OceanWise News

OceanWise to host Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in Scotland

OceanWise invites you to its free-to-attend Marine Data Management & GIS Workshop, on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ. The theme of the event – ‘Is poor data management putting your operations at risk?‘ will resonate with many managers and practitioners dealing with geospatial and […]

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Further Marine Data Management Awareness Course Dates Announced

OceanWise, in cooperation with IMarEST has announced dates for two further one-day Marine Data Management Awareness Courses. They will take place on Tuesday 20th June and Tuesday 17th October 2017 and be hosted by IMarEST at its offices at 1 Birdcage Walk, London. This popular introductory course will include sessions on data governance, the data […]

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OceanWise hosts free Port-Log Training Workshop at Ocean Business 2017

OceanWise is hosting a free-to-attend Training Workshop as part of Ocean Business 2017 on Wednesday 5th April. Entitled Port-Log.net – the latest developments in environmental data sharing and publishing, it will take place between 1500-1600 in Classroom – Access Grid Room 124/14. Visit us to see how Port-Log.net real-time environmental data sharing and publishing is transforming […]

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SWE Pilot Report Published by MEDIN

Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) provides a suite of standards that allows environmental monitoring data to be published in a consistent way over the Internet. SWE was developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and provides a means by which sensors can join the ‘Internet of Things’. In 2016 the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network […]

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EMODnet – OceanWise provides UK Input to Phase 3 of European High Resolution Seabed Mapping Project

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Phase 3 High Resolution Seabed Mapping Project has been awarded to a consortium headed by the French Hydrographic Office (SHOM) and Dutch company, Maris BV, with OceanWise providing all UK inputs as a full partner. The EMODnet data infrastructure is being delivered in three major phases and […]

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OceanWise to Deliver Water Level Monitoring System for Dominica

UK based marine data management company, OceanWise, has been awarded a contract by the Government of Dominica for the supply, installation and maintenance of a water level monitoring system comprising two coastal sites, with potential expansion to a third site at a later date. The data are required to establish a vertical datum for Mean […]

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OceanWise exhibits at Oceanology International North America 2017

We will be exhibiting  at Oceanology International North America in San Diego Convention Centre, CA, 14-16 Feb 2017 on Stand 38 where we will be showing Port-Log.net, our Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing service, and Enterprise GIS software and productivity tools. We would like to hear from organisations that would be interested in representing OceanWise […]

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ABP chooses OceanWise Port-Log for its Group Wide Environmental Monitoring and Display System

Associated British Ports (ABP) has contracted OceanWise to install Port-Log across all of ABP’s 21 UK ports. The project has not required any of ABP’s existing sensors to be replaced. A major benefit of Port-Log.net is its ability to accommodate a wide range of sensors from different manufacturers.  Consequently, pressing deadlines for installing and testing […]

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Marine Data Management Awareness Course Announced

OceanWise, in co-operation with IMarEST, will be running its next One-Day Marine Data Management Awareness Course at IMarEST HQ, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ on Wednesday 8th February 2017. Back by popular demand, this event will introduce attendees to Data and Why It Matters? Subject covered will include the Data Life-Cycle, Data and Metadata […]

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Port-Log captures interest of Central American and Caribbean Ports and Maritime Authorities

OceanWise attended the 17th Meso-American and Caribbean Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) hosted by the Brazilian Department of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) in Belem, Para Region; Brazil from 14th-17th December and also supported pre-MACHC workshops on Hydrographic Capability and Satellite Derived Bathymetry. Over 70 delegates from hydrographic offices, ports, maritime authorities as well as industry attended from across […]

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Providing reliable tidal display solution for Peel Ports

OceanWise recently helped Peel Ports update and improve their tidal monitoring and display system at their key ports of Liverpool and Heysham.  Find out more in our new case study. Read More

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OceanWise marine data expertise and the international hydrographic community

OceanWise will continue its work as contributor to the International Hydrographic Organization Marine Spatial Data Infrastructures Working Group (MSDIWG) at the next meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 31 January to 2 February 2017. We will also be attending the 1st Session of the IHO Assembly in Monaco, 24 – 28 April 2017.

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Port-Log Advanced Waves Processing and Display

Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed new tabs appearing on OceanWise’s Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing platform, Port-Log.net. We have been working hard to improve the way wave data is processed and displayed. New graphics include directional and non-directional wave spectra, as well as time series and tabular displays of key […]

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More UK Ports Realise the Benefits of Using OceanWise Software and Services

OceanWise showcased its Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and productivity tools and Port-Log Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing service at the United Kingdom Harbour Masters’ Autumn Seminar held at the Victory Services Club, in London on 23rd November. The event attracted over 150 delegates comprising  Port Managers, Harbour Masters as well as industry partners […]

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Data Really Does Matter – the conclusion from our Data Management & GIS Workshop

The outcome of the concluding panel discussion at OceanWise’ fifth annual Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop, held in London on 22nd November, was that ’data management really does matter!’ It was felt that organisations need to devote more time and effort to this task to ensure their operations remain efficient and competitive in a […]

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OceanWise to attend Meso-American & Caribbean Hydrographic Commission as Expert Contributor

OceanWise, in its role as Expert Contributor to the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), is attending the Meso-American & Caribbean Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) in Belem, Brazil from 12th-17th December. The MACHC meets annually to coordinate hydrographic and oceanographic activity at a regional level in areas such as hydrographic capability, chart production; planning  and overseeing survey operations; […]

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Irish Pilotage Seminar- National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork, Republic of Ireland

John Pepper of OceanWise Ltd attended the inaugural Irish Pilotage Seminar, held at the National Maritime College of Ireland near Cork, on 3rd and 4th November. The focus for the event was “Pilotage today…and into the Future” and was very well supported by Pilots, Harbour Masters and commercial partners from across Ireland, the UK and […]

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OCEANWISE RECRUITMENT GATHERS PACE!

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management company is pleased to announce the appointment of James Rapaport as a Senior Information Systems Developer. James joins us from Teledyne Caris, based in New Brunswick, Canada, where he has managed the development of Caris’ web server software (Spatial Fusion Enterprise). He previously worked with the OceanWise […]

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OceanWise exhibits at UK Maritime Pilots Association Conference

We exhibited at the extremely well attended 128th UK Maritime Pilots Association (UKMPA) conference held in West Cowes, Isle of Wight.  As exhibitors, we showcased our Enterprise GIS Maritime Toolbar (MTB) productivity software. Delegates expressed particular interest in our ENC Writer Extension software which provides users with the tools to create Bathymetric, Port and other […]

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Autumn Marine Data Management & GIS Workshop

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist is hosting its annual, free-to-attend, Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in London on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at the School of Economic Science, 11 Mandeville Place, London W1U 3AJ. The event has as its theme “Is poor data management putting your operations […]

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World Hydrography Day 21 June 2016

Today is World Hydrography Day, an annual event taking place on the 21st June each year. The event is an opportunity to increase public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s life. The theme for this year’s World Hydrography Day, which is also the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the International […]

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OceanWise grows Distributor Network in South East Asia

To meet a growing world-wide demand for its Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing (EDSP) products and services, OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of several new distributors in SE Asia. Until recently, OceanWise projects in SE Asia have been managed directly from the […]

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Young individual looking for a chance to shine?

18 months after taking on their first apprentice, OceanWise are now looking to give another young individual the chance to shine in the workplace. The proposed role in Business Administration will give the apprentice the chance to get involved with essential business operations including quoting, assisting with marketing and financial administration whilst working towards a […]

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First Scotland Workshop a Success: View Presentations here

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialists, hosted its first Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in Scotland at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 21st April. The theme for the day was “Data Management Best Practice – why managing such a valuable asset will save you time, effort and […]

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OceanWise to host its first Data Management & GIS Workshop in Scotland

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, will be hosting its first Marine Data Management and GIS Workshop in Scotland on Thursday 21st April 2016. The event will take place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh and will focus on “Data Management Best Practice – managing […]

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Register for our first Scotland Workshop

OceanWise would like to invite you to our first ever Marine Workshop to be held in Scotland. This free-to-attend event, supported by Marine Scotland, will focus on Data Management Best Practise and why managing such a valuable asset will save you time, effort and money! OceanWise will also demonstrate new tools and techniques and how […]

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Advanced Wave Processing for OceanWise’s Port-Log

OceanWise has recently added an advanced wave processing algorithm to its online environmental data sharing and publishing system, Port-Log.  The algorithm has been developed by a market leading provider of waves processing software to the oil and gas industry.  OceanWise’s MD, Dr Mike Osborne, said “It was important for us to implement a system that […]

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ESA Funded A-SeNS enables Port-Log Data to be captured by Satellites

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a tracking system used by ships and vessel traffic services for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby vessels, shore stations and satellites. As well as providing information such as vessel location, speed and direction, AIS is capable of handling environmental data, such as wind […]

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Introduction to GIS for Maritime Users using Cadcorp SIS 8.0

OceanWise, a Cadcorp parter, will be providing a two day GIS course in early December focusing on Cadcorp SIS 8 and it’s new functionality. The course is aimed at those in the maritime sector who are new to GIS/Cadcorp and those who just need a refresher. Taking place in Alton, Hampshire from the 9th – […]

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OceanWise Marine GIS Workshop proves popular

OceanWise, the UK’s leading independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialists, hosted its annual Marine GIS Workshop in London on Tuesday 17th November. This year’s event considered “why data is important and why good data management is critical to the health of projects, programmes and your company bottom line”. For the second consecutive year […]

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A New Era for Raster Charts

OceanWise, UK leaders in the provision of intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping data, has developed a set of specialist tools and methodology to identify specific content from Raster Charts. By removing all content to the landward side of the coastline OceanWise has created a product which can be used seamlessly alongside terrestrial data and as […]

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OceanWise develops Maritime Toolbar (MTB) for Esri Users

OceanWise has now developed Maritime Toolbar (MTB) for ArcMap so maritime users on an Esri platform can take advantage of the great functionality previously only available to Cadcorp SIS users. This new add-in extends the GIS functionality commonly used within the maritime sector to ArcMap 10.1 and above. The toolbar includes 31 tools that can […]

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OceanWise present at SAIHC

OceanWise recently attended the 12th Conference of the Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC), hosted by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), at the Karibu Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort near Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. OceanWise hosted a Marine Data Management and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Workshop for those attendees from African States embarking on the […]

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OceanWise Launches New Interactive Marine Mapping Data Product Demonstrators

OceanWise, the leading UK supplier of Intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping Data is pleased to announce the release of free, interactive, Marine Mapping product demonstrators available at www.oceanwise.eu/data. Built using OpenLayers, the demos allow the user to pan around a defined area and get a feel for our different data products. We currently have individual […]

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DelNorte and OceanWise deliver Tidal Level System to RNLI

DelNorte in conjunction with OceanWise has delivered a new on-line tidal level system to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to assist its crews to safely launch its rescue craft from its new Lifeboat station at Portishead, Avon, UK. With a tidal range in excess of 12 metres in this part of the Bristol Channel, […]

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“Marine Data Management Awareness” course goes down a treat!

On Thursday 18th June OceanWise provided it’s first “Marine Data Management Awareness” course, on behalf of iMarEST, at its London HQ in Aldgate House, London. The course was met with some really positive and useful feedback. Thankfully, at the end of the day for what to many is a “dry” subject, the window was not […]

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OceanWise at Stand R5 – Ocean Business

The countdown is on… Ocean Business 2015 is opening its doors in one week and we will be there to see our valued customers both old and new. Come and say hello at Stand R5. Register Now

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OceanWise and UKHO host the Sixth IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group in London

Independent marine data management and GIS specialists, OceanWise, and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) hosted an Open Forum on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) followed by the 6th International Hydrographic Organisation’s MSDI Working Group (IHO MSDIWG) meeting at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Terminal 5 near Heathrow Airport, London from 3rd-6th March. The theme […]

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Marine Data Management Awareness Course

OceanWise Teams Up with IMarEST to Provide Data Management Training Courses OceanWise, the independent marine data management and GIS specialists, are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) – the largest international professional body and learned society for marine professionals – to develop and deliver industry […]

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OceanWise supports 2nd Mexican Hydrographic Convention, 15th Meso-American and Caribbean Hydrographic Commission

OceanWise actively participated in both the 2nd Mexican Hydrographic Convention and 15th meeting of the Meso-American and Caribbean Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) hosted by the Mexican Navy Hydrographic Department at its Oceanographic Institute for the Pacific Region in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico from 8 – 13 December 2014. OceanWise were invited […]

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OceanWise Marine GIS Workshop hailed a great success

Independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, OceanWise held its Marine GIS Workshop in London on Tuesday 18th November at the School of Economic Science to great acclaim! The free-to-attend event, themed “the innovative use of GIS as a powerful toolset to achieve best practice” was full to capacity with over 80 delegates registering. […]

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New Recruits to the OceanWise team!

OceanWise are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to its team. Richard Marlow has joined OceanWise as a Senior Information Systems Developer. Joining us from Fugro EMU, he will focus on further developing our GIS capabilities both internally and externally. Over time he will be extending our portfolio of Data Products to increase geographic coverage and […]

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OceanWise addresses 5th EIHC on Marine SDI

The importance of hydrography and its role in an increasingly geospatially enabled world took centre stage at the 5th Extraordinary International Hydrographic Conference in Monaco recently. OceanWise’s Director, John Pepper (pictured), presented on the status and future of Marine SDI. The recognition by Hydrographic Offices that hydrographic data is ‘not just for charting’ was unanimous, […]

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OceanWise to Host Marine GIS Workshop

OceanWise is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting its annual Marine GIS Workshop on Tuesday November 18th 2014 at The School for Economic Science in Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ. The workshop, which is FREE to attend, will include presentations and demonstrations of new and existing tools and techniques and how these […]

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OceanWise Agrees Distribution Arrangements with GPS Geofisica y Posicionamiento Satelital, C.A.

OceanWise is pleased to announce the appointment of GPS, Geofisica y Posicionamiento Satelital, C.A., as a distributor of its range of oceanographic software and services. The deal combines GPS instrumentation and equipment supplier capability with OceanWise’s data telemetry, storage and publishing software and services, as well as its expertise in system design and integration, data […]

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OceanWise appoints Chartworld International as Distributor

We are pleased to announce the appointment of ChartWorld International to its growing network of Distributor and Value-Added Resellers (VAR’s) for its range of marine mapping products and data management and publishing software and services. The deal combines ChartWorld’s expertise as a VAR of digital electronic charts for marine applications including digital charts and publications […]

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Bathymetric and Port ENCs for Peel Ports Pilots

OceanWise Ltd has provided the Marine Department at Peel Ports (Clydeport) with specialist tools that takes processed hydrographic survey data and converts it into Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) suitable for use within Portable Pilot Units (PPUs). The production of the Bathymetry and Port ENCs, which are now being used operationally by Clydeport Pilots, is an […]

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Launch of Seabed DEM

To accompany the above datasets, OceanWise has created Marine Themes DEM, a seabed digital elevation model (DEM) at 1 and 6 arc seconds utilising single and multi-beam hydrographic survey data from the UK Hydrographic Office and other agencies. Data derived from Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) is used to provide additional coverage. OceanWise Marine Themes DEM […]

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SDI Capacity Building for NIOHC

The importance of the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrographic database design and management to support the development of marine, national and regional spatial data infrastructures (SDI) was again demonstrated by delegates attending the second in a series of capacity building courses, held 26-30 March 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The course was hosted by […]

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New Distributors

OceanWise is pleased to announce two new on-line distributors for its digital marine mapping products – emapsite.com and findmaps.co.uk – in addition to its existing on-line distributor, Astrium’s GeoStore. Already well in advance of similar products, Marine Themes and Raster Charts represent exceptional value for money. Now, with the addition of these leading edge on-line […]

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Port-Log.net Down Under

OceanWise and Valeport, are pleased to announce the successful implementation of a tide, wave and weather monitoring system at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, WA. The system uses a combination of Valeport and Gill Instruments equipment, with data telemetered to the Port-Log.net virtual server in Oxford, UK. The incoming data streams are decoded and […]

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SonarBell® demo a great success

Subsea Asset Location Technologies Ltd (SALT) demonstrated its SonarBell® technology at ABP Southampton recently. The demonstrations were a complete successs despite local sailors impeding the passage of the ABP survey vessel ‘Protector’ on the first day and fouling the SonarBell® mooring on the second. The day was organised by SALT Solutions Provider, OceanWise Ltd. Press […]

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OceanWise expands distributor network

Established suppliers of geographic information are invited to market and distribute marine and coastal data to the engineering, environmental and location based services sectors. The data products comprise raster images of the well-known nautical chart series from the UK Hydrographic Office and marine topographic mapping and seabed surface models created and maintained by marine data […]

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Mulberries and Gooseberries

Port-Log is enabling the real-time collation of telemetered tidal information for the duration of proposed 2011 archaeological survey of the artificial harbour built off Arromanches, Normandy in June 1944. This is a full above and below water survey of the Mulberry Harbour. The harbour, officially known as Mulberry ‘B’, but unofficially christened ‘Port Winston’, was […]

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OceanWise delivers IHO SDI course

OceanWise and Caris delivered the inaugural ‘Marine SDI’ management course in Bangkok on behalf of the East Asia Hydrographic Commission recently. The course covered the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrographic database design and management to support the development of marine, national and regional spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It was hosted by the Hydrographic Department […]

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OceanWise at Ocean Business

OceanWise will be featuring its online marine environmental monitoring service, Port-Log, at Ocean Business, Southampton 6 – 7 April. Come along to the stand of OceanWise partner, Valeport (Stand M1), to find out more and for a demonstration. Visit Ocean Business

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