Ocean Robotics Planet Articles


A new technology detects trace amounts of oxygen in an environment where previously these life-supporting molecules were below the limit of detection.

Greensea IQ and Seaward Marine Services Agree to a Strategic Multi-year Agreement to Enhance Marine Industry Services

Greensea IQ, the innovator behind EverClean, the premier always-clean hull service, and Seaward Marine Services, a leader in global ship husbandry, today announced a groundbreaking five-year agreement. This alliance aims to expand each company’s service offerings by integrating their expertise in underwater hull cleaning (UWHC) technologies and services across the marine industry.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA - Arlington, VA, USA - 23-25 September 2024

The US Navy aims to establish a "hybrid fleet" with 150 unmanned vessels in response to escalating global threats, recognizing the necessity of an unmanned presence to maintain superiority. Despite the advantages of unmanned vessels in extending mission durations and mitigating risk for warfighters, their integration is hindered by operational challenges and the legacy acquisition models.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 39 is out NOW!

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 39: Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 39: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - RTsys Integrating Manned and Unmanned Systems for Greater Outcomes - Odysseus 4K: Pelagic’s New ROV Provides Cutting-edge Support for Global Deep-Sea Science - Reagan National Defense Forum and Uncrewed Maritime Systems - The SeaExplorer Way: Redefining Shallow Water Exploration - VideoRay: An American ROV Revolution (Part 1) - Poster: VideoRay Defender - Fortifying Undersea Security: Collaborative Strategies for Subsea Warfare - Towards Autonomous Seas: Embracing the Potential of Remote Piloting - Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) Network in Support to EOOS - Sea-Lift: Connecting Topside to Subsea - Digital Edge Showcases New ROV Products - Science Fiction Becomes Reality: The Sentinel Mission - The ROV Artist: Gaizka Garay - ROVAR: Remotely Operated Vehicle for Asset Recovery...

Illuminating The Unknown: The Making of the RMS Titanic Digital Twin

One year after Magellan’s public release of this incredible expedition, we shed some light on the making of the RMS Titanic Digital Twin. Voyis, a leading provider of advanced underwater imaging systems in Waterloo, Canada, joined forces with subsea technology partners Sonardyne and EIVA to provide sensor systems to Magellan for their groundbreaking survey that captured the first complete Digital Twin of the RMS Titanic wreck site.

VideoRay Awarded $92.6M US Navy Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR) Production Contract for Mission Specialist Technology

VideoRay LLC, a rapidly growing defense technology company, announced today that it has been awarded a $92.6M USD five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the continuous production, sustainment, and development of the MK20 Defender Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) platform for the US Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR).

CSignum Launches EM-2 Wireless Underwater Communications for Maritime Security, Water Quality Monitoring & Energy Applications

CSignum, a leader in underwater and underground data networking, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation, the EM-2 wireless platform for IoT sensor data and control from above the surface to below. The EM-2 interfaces to many common underwater sensors to wirelessly communicate data from under the water to above the surface or directly on land.

Cellula Robotics Unveils Cutting-Edge Underwater Surveillance Innovation: Vigilus

Vigilus is a state-of-the-art submersible surveillance array, comprising of acoustically-meshed environmental sensor nodes, poised to revolutionize underwater monitoring and security. The Vigilus nodes, strategically positioned on the seafloor multiple kilometres apart from one another, form an interconnected network of listening stations that act as an underwater "trip wire".

EVENT: Experts to Convene in Poland to Examine Operational and Geopolitical Challenges in Baltic Sea at Littoral OpTech Workshop

The Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, Poland will host the 2024 Littoral OpTech workshop to explore the current trends regarding the operational, economic and geo-political environment in and around the Baltic Sea. The Polish Naval Academy was established in 1922, and has been in continuous operation since then, although it has had several different names over the years.

Pioneering South Hampshire College Group Launches New Digital Training Vessel for Public Educational Spearheading of New and Innovative Maritime Skills

South Hampshire College Group (SHCG), a large and newly merged college group, that brings together three Further Education colleges from Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham has taken delivery of a pioneering resource to meet the needs of new and emerging skills in the Solent region, through the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Digital Training Vessel.

Atlantas Marine Underwater Inspection Specialists Honoured with King’s Award for Enterprise

Atlantas Marine from Yeovil, Somerset has been recognised in the UK’s most prestigious business award programme, being honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Founded in 2000, Atlantas Marine designs and manufactures underwater inspection cameras and equipment that enable marine inspections to be carried out using unmanned submersible vehicles

Double King’s Award for Enterprise for Entrepreneur, Tim Overfield

Local entrepreneur Tim Overfield, the Chairman of both Zetechtics Ltd and C-Kore Systems Ltd, is delighted that both businesses have been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2024 in recognition of their contribution to International Trade.

Fugro Kicks Off the Offshore Technology Conference with Two Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Fugro is the proud winner of two Spotlight on New Technology Awards, which are being presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston today.

DeepOcean awarded OTC’s Spotlight on New Technology Award

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has been awarded the Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) 2024 Spotlight on New Technology Award for its Autonomous Inspection Drone (AID).

Saipem: Integrated Acoustic Unit winner of 2024 Spotlight on New Technology Award by OTC

Saipem's I.A.U. is an innovative digital tool, based on acoustic, and therefore, non-intrusive technology, which enables real-time monitoring of the integrity of offshore pipelines during laying activities. The new technology provides greater accuracy and timeliness in remotely detecting obstructions, pipe deformations, accidental water ingress and other types of obstacles, and eliminates the risks associated with the mechanical detector commonly used during pipelaying. I.A.U. can also store all measurements taken and exchange them with the data acquisition system of the pipelay vessel, thus contributing to the digitalization of information regarding offshore laying operations.

Kraken Robotics Receives $3.7 Million of Orders for Subsea Security Equipment

Kraken Robotics announces that it has received an order for spares and sustainment of its KATFISH™ Mine Counter Measures (“MCM”) solution totalling $2.2 million. In addition, the Company received orders for AquaPix® synthetic aperture sonars (SAS) totalling $1.5 million.

Offshore Wind Growth Businesses Rovco & Vaarst Recruiting for 150+ Jobs in the UK

Rovco & Vaarst, leading providers of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, will recruit over 150 specialist roles across Bristol, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh offices in the UK by the end of 2025. The influx of talent will support Rovco & Vaarst’s explosive growth and development of high-tech solutions using AI, automation, and machine learning to help speed the energy transition and keep offshore wind competitive.

Royal Navy Enhances Underwater Capabilities with Acquisition of Additional HII Advanced Unmanned Vehicles

HII, the leading manufacturer of underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs), announced the recent sale of three REMUS 100s and five REMUS 300s to the Royal Navy.

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