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USV AS Orders First Unmanned Surface Vessel

USV AS has contracted Astilleros Gondán shipyard to build an unmanned surface vessel (USV), capable of significantly reducing emissions and operating expenses compared to conventional vessels utilised for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work.

Fugro Supports Curaçao’s Ambition to Become a Regional Leader in the Production and Export of Green Energy

The Government of Curaçao has asked Fugro to map the seabed of the island’s surrounding waters for future development of floating offshore wind farms. The Curaçao Government’s target is to realise 6GW in renewable energy capacity by 2035, which is more than the domestic need for energy, ultimately enabling the production and export of green hydrogen. This development is a hugely important step for Curaçao in its efforts to accelerate the transition to green energy and strengthen its economy. The survey work by Fugro follows on a feasibility assessment by research organisation TNO, which concluded that Curaçao’s territorial waters are some of the best in the world for large scale deployment of floating offshore wind.

Bedrock Raises $25.5 Million in Series A funding Round to Revolutionize Seafloor Exploration and Accelerate Offshore Wind Energy Development

Bedrock, the leading vertically integrated seafloor data acquisition and distribution platform, has secured $25.5 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to date to $33.5M. The funds will be utilized to bring its unique data offering to the offshore wind market this year, and grow the company's proprietary unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) acquisition system. Bedrock has the potential to accelerate and reduce risks for the development of offshore wind energy projects, a key strategic interest supported by the Biden administration with significant support from the IRA (The Inflation Reduction Act).

Indonesian Search and Rescue Company Partners with SMD

To enable deeper dives on underwater missions, Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency, Basarnas, has recently purchased a Hydraulic Atom ROV from UK company Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD).

Schmidt Marine Technology Partners Announces Recipients of $3.5 Million Global Sustainable Fisheries Initiative

Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, has awarded $3.5 million in grants to ten organizations and universities in seven countries for the development of new tools and innovations that will improve the sustainability of global fisheries, the program announced today.

N-Sea Key Player in Energy Transition and Security of Electricity Supply

TenneT and Prysmian together with N-Sea have signed an initial three years Service Level Agreement for service and maintenance of nearshore and offshore cable systems.

Fugro to Continue Mapping Norway’s Seabed to Help Preserve Marine Resources

The Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) has awarded Fugro a new hydrographic survey contract for the 2023 MAREANO seabed mapping programme. This is the latest in a series of contracts that Fugro has won for the MAREANO programme, and it demonstrates the company's long-standing commitment to champion sustainable development in the marine environment.

SeeByte Partnership Selected by Dstl to Research and Develop a Secure Architecture for Mixed Multi-Domain Swarms of Robotic Autonomous Systems

SeeByte, in partnership with Blue Bear, have been awarded a contract by Defence Science and Technology laboratory (Dstl) under the Progeny Maritime Research Framework to research and develop a secure architecture for Mixed Multi-Domain Swarms (MMDS) of Robotic Autonomous Systems (RAS).

MTS and MATE II Officially Come Together to Inspire the Next Generation of Ocean Leaders

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is thrilled to announce the integration of MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II) and its signature program, the MATE ROV Competition, into the society’s lineup of program offerings. By combining efforts, MTS and MATE can enhance their reach and impact in inspiring young minds and preparing them for careers in marine technology.

Advanced Navigation Expands Boreas Digital Fiber-optic Gyroscope Range with New A Series

Advanced Navigation, the world’s most determined innovator in artificial intelligence for robotic and navigation technologies has announced the expansion of its revolutionary Boreas digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range, with the new A Series.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $60 million to Create a Climate Resilience Accelerator Program

Today, the Department of Commerce and NOAA are launching the Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerators program, a $60 million investment in coastal resilience and American small businesses through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The program, funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, will foster public-private partnerships to help support small businesses that are developing sustainable technologies geared toward climate resilience to attract capital, mature their technologies and scale their business models for climate impact.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA - Arlington, VA – September 27-28, 2023

Building on the huge success of last year's launch, Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA will return for its second sell-out edition with an all-new exciting agenda. In 2021, the US Navy revealed their Unmanned Campaign Framework, outlining the goal to innovate and adapt new technology to build a more lethal and distributed naval force for the future. Attending Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA 2023 will enable you to hear the latest developments of leading US and international UMS programs, learning about the successes and future opportunities. Join key planners and decision makers from across the US and NATO-aligned world at the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments.

Scientists Discover New Deep-sea Octopus Nursery in Costa Rica

A team of international scientists have discovered a new deep-sea octopus nursery at a low-temperature hydrothermal vent offshore of Costa Rica. The discovery of the brooding site brings the world’s known octopus nurseries to three. The team also proved that the first known aggregation of deep-sea octopus, the Dorado Outcrop, is an active nursery.

Teledyne Marine Launches Annual Photo and Data Contest

Teledyne Marine, a global leader in underwater technology, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated annual photo and data contest, which invites participants worldwide to capture the breathtaking beauty of the underwater realm through their lenses. Teledyne Marine has a rich history of providing innovative solutions for offshore, academic, and defense applications. The contest is open to Teledyne Marine equipment users, allowing them to showcase their talent and passion for marine and subsea technology.

Hi-tech USV Undergoes Sea Trials Ahead of Delivery to the US

SEA-KIT International is preparing to deliver on its export deal with American autonomous maritime solutions provider, ThayerMahan. Connecticut-based ThayerMahan ordered a SEA-KIT X-class Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) last year, having seen the 12-metre design proven on numerous commercial operations around the world.

MacArtney Renews Distributor Agreement with Teledyne Marine

MacArtney has recently renewed and expanded its distributor agreement with Teledyne Marine for ODI connectors. This strategic partnership aims to offer comprehensive connectivity solutions to customers in maritime industries.

Square Robot Achieves Groundbreaking Milestone in Gasoline Tank Inspection

Square Robot has reached an unprecedented milestone in the world of robotic tank inspections. Their cutting-edge SR-3 robot has successfully entered, scanned, and exited an in-service gasoline tank through our Side Launcher (patent pending) attached to a side manway, marking an unprecedented milestone in robotic tank inspections.

Forssea Robotics Delivers Two SMOOVE® Resident Subsea Vision Systems to Ifremer

SMOOVE® brings together Forssea’s know-how for real-time underwater vision and Ifremer’s expertise in resident systems and scientific observatories deployment.

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