's UK Seabed Resources Developments Ltd (SRDL) and Ocean Minerals Singapore (OMS) assessment program of deepsea polymetallic resources in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of Pacific Ocean [2015 ABYSSLINE-02 cruise].

 

Dec-2014

Seafloor Investigations completes purchase, testing and acceptance of 6000m rated EdgeTech 2205B dual frequency sidescan & swath bathymetry sonar customized for seabed polymetallic nodule surveys.

 

Oct-2014

Seafloor Investigations wins 2nd contract for joint venture of Seabed Resources Developments Ltd (SRDL) and Ocean Minerals Singapore (OMS) for assessment of deepsea polymetallic resources in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of Pacific Ocean [2015 ABYSSLINE-02 cruise].

 

Aug-2013

Seafloor Investigations design and construction of custom portable 20ft cold lab van.

 

The SFI coldvan is a standard ISO 20ft refrigeration container modified to meet safety requirements for a human occupied portable lab space container.  It is design with an internal unistrut system to allow a reconfigurable lab space, has standard 120VAC / 20amp 60Hz power outlets throughout the van, lighting, adjustable height wood work benches and a 420-gallon cold water pump system providing cold seawater for scientific use.

 

Apr-2013

Seafloor Investigations wins contract with Seabed Resources Developments Ltd (SRDL) for assessment of deepsea polymetallic resources in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of Pacific Ocean [2013 ABYSSLINE-01 cruise].

 

July-2011

Seafloor Investigations helps WHOI/NOAA assess damage of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill on deepwater reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico USA.

 

April-2011

Seafloor Investigations helps Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution locate Air France Flight 447…….

Seafloor Investigation’s Greg Kurras recently worked with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) as one of two geophysical sonar experts to assist in the successful 2011 search for Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on 1 June 2009. Nearly two years after the crash, the research team, led by WHOI, found the debris of Flight 447 approximately 3900 meters (12,800 feet) below the sea surface amongst the underwater mountains

AF447

(Imagery from BEA Report; April 2011)

of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The team used three deepwater REMUS-6000 AUV’s operating off the M/V Alucia to conduct the search using low-frequency sidescan sonar. Once the wreckage was located, high-resolution sidescan sonar and cameras were used to map and image the debris site. The 2011

AF447-map

(Imagery from BEA Report; May 2011)

team that found the wreckage was composed of experts from WHOI, Airbus, Air France, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA), Waitt Institute for Discovery, Sherrell Offshore Services (SOS) and Seafloor Investigations (SFI).

 

December-2010

Seafloor Investigations helps WHI/NOAA assess impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico USA.

 

November-2010

Seafloor Investigations LLC increases insurance coverages. Current coverages are $2M Marine Employers Liability (MEL), $2M Marine General Liability, & $1M Professional Errors & Omissions.

 

April-2009

Seafloor Investigations LLC get’s Federal EIN, receives Federal DUN’s Id and is approved for CCR registration and bidding federal contracts.

 

March-2009

Seafloor Investigations LLC is incorporated.

 

 

 

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