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CRP Subsea expands polyurethane moulding manufacturing facility

CRP Subsea, an AIS company, has made a significant investment to expand its polyurethane moulding manufacturing facility.

Introducing the Popoto PMM6081: Setting a New Standard in Underwater Research and Communication

Pototo Modem is proud to introduce the PMM6081, a breakthrough in underwater communication technology that redefines the way we communicate underwater and collect undersea data.

Fugro to Introduce Next-generation Coastal Mapping System at Hydro 2023

Fugro will showcase their latest Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System, RAMMS 2.0, at this week’s Hydro 2023 conference in Genoa, Italy.

Kraken Delivers Mine Hunting Solution to Australian Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc. Announces that it has supplied high-resolution seabed mapping sonar equipment to the Royal Australian Navy.

Tri-lateral Alliance Set to Address Critical AUKUS Workforce and Skilling Opportunities

Defense companies HII (NYSE: HII) and Babcock Australasia (Babcock) have joined forces with the University of Adelaide, Curtin University, and the University of NSW to form the AUKUS Workforce Alliance (AWA) — a dedicated partnership committed to preparing a skilled workforce in support of all steps of Australia’s optimal pathway to sovereign nuclear-powered submarines under AUKUS Pillar 1.

Marine Robot Fleets Set to Revolutionise Ocean Exploration

A fleet of marine robots that can tackle complex offshore tasks, part of a recently completed, groundbreaking project funded by Innovate UK, is poised to change approaches to ocean exploration. Squads of Adaptive Robots (SoAR), a 2-year collaborative research and development initiative was led by the developer of ecoSUB AUVs, Planet Ocean. The project kicked off in September 2021 and culminated this summer with full system testing at Smart Sound Plymouth on England’s south coast.

Sarcos Announces Delivery of Guardian Sea Class Robotic System to UK Supplier Atlantas Marine

Sarcos Robotics, a leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced robotic systems, solutions, and software that redefine human possibilities, announced that it fulfilled an order from Atlantas Marine for two Guardian Sea Class robotic systems and a support package. Sarcos delivered the systems in the third quarter of 2023.

MBARI’s ROV Ventana Completes 4,500 Deep-sea Dives

In October, MBARI’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Ventana marked a major milestone in ocean exploration, completing its 4,500th dive for deep-sea science. In operation since 1988, this robotic submersible has logged the most science dives of any remotely operated vehicle in the world.

Kraken and L3Harris collaborate for USSV innovation

Kraken Technology Group is pleased to announce an official collaboration with L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) to advance the integration of control systems within the K40 MANTA prototype.

DWTEK ROV I90 wins 2024 Taiwan Excellence Award

The 33rd "Taiwan Excellence Award" has been announced, and the global leader in Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), DWTEK, has distinguished itself among 948 entries. DWTEK received the award for their observation-class ROV, the I90. The Taiwan Excellence Award is often likened to the Oscars of the product industry and is established by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, known for its strict selection process and emphasis on product innovation. This year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs invited over 140 domestic experts to conduct comprehensive evaluations based on four major professional categories: "Research and Development," "Design," "Quality," and "Marketing," while also considering the "Made in Taiwan" criteria. After a rigorous three-month evaluation process, they selected industry-defining products and bestowed upon them the Taiwan Excellence honor.

Kraken Receives Synthetic Aperture Sonar Order from HII

Kraken Robotics is pleased to announce an initial order of its AquaPix® Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System for HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. Synthetic Aperture Sonar is quickly becoming the tool of choice for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations due to its significantly increased resolution and higher area coverage rates compared to legacy side scan sonar. This order is valued at $1 million and will be fulfilled in 2024.

Reach Robotics Launches Reach X: Transforming Portable Underwater Intervention

Reach Robotics, a leading innovator in remote intervention for harsh environments, has today launched the Reach X Advanced Intervention System, providing a step-change in underwater manipulator technology for portable Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

Subsea Expo 2024 to Celebrate Two Decades of Subsea Excellence

Subsea Expo, the world's largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, returns to P&J Live in Aberdeen from 20 - 22 February 2024, where the free three-day exhibition and conference will celebrate two decades of showcasing the technologies and innovations of the underwater sectors to the world. The event is expected to welcome more than 6,000 delegates from the UK and overseas and will feature a wide variety of discussion platforms and networking events throughout.

delResearch Chosen by the Office of Naval Research for Advanced Underwater Communication Technology Development

delResearch LLC, the innovative creator behind the Popoto Modem brand of acoustic modems, proudly announces its selection by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to contribute to the PHYSICAL AND NETWORKING LAYER PROTOTYPE (PNLP) project, under the Broad Agency Announcement N00014-23-S-BC05 BAA.

Subsea7 Awarded Major Contract Offshore Brazil

Subsea7 today confirmed the award of a major contract amendment by Petrobras for the development of the Mero 4 field2 located approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at 2,200 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin. The award was announced in redacted form on 27 September 20233 and was recorded in backlog in the third quarter of 2023.

Scientists Discover Healthy Deep-Sea Coral Reefs and New Seamounts in the Galapagos

Scientists examining underwater cliff ecosystems onboard research vessel Falkor (too) using the 4,500 meter robot, ROV SuBastian, have discovered two pristine coral reefs in the waters surrounding the Galápagos Islands. These newly identified cold-water reefs are situated at depths ranging from 370 to 420 meters. The discovery expands our understanding of deep reefs within the Galápagos Islands Marine Reserve.

IQUA Robotics Participated in the REPMUS 2023 Exercise to Prove the Capabilities of its SPARUS II AUV

IQUA robotics participated in REPMUS 2023 exercise, invited by the Spanish Navy to prove the capabilities of its vehicle SPARUS II AUV for the described mission. The goal of the mission was to, in a completely autonomous way, locate the cable and inspect it from nearby to be able to identify potential threats to it.

Full Programme Announced for Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2023

The full programme has been announced for this year’s Marine Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), taking place from 7-9 November 2023 at the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) waterfront site in Southampton.

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