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Kraken Receives Synthetic Aperture Sonar Order from NATO CMRE

Kraken Robotics is pleased to announce that it has received an order from NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) for a Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System from Kraken. The order followed an openly competed tender process and was delivered in Q4. Kraken’s MINSAS was selected having met CMRE’s rigorous requirements for a robust, broadband Synthetic Aperture Sonar. Kraken’s MINSAS will be integrated onto a NATO CMRE’s Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle (UUV), where it will also support advanced Artificial Intelligence capabilities such as Automated Target Recognition (ATR).

Can Seaweed Help Store CO2 on the Ocean Floor?

Scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), in collaboration with Seafields, Integrated Environmental Solutions (INES) and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados (UWI), have started a project in the Caribbean to improve our understanding of the potential effects of using seaweed to store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The project is co-funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

New AUV Service Center in Poland

Teledyne Marine is pleased to announce the opening of a Service Center for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) in Poland.

UTEC Strengthens Survey Services with Saudi-owned Front End Strategic Partnership

UTEC Survey Asia Pte Ltd., a Geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, has entered a strategic agency agreement with Front End Ltd., a 100% Saudi-owned company providing advanced products and solutions to the offshore energy industry.

Boeing Delivers First Orca Extra Large Uncrewed Undersea Vehicle to U.S. Navy

Boeing has delivered the first Orca Extra Large Uncrewed Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) to the U.S Navy following acceptance testing completion this month. The XLUUV, designated by the Navy as “Orca,” is a new class of autonomous submarine that can perform long duration critical missions to achieve undersea maritime dominance in changing environments and contested waters.

Fully Autonomous Survey of Marine Protected Area Collects High Resolution Seafloor Imagery

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), working with the University of Southampton and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), recently completed a Fully Autonomous Marine Protected Area Seafloor Survey. This survey will help us understand the suitability of using autonomous underwater vehicles for UK offshore marine monitoring, and establish to what extent such systems can help the UK Government meet its increasing marine monitoring ambitions.

Elmeridge Cables Supply CTD Cable for RRS Sir David Attenborough

British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (UKRI-NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. It’s skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it.

Delegates invited to Navigate the Blue Frontier at Subsea Expo 2024

Subsea Expo, the world's largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, returns to P&J Live in Aberdeen from Tuesday, 20 – Thursday, 22 February 2024, where the free to attend three-day event will showcase the latest technologies and innovations of the underwater sectors to the world.

Depro and VideoRay Combine Technology to Deliver a Seamless Solution for Challenging Offshore Inspection & Maintenance

Depro AS, a leading provider of subsea tooling for the offshore industry, is increasing its long-term collaboration with VideoRay LLC, a leading supplier of portable underwater robots. This agreement underscores the commitment of Depro AS and VideoRay LLC to delivering cutting-edge solutions to the oil & gas and other energy industries on a global scale.

Teledyne Teams with SMELTS to Revolutionize Sustainable Ropeless or On-Demand Fishing

Teledyne Benthos, a pioneer in underwater communication technology, is excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Sea Mammal Education Learning Technology Society (SMELTS) that brings forth a game-changing solution for sustainable ropeless lobster fishing. Through the integration of Teledyne's industry-standard acoustic modem technology and the new Acoustic Trigger feature, these advancements are set to revolutionize the lobster and crab fishing industries.

Hughes Subsea Provides ROV Services to Vattenfall’s Kent Offshore Wind Farms

Hughes Subsea Services, a brand in OEG Renewables Subsea Division, recently supplied ROV services to Vattenfall for subsea inspection work on three of the company’s UK offshore wind farms.

Mexico Port Authorities Enhance Security with Oceanbotics’ SRV-8 Underwater Drones

The Mexico Port Authorities have enhanced their port security capabilities by obtaining nine (9) advanced SRV-8 professional underwater drones from Oceanbotics Inc. This strategic move aims to elevate their surveillance and monitoring capacities, ensuring state-of-the-art technology is deployed across all ports under their jurisdiction.

L3Harris, Voyis and Wavefront Collaborate to Enhance NATO Navy’s AUV Capabilities

L3Harris, Voyis and Wavefront collaborate to deliver advanced technology to enhance NATO Navy’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) capabilities. L3Harris’ area of expertise is the development of AUVs for a variety of maritime applications. AUVs are designed to operate in harsh environments, including deep water and can be used for a range of missions, including search and rescue, surveillance, mine countermeasures and oceanography. L3Harris is at the forefront of AUV development and continuously advances its technology to meet critical evolving defence mission needs. To further improve L3Harris’ Iver4 900 AUV capabilities, the global defence company integrated a Voyis Recon LS and the Wavefront Solstice 3000 multiple-aperture sonar (MAS) Combined AUV payload onto the Iver4 900 platform to support defence missions.

Forum Energy Technologies Contracts to Supply Comanche ROV to JAMSTEC

Forum Energy Technologies (FET), a global leader in subsea robotics, has signed a contract to supply a state-of-the-art Comanche remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

Delivering Subsea Synergy in ORE Inspections

There are numerous challenges associated with offshore wind visual inspections, including currents, turbidity, time and cost. Sonardyne, EIVA and Voyis, all part of the Covelya Group, are working together to bring a complete imaging, navigation and autonomy solution to overcome these obstacles and enhance the inspection data product. With almost a century of combined subsea expertise between them, the companies are ideally placed to offer a solution to the offshore renewable energy (ORE) market that is even greater than the sum of its parts.

Deep C Secures Prestigious Contract for North Sea Operation with Flagship Subsea Construction Vehicle

Deep C, a renowned leader in seabed operations, is proud to announce its latest achievement in securing a significant contract in the North Sea. This operation will prominently feature the company's flagship, the state-of-the-art Subsea Construction Vehicle (SCV), showcasing its advanced capabilities in underwater construction and engineering.

HonuWorx Set to Upend the Economics of Underwater Work

Today HonuWorx announced the appointments of Steven Gray as Chair of its board of directors and Alan Shanks to the role of CFO.

Kimberlee McHugh joins Teledyne Marine - Falmouth

Kimberlee McHugh has joined Teledyne Marine - Vehicles, located in North Falmouth, Massachusetts, as the organization’s new marketing manager.

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