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CleanTech Acquisition and Nauticus Robotics Complete Business Combination

Nauticus Robotics, Inc., formerly known as CleanTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: CLAQ), today announced the successful closing of its business combination on September 9, 2022 with Nauticus Robotics, Inc. (“Nauticus”), a developer of ocean robots, autonomy software, and services to the marine industries. Nauticus’ mission is to become the most impactful ocean robotics company through the deployment of autonomous maritime systems. The resulting combined company will operate under the name Nauticus Robotics, Inc. and will be led by Nauticus Founder and CEO Nicolaus Radford and the current executive team. The combined company’s common stock and public warrants will trade on NASDAQ under the symbols “KITT” and “KITTW,” respectively, effective September 13, 2022.

OceanTools Introduces New L6 Subsea Light

OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, add another AC lamp to their range of industry leading subsea lighting. Available as either a floodlight or a spotlight the L6 lamp has been designed to be used on underwater vehicles and installations with a 120VAC/DC supply. The lamp offers up to 10,000 lumens of illumination with flicker free dimming using either RS232, RS485 or analogue control and a range of colour temperature options. Depending on the operating depth requirement, the L6 is available in Anodised Aluminium (4000m rated) or Titanium (8000m)

VideoRay, Sonardyne, EIVA, and Voyis Demonstrating New Optical & Autonomy Capabilities at ANTX Coastal Trident

Voyis Imaging Inc., producers of underwater laser scanners and imaging systems for subsea surveys and inspections, is excited to announce a collaborative demonstration for the US Navy at ANTX Coastal Trident with VideoRay, a provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV), Sonardyne, producers of highly accurate positioning systems, and EIVA, developers of software for maritime survey and engineering operations.

Saab Seaeye Partners Maldives Mission

A Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle will join a fleet of submersibles on the Nekton Maldives Mission to help the Maldives Government carry out the first systematic survey and sampling of the Maldives from the surface to 1000 metre depths.

Seabed Conservation Project Receives Boost from Valeport

The largest seagrass restoration, education and innovation project in England, LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES, will receive support from environmental sensor manufacturer, Valeport, for the project’s final two years.

The Metals Company Subsidiary, NORI, Receives ISA Recommendation to Commence Pilot Nodule Collection Trials in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean

The Metals Company (TMC), an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, today announced that the International Seabed Authority has completed its review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP) submitted by its subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI), and recommended that it proceed with its forthcoming collector test.

Reach Subsea Awarded Significant Contract in Brazil

Reach Subsea ASA, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, has recently signed contracts amounting totally in excess of NOK 200 million, including an important strategic contract in the Brazilian market, which was signed today. The contract is the first result of a strategic partnership with a Brazilian offshore company.

Sonardyne Ranger 2 Acoustic Tracking Technology Selected for New Irish Research Vessel

Ireland's new state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel RV Tom Crean has entered service equipped with Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) underwater positioning technology from ocean science company Sonardyne.

International Nekton Science Team Sets Sail on Maldives Mission to Explore the Depths of the World's Lowest-lying Nation

Scientists from the UK-based Nekton Mission - who will be joined by 10 aquanauts from the Maldives - are about to go where no human has gone before. Over the next five weeks they'll be living aboard the RV Odyssey and diving deep into the Indian Ocean, in three-person submersibles, to map and sample the waters off the Maldives - the world's lowest-lying nation.

Ashtead Technology Announces Acquisition of WeSubsea

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has announced its intent to expand its mechanical solutions service offering with the planned acquisition of WeSubsea.

Ashtead Technology bolsters leadership team with new senior appointment

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Bob Gillespie as Commercial Director.

U.S. Navy Statement on Iranian Incident in Red Sea

The U.S. Navy intercepted an Iranian warship that seized and detained two U.S. unmanned surface vessels operated by U.S. 5th Fleet in the Red Sea, Sept. 1, two days after Iran was unsuccessful in seizing a similar vessel in the Arabian Gulf. Jamaran (FFLG 76), an Islamic Republic of Iran Navy ship, seized two Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessels operating near one another in international waters before returning the vessels to the U.S. Navy the next day.

Fugro Supports Italy’s Energy Transition with Renexia Survey for Med Wind Floating Wind Farm

Renexia, part of TOTO Holding, has awarded Fugro a survey contract for the Med Wind floating wind farm in the Strait of Sicily, one of the biggest renewable energy projects planned for the Mediterranean Sea, with 190 floating turbines for an installed capacity of 2.8 GW. Fugro will provide Renexia with detailed marine geophysical and environmental surveys, deploying state-of-the-art equipment and specialised personnel to acquire comprehensive Geo-data at the proposed wind farm location and along the two proposed export cable corridors.

OceanTools Celebrating 25 years of Innovation

On September 1st OceanTools Limited will be celebrating their twenty fifth anniversary. The company founder Kevin Parker says “OceanTools has come a long way since I cobbled together the industry’s first PC based video overlay system on my dining room table in 1997”. That overlay, having evolved over the years, is still in production in 2022 with several thousand units sold.

SeeByte Selected to Develop Future Crewed-Uncrewed Teaming Concept to Increase Trust in Autonomous Systems

SeeByte, the global leader of smart software solutions for uncrewed maritime systems, have been selected by the Ministry of Defence’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to design and develop a proof-of-concept solution to improve communication and understanding between operators and uncrewed maritime systems.

Sweden Increases Investment in Underwater Ranges

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding naval underwater signature ranges. The order, valued at MSEK 127.5, is a follow-up order to a contract signed in 2020 and the project will continue until 2026.

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.

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