ROV Planet Articles

Operation Ravenel: The Search for the Wreck has Begun in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

03.06.2021
A research campaign aiming to find the wreck of the Ravenel fishing trawler, which disappeared back in January 1962 off the coast of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (France), has begun on May 23, 2021. Despite several attempts over the past decades, the wreck remains unfound. Thanks to the use of DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), designed, developed and operated by iXblue, this new research campaign relies on unprecedented technological means to solve this mystery, that remains one of the most important shipwrecks in the history of French fishing.

Sonardyne and SeeByte Advance UMS Navigation and Autonomy in Challenging Environments

02.06.2021
Maritime defence technology company Sonardyne and uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) software experts SeeByte have been awarded UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) funding to enhance and extend the future operational capability of autonomous and remotely operated systems in challenging battlespace domains.

Fugro CEO Mark Heine Participates in UN Ocean Decade Launch Event

02.06.2021
Fugro CEO Mark Heine participated alongside world leaders and experts from a diverse range of stakeholder groups in the First International Ocean Decade Conference. The virtual high-level event was convened to celebrate the launch of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, a multifaceted initiative focused on reversing the cycle of decline in ocean health and creating improved conditions for sustainable ocean development worldwide.

Ocean Drones Brave Hurricanes to Make Coastal Communities Safer

01.06.2021
Saildrone is announcing a new mission to deploy five uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) from the US Virgin Islands in August to gather key data throughout the 2021 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season. The USVs will be equipped with specially designed “hurricane wings” to enable them to operate in extreme conditions. Saildrones are the only USVs capable of collecting this data and are designed to withstand winds over 70 mph and waves over 10 feet, which occur during a hurricane weather system. The five saildrones will sail into the paths of hurricanes to provide valuable real-time observations for numerical hurricane prediction models and to collect new insights into how these large and destructive weather cells grow and intensify.

Kraken Receives Order to Equip 2nd Teledyne Gavia SeaRaptor AUV with AquaPix® SAS Sonar

01.06.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce a second purchase order for 6000-meter rated AquaPix® MINSAS 120 sonars from Teledyne Gavia. While we cannot provide the specific amount of these orders to Kraken, they total between $1.75 and $2.0 million. Kraken expects to fulfill these orders in 2021.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 27

31.05.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 27: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and Marine Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Vaarst: Cloud Robotics Company with Vast Opportunities - What’s Next and What’s Needed in Offshore Oil and Gas - Mimosa: The Mission Planning and Monitoring Software with the Right Mix of Ingredients - Intelligent Robots Could be the Best Choice to Mine the Deep Seafloor - Cost-Effective Subsea Operations with HonuWorx - Skilltrade Hydrographic Survey Course Review: E-Learning Modules - Poster: Hydromea ExRay - HMS Oardacious - The Future of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Industry - Argeo Orders Two SeaRaptor AUVs for Ultra-Deepwater Surveys - Sea Sentinel: Bionic Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from NOA Marine - Modelling, Testing, and Sea Trials: All Without Leaving the Lab - Balmoral ROV Buoyancy Featuring Aerospace Bonding Won’t Let You Down - Aleron Achieve Operational and Cost Efficiencies for ROV Manipulator Operations - Digital Edge Introduces the Edg

Contributing to Faster, More Efficient Aquaculture Cage Net Inspection with Autonomous ROV Navigation

31.05.2021
Norwegian researchers are working on projects that are providing the groundwork for a revolution in aquaculture. As a small part of this revolution, Nortek’s DVL is helping to bring autonomous navigation to ROVs used in Norwegian fish farms.

Remote Offshore Rescue Service among Robotics Backed by UK Government

27.05.2021
UK offshore wind workers could be kept safe using a remotely operated search and rescue service, thanks to a project backed by £7 million of government support. This project is one of 38 business-led projects which will receive funding to accelerate their robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The projects are part of UK Research and Innovation’s robots for a safer world challenge.

Saipem Hydrone-R Wins OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award

26.05.2021
Saipem has been conferred the 2021 Spotlight on New Technology® Award by Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for its Hydrone-R Underwater Intervention Drone (UID). OTC, one of the world’s leading energy events, will be held from 16-19 August in Houston, Texas.

Equinor, RWE and Hydro Team up for Offshore Wind in the Norwegian North Sea

26.05.2021
Equinor, RWE Renewables and Hydro REIN have signed a collaboration agreement for offshore wind in Norway. The partners will jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop a large-scale bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area in the Norwegian North Sea.


Benthic Completes Santos Dorado Field Geotechnical Site Investigation Services, Australia

26.05.2021
Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of the geo-services segment within marine energy and infrastructure services group Acteon, has provided Santos with geotechnical site investigation services at the Dorado field off the coast of Western Australia.

NorSat-3 Maritime Traffic Monitoring Microsatellite is Launched with State-of-the-art Kongsberg Technology

26.05.2021
Kongsberg technology is set to play a pivotal role in the working life of a recently-activated microsatellite. The Norwegian Space Agency’s new NorSat-3, launched on April 29th, 2021 from Vega Flight VV 18 which took off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, will be used by the Norwegian Coastal Administration for monitoring maritime traffic in Norway’s busy seaways. Its AIS and NRD (navigation radar detector) payload draws upon Kongsberg’s most advanced, future-proof developments in space-based vessel detection.

DSEI 2021 to Run as a Live Event

26.05.2021
The biennial defence and security event, DSEI, will proceed as planned in September 2021 with a new digital offering running alongside the much-anticipated live exhibition.

WAMS Rental and Services Company Invests in iXblue DriX USV to Expand its Operational Capabilities

25.05.2021
Brazil newly created rental and services company, WAMS, adds iXblue DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to its existing pool of equipment. Offering the most modern technology for underwater service and research, this new investment marks an important turn in the company’s offering. Available for WAMS customers in Brazil, the DriX USV will increase operational performance for shallow water hydrographic and geophysical surveys as well as LBL array box-in operations, and ROV/AUV tracking for deep water projects.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Takes Delivery of World`s First Edgetech 2050-DSS Systems

25.05.2021
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) are delighted to announce it’s ‘world first’ delivery of two EdgeTech 2050-DSS systems. The systems have arrived at STR’s Perth Facility, where they are currently being prepared for operations in Asia Pacific.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces U.S. Navy Order of REMUS 300 UUVs

25.05.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

24.05.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a very large(1) contract by Petrobras for the development of the Mero-3 field located approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at 2,200 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Hybrid AUV Secures Statnett Survey Contract for Modus

24.05.2021
Global subsea services company, Modus Subsea Services Ltd has been awarded a contract to perform survey services in connection with a new cable corridor requirement in Ofotfjorden, northern Norway. The campaign will use the Modus Hybrid AUV (HAUV) system which represents the very latest in merged ROV and AUV technology.
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