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Aandera Instruments

P.O. Box 34 Slåtthaug, 5851 Bergen, Norway

Nesttunbrekken 97, 5221 Nesttun, Norway

Tel: +47 55 60 48 00; Fax +47 55 60 48 01


Aanderaa Instruments develops, manufactures and markets oceano- graphic and meteorological instru- ments and special systems for collect- ing environmental data. Data can be stored internally in a highly protected memory or transferred in real-time via cable, VHF/UHF radio, satellite, modem or GSM.

A common technology base and standardization allows for off the shelf delivery (of individual instru- ments as well as larger systems) for a vast area of applications including ocean research and coastal research, vessel traffic systems in ports and har- bors, offshore surveying, fish farm- ing, Hydrography as well as fresh water monitoring (including waste water) and weather monitoring including monitoring road condi- tions. Aanderaa Instruments has manufactured and supplied about 20,000 oceanographic instruments worldwide.


Tyrebagger Works, Clinterty, Kinellar

Aberdeen AB21 0TT, UK

Tel: +44 01224 790100; Fax. +44 01224 790111


AC-CESS offers what it calls a groundbreaking new small ROV developed by AC-CESS and its engi- neering partners All Oceans - the

AC-ROV. AC-CESS specializes in technology associated with getting real time visual and sensory data from inaccessible locations and hazardous environments.

The company envisioned an under- water inspection ROV that would appeal to a wide market of current

ROV users and new buyers. The AC-

ROV system is designed to be portable, mobile and easy to control. - Portable: The entire system comes in an airline cabin baggage sized case. - Mobile: Six internally housed vec- tored thrusters allow the AC-

ROV to have complete freedom of movement underwater, giving excellent control and viewing. - Easy to Control: The 'space- mouse' is a one handed control device. - Small: The AC-ROV has a 190 mm down pipe fly through. - Flexible: Connect the tether cable to the rear, top or bottom to suit your site and dive plan.

Applied Science Associates, Inc. 70 Dean Knauss Dr., Narragansett, RI 02882-1143

Tel: 401-789-6224; Fax: 401-789-1932


CEO: Eoin Howlett

President: Eric Anderson

Marketing Director: Nicole Whittier

Number of Employees: Between 25-40

Applied Science Associates (ASA) is a leader in the development and application of computer tools to investigate marine and freshwater environments. Using computer mod- els to simulate physical, chemical, and biological processes, ASA answers questions about the surface water environment and human inter- action within that environment. ASA identifies timely, reliable, and cost- effective solutions to environmental problems and helps manage informa- tion through the integration of

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) with environmental data mon- itoring and modeling.

Technology Profile

Applied Science Associates, Inc. (ASA) develops and uses computer modeling tools to address some of the greatest challenges regarding water pollution, from permeating facilities to oil spills. ASA's solutions extend from routine analytical approaches to multidimensional computer models that simulate physical, chemical, and biological processes in marine and freshwater systems.

Autonomous Surface Vehicles

Contact: Stephen Phillips, Managing Director

Unit 3, City Business Centre, Basin Road, Chichester,

West Sussex, UK PO 198DU

Tel: +441243784222



CEO: Hugh Young;President: Stephen Phillips

Vice President: Dan Hook

Number of Employees: 5

ASV Ltd ( designs, constructs and supports a range of autonomous surface vehicles for sur- vey and surveillance operations.

These craft can operate in rough seas (up to and including Seastate 5) with an endurance of between 24 hours to a month, at speeds of up to 15 knots.

They have a wide range of applica- tions and are currently employed in commercial survey and technical research for civil and military organi- zations.

AXYS Technologies Inc.

PO Box 2219, 2045 Mills Road West, Sidney, British

Columbia, Canada V8L 3S8

Tel: +250-655-5850

Fax: +250-655-5856


CEO: Harry Weiler

Marketing Director: Don Bryan

Number of Employees: 30

Annual Sales (US$): $4 million

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is a Canadian company with more than 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of envi- ronmental monitoring systems.

AXYS also provides technical field services to train and support cus- tomers in the operation and mainte-

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