Ocean Robotics Planet Articles

Support the National Oceanography Centre Cycle Challenge

12.04.2024
Staff and members of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are embarking on an epic cycle challenge to raise funds for their pioneering ocean research. They are looking for organisations to sponsor the event – could this be you?

Subsea7 Awarded Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

12.04.2024
Subsea7 today announced the award of a sizable1 contract by Talos Energy for the Sunspear development in Green Canyon Block 78, in the Gulf of Mexico.

JFD Demonstrates Excellence in Submarine Rescue Operations During Rescuex West 24 Exercise

11.04.2024
JFD Limited, part of James Fisher & Sons PLC, has once again showcased its leadership in submarine rescue by successfully completing the mobilisation of critical components of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) during the Rescuex West 24 exercise.

C-Kore celebrates deploying 800th Subsea Testing Tool

11.04.2024
C-Kore Systems, a UK company specializing in automated subsea testing tools is celebrating the mobilization of their 800th unit. The job is with a major operator off the coast of West Africa for a fault-finding operation on a complex subsea electrical network. C-Kore have been assisting operators worldwide for over a decade with more than 300 subsea faults found so far!

USS, GeoAcoustics and ACUA secure DEFRA backing to improve marine biodiversity monitoring

11.04.2024
Great Yarmouth, UK: A consortium of Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) and hydroacoustic technology companies consisting ACUA Ocean, GeoAcoustics Ltd and Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS) has secured funding under the Defra - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Improving Observation Capabilities of Biodiversity in UK Waters: Phase 2 programme. The consortium's demonstration seeks to combine three cutting-edge technologies into a single approach capable of providing holistic mapping and water quality data of seagrass meadows more efficiently and with lower carbon footprints compared to current sonar-based techniques.

New 3D Sonar Technology Displayed at Defense Exhibition UDT

09.04.2024
Water Linked, the sensor and surveillance technology provider from Trondheim, Norway, is presenting a new form of 3D sonar technology at the Underwater Defense Technology exhibition from 9-11 April 2024.

DeepOcean celebrates 25-year anniversary

09.04.2024
Ocean services provider DeepOcean today celebrates its 25th anniversary by announcing that the company has reduced its own CO2 emissions intensity by 18 percent since 2020. The company is on track to reach its 2030 emission reduction target.

Steatite’s Battery Business Unit Rebrands as Custom Power

09.04.2024
Steatite, a leading UK battery pack manufacturer providing power technology solutions for critical applications, has announced it has rebranded its Batteries Business Unit as Custom Power. This change of name marks a strategic decision to align with their sister company in the United States, already trading as Custom Power, and present a unified global identity.

BORDELON MARINE RENEWS CHARTER AGREEMENT FOR THE MV BRANDON BORDELON

09.04.2024
Bordelon Marine LLC has renewed the charter agreement with Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) for the MV Brandon Bordelon; 260’ DP2 Jones Act Compliant Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel for an additional two-year firm term plus one-year additional option. The charter agreement renewal commenced in March 2024.

Sub-Racing Series Bring Racing Submarine to the Undersea Defence Technology Show

09.04.2024
The Sub-Racing Series will be attending the Undersea Defence Technology show for the first time, on stand 1032 at the ExCel Centre in London from 9-11 April 2024 where you can chat to the team from Warwick University about their prototype human-powered racing submarine.

Oceaneering Successfully Completes AUV Demonstration for U.S. Navy and Defense Innovation Unit

04.04.2024
Oceaneering International, Inc. announces today that its Subsea Robotics segment recently completed a successful one-week Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) demonstration for the U.S. Navy and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) at Oceaneering’s subsea autonomy testing facility in Norway.

DeepOcean Awarded Frame Agreement for Subsea Infrastructure and Cable Repair by Equinor

04.04.2024
Equinor has awarded ocean services provider DeepOcean a frame agreement for marine services covering subsea intervention and repair contingency for subsea pipelines, structures and high voltage cables for both offshore renewables and oil and gas fields.

Hydrus Plunges into Rottnest Ships Graveyard to Investigate Maritime Mysteries

03.04.2024
Hydrus, a revolution in underwater robotic technology, was recently sent to the treacherous depths of the Rottnest ship graveyard located in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Western Australia. Upon unloading its data, the team was ecstatic to discover Hydrus had spotted a 210-foot shipwreck scattered across the seafloor (more than twice the size of a blue whale - the largest marine animal).

Echoscope utilized by the US Army Corps of Engineers as the Primary Survey Tool for ongoing Francis Scott Key Bridge (Baltimore, MD)

03.04.2024
Coda Octopus announces that it is assisting with the ongoing salvage operations and its Echoscope®, which is a real time 3D sonar capable of imaging in zero visibility conditions, is being used as the Primary Survey Tool.

DOF Awarded Contract for Construction Transport & Installation (T&I) Project in West Africa

03.04.2024
The project includes installation of flexible product and various subsea structures. DOF shall utilise the vessel Maersk Installer for the project, with a duration between 100 - 150 days. Preparations has already started, and offshore execution is planned to Q3, 2024. The contract value is in the range USD 19 - 29 million.

Ocean Infinity Signs Global Framework Agreement with Shell for Subsea Data Capture Services

03.04.2024
Ocean Infinity, a world leader in robotic and uncrewed vessel technology, is pleased to announce the signing of a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Shell, marking a significant milestone in the provision of lean-crewed and robotic seabed geomatics, spanning geophysical and geotechnical services, within the offshore energy sector.

VideoRay Introduces New Entry-Level Mission Specialist Underwater Robot

02.04.2024
VideoRay, the world's leading manufacturer of portable underwater robots, is proud to announce the launch of its new Mission Specialist Ally.

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