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With investment into new, multi-role naval vessels and submarines increasing worldwide, and projections on the Blue Economy suggesting its worth at $2.4 trillion per year, now is an opportune moment to reflect on the utility of oceanographic survey vessels and other surveying capabilities. Ahead of this year's OSV conference, Defence IQ undertook a survey of its community on the demands and priorities of OSVs as a means for both security and development. Find out what our readers thought about: - The urgency for OSV investment - The preferred structure of OSV fleets - The investment priorities of oceano/hydrographic technologies - The areas of security operations most likely to benefit from new survey capabilities - And more!
Oceanographic Survey Vessels 2017 will take place in London on 21-22 June, with briefings from international navy hydrographic chiefs, coast guard specialists and scientific researchers. Ahead of the event, this report explores some of the core issues facing survey vessels today, from the justification of their utility as strategic security assets to the increasing demand for Arctic exploration. We also provide insight into the latest Defence IQ research on OSV requirements and potential requirements worldwide.