ROV Planet Articles

SeeByte Awarded Contract to Demonstrate Interoperability in Maritime Autonomous Systems

06.10.2021
Unmanned maritime systems software experts, SeeByte, have been awarded a contract under Dstl’s R-Cloud framework to continue work with the SCI-343 Research Task Group (RTG) “Enabling Federated, Collaborative Autonomy”.

Greensea Signs Contract with Ocean Infinity

05.10.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, entered into a contract with Ocean Infinity to provide OPENSEA as the open architecture platform that the Armada Dynamic Payloads Control (DPC) will be built upon. During the contract, Greensea and Ocean Infinity will collaborate on creating advanced robotic control and supervision capabilities for the Armada fleet’s payloads. The DPC will provide a framework for supervising and controlling an ROV system, including the deck gear and launch and recovery systems, by operators located at any of Ocean Infinity’s remote control centers. Through the OPENSEA API and OPENSEA SDK interfaces, Greensea, Ocean Infinity, or any of its partners can easily plug into the Armada DPC to add functionality to the fleet through the open architecture interfaces provided by OPENSEA.

OTAQ Group Appoints Chief Commercial Officer to Head-up Business Expansion

05.10.2021
As part of a major commercial expansion strategy, OTAQ Group today announces the appointment of Richard Beesley as Chief Commercial Officer, who will join its senior leadership team.

Action Packed Line-up for Ocean Business 2021

04.10.2021
Visitors will meet world class companies, see exciting new products, make business connections, and access a full spectrum of learning opportunities Ocean Business 2021, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, from 12-14 October 2021, is counting down to delivering the biggest ocean technology event this year.

Saipem Signs Agreement with WSense for Development of Communication Networks for Underwater Drones

04.10.2021
Saipem and WSense, an Italian start-up in the field of innovation, have signed a cooperation agreement for developing complex communication networks for subsea drones.

Inside the Eye of the Storm: Saildrone Collects Live Video of Category 4 Hurricane

01.10.2021
In a world first, a 23-foot Saildrone Explorer equipped with a specially designed “hurricane” wing has collected the first video footage of the extreme weather conditions inside a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. The mission is a partnership between Saildrone and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Five vehicles were deployed to better understand the ocean processes that are occurring as hurricane intensity increases, which means collecting data immediately before and during a hurricane.

Subsea 7 Awarded Major Subsea Contract

30.09.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major1 contract that will be recorded in the backlog of the Subsea and Conventional business unit in the third quarter.

MacArtney to Launch the New NEXUS 8 Multiplexer at Ocean Business 2021

30.09.2021
Underwater technology specialists MacArtney are to launch the latest addition to the NEXUS multiplexer family at the biannual Ocean Business 2021 exhibition, held between 12-14 October in Southampton, UK.

Enshore Subsea Cable Installation Contract Award

29.09.2021
Enshore Subsea, has been awarded a major contract with Al Gihaz Contracting for the provision of equipment and services to install three undersea electric power cables circuits as part of a long-awaited government subsea cable project in Bahrain.

EdgeTech Introduces New Nadir Gap-Fill Sonar for the 2205 AUV, ROV and USV Based Sonar Solutions

29.09.2021
EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has recently introduced an innovative and new method to provide nadir gap coverage on the EdgeTech 2205 sonar platforms. Complementing this new technology is SonarWiz from Chesapeake Technology, providing a software solution to support processing and mosaicking the new gap fill solution.


Bureau Veritas delivers Approval in Principle to DriX - an innovative USV

29.09.2021
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to iXblue, a global high-tech company and a pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, for its innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) named DriX. This AiP addresses the safety requirementsof the marine drone, which operates under the novel concept of remotely supervised autonomy.

`Tough and Reliable` Falcon for Geo Oceans

28.09.2021
Further expanding their robotic vehicle fleet, Geo Oceans has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon for its “reliable and hard wearing” reputation.

Fugro Completes Geohazard Site Investigation Activity on Block 58 in Suriname

27.09.2021
Fugro has finalised fieldwork on a site investigation programme for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

Havfram on Course to be an Industry Leader in Transitioning its Workforce to Renewables Offshore Wind Next Focus of Company Expansion

26.09.2021
Havfram, an international subsea and offshore wind contractor, is gearing up its activity and investment as it moves closer to fulfilling its commitment to becoming a global leading company in the transition from offshore oil & gas to offshore renewables and wind. The company has almost doubled its global workforce in the past 18 months, taking it from 150 to 275, partly in response to increased work in projects across the world, but also to support the transition of its workforce to renewables. The target is to have a majority renewable income by the middle of the decade.

Seiche Ltd Undertakes Underwater Acoustic Field Verification Survey and Marine Mammal Mitigation in Northern Spain for ACSM

24.09.2021
Seiche Ltd were selected by ACSM earlier this year to provide pre-survey modelling, underwater acoustic verification for two pieces of equipment (Sparker and SBP) to verify how they would affect marine mammals in the area along with continuous Acoustic and Visual Marine Mammal Mitigation services.

Robotics Vital to the Renewables Expansion Needed to Reach Net Zero

24.09.2021
Accelerating the development of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) will be a significant enabler to reaching Net Zero, according to new research from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

24.09.2021
Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student and early career marine technology professionals, women in marine science and technology, and other joint activities between the two societies and the Institute.

Seatronics First to Order Sonardyne’s New SPRINT-Nav Navigator for VALOR ROV

24.09.2021
Subsea technology specialist Seatronics has been announced as the first customer for Sonardyne’s new SPRINT-Nav Mini Navigator, launched just one week ago. Seatronics has purchased the technology, the world’s smallest hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation instrument, for its VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), itself designed to be the smallest, most powerful and capable inspection class ROV in its category.
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