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U.S. Navy Foils Iranian Attempt to Capture Unmanned Vessel in Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 29-30.

Oceaneering Forms Inspection Technology Collaboration with InnetiQs

Oceaneering International announced today that it has formed a collaboration agreement with InnetiQs GmbH (IQ) to explore and develop advanced inspection solutions for the offshore and onshore energy markets.

Verlume strengthens leadership team in preparation for growth at scale

Verlume, a specialist in intelligent energy management and energy storage, has bolstered its leadership team by appointing a chief commercial officer, Andy Martin, and making two internal promotions to chief technology officer and chief operating officer for Paul Slorach and Jonny Moroney, respectively.

Schlumberger, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 Create Joint Venture

Schlumberger, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 today announced an agreement to form a joint venture to deliver a step change in subsea production economics by helping customers unlock reserves, reduce time to first oil and lower development costs while simultaneously delivering on their decarbonization objectives.

Greensea Expansion Leads to Opening at Third Location

Marine robotics technology specialist, Greensea Systems Inc. (Greensea), announces opening at a third location to accommodate its growing workforce and support strengthening its presence in the region. The new office, located at 4901 Morena Blvd, San Diego, California, provides ample room to accommodate the local team, new hires, as well as a spacious production area. It also allows Greensea to take advantage of the technology hiring pool found in Southern California in anticipation of further expansion.

Oceaneering Announces Freedom™ AUV Achieves TRL 6 For Pipeline Inspection

Oceaneering announced today that its Freedom™ AUV, following an extensive testing and qualification program, has achieved Technology Readiness Level 6 on a 1-9 scale, as assessed by an expert industry group with representation from TotalEnergies, Chevron, and Equinor.

Oceaneering Chooses HUVRdata Platform to Enhance Digital Asset Management

Oceaneering International announces today that it will utilize the Inspection Data Management Software (IDMS) platform provided by Austin-based software firm HUVRdata (HUVR) to enhance its current Integrity Management offerings. The arrangement leverages our industry-leading subject-matter expertise and accelerates HUVR’s technology roadmap to create new and enhanced software products that are of value to Oceaneering’s customers.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 32

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 32: The magazine of choice for Ocean Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - 3D at Depth: The Future is Green - OPENSEA Open Architecture: Anything is Possible on OPENSEA - Task Force 59: Integration of Unmanned Systems and AI into Military Ops - Hyper-Sub Platform Technologies Present the Fast Boat (Dry Cabin) Submarine - USV Technology Integration for Offshore Data Harvesting on the Valorous Floating Offshore Wind Project - Powering Autonomous Subsea Inspection for Offshore Wind Farms - Creating the Perfect Setup: For Inspecting Spaces Too Small for Inspection Class ROVs - Poster: U-Boat Worx - Exploring the Subsea World with U-Boat Worx Submersibles - Research Vessel Quips and Instrument Mooring Tips - Ocean Exploration Trust: Combining Technology and Outreach for Ocean Exploration - Fugro’s Integration of eROVs to USVs - Ten Types of USVs for Us to Explore in 2022 - Digital Edge’s New Mobile DVR Workstation - RTS Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Japan goes 3D with Saab Seaeye Falcon

Japan’s 3D survey company, Windy Network, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle for its global operations. They intend deploying the Falcon on a wide range of missions, including academic research, marine archaeology, fishery surveys and construction installation studies, such as offshore wind energy sites.

Human-Occupied Vehicle Alvin Successfully Completes Science Verification

The human-occupied submersible Alvin is ready to return to scientific research at its newly certified maximum depth of 6500 meters (4 miles). That’s the conclusion of a team of scientists who have spent the past three weeks taking the iconic sub through its paces at locations at the Puerto Rico Trench and Mid-Cayman Rise, testing its scientific and engineering systems to ensure they are capable of supporting the demands of deep-sea sample and data collection.

Saipem and OSRL Reinforce their Cooperation

Saipem and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) have signed an extension of their existing Services Agreement to include the provision of FlatFish, Saipem’s underwater drone for environmental monitoring and inspection of asset integrity.

3D at Depth Announce Record Growth in First Half of 2022 with New Aberdeen Hub and Two Senior Recruits

3D at Depth, the global leader in commercial subsea LiDAR laser technology, has appointed two senior staff members at their new Aberdeen base, which is officially being opened this week with a ceremony and technical sessions. Rob Davidson and Tarry Waterson both joined this month, hitting the ground running to assist with sales and business development of the company's leading asset, Cuvier DEEP™, the World's only deep-water Subsea LiDAR™ providing end-to-end service. With previous roles in DeepOcean, Boskalis, Proserv and Technip; Rob brings over 12 years' experience in the industry, five of which in Senior and Lead roles in the capacity of Project Surveyor.

ECA Group’s Mine Counter Measures Modernisation Solution Hits a Key Milestone

Last june, ECA Group welcomed the Latvian Navy to carry out the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for their modernised ship’s Command and Control (CC) system and Mine Identification and Disposal systems (MIDS). These systems will be soon integrated onto Latvia’s Tripartite-class Mine Hunter vessels (IMANTA Class). The Latvian Navy will be the first to be equipped with a comprehensive drone solution from ECA Group, specifically designed to be fitted during modernisation programmes of previous generation Mine Hunters.

Watbots Orders, with Over 600 Robots on Pre-order, New M16 Modems from Water Linked

Watbots, one of the most exciting aquaculture tech start-up’s to watch this year, have appointed Water Linked as their supplier of underwater communication technology. This newly developed iteration of the M64 modem, called the M16, will enable the Watbot, the most advanced fish cage cleaning robot on the market, to communicate natively with the base station without signal interference.

Norwegian Offshore Rental moves to Aksdal, Norway

Norwegian Offshore Rental (NOR), a Norwegian-based offshore and subesa equipment rental company has been experiencing growth. As a result of this they have outgrown their facility in Haugesund, Norway, and has moved to a larger facility in Aksdal, Norway.

Ashtead Technology Signs Rental Agreement with RTS and Invests in New Technologies

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a rental agreement with Norway-based RTS, an international provider of electronic engineering equipment for the underwater industry.

Falcon as Expedition Yacht Rescue Robot

For expedition yacht Dapple a Saab Seaeye deep-rated Falcon robot has been chosen as a standby rescue resource for emergency recovery of their manned submersible.

Energy Efficient New Film-Ocean HQ Uses Recycled Plastics from Oceans and Fishing Nets in its New Build

Film-Ocean Ltd, based in Ellon Aberdeenshire, is absolutely delighted with the progress on its new facilities. Construction commenced at the start of 2022, with the workshop and ROV test tank in place, the main building framework installed and clad, with construction now focused on internal fit-out and build. Film-Ocean aims to take occupancy of the new sight in November 2022.

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