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22 SECTION B • Industrial Firms • BG 2017 Franatech GmbH In der Marsch 8, 21339 Lüneburg, Germany;; Developers, manufacturers and suppliers of underwater sen- sors and systems for dissolved gases (methane, CO 2 , etc.). Fugro Chance Inc. 200 Dulles Dr., Lafayette, LA 70506, USA; (337) 237- 1300; FAX (337) 237-0011;; Complete line of survey and positioning services for the ma- rine market. Quality surveying since 1957. A member of the Fugro group of companies. Fugro GEOS Inc. Member of The Fugro GEOS Group 6100 Hillcroft (P.O. Box 740010, Houston, TX 77274), Houston, TX 77081, USA; (713) 346-3600; FAX (713) 346- 3605;; B. Williams, mng. dir. Fugro GEOS gathers, interprets and disseminates information about the oceans. It is the largest commercial organisation in this field, with over 200 personnel specialising in ocean- ography, meteorology, ocean engineering, structural moni- toring, information technology and project management. Fugro LADS Corporation Pty. Ltd. 7 Valetta Rd., Kidman Park, S.A. 5025, Australia; +61 8 8161 4100; FAX +61 8 8152 0008;; H. Parker, bus. dev. mgr. Airborne LiDAR bathymetry (ALB) and Hyperspectral data. Fugro LADS Corporation uses a combination of Fugro's new LADS HD ALB system and Riegl VQ-820-G topographic and shallow water laser scanner, and the Hyspex VNIR and SWIR Hyperspectral imagers to provide fast, cost-effective bathymetric and habitat survey services in shallow, com- plex or poorly surveyed waters for the following applica- tions: IHO-compliant nautical charting; territorial sea and EEZ delimitation and survey; scouting surveys for safe, cost- effective seismic survey; coastal zone management; marine resources and fisheries management; various construction and engineering activities; and climate change adaptation. The LADS technology uses laser pulses to gather accurate, high-density digital bathymetric data in up to 80 metres' water depth in clear water. Fugro LADS Corporation com- menced commercial operations in August 1998 and has executed contracts in Europe, Scandinavia, the Ameri- cas, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Antarctic Territory. Fugro Pelagos, Inc. Division of Fugro 3574 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA 92123, USA; (858) 292- 8922; FAX (858) 292-5308;; D. Millar, pres. Fugro Pelagos, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices throughout the Americas, is a premier provider of hydrographic surveys, geographical surveys, seabed map- ping services, and marine geomatics software products. The company integrates and enhances advanced technolo- gies such as multibeam bathymetry, multibeam backscatter imagery, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, ultra-high resolution marine geophysics, airborne LiDAR bathymetry, LiDAR reflectance imagery, and GIS in developing custom solutions to conduct marine hydrographic and geophysi- cal surveys. The purposes of survey include: safety at sea through nautical charting surveys; coastal resource manage- ment; fisheries habitat mapping; renewable energy; offshore oil and gas industry surveys; site characterization studies to support engineering and construction activities; and marine route surveys for pipelines, telecom fiber and power cables. Fugro Pelagos has successfully completed hundreds of hy- drographic & geophysical surveys throughout the world. *Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) 1400 Rte. 28A (P.O. Box 315), Cataumet, MA 02534-0315, USA; (508) 564-7640; FAX (508) 564-7643;; J. Baker, pres., gen. mgr.; F. Hegg, v.p., engrg. Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of precision oceanographic instrumenta- tion and systems. Our sensor-based products include sub- bottom and sonar imaging systems; current, wave and tide meters; acoustic transducer manufacturing and test; and acoustic positioning systems. Services include custom de- sign, development, integration and production of marine technology and value-added services such as prototyping, product assembly, potting, calibration, and pressure testing. *FarSounder, Inc. 151 Lavan St., Warwick, RI 02888, USA; (401) 784-6700; FAX (401) 216-8390;; C. Zimmerman, CEO Suitable for surface and sub-surface vessels, FarSounder man- ufactures advanced 3D forward-looking sonars with patented technology that have revolutionized marine navigation and transportation. With a 90º field of view, underwater obstacles and various "in water" targets such as whales, floating con- tainers or other similar hazards are easily detected and shown on a unique 3-dimensional display out to a 1,000 m range. The company also has a range of products for underwater security applications such as 360º vessel, port perimeter surveillance and diver detection/localization. Current appli- cations also include fisheries work and real-time surveying. *J.W. Fishers Mfg. Inc. 1953 County St., East Taunton, MA 02718, USA; (508) 822-7330; 1-800-822-4744; FAX (508) 880-8949;; B. Fisher, COO; C. Combs, sls. mgr. Underwater metal detectors; magnetometers; side scan so- nars; scanning sonars; ROVs; underwater video; transponders & pingers; pipe & cable tracking systems; sub-bottom profilers. Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC 8110 Breakwater Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124, USA; (504) 302-4400; Providing ALL TYPES of INSURANCE for marine industries such as commercial diving contractors, offshore project managers/ consultants/engineers, oceanographic equipment operators/ dealers/manufacturers, marine contractors and oilfield service companies, vessel operators, ship repair companies, etc... Focal Technologies A Moog Inc. Company 77 Frazee Ave., Dartmouth, NS B3B 1Z4, Canada; (902) 486-2263;; S. Taylor, sls. & bus. dev. mgr. Focal specializes in providing electrical slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, hydraulic utility swivels and fiber optic multi- plexer solutions for the worldwide marine industry, including ROV, seismic, FPSO turret and oceanographic applications. Central California 4820 McGrath Street, Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003, USA (805) 650-7000; FAX (805) 568-6679 Northwest - Anchorage 5761 Silverado Way, Suite 0 Anchorage, AK 99518, USA (907) 561-3478; FAX (907) 561-5123 FURUNO USA, Inc. 4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607, USA; (360) 834-9300; FAX (360) 834-9400;; Since its inception in 1948, when the world's first fish finder was commercialized, FURUNO has been respond- ing to the needs of the maritime industry through devel- oping various types of marine electronics. Today, FURU- NO is a total marine electronics manufacturer, building commercial grade equipment for a variety of markets. General Oceanics, Inc. 1295 N.W. 163rd St., Miami, FL 33169-9922, USA; (305) 621-2882; FAX (305) 621-1710;; Full line of water quality instruments. Conductiv- ity, temperature, depth, DO, Ph recorders. Water sam- plers: Niskin, GO-FLO, rosettes standard and mini; blocks and metering systems; current and flow meters; plankton and oil spill nets; PCO 2 monitoring system. General Plastics Manufacturing Company 4910 Burlington Way, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA; (253) 473-5000;; General Plastics' R-3300 submersible buoyancy foam is a closed-cell polyurethane foam that comes in four den- sities. These may be ordered in large blocks as well as in custom sizes. The foam is crush- and water-resistant, easy to machine and paint, and biologically inert. Gen- eral Plastics also provides CNC machining services. Geoforce Group Limited 10 Akerley Blvd., Unit 14, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1J4, Cana- da; 1 (902) 463-0932; FAX 1 (902) 464-9602;; U. Lobsiger, mktg. & innovation Geoforce manufactures the Geoforce DTS™ boomer/ sparker sub-bottom profiler and a deep-sea drop camera. We also offer technical expertise in field operations, equip- ment service and rentals for the offshore geophysical and oceanographic industry. Geoforce and precursor companies have a track record of 40 years with more than 400 suc- cessful geo-science projects. Clients include government agencies, universities, oil companies and offshore contrac- tors. Our project list spans the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the North Sea to the South China Sea. Each asterisked company has a display ad in this edition of the Sea Technology Buyers Guide/Directory. See our Advertiser Index on page 118.

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