ROV Planet Articles

EVENT: Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Barcelona

Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the Sustainable Ocean Summit - SOS is a unique, high-level business gathering focused on private sector collaboration for sustainable ocean economies. The theme of SOS 2022 is the ocean-climate-biodiversity nexus.

Greensea Systems Inc. partners with sister company Armach Robotics and Maryland’s Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) leading to contract award from US Navy’s Office of Naval Research

Marine Software Pioneer, Greensea Systems Inc. has recently been awarded a contract for a 2-year Phase II Option Period by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research to continue the technology development for an Autonomous Hull Cleaning Vehicle. This is a continuation of the work that Greensea has been conducting through a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program since 2018.

Fugro Assists Vattenfall with the Design of Norfolk Offshore Wind Development

Fugro has been awarded a new marine site investigation contract by Vattenfall for their Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm located off England’s east coast.

The Royal Navy Unveiled a Unique Testbed Ship to Support Trials of the Latest Tech and Autonomous Systems

The 42m, 270-tonne vessel arrived in Portsmouth this week and is named after former Royal Navy sailor and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Blackett.

Subsea 7 and Van Oord consortium awarded contract offshore Guyana

Subsea 7 and Van Oord today announced the award of a substantial contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) for the Gas to Energy project offshore Guyana, in water depths of up to 1,450 metres.

GSR Featured in Documentary About Independently Monitored Deep-Sea Technology Trial

The successful engineering trial of an ultra deepwater nodule collecting robot developed by Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR) was featured in an ARTE.TV documentary that aired on 26 July.

South West England Innovators Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Solutions for Seagrass Monitoring

A new, non-invasive method to measure and monitor seagrass biomass on the seabed around England’s South West coast is being developed as part of an ongoing, collaborative project.

Golden Arrow Marine Supplies Smartgyro Stabilization for Nauticus Robotics Hydronaut Vessels Built by Diverse Marine

Golden Arrow Marine is supplying advanced Smartgyro SG80 gyroscopic stabilization units to Cowes boatbuilder Diverse Marine for installation on its new 18-meter Hydronaut vessels for Houston-based Nauticus Robotics.

Oceaneering Wins ROV Service Contract Offshore Brazil

Today, Oceaneering International announces that its Subsea Robotics segment has been awarded a multi-year service contract supporting Petrobras projects off the coast of Brazil. This award continues to build on our success in growing our remotely operated vehicle (ROV) business in an important energy market.

Oceanology International Americas Announces Two Key Partnerships

RX Global, the organisers of the world’s leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference, Oceanology International Americas (OiA), are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Marine Technology Society (MTS).

iXblue and ECA Group Demonstrate Successful Subsea Asset Tracking to Polish Naval Academy

iXblue and ECA Group recently demonstrated successful subsea asset tracking in shallow waters using iXblue Gaps M7 USBL (Ultra Short BaseLine) positioning system and ECA Group new R7 ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

Impact Subsea has Released a New Generation of Underwater Flooded Member Detection Systems

ISFMD V3 provides a highly intuitive yet simple to use flooded member detection system for deployment by divers or ROVs. The system provides capability to test and store results for multiple members at a time. Multiple members can be preconfigured prior to commencing the survey with details of diameter, length and angle. Multiple readings can be logged per member, including at different test positions around the member.

UK Met Office Selects Sonardyne Acoustic Releases for Mooring Weather Buoys

Acoustic release transponders from ocean science technology company Sonardyne have been chosen by the UK’s Met Office to secure its network of moored buoy Marine Automatic Weather Stations (MAWS) in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Teledyne RD Instruments Announces Expanded Sales Network in China

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has announced a restructure of their distribution network in China to improve service for local customers. TRDI has expanded their existing relationship with Xiamen Lawlink Development Co., Ltd., located in Xiamen, China. Xiamen Lawlink will now distribute TRDI’s full line of ADCPs for water resources applications. To maximize their reach, they will continue to work with five existing regional representatives: Guangzhou Hestoon Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Yellow River Hydro Science Co., Ltd., Jiangsu NAIWCH Co., Ltd., Nanjing Hengshui Technology Co., Ltd., and Wuhan Long Ya Technologies Co., Ltd.

Human-Occupied Submersible Alvin Makes Historic Dive

Today, the human-occupied submersible Alvin made history when it successfully reached a depth of 6,453 meters (nearly 4 miles) in the Puerto Rico Trench, north of San Juan, P.R. This is the deepest dive ever in the 58-year history of the storied submersible.

Blueprint Lab Announces Plan to Adopt New Corporate Name ‘Reach Robotics’

Blueprint Lab Pty Ltd announced today that it will change its corporate name to Reach Robotics Pty Ltd. As part of the name change, the company will release a new logo and reflect the name change on all its owned media in the coming weeks.

New Test Tank Complete at Phoenix Bayou Vista, LA Yard

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the completion of a new, modern test tank at our Bayou Vista, LA facility. This tank can be used for multiple subsea applications, such as underwater weld testing (both wet and dry habitat conditions), underwater Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and performance trials including underwater welding certifications and underwater tooling calibration and testing. It can be rented by clients to perform equipment or material trials in a controlled underwater environment prior to project execution.

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ Fleet Upgraded to Latest Technology with iXblue’s Oceano HD15 Cable Lay Acoustic Releases

It has already been 20 years since Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), a leader in the manufacturing and installation of underwater optical systems, has chosen iXblue to equip its fleet of 6 cable ships, managed by Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA). With two releasers per ship, ASN owns as many as 23 iXblue Oceano acoustic releases, to help deploy equipment underwater, whether in shallow waters or on the continental shelf. Their main advantages are their reliability, extreme resistance to corrosion and ease of use.

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