ROV Planet Articles

Aquabotix to partner with specialty division Darley Defense for product distribution to U.S. Navy

16.11.2017
UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) (“Aquabotix" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the addition of W.S. Darley & Co. (Darley), a 100-year-old designer, manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, defense and emergency services equipment, as a distributor for Aquabotix in the United States. Through this partnership, Aquabotix will work closely with Darley Defense, a specialty division of Darley that markets new and existing products to the U.S. Department of Defense, to provide its underwater vehicles and camera systems to the U.S. Navy.

Phoenix Underwater Services Improve Propeller Performance Without The Need For Drydocking

16.11.2017
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) recently completed a seachest cleaning and hull inspection for the M/V Sanco Star. While performing these tasks, divers also inspected running gear of the vessel and reported to the client that both propellers were covered in hard marine growth. As a result of that inspection, Sanco Star requested that Phoenix divers return back to the vessel to clean and polish both propellers.

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) - ROV Competition - Mentors Wanted

16.11.2017
Two secondary schools local to Aberdeen, (Culsh and Inverurie) are each seeking a mentor to assist their respective teams in the MATE international robotics competition (Marine Advanced Technology Education). The competition is stewarded in Scotland by Robert Gordon University. A mentor (not necessarily a technologist) would offer guidance to a student team to refine clear thinking, offer suggestions where appropriate and of course offer encouragement in building and developing their entry. It is suggested an initial visit and 1 or 2 hours per month, but essentially be available by phone or email.

Greensea Appoints New Account Executive

16.11.2017
Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal ma-rine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Karl Lander as Account Executive. Prior to joining Greensea, Karl spent two decades with the United States Coast Guard. Most recently, he was the Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the in-ternal operations of an 85-member crew and managed a 137-member cross-functional team during a 64-day scientific expedition to the North Pole. Karl earned a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University in Oregon, and a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is a Certified Surface Supplied and SCUBA Diver with experience in military and scientific expeditions.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Announce Partnership with Marine UXO Equipment Specialists ‘SENSYS’

16.11.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR), a specialist in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology are delighted to announce its strategic partnership with SENSYS, who are a leading provider of geomagnetic and electromagnetic ground survey systems and components for land, aerial and marine environments.

Rovco Attracts Investment to Accelerate Growth Plans

15.11.2017
UK Subsea company Rovco has secured a six-figure investment from London-based Sustainable Ventures to help fast-track its ambitious growth plans. The investment will support Bristol-based Rovco as it enhances its range of subsea AI and 3D services and captures a larger share of the global offshore survey market. Through its Accelerator programme, Sustainable Ventures will also assist Rovco in building a high-profile team of industry focused non-executive directors and advisors, while supporting on additional raises of up to £3m over the next two years.

£19 million government investment in NOC technology announced

14.11.2017
The government this week announced an investment of over £19 million into NOC platforms and sensor development through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

Aquaterra Energy appoints new Financial Director

14.11.2017
Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has appointed Nick Hawkes as its new Financial Director as the company gears up for service expansion. Based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich, Mr Hawkes will be responsible for providing effective financial leadership and support to the business.

SMD urges graduate engineers to join the team!

14.11.2017
North east-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is urging university students to apply to its Graduate scheme. The two-year intensive training and development programme aims to cultivate young engineers in a variety of disciplines to work across SMD sites in North East England.

Trelleborg Builds a Strategic Alliance for the Future of Subsea Storage

13.11.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Safe Marine Transfer, LLC, to collaboratively mature and commercialize Safe Marine Transfer’s subsea chemical storage and injection system.

Subsea Technology & Rentals To Showcase Its Offering At Hydro17

10.11.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Hydro17 that is taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14-16 November 2017.

MCE Deepwater Development: Call for Abstracts

09.11.2017
Call for abstracts MCE Deepwater Development invites you to be a part of one of the industry’s most respected technical programs; submit your technical abstract today! No formal paper is due, simply fill out the information required and include a brief description of your topic. MCE Deepwater Development 2018 celebrates it’s 15th annual edition in Milan, Italy from 9-11 April, 2018! Open until 1 December, 2017

A new DP2 vessel joins Atlantic Marine!

08.11.2017
A new DP2 vessel joins Atlantic Marine! The DP2 MPSV Atlantic Supporter (ex DP Reel) has joined the Atlantic Marine fleet. The ship arrived under Atlantic Marine management yesterday is now located in Tilbury following a series of successful offshore performance and DP trials over the past few days.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 13

08.11.2017
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 13: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring ROV Technology Advances Through Global Oceaneering Mission Support Centers – Pulling Their Weight: Why Active Heave Compensation is Crucial for Today's ROV Operations – Contain-A-LARS: An All In One Plug&Play ROV Deployment Solution – Female American Students Explore Future of Robotics – Seadrone Introduces Inspector 2.0 – Poster – DWTek I-90 ROV Demo – 3U Technologies Supporting the USS Indianapolis Project – Big Winners at 2017 International MATE Underwater Competition – Seismic Acquisition Using Autonomous Vehicles – iXBlue DriX: Safer Stronger Versatile – The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) Launches.

Rovco Wins Three Year Gwynt y Môr Windfarm Contract

08.11.2017
UK subsea company Rovco has been awarded a three-year contract to support one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms, Gwynt y Môr, which lies eight miles off the coast of North Wales in the UK. Rovco will be providing its ground breaking underwater ROV 3D visual survey solution, alongside traditional video, blueview sonar and cathodic protection analysis techniques.

Deep BV takes delivery of Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 positioning equipment to support UXO surveys

07.11.2017
Deep BV takes delivery of Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 positioning equipment to support UXO surveys Deep BV, a Dutch survey company specialising in hydrography, marine geophysics and oceanography, has purchased underwater acoustic technology supplied by Sonardyne International, UK, to support its inshore, harbour, coastal and offshore activities.

One week until the NOC’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2017

07.11.2017
Media colleagues are invited to attend the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) 2017 Marine Autonomy and Technology (MAT) Showcase which runs from Monday 13 to Wednesday 18 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton.

Deep-Sea Exploration Gives New Insight and Discoveries in Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site

07.11.2017
Scientists return on Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor after conducting underwater robotic dives in never before visited waters in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA). Seventeen underwater robotic dives have been made using ROV SuBastian, completing the first expedition of the islands and eastern seamounts of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) in the nation of Kiribati. This follows an initial exploration of the western seamounts by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. “This journey was in the tradition of the grand research expeditions of the past,” said Chief Scientist Dr. Erik Cordes from Temple University. “We traveled nearly 3,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean and explored a part of the world that has remained entirely hidden from view until now.”
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