USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training Training & Education View post tag: Defence Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), will hold an Open Enrollment Training session during the week of August 5-9, 2013, in Pocasset, MA. Training will focus on basic operations and maintenance as Hydroid’s highly-experienced technicians walk participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system.The training course is an intensive 5-day program designed to provide a maximum of 10 participants with hands-on experience in the basic system specifications, components, capabilities and limitations of the REMUS system. The training is designed for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to experienced operators looking for a refresher. All participants will come away from the program with the skills necessary to properly operate the REMUS system.Hydroid also offers customized 2- to 10-day training sessions based on customers’ unique training needs.Hydroid’s REMUS AUVs are modular; they can be fitted with a large number of different sensors and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. With more than 200 vehicles in the field, Hydroid is currently the AUV market leader with systems in use by 13 navies around the world.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 2, 2013; Image: Hydroid View post tag: 100 View post tag: AUV May 2, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Hydroidcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Training USA: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training View post tag: REMUS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Registration View post tag: opens Share this articlelast_img read more

Gambling trusts know they have had a narrow escape.

first_imgEditorial – NZ Herald 21 June 2013Not many backbench MPs put their name on a bill as effectively as Te Ururoa Flavell has done with his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill. The “Flavell bill”, as it became known, has been a subject of intense discussion in sporting administration circles and many other fields of activity that receive grants from gambling trusts. The bill proposed to take the profits of gambling away from trusts, put them in the hands of councils and require them to distribute 80 per cent of the money to the area in which it was raised.Sports bodies and other beneficiaries were seriously worried, not only because they have come to depend on the grants for so much of their revenue, but because they knew that in principle the Flavell bill was right. It highlighted a hard truth that pub gambling through poker machines takes money largely out of poorer communities and spreads it fairly evenly around, meaning the net benefit goes to communities that are already better off.The bill will continue to highlight that hard truth even now it has been gutted by the Government majority on Parliament’s commerce committee. The completely rewritten bill will leave gaming trusts in control of the distribution of funds and they will not be required by law to return 80 per cent to the district where the gambling occurred.…When gaming trusts remember how close they have come to losing control of their funds they will remain mindful of the Flavell bill. If there is a change of government next year, they could face its revival in a stronger form. In the meantime, the proportion of grants returned to the communities that gamble most on the machines will have to be higher than it has been.The proposed 80 per cent rule may have been too high, considering the number of national organisations that rely on gaming grants. But those organisations ought also to regard the bill as a warning that they have developed an unhealthy dependence on pokie money. Grants from gaming are as much as a third of the income of some provincial rugby unions. The ratio is probably even higher for sports and cultural pursuits that find it harder to attract paying audiences and brand sponsorship.Horse racing is hardly in that category. The original bill was right to remove racing clubs from the queue for pokie grants. The committee has restored them, citing an odd High Court ruling that racing clubs are non-commercial organisations. Poker machine players will continue to provide prizes for horse owners.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10891917last_img read more