ROV Planet Articles

Fugro’s innovative partnership with KAUST to train Saudi students in marine technology

Fugro’s new partnership with KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) was marked recently with the inauguration of the KAUST - Fugro Center of Excellence for Marine Technology. Beginning a mutually beneficial partnership, the new centre will provide training in ROV operations and hydrographic survey within the Kingdom as part of the Saudisation programme.

Houston Mechatronics Unveils Revolutionary Underwater Robot

Houston Mechatronics announced their revolutionary new subsea robot, Aquanaut. Aquanaut is a multipurpose subsea robot which employs a patented shape-shifting transformation from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), removing the need for vessels and tethers. The vehicle enables both the efficient collection of data over long distances as well as manipulation of subsea objects at a significantly lower cost than today’s technology.

New Technology at Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd

Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR) have further complimented its rental equipment inventory with the Innomar SES-2000 medium-100 parametric sub-bottom profiling systems.

Jeremy Stuhr to lead US growth for ROV Planet from May 2018

ROV Planet, a leading independent media & market intelligence provider focussed on Subsea Construction Technology and Underwater Vehicles across the Scientific, Naval, Offshore Renewables, and Oil & Gas sectors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Stuhr as the Area Sales Manager with effect from 1st May 2018. Jeremy will be based in our Houston office and will take full responsibility for the leadership and development of ROV Planet's North & South American business activity.

i-Tech Services and Leidos partner to drive digitalisation subsea

Today i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, and Leidos announced a five-year digitalisation partnership agreement.

Meet IOSTIA Webinar - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

You’re invited to attend the next Meet IOSTIA Webinar - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT). We will be joined by Bhavin Shah from member Anekonnect Incorporated who will provide an overview of their subsea connectors services and taking Q&A. We'll also provide an update on IOSTIA activities like BlueTech Expo. Please register at

STR Adds the Latest Underwater Acoustic Tracking Technology to Rental Pool

Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR) have recently boosted its equipment inventory with the purchase of a Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) underwater positioning system.

Another Major Gas Hydrate CSEM Mapping Campaign Completed in Japan

Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG), in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd. (Fukada), has completed a third high resolution Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM) survey of near surface gas hydrates using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) Vulcan system for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japanese waters.

Øyvind Mikaelsen Appointed New CEO of DeepOcean

Mr Mikaelsen was most recently Executive Vice President at Subsea7, and has 30 years of experience in the global subsea business holding various senior executive roles. Current DeepOcean interim CEO Ottar K. Mæland returns to his responsibilities as COO.

Fugro’s ultra-deepwater surveys support seabed mining exploration

Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), a subsidiary of DeepGreen Metals Inc.

Sonardyne welcomes Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems

Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has announced the appointment of Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems. Derek joins Sonardyne with immediate effect and brings with him extensive experience gained over 25 years working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors.

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) Europe - Call for Speakers

Building upon Teledyne Marine’s highly popular TMTW event hosted biennially in the USA, Teledyne Marine has decided to host this event in Cannes, France on October 9-11, 2018 to address the needs of customers in Europe and the surrounding area. As with the US based TMTW, this event will allow speakers, influencers, and attendees from around the globe to explore, learn, and share their experiences on a broad range of marine and inland technologies. This three-day workshop will once again include customer presentations, product/software training, networking opportunities, and on-water demonstrations provided by Teledyne Marine's top-tier manufacturers.

Belgian Navy renew SeeByte’s SeeTrack software licenses for their AUV fleet

SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, announced today the renewal of 10 SeeTrack licences used for the existing AUV fleet of the Belgian Navy.

Allseas touches down with Sonardyne dual GyroUSBLs on Lorelay stinger

Allseas, a global leader in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction, is to take advantage of the performance and operational benefits available from Sonardyne International’s GyroUSBL acoustic positioning technology, following an order for two systems for its 236 metre long lay vessel, Lorelay.

4000-Meter Manned Submersible for Titanic Survey Expedition Equipped with iXblue’s Inertial Navigation Systems and USBL Subsea Positioning Solution

OceanGate, Inc., a provider of manned submersible services, and iXblue, a global company that provides innovative solutions for navigation, positioning and underwater imaging, are combining forces to conduct the first manned submersible expedition to the wreck of the RMS Titanic since 2005. iXblue’s Phins 6000 inertial navigation system and Posidonia USBL positioning system will both be used for the accurate and reliable navigation and positioning of OceanGate’s Titan, the newest addition to the company’s fleet of deep sea manned submersibles and the first privately-owned manned submersible capable of reaching Titanic depths.

DeepOcean Acquires Delta SubSea

Delta SubSea is an agile and cost effective provider of Inspection Maintenance and Repair (IMR) and light construction services with a strong focus on the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and US based customers with international operations such as West Africa, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. The company owns and operates ten Schilling manufactured Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from its operating base in Montgomery, Texas. Delta SubSea has a proven track record of delivering IMR and construction support services to a variety of international oil companies in its core markets. The entire ROV fleet is currently mobilized on a fleet of six state-of-the-art subsea construction vessels of which four are Jones Act complaint. Delta SubSea has an engineering and consulting division and an in-house subsea tooling solutions division that supports customers with innovative and fit for purpose tooling solutions.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 15

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 15: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring Forssea Robotics Introducing ATOLL: The 1st Autonomous Docking ROV – Oceaneering Acquires Ecosse Subsea – Deploying Lightweight ROVs for EOD Operations – The Integra AUV/ROV: How Hybrid Vehicles Transform Underwater Exploration and Inspection – High Precision Operation in the Black Sea: Thanks to iXblue – Poster – Seatronics Introduces VALOR ROV – NEKTON Mission II – Deepsea Power & Light Releases 4K UHD Capable APEX Seacam – Subsea Expo 2018 Review – Underwater Intervention 2018 Review – QSTAR Practical ROV Training Module – Equipment Review: The RUD ROV Hook – IOSTIA: Advancing the Business of Ocean Technology.

International Submarine Engineering (ISE) Delivers Additional Explorer AUVs Equipped with Innovative Imaging System

International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) has completed the delivery of two of its most current Explorer AUVs. The delivery adds to the fleet of AUVS already delivered by ISE to the customer. The latest vehicles have received an exceptionally advanced underwater video/still photo subsystem payload in addition to the multi beam echo sounders and side scan sonars the Explorers already carry. The addition of this new camera system provides exciting new operational capabilities and showcases the ISE Explorer AUVs inherent upgradability and ease of integration of diverse sensor packages to maintain current technology capabilities.
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