Ocean Robotics Planet Articles

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).

Saab Receives U.S. Navy Contract for Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Target

15.11.2022
Saab will conduct a modernization update to meet the customer’s requirements and qualify the product through first article validation testing. Following successful validation, the customer anticipates a 10-year production period. The contract has a potential value of USD $173.2 million (SEK 1.73 billion) over a 10-year ordering period for deliveries through 2032. The initial order value to Saab is USD 5.8 million and was booked in Q3 2022. In order to support this, Saab, Inc. is setting up a facility in Cranston, Rhode Island where Saab’s Autonomous and Undersea Systems Division is based.

Global Underwater Hub launches further Defence Sector Calls for Innovation

14.11.2022
The Global Underwater Hub (GUH), in partnership with the Royal Navy and Babcock International Group, has launched two new “Calls for Innovation.” The calls aim to identify technologies and techniques used in the offshore environment that can be applied throughout the defence sector; aiming to address key problem challenges and generate efficiency savings.

WEBINAR: Revolutionizing Our Relationship to the Ocean Through Leadership in Marine Autonomy

10.11.2022
Throughout the 20th century, the marine environment has been under attack, and the assailant has been us. Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, biodiversity decline, ocean acidification, and an increase in marine heatwaves are challenging the living things that depend upon the ocean, including people. A sea change, however, is occurring in response to these troubling trends. More and more, humanity is revolutionizing its relationship with the ocean. For example, funding for marine conservation worldwide has doubled to nearly $2 billion over the last decade. Astonishing advances are being made in sustainable fishing, aquaculture, marine debris prevention and response, habitat restoration, offshore renewable energy, and ocean exploration and mapping.

Drone exercises point way to future of Royal Navy’s Gulf operations

10.11.2022
Royal Navy sailors and ships harnessed the tech of robot drones in a multi-national insight into potential future naval operations in the Gulf. Flotillas of sail drones could serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ for larger warships, moving around the Gulf gathering intelligence, beaming it back in real time to ships and headquarters ashore.


Seanic US Rebrands as Centurion Subsea Services

09.11.2022
Centurion Group, a global leader in the supply of rentals & services to the critical industries, is pleased to announce that Seanic US is rebranding as Centurion Subsea Services (CSS). ​This rebrand will bring Seanic US in line with the wider group, with sister locations based in the UK and Singapore. The Houston-based brand will capitalize on its decades of experience to provide a fully integrated subsea service for its customers, delivering industry-leading diver, deck and ROV tooling, engineered solutions, state-of-the-art testing facilities, and more.

Ocean Robot Mission Success Marks Key Milestone in Net-Zero Transition

09.11.2022
A recent mission that saw robot submarine Autosub Long Range (ALR), better known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, explore and visually map end-of-life oil fields has been hailed a success, marking a key milestone in the marine survey industry transition towards net-zero targets.

Saab Seaeye in Angolan 'Rig to Reef' Project

09.11.2022
The transformation of an oil platform into an artificial reef is underway in Angola. It is the first platform in Africa to be decommissioned in a project led by environmental quality services company, EQS, with a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robot deployed for the task.

Rovco and Horizon Ocean Management Enter Strategic Partnership for Japanese Offshore Wind Market

09.11.2022
Horizon Ocean Management (HOM) – a subsidiary joint venture between Mitsui and Hokutaku (the leading turbine maintenance company in Japan) – and Rovco, a global provider of subsea robotic and hydrographic survey solutions to the offshore wind industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for through-life subsea asset integrity and balance of plant survey solutions for the Japanese offshore wind market.

SeaBot Maritime receives UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) voluntary recognition for pioneering MASS Remote Operator Training

08.11.2022
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that SeaBot Maritime, an award-winning training provider, has received MCA voluntary recognition for its pioneering Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Remote Operator Training.

Applied Acoustics Achieves Milestone Defence Contract

08.11.2022
applied acoustics, an aae technologies group company, has signed a major contract for the supply of multiple units of its next generation military USBL subsea tracking system. The MIPS 2 system is the latest addition to the range of acoustic sub-systems designed for defence applications, with many of those systems finding use in mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. While details of the contract are undisclosed, the order marks a significant milestone for the UK headquartered company as it represents its 300th USBL system assigned to military service.

HII Unveils REMUS 620 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

07.11.2022
HII’s Mission Technologies division has revealed a new medium-class unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV): REMUS 620. Building on the design philosophy of the highly successful REMUS 300 — recently selected by the U.S. Navy as the program of record for the Lionfish Small UUV — the REMUS 620 has a battery life of up to 110 hours and a range of 275 nautical miles, providing unmatched mission capabilities for mine countermeasures, hydrographic surveys, intelligence collection, surveillance and electronic warfare.

SCS Ltd. Signs Distributor Agreement with Blueye Robotics AS

04.11.2022
Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (SCS) is proud to announce the securing of the exclusive Scottish distribution rights for Norwegian ROV manufacturer Blueye Robotics AS.
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