ROV Planet Articles

Fast-moving Waterfalls in the Deep Sea

New research led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered how fast-moving waterfalls under the sea control the shape and behaviour of submarine channels. These underwater channels are the offshore equivalents of rivers, but can be much larger. Submarine channels can extend for tens to thousands of kilometres offshore, providing an important conduit for the transfer of sediment, nutrients and pollutants, such as microplastics, to the deep-sea. Avalanches of sediment that flow down these channels also pose a hazard to networks of seafloor cables that underpin global communications, including the internet.

Fugro Wins 3-Year IRM ROV Support Contract with Seamec for ONGC Project

Fugro has won a 3-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract with SEAMEC LIMITED (Seamec) to support their asset management project for ONGC off the west coast of India.

USS Accession 350 and Inception MK II USV’s Conduct High Resolution Bathymetry and Mobile Laser Scan Survey in Conwy River, Wales

Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) was recently commissioned by Conwy County Borough Council to undertake a Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder (MBES) and mobile laser scan survey of Conwy quay wall, Conwy bridge, Conwy cob and Tal Y Cafn bridge structures located within Conwy River. As detailed by the Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the purpose of the survey was to assess the scour extents at the structure’s foundations and to provide additional information on the above surface structure.

iXblue, Woolpert Partner to Deliver LiDAR Mapping Services to New Zealand Councils

Woolpert, Inc and iXblue Sea Operations division, part of the French based iXblue Group, have been awarded two significant airborne LiDAR mapping projects in New Zealand covering over 38,500 square kilometres for the Hawke’s Bay and Waikato regional and local councils.

Partnership Deal With ROVQUIP Ltd and Rental Technology & Services AS (RTS)

Fast-growing subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) tooling rental and equipment specialist ROVQUIP, has agreed a partnership deal with Norway-based rental specialist RTS AS.

Oceaneering Launches OceanSMART Business to Eliminate Waste and Increase Transparency within Bulk Cargo Logistics Industry

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) is proud to announce the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency within the bulk commodity cargo logistics industry.

RJE Oceanbotics™ Welcomes Shawn Devlin

RJE Oceanbotics™ is excited to announce that Shawn Devlin has joined the team.

Maersk Drilling Joins Danish Offshore CO2 Storage Consortium

Maersk Drilling is joining a­ new CO2 storage consortium formed by INEOS Oil & Gas Denmark and Wintershall Dea. The consortium is maturing one of the most progressed carbon capture and storage projects inside Danish jurisdiction and targets the development of CO2 storage capacity offshore Denmark based on

COVID-19 and Deep Ocean Research

Due to COVID-19 global pandemic, several researches around the world have initiated investigations to understand the correlation between the virus dispersion related to environmental factors, the importance of climate change, the anthropogenic impact in the modification of ecosystems and the risk of the appearing of new pandemics. In this scientific field, so relevant to humanity, it is necessary to take into account oceanic research and consider investigations in the deep areas of the oceans.

Electro-mechanical Custom Cable for Reliable Water Monitoring

NOVACAVI designed and supplied a thin and light but strong and tough two conductors’ custom cable with a liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) fiber braid strength member and a PUR Hydrolysis UV resistant outer sheath for high-quality water sampling equipment for sea and ocean technology application.

Industry Group Urges the UK Government to Exempt All Offshore Energy Sector Workers from Its Quarantine Restrictions

The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on 8 June.

Swedish FMV selects iXblue’s Quadrans navigation system to equip its fleet of high speed crafts

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has recently signed a contract with navigation company iXblue for up to 172 FOG based Quadrans gyrocompasses. Delivered over the span of 4 years, the Quadrans navigation systems will equip the Swedish Navy’s fleet of high speed crafts, mainly combat boats CB90.

Schmidt Ocean Institute to Boost Public Understanding of the Ocean Through Expanded Partnership with NOAA

Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that it will formalize and expand its longstanding partnership with NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research to explore, characterize and map the deep ocean and boost public understanding of the global ocean. The newly signed memorandum of agreement with NOAA could expand the United States’ ability to explore, map the seafloor and publicly share the discoveries

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints Chinese Partner to Support Asian Growth Strategy

Forum Energy Technologies has announced that Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd will represent Forum for the sale of the company’s extensive range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in China, including its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.

Aker Solutions Wins Umbilicals Contract for the King's Quay Development

Aker Solutions was awarded a contract from Subsea 7 to deliver umbilicals for Murphy Exploration and Production Company - USA’s King’s Quay development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

New Partnership for Spectis Robotics Set to Create International Opportunities

A specialist provider of remotely operated robotic crawlers and camera systems, Spectis Robotics, has announced a partnership agreement with a Canadian firm.

Subsea Specialists Set to Expand Following Business Gateway Support

A North East subsea specialist company, that provides electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic services, and promotes a circular economy, is preparing to expand its operations, following support and advice from Business Gateway. Legasea is set to expand into international markets over the next 12 months and is anticipating the growth of its team into 2021, with the addition of up to ten new roles. This follows the successful delivery of a variety of projects for exploration and production operators and oil and gas service companies, which were successfully completed prior to the pandemic.

Sonardyne’s BlueComm Underwater Communications Selected by Australian Defence Science and Technology Group

Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) has acquired a BlueComm undersea communications system from Sonardyne International Ltd. as part of its ongoing program in maritime autonomous systems (MAS).

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