ROV Planet Articles

RipTide Selects Teledyne RD Instruments DVL for Vehicle Navigation

Teledyne RD Instruments’ (TRDI) new ultra-compact 600 kHz Pathfinder Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) has been selected by Riptide to provide precision navigation capability for their Micro UUV for a recent order for the US Navy. The Pathfinder delivers a small form factor, advanced features, and Teledyne’s extensive track-record for delivering proven navigation solutions. Riptide’s Micro UUV has quickly gained favor within the marine industry for its highly flexible, open source design, which provides users with an affordable platform well suited for new autonomy, power system, subsea sensor, and payload development.

JW Fishers Gives Back to the Community

JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. takes pride in being a family owned and operated business and believes in giving back to communities whenever possible. Over the past 50 years, JW Fishers has donated equipment or gift certificates to many deserving organizations. The company has developed a complete line of underwater search equipment that is offered in times of need. JW Fishers products have helped many individuals including dive rescue squads, public safety dive teams, police departments, and fire departments locate drowning victims and weapons used in the commission of a crime.

Event Schedule Announced for Teledyne Marine / DASCO Equipment Joint Users Conference in Nova Scotia, Canada

Teledyne Marine and local manufacturers’ representative, DASCO Equipment, have announced the availability of the schedule for their jointly hosted Users’ Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 18-19, 2018. This event, which will concentrate on oceanographic and hydrographic technology, will include customer presentations, product / software training, on-water demonstrations, and the opportunity to consult with Teledyne’s technology experts. As with Teledyne Marine’s other workshops, this User Conference will encourage idea sharing, lessons learned and networking opportunities in a relaxed, yet highly productive, environment ideally suited for learning and engagement.

Marine robot provides tantalising evidence for deep-diving whales in areas targeted for deep-sea mining

A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton has revealed a series of depressions forming mysterious “tracks” on the seafloor, which may be an unprecedented record of deep-diving whales. The observations were made by a type of marine robot called an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in a region of the Pacific Ocean targeted for deep-sea nodule mining.

Sonardyne appoints new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring

Underwater engineering and technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Stephen Auld as its new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring.

SMD Sign Contract to Supply QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom

World leading subsea equipment design and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract to supply a QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom.

Six-figure R&D investment sees offshore wind success for Aleron’s hybrid ROV

Aberdeenshire-based ROV and tooling engineering firm, Aleron Subsea, has announced its first contract win for its new hybrid TRACKROV technology which will see it supporting unexploded clearance work on a major renewables project in The Netherlands.

Oceaneering Announces Equinor Contract Award for E-ROV Services

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a contract with Equinor ASA for a three-year term with two one-year optional extension periods to provide a resident, battery-powered electric remotely operated vehicle ("E-ROV") system to support subsea inspection, maintenance and repair activities. The E-ROV system is expected to be deployed in water depths up to 1000 meters on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Work under the contract is scheduled to commence in early December 2018.

QTrencher 1600 and 48Te A-Frame Delivered to Van Oord Commences First Job

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that the QTrencher 1600 and its associated deck equipment package delivered in April 2018 to Van Oord, has commenced its first job at Borkum-2 wind farm.

C-Kore Subsea Testing Units Deployed for Chrysaor

C-Kore Systems celebrated another successful deployment in the North Sea for Chrysaor’s Maria field. Once again, the C-Kore subsea testing units demonstrated their value, by reducing the testing time required compared to traditional approaches.

CBO Isabella upgrades to Sonardyne 6G to meet Brazil’s new contracting specifications

Sixth generation (6G) underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. has been chosen by vessel owner and operator Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) to meet Brazil’s stringent new contracting specifications for subsea positioning.

Nautilus Minerals announces departure of President and CEO Michael Johnston

Toronto Ontario, August 7, 2018 - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus) announces the departure of President and CEO Mike Johnston with immediate effect. Mr. Johnston will be replaced by independent Director Mr. John McCoach, who is appointed as Interim CEO, also with immediate effect.

Marine Imaging Technologies Introduces HYDRUS VR, a new subsea Virtual Reality camera system for underwater cinematic storytelling

The First Ultra-Low-Light Underwater VR Camera Based on SONY’s Celebrated UMC 4K Camera Module, HYDRUS VR Allows VR Storytellers to Capture Underwater Imagery in Stunning Clarity Previously Unseen

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Game Changing E-ROV System – Increased Flexibility and Efficiency for Subsea Operations – Vattenfall's EOWDC is leading the Way in Innovations for the Energy Industry – Aquanaut: an AUV that can work as an ROV – Arggonauts: The Team on the Quest for Deep Sea Discovery – Poster: The Great Diver – Company Profile: QSTAR Subsea Solutions – Acoustic Modems meet NATO's new JANUS Interoperability Standard – ECA ROVING BAT ROV the Solution for Vessel Hull Cleaning and other UWILD Applications – SMD Self-Fleeting Drum Technology Open Day.

Kraken Robotics to build $9 million in batteries for autonomous underwater vehicles

August 1, 2018 - Ocean Infinity has signed a deal to buy $9 million in deep-sea batteries from Kraken Robotics Inc., a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems.

Ocean Infinity signs agreement with US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Ocean Infinity has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), based at the Space Center in Stennis, MS. During the next five years the collaboration will focus on combining and expanding technologies relating to a broad range of deep-water platforms and sensors focused on undersea data gathering and analysis.

Seanamic Group appoints subsea expert as new CEO

Seanamic are pleased to welcome David Hutchinson as the new CEO of the Seanamic Group.

Fugro’s David Millar to serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project.
About Cookies - We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and help us improve our websites. For more information please click here.