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EVENT: Seanergy 2024 - Nantes, France - 26-28 June 2024

Seanergy is France’s leading international event on Offshore Renewable Energy. The event brings together 4,000 participants and 200 exhibitors, including 30% international representatives to support, gather and strengthen synergies for all the players of the offshore wind and marine renewable energy industry. Seanergy thus contributes in accelerating the industry’s structuration, promoting its development in France and worldwide and, of course, supporting blue growth & ecological transition.

Manta Ray UUV Prototype Completes In-Water Testing

The Manta Ray prototype uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) built by performer Northrop Grumman completed full-scale, in-water testing off the coast of Southern California in February and March 2024. Testing demonstrated at-sea hydrodynamic performance, including submerged operations using all the vehicle’s modes of propulsion and steering: buoyancy, propellers, and control surfaces.

The Sentinel Mission: Charting New Paths in Ocean Exploration

Rutgers University and Teledyne Webb Research unveiled The Sentinel Mission in a remarkable display of academic and technological collaboration.

DeepOcean Completes First Campaign for NKT on Champlain Hudson Power Express

The US operation of DeepOcean has completed its first campaign under the contract by power cable solution provider NKT to provide subsea construction support for the Champlain Hudson Power Express renewable energy infrastructure project in New York, USA.

Rovco to Provide Offshore Wind Inspection Work for Key Ørsted Sites in the US

Rovco, a leading provider of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, has signed a framework agreement with Ørsted to provide O&M (Operations and Maintenance) work on two of the developer’s US sites, Block Island Wind Farm and South Fork Wind Farm.

UTEC Strengthens Presence in Taiwan's Offshore Renewables Market

UTEC, a brand in marine energy and infrastructure services company Acteon, has been awarded an offshore survey and positioning contract for the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) Phase 2 wind farm project offshore Taiwan.

The DOF Group Awarded Multiple Contracts with Petrobras

DOF is pleased to announce that Petrobras has awarded new long-term charter and service contracts to Norskan Offshore Ltda. and DOF Subsea Servicos Brasil Ltda, after a competitive tender process.

EVENT: Ocean Tech Expo 2024 - Plymouth, UK - 26-27 June 2024

Ocean Tech Expo is brought to you by Maritime UK South West, a not for profit partnership of business, research and government dedicated to driving forward sustainable growth in the South West ocean economy. All proceeds from the event will be reinvested into the sector.

COAST Announces Winner of Highly Anticipated 2024 Pitchfest

After a lengthy selection process and tremendous presentations, COAST is thrilled to announce the winner of our first annual 2024 Pitchfest. The event, which brought together some of the most innovative minds in the B.C. Marine Industry, showcased groundbreaking ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. The competition was tight, highlighting the incredible creativity and ingenuity within the Blue Economy.

Exail Enhances Offshore Operations with Octans AHRS Advanced Technology

Exail, a global leader in surface navigation, has secured a contract with Bourbon, a leading French maritime services provider, to supply several units of Exail Octans Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for integration into Bourbon Subsea Services subsidiary's fleet. These units will be installed on multiple Bourbon Evolution 800 Series multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) dedicated to subsea operations at depths down to 3,000 meters.

Kraken Robotics Receives $6 Million Order for Subsea Batteries

Kraken Robotics Inc. Announces that it has received orders totalling more than $6 million for subsea batteries. Customer details cannot be disclosed. Deliveries are expected to occur in 2024 and 2025.

Greensea IQ and VideoRay Announce Transformative Five-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Partnership to Advance ROV User Experience

Greensea IQ, a pioneer in marine technology development, and VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotics, have announced the extension of their strategic partnership.

Mission Accomplished for the World's First HUGIN Endurance

Kongsberg Discovery is pleased to announce that the first production system of our revolutionary long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) HUGIN Endurance has completed factory acceptance testing

The Royal New Zealand Navy receive Operational Training on SeeByte’s Multi-Domain Mission Management System

SeeByte, the global leader in smart software solutions for robotic and autonomous systems, successfully delivered on-site training of their multi-domain mission management system, SeeTrack, to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

PXGEO Expands its Subsea Offering Through the Acquisition of Modus Subsea Services

Modus Subsea Services is a leading provider of offshore life-of-field support services specializing in autonomous subsea operations using Underwater Intervention Drones (UID) based on the Saab Sabertooth platform. The company has also developed and commercialized the industry's first-ever UID subsea residency solution.

EVENT: Submarine Networks EMEA 2024 - London, UK - 29-30 May 2024

Ocean Robotics Planet is proud to be a Media Partner for #SubNetsEMEA. The two-day event is the EMEA’s pre-eminent subsea conference, and will see 120 trailblazing speakers and 100 senior leaders join together to learn, collaborate and network. Join the rest of the subsea industry in London from 29-30 May for Submarine Networks EMEA, the leading annual subsea connectivity event in the region.

Eelume Partners with Exail to Equip All-terrain AUVs with Advanced Navigation Systems

Exail, a global leader in subsea navigation, has been selected by Eelume, a leading provider of innovative underwater technology, to supply its Phins Compact C3 Inertial Navigation System (INS) for Eelume's new S-Series all-terrain Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).

First Ghost Shark Debuts in Australia - Ahead of Schedule & On Budget

Anduril, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) and Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) are pleased to unveil the first Ghost Shark manufactured prototype and announce that the Ghost Shark program is ahead of schedule and on budget. As Anduril moves to deliver an operationally relevant capability within a fraction of traditional defence timelines, early creation and testing of the first Ghost Shark has been critical for rapid learning and iteration.

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