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Advanced Navigation has Unveiled Australia’s Largest Subsea Robotics Centre

Advanced Navigation, the world’s most determined innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) for robotic and navigation technologies, is announcing the largest subsea robotics facility in Australia, located in Balcatta, Western Australia (WA). The high tech manufacturing and R&D facility will accelerate the production of the company's revolutionary underwater technologies, including its autonomous underwater robot, Hydrus.

Innovation shines at UDT 2023

The largest global event dedicated to the undersea defence industry, Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) returns in May 2023. Taking place in Rostock, Germany, the multi-faceted conference and exhibition will bring together the best expertise this domain has to offer. UDT 2023 will provide an invaluable platform for all stakeholders in the undersea defence community to come together, learn, expand networks and explore business opportunities.

Fugro's ROV Introductory Training Course Receives IMCA Approval

Fugro's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) introductory training course has received International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) approval, marking a significant milestone for the company and the offshore industry at large.

Fugro’s Blue Essence® Completes World’s First Fully Remote Offshore Wind ROV Inspection

The world’s first fully remote inspection of offshore wind farm assets has been successfully carried out by Fugro, using one of its Blue Essence® uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) with Blue Volta®, an electrical remotely operated vehicle (eROV).

PopotoModem and Subnero Partner & Announce New S1000-N

US-based PopotoModem and Singapore-headquartered Subnero have joined forces to create a powerful new underwater acoustic modem, the S1000-N. This modem combines the best from both companies, bringing together the power of the Popoto’s S1000 series modems and Subnero’s underwater network stack (UnetStack) to enable you to build advanced underwater networks today!

Fugro Acquires Exail's New All-in-one INS/DVL System

Exail has concluded its first sale of the Rovins 9 DVL, its brand-new combined INS and DVL navigation system, to Fugro, the world leader in geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions. Fugro becomes the first customer to purchase this new technology from Exail. Recently unveiled at the Ocean Business exhibition, the Rovins 9 DVL integrates Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) technologies to deliver highly accurate and reliable subsea positioning and velocity measurements.

First Bayonet UK Demonstration Shows Capabilities of Autonomous Underwater Ground Vehicle

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles (Bayonet) comes to the end of a successful week showcasing the capabilities of its autonomous underwater ground vehicles for a wide range of both military and commercial applications.

Meet FIFISH V-EVO: QYSEA's Groundbreaking Compact Underwater Drone

The rapidly growing market for compact underwater drones is being revolutionized by QYSEA Technology, a leading manufacturer redefining the capabilities of small remotely-operated machines.

Saab Seaeye Leopard for Spanish Navy Submarine Escape and Rescue

A £multi-million complete Saab Seaeye Leopard system has been supplied to the Spanish Navy for submarine escape and rescue, and underwater intervention. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) acquired the Seaeye Leopard electric remotely operated robotic vehicle system for the Spanish Navy to fulfil the responsibilities of the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office and provide diving support.

Exail Launches New All-in-one INS and DVL System

Exail, a global leader in high-performance subsea inertial navigation systems (INS), launches a new all-in-one system that combines the best of inertial navigation and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) technologies, the Rovins 9 DVL. With this new tightly integrated system, Exail provides subsea vehicles manufacturers with highly accurate and reliable subsea navigation.

Nauticus Successfully Passes First Phase of Defense Innovation Unit Amphibious Autonomous Response Vehicle Program

Nauticus Robotics, Inc., a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean economies, today announced it has successfully completed the competitive first phase of the Defense Innovation Unit (“DIU”) Amphibious Autonomous Response Vehicle program and is advancing toward the next milestone.

Blueye Robotics Equipping the Entire Norwegian Coast Guard Fleet with Blueye X3 ROVs

Blueye Robotics has been awarded the contract to supply the Norwegian Coast Guard with underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV)systems. Blueye Robotics has equipped the entire fleet of Coast Guard vessels operated by the Norwegian Coast Guard with their Blueye X3 model, which was launched in 2021.

FET to Supply Two Light Work-class ROVs to Major Asian Navy

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured a contract from Unique Group to supply two light work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to support its contract with a major Asian Navy. Both systems will be installed onboard the navy’s new dive support vessels. The Comanche model is one of the most powerful observation-class ROVs of its size, and its lightweight construction allows for rapid set up and deployment.

Kongsberg Revolutionising Ocean Space Mapping and Monitoring

Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) is a global leader within advanced robotics and sensor technology to map, monitor and understand ocean space. This technology will become part of a new business area, Kongsberg Discovery.

Harvest Technology Delivers Deep-sea Asset Monitoring System Using Smart Buoy

Perth-based tech start-up, Harvest Technology Group, is making waves with innovative, custom-built remote subsea monitoring solutions for the offshore and marine industries, combining acoustic data transfer and data transmission technology to monitor and provide critical real-time data from subsea assets that are already in use for decommissioning and disaster monitoring.

Voyis Releases the Revolutionary Discovery Vision System

Voyis is proud to launch its new product line, Discovery Vision Systems, to address the trade-off that is currently made between Piloting Cameras and 3D Inspection Cameras. Piloting cameras prioritize low latency video at the expense of the image data required for 3D model generation. Conversely, 3D cameras prioritize image data at the expense of piloting effectiveness, limited by a higher latency and smaller field of view. The Discovery is a vision platform without compromise, delivering 4K piloting video together with 3D data.

C-Kore Units Easy to Use for Equinor & DeepOcean in Norway

C-Kore Systems recently completed a deployment with DeepOcean AS for Equinor. The C-Kore testing tools were used to quickly and simply confirm the status of subsea electrical jumpers on the Tordis field in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea. The C-Kore team provided easy to follow training prior to the mobilisation to give the ROV operators a clear understanding how to use the units.

Seanergy 2023 - Paris, France - 20-21 June 2023

Organised by Bluesign since 2016, Seanergy is the leading international event, dedicated to Offshore Renewable Energy, held in a different French city every year. The event showcases the industry by covering all technologies: fixed and floating wind power, tidal energy, wave energy, marine thermal energy (SWAC & OTEC), floating solar (FPV), salinity gradients energy and related industries such as: energy storage, digital, decarbonated maritime transports (wind-powered & hydrogen), drones or eco- designed materials.

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