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Subsea7 Awarded Contract Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

18.11.2022
Subsea7 announced today the award of a contract to Subsea Integration Alliance1 to support the development of bp’s Cypre project, a gas development located offshore Trinidad and Tobago. Subsea7’s scope of the awarded Subsea Integration Alliance contract is substantial2.

Kraken Completes Submarine Power Cable Survey with KATFISH Towed Sonar

18.11.2022
Kraken Robotics announces completion of the offshore portion of a Robotics as a Service (RaaS) contract for the marine inspection of critical underwater infrastructure, including a submarine power cable. The contract value is $0.5 million. Kraken completed the offshore survey in challenging sea state conditions, including up to 4 kts of cross current, by using the KATFISH™ high-speed towed synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system coupled with Kraken’s Automated Launch and Recovery System (ALARS).

KKR Leads AUD 108 million Series B Funding Round in AI Leader Advanced Navigation

17.11.2022
Advanced Navigation, a developer of AI robotics and navigation technology, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which KKR will lead a AUD 108 million (USD 68 million) Series B funding round in the Company. The funding round includes participation from new investors such as deep learning venture firm AI Capital and existing investors, including Main Sequence, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC, In-Q-Tel, and Our Innovation Fund, bringing Advanced Navigation’s total amount raised to more than AUD 134 million (USD 85 million).

Falcon Helps Protect Maldives' Coral Reefs

16.11.2022
A Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robot has helped complete the first-ever systematic scientific survey of the waters of the Maldives - the lowest-lying nation on earth. The Maldives is just 1.5 metres above sea level on islands of coral reef atolls. Globally, coral reefs account for 32% of known biodiversity. They are seen as the ‘rainforests of the ocean’, yet at least 97% could be lost with a 1.5-degree temperature rise.

NORI and Allseas Lift Over 3,000 Tonnes of Polymetallic Nodules to Surface from Planet's Largest Deposit of Battery Metals, as Leading Scientists and Marine Experts Continue Gathering Environmental Data

15.11.2022
The Metals Company, an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, announced that its subsidiary NORI and offshore partner Allseas have successfully concluded the first integrated system test in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s, achieving all significant pilot milestones while collecting approximately 4,500 tonnes of seafloor polymetallic nodules. Over 3,000 tonnes were transported up a 4.3km-long riser system to the surface production vessel, Hidden Gem, while the additional 1,500 tonnes of nodules were purposely left behind on the seafloor as part of the trials.

Zero Emission Hydrogen USV Design Wins CMDC Round 2 Funding

15.11.2022
SEA-KIT International has secured funding through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to design a hydrogen powered, zero emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).


Latest Ocean Robotics Planet Magazines

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 32

27.08.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 32: The magazine of choice for Ocean Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - 3D at Depth: The Future is Green - OPENSEA Open Architecture: Anything is Possible on OPENSEA - Task Force 59: Integration of Unmanned Systems and AI into Military Ops - Hyper-Sub Platform Technologies Present the Fast Boat (Dry Cabin) Submarine - USV Technology Integration for Offshore Data Harvesting on the Valorous Floating Offshore Wind Project - Powering Autonomous Subsea Inspection for Offshore Wind Farms - Creating the Perfect Setup: For Inspecting Spaces Too Small for Inspection Class ROVs - Poster: U-Boat Worx - Exploring the Subsea World with U-Boat Worx Submersibles - Research Vessel Quips and Instrument Mooring Tips - Ocean Exploration Trust: Combining Technology and Outreach for Ocean Exploration - Fugro’s Integration of eROVs to USVs - Ten Types of USVs for Us to Explore in 2022 - Digital Edge’s New Mobile DVR Workstation - RTS Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 31

20.05.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 31: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - QYSEA Technology Redefining Ocean Robotics - Hydrus: A Dawning AUV Drone Revolution - Floating Offshore Wind: A Subsea Market Opportunity - Russia’s New “Poseidon” Super-Weapon: What You Need to Know - U.S. Marine Corps Explores Using Unmanned Surface Vehicles - SeapiX-FLS Series Ensuring Safe Navigation with a Forward-Looking Sonar - Poster: Subsea Tooling Services T-REX - Combined Massflow/Dredging Tool - The Limiting Factor: Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean - HUGIN Edge Making a Splash - SleekShip: An Innovative Solution for the Inspection and Cleaning of Biofouling on Ship Hulls - Top Ten Plus One Educational ROVs for 2022 - Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council - Meet the Mantas: Game Changing USV Prepares for Summer Deployments - Endurance is Found...

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 30

15.02.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 30: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - Improving Subsea Inspection Costs & Safety Through ROV Deployed Remote Robotic Solutions - Making the Case for Safe & Robust Remote Operations - Nauticus Robotics to Go Public via SPAC Merger - World’s First Sea-To-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations - Oceanology International Prepares to Reopen its Doors - SEA-KIT and Fugro Ink Contract for Next Generation 18m XL USV - Poster: iXblue DriX - Discovery of WWII Italian Submarine Wreck Jantina in Greece - iXblue Launches New ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Solutions - Powerful IT Infrastructure for Autonomous Underwater Maintenance with AUV - Neutralizing “Weapons That Wait” - With Manufacturers Focused on Improving Tomorrow, Who Is Concerned with Improving Today? - Demo of The Hydrogen Powered Subsea Hydraulic Power Unit (SHPU) in Norway - Defence Corner: Undersea Teamwork and Undersea Warfare Trends


Latest news about Conferences & Events

Oceanology International Americas Gathers Momentum

04.11.2022
The San Diego based ocean technology, engineering and science event, Oceanology International Americas (OiA) has reported an upswell in interest and provided additional details on a number of new visitor and exhibitor attractions ahead of opening its doors from 14-16 February 2023.

Subsea Expo 2023 Awards and Conference Abstract Deadlines Extended

15.09.2022
In light of recent events and in respect of the period of national mourning, the organisers of Subsea Expo 2023 have announced an extension to the deadline for award entries and conference abstracts. Global Underwater Hub, which organises the three-day industry showcase, has extended the closing date for submitting nominations for the Subsea Expo Awards and abstracts for the conference programme by two weeks to Friday 30 September.

EVENT: Oceanology Americas Call for Papers

14.08.2022
The organiser of Oceanology International Americas (OiA), RX Global has put out its Call For Content for the 2023 event and is looking towards the industry for content.









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