ROV Planet Articles

Fugro Expands its USV Fleet with the Development of the ‘Blue Prism™’ for Autonomous and Sustainable Geophysical Surveys

05.07.2022
Fugro has signed a contract with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects for the naval design of Blue Prism™, Fugro’s next generation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). Specifically engineered for operations in both coastal and offshore environments, the Blue Prism™ will combine an ultra-low carbon footprint with high quality data collection, weather resilience and endurance characteristics.

Boskalis Expands Presence in the US with Opening of New Offshore Renewables Office in Providence, Rhode Island

01.07.2022
Boskalis, with a presence in the US market spanning more than forty years, has recently opened a new office to support the rapidly developing US offshore wind market along the east coast. The office, located in Providence, Rhode Island, will serve as the Boskalis renewables hub from which multiple project teams will be supported.

Rovco Signs Subsea Contract for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm

30.06.2022
Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects, has signed a contract with Van Oord to perform subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord.

NATO launches Innovation Fund

30.06.2022
On Thursday (30 June 2022), at a signing ceremony hosted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Leaders and Ministers from 22 Allied countries* launched NATO’s Innovation Fund, the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Contract with Shell in the UK North Sea

29.06.2022
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Shell UK Ltd for the provision of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in the second half of 2022, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope with Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM), with an estimated duration of approximately two months.

Jaia Robotics Secures Over $1M Funding for Micro-Sized Autonomous Marine Vehicles

29.06.2022
Jaia Robotics, Inc., an aquatic robotics company specializing in the development of micro-sized, high-speed, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) announced today that it has raised over $1 million in seed funding.

H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon to participate at ONS 2022

29.06.2022
We are pleased to announce that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon will attend the Official Opening Ceremony of ONS 2022. Other speakers in the ONS 2022 Opening session:

Schmidt Ocean Institute & National Geographic Society to Advance Diversity in Ocean Exploration

28.06.2022
A new collaboration between Schmidt Ocean Institute and the National Geographic Society to advance diversity and equity among ocean scientists was announced today at the UN Ocean Conference. The partnership will provide seagoing opportunities to underrepresented, historically marginalized and local scientists and National Geographic Explorers.

Next Generation High-speed Marine Survey USV Now Ready to Rent

27.06.2022
Marine survey systems, services and solutions specialist Subsea Europe Services has opened the rental book on its next-generation Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) for marine data acquisition to IHO s-44 standards today. Ready for surveying this summer, the MANTAS T12 USV, called ‘Autonomous Surveyor’ has already been put through its paces with two days of intensive demonstrations at the German Hydrographic Society (DHyG) organised Hydrographentag 2022 conference in Bremerhaven earlier this month.

Ocean Infinity to Establish Green Shipping Corridor Between Scandinavia and Northern Europe

24.06.2022
Ocean Infinity, in pursuit of its’ objective of transforming maritime operations through the deployment of innovative technologies, is excited to announce the development of zero-emission, remotely operated and autonomous ready, short sea container vessels that will operate between Norway and the Netherlands, creating one of Europe’s first zero-emission maritime ‘green corridors’.

Modus Charters Vessel with Availability from Mid July

24.06.2022
Modus, a leading offshore contractor delivering life-of-field support utilising Smart Subsea Services, recently announced that they have chartered a multi-purpose offshore support vessel, VOS Sweet, from Vroon Offshore Services via a deal brokered by Clarksons.

Fugro Partners with EMODnet to Advance Ocean Sustainability in Europe

24.06.2022
Fugro is now an Associated Partner of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), a long‑term EU initiative to make diverse sources of marine data freely and uniformly available to all. Beneficiaries of this work include policy makers, scientists, private industry and the public. The Fugro‑EMODnet partnership was formalised earlier this week and will focus on expanding private‑sector collaboration and marine data sharing in support of a sustainable blue economy.

TSC Subsea Masters the Art of Deepwater Hydrate Detection

23.06.2022
TSC Subsea is once again leading the field in the development of subsea technology with its latest piece of equipment, an industry first in acoustic deepwater hydrate detection. The ART® vPush, from the global specialist in developing advanced subsea inspection solutions for challenging situations, provides efficient, cost effective, hydrate detection at a level which has not been previously available.

From Vision to Reality - Armach Robotics Introduces Proactive In-water Hull Cleaning

23.06.2022
Karl Lander, Director, Regulatory Compliance and Outreach of Armach Robotics (Armach) joined a host of leaders in sustainable technologies and innovation at the 3rd Decarbonizing Shipping Forum, being held in Hamburg this week. He introduced the concept of autonomous robots making proactive in-water cleaning a reality, in support of the worldwide goal of decarbonizing in shipping.

Royal Navy Submariners Swim English Channel Fundraising for Mental Health Charities

23.06.2022
On 21st June 2022, 4 serving Royal Navy Submariners (Captain Elton Sharkey, Commander Richard Cragg, Lieutenant Commander Callum Fraser and Lieutenant Commander Hugo Mitchell-Heggs) successfully swam across the channel.

FET’s Advanced Submarine Rescue Vehicle Successfully Completes Sea Trials

22.06.2022
Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has successfully completed sea trials for its highly advanced submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) ahead of its deployment for an Asia Pacific-based navy. The sea trials tested the SRV’s capabilities to perform a variety of demanding operations, including deep dives, navigation, and mating with a target. In country commissioning and testing took two months to complete with nine FET personnel assisting throughout the trial.

Nine Flag States Join the MASSPeople Working Group to Collaborate on Remote and Autonomous Operator Training Standards

22.06.2022
The introduction of remote and autonomous technology has brought new ways of working to the maritime sector, and MASSPeople aims to explore the human dimension of remote operations enabled by maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS).

OceanTools Launch New C7 Colour Subsea Camera with Light Ring

21.06.2022
OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, launch the new C7 colour camera adding to their extensive industry leading range of high specification subsea cameras. Differing from its sister products, the OceanTools C7 multipurpose subsea camera has an integral high intensity controllable light ring to illuminate the underwater environment, providing clear video footage at depths down to 6000m.

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