August 2018 Newsletter Vol. 18, #1
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A Chilean-led expedition to explore the ocean trench off its coast succeeded in launching and recovering a robotic lander named “DOV Audacia” (Audacity).  Global Ocean Design built the OmegaLander, designed in collaboration with the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile and the Instituto Milenio de Oceanografía.  DOV Audacia was deployed three times to deeper than 8,000 meters, the last a record depth of 8,081 meters.  On a second cruise, it was deployed 8 times more. The Atacamex 2018 expedition represents a milestone for marine science in Chile, as researchers there pursue seminal work in deep-sea exploration and research.

The expedition made the cover of the Marine Technology Reporter, April 2018, “Lander Depth Record set for the Peru-Chile/Atacama Trench”.

New Product: MCBH Adapter for Glass Spheres

There’s no more need for expensive custom connectors with long lead times for glass spheres. With just a ½” Dia hole through the glass sphere wall, the entire catalog of 7/16-20 MCBH connectors is now available for your use. Other thread sizes are also available. 
The MCBH Adapter speeds project completion and maintains compatibility with existing customer peripherals. The design has passed pressure testing to 18,000 psi (1,225 atm).
The MCBH Adapter (G-180) works by extending the threaded post of a standard connector and increasing the load-bearing footprint inside the o-ring. 
To prevent galvanic corrosion the interface plate is available in materials that match the most common connector bodies, including brass (UNS C36000), 316 SS (passivated), and Titanium (Grade 5).  A variation on the design can electrically isolate a Stainless Steel or brass connector from an aluminum endcap. So unique, a patent has been applied for.

Marine Technology Reporter names Global Ocean Design to MTR 100

We’re delighted to be included in the Marine Technology Reporter’s 13th Annual MTR 100, their list of the 100 Most Innovative Companies in the marine industry.  This marks our second year in a row.  Thanks for the thumbs up! 

Shanghai Ocean University Awards Hardy an Honorary Doctor of Science (ScD)

Michelle Hardy, Dr. Kevin Hardy, and Dr. Cui Weicheng pose at commencement ceremonies at the Shanghai Ocean University, June 27, 2018.
Kevin Hardy, President of Global Ocean Design, was honored in ceremonies at the Shanghai Ocean University, June 27, 2018, with an honorary Doctor of Science (ScD) Degree.  Hardy gave a commencement address, and later a 90-minute public lecture.  The honorary degree is the first in the 106-year history of the Shanghai Ocean University.
Hardy’s sponsor was Dr. Cui Weicheng, Director, Hadal Science and Technology Research Center (HAST), Shanghai Ocean University.  Cui was declared a “National Hero of the People’s Republic of China” by PRC President, Xi Jinping, for his development and piloting of the 7000m submersible Jiaolong.  Cui was recently named among the Top 10 Influencers of Marine Technology by MTR magazine.

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