Author Archives: Demian Bailey

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QMRs: The elephant in the room.

Sorry for a bit of hiatus.  I’ll try to catch up on a few major issues this week.  First off, we held our first “Quarterly Management Review” last week down at the Shipyard.  These are meetings hosted by GIS wherein … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence: Cutting through the Noise

Modern research ships are typically some of the most quiet vessels on the water. They tend to be quieter on deck and in living areas (airborne noise), and quieter in the water (underwater radiated noise).  In fact, many U.S. research … Continue reading

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Overside Handling Systems

Gulf Island finalized its contract with its Overside Handling System Single Source Vendor this week.  Rapp Marine will be providing us with our stern A-Frame, portable side frame, Launch and Recovery System (LARS), main crane, traction winch, hydro-winch, and what … Continue reading

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Never to early to start planning.

A quick entry on a couple of topics this week, just to keep in the habit of trying my best to keep people informed of progress. So, let’s see. One topic that came up a couple of times this week, … Continue reading

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“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

The title of this post is from a quote by physicist Stephen Hawking. Though I doubt he was referring to ship building, it’s as true for us as it is anywhere. How we adapt to and manage change to our … Continue reading

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What Will Our Scientific Cyberinfrastructure Look Like In The Next 40 Years?

  This week’s entry is from Chris Romsos, the project’s Datapresence guru. Can you tell he just came out of a technical workshop? Thanks for tuning in.  //Demian ___________________ Did you know?  “United States federal research funders use the term … Continue reading

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Force Majeure

Greetings, Just a quick entry this week. I wanted to pass along that our team in Houma avoided the worst that Harvey had to offer, fortunately.  However, Gulf Island and Gibbs and Cox’s corporate headquarters are in Houston and so … Continue reading

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Who owns the ship’s design?

The expressed need for and requirements of the RCRVs go back decades. Like some ancient fossilized bone, early evidence of RCRV pops up in the 1995 UNOLS Fleet Improvement Plan referencing a 1993 workshop on facilities needs. One of the … Continue reading

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A Single Throat to Choke?

As we head into the heart of summer and many people take their vacations, the OSU shipyard staff are settling in at Gulf Island for the long road ahead.  The shipyard, meanwhile, has been busy finalizing a number of important … Continue reading

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Kick Off!

I’m writing this from Houma, Louisiana, one of the nation’s top areas for ship construction and off shore support.  With access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Inter-coastal Waterway about 25 nautical miles south and located about an hour … Continue reading

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