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Full programme announced for MATS 2022

Check out the full programme for this year’s Marine and Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), hosted from 8–10 November 2022 at our waterfront site in Southampton.

Couach Unveils the Magellan its First Surface Drone

Couach announces the development of the MAGELLAN, the first surface drone of the shipyard. With a length of six meters and a displacement between 1,000 and 1,200 kilograms, the MAGELLAN is the latest addition to the Couach Shipyard's R&D department, in order to provide a systemic response to the needs expressed by its customers.

Fugro supports RWE’s delivery of clean energy with Geo-data of Dogger Bank South

Fugro has successfully completed fieldwork on a geophysical, geotechnical and environmental site investigation contract for RWE Renewables’ Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind farm and export cable routes.

ECA Group, now Exail, signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mission Systems

Mission Systems technology will be implemented in Exail’s MCM solutions including within the framework of the SEA 1905 Mine Countermeasures Program. The collaboration will mainly centre around two themes: sonar simulation and machine learning. It will enable Exail to fit its maritime drones with advanced technology from Mission Systems, providing navies with the next generation of autonomous solutions. Exail teams have already started to integrate Mission Systems technology in its drone mission management software UMISOFTTM in its DM (Data Management) module.

ECA Group and iXblue join forces and become Exail

Following the acquisition of iXblue by Group Gorgé end of September, ECA Group and iXblue announced today that both companies will be operating under a new joint brand: Exail. With this alliance, Exail becomes a global high-tech industrial champion specializing in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Combining complementary technological expertise and geographical footprint with a strong legacy of innovation, Exail provides its global base of customers with cutting-edge in-house manufactured technologies ranging from components and sensors to products and complex systems.

MTS and MATE are joining forces

MTS and MATE II – the managing organization behind the MATE Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition – are joining forces! With a focus on our shared mission of fostering the next generation of ocean leaders, this collaboration will serve to advance both STEM education and cutting-edge technologies to solve global issues.

Forssea Robotics Release Resident Subsea Vision for Deepsea Applications

Forssea Robotics is pleased to announce the release of the SMOOVE® resident subsea camera system designed in collaboration with IFREMER. Made for long immersions up to 12 months, the SMOOVE system embarks an internal GPU / CPU for adavanced computer vision or AI applications. A proprietary chloration system prevents marine growth development upon the viewports and lights.

Nauticus Robotics to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell on Thursday

Nauticus Robotics, Inc. (“Nauticus” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KITT), a developer of ocean robots, autonomy software, and services to the marine industries, today announced that the Company’s Founder and CEO, Nicolaus Radford, and other members of the Nauticus team, will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell on Thursday, October 20, 2022. This event celebrates the Company’s recent closing of its business combination with CleanTech Acquisition Corp. and associated listing of Nauticus’ common stock and warrants on NASDAQ under the symbols “KITT” and “KITTW”, respectively, which occurred on September 13, 2022.

Oceaneering Wins $300 Million of Subsea Robotics Contracts During Third Quarter of 2022

Oceaneering International, Inc. announces that its Subsea Robotics segment won multiple contracts during the third quarter of 2022, with anticipated aggregate revenue of $300 million. These contracts are primarily for remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services delivered from floating drilling rigs and vessels for subsea equipment support, subsea intervention and construction. Also included among the contracted work scopes are ROV tooling, survey, positioning and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) services.

Kraken Receives $1.1 Million Follow On Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot disclose the customer’s name. Delivery is expected in Q4.

RTsys announces AUVs contract delivery to the Slovenian Navy

RTsys, the French manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and handheld imaging sonar for EOD divers announces the contract signature with the Slovenian Navy for the supply of one COMET-MCM AUV and two NEMOSENS micro-AUVs.

TMC and Allseas Achieve Historic Milestone: Nodules Collected from the Seafloor and Lifted to the Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser During Pilot Trials in the Clarion Clipperton Zone for First Time Since the 1970s

TMC the metals company Inc., an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, today announced that it has successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface, in what represents the first integrated system test conducted in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s.

Maldives Minister Declares Nekton Mission a Success

The Environment Minister of the Maldives says the knowledge acquired by local and international scientists - who have spent the past month mapping and sampling the previously unexplored depths of the world’s lowest-lying nation - will be vital to help policymakers manage and protect the marine environment.

NOAA Awards Contract to Establish Ocean Partnership Office

NOAA Research, through NOAA Ocean Exploration, has awarded a $3.5 million, five-year contract to Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS) to establish the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Office to support NOAA and the Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) in their role in jointly co-chairing the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG).

Kongsberg to Supply Hugin AUVs Plus HIPAP Equipment to Polish Navy Mine Countermeasure Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce a contract award with Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA (RSB) to supply three shipsets of KONGSBERG HUGIN AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) systems and related HiPAP positioning and communication systems for three newbuild warships for the Polish Navy.

Kongsberg HUGIN Superior successfully integrated with SeeByte’s SeeTrack Multi-domain software

SeeByte, the global leader of smart software solutions for uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) have successfully integrated their multi-domain, command and control software with Kongsberg’s HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The HUGIN Superior AUV System is the most capable commercially available AUV. Rated to 6000 metres it generates a superior data set coupled with the best position solution possible.

Novacavi Cable Prototype Successfully Tested

Prototyping is an important activity in most new product development processes. Whether the aim is to explore new opportunities or refine existing technologies, NOVACAVI can be a valuable partner in defining the right cable solution. With in-depth specialized materials knowledge and versatile manufacturing techniques, NOVACAVI specializes in taking applications from technical requirements to design and from design to prototype.

Australia’s Super-Sized Salmon Farmer Gets a Fifth Falcon

Huon Aquaculture, Australia’s second largest salmon farmer, has purchased another Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle to support its marine and environmental operations. This brings Huon’s Falcon fleet to five. Huon sees the Seaeye Falcon as a vital farming tool for surveying and monitoring their marine leases in South East Tasmania, Australia.
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