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New US-Europe Partnership Set to Advance USV Applications for Defence and Marine Survey Applications

Marine technology specialist Subsea Europe Services and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) innovator MARTAC have signed an extensive partnership agreement for cooperation on the delivery of unmanned and autonomous marine survey platforms. The partnership unites Florida-headquartered MARTAC’s extensive USV portfolio for defence, commercial and scientific applications with Subsea Europe Services’ hydroacoustic sensors, platforms and solutions expertise, which is available through its established European rental pool, sales and support channels.

Unique Group and AMCS Sign Agreement to Develop USV Coxswain Course

Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMC Search (AMCS), the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College to jointly develop a maritime industry accredited Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Coxswain’s course.

Leonardo Stands Ready for Second OCEAN2020 Demonstration

The second OCEAN2020 demonstration is due to take place in the Baltic Sea in the end of August. The exercise, which will be coordinated by Saab, will focus upon how naval forces can detect and identify high-speed surface threats and unknown submerged activity. OCEAN2020 is the largest European funded defence research project for maritime surveillance and sees Leonardo coordinating a team of 43 partners from 15 countries. The Baltic Sea demo will involve 13 unmanned systems, four naval units – a Swedish Support Ship, Lithuanian Patrol Vessel, Polish Mine Hunter and a German Research Vessel - a satellite and two command centres.

DOF Subsea Secures Contract Awards in the APAC region

DOF Subsea is pleased to announce multiple contract awards in the Asia Pacific region providing significant utilisation for resources and vessels in Q3 and Q4 2021 and securing solid backlog into the first half of 2022.

Acteon Supports Siemens Gamesa with Cable Survey for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project

Acteon, a marine energy and infrastructure services company, recently supported Siemens Gamesa, an industry-leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer and operations and maintenance provider, with a cable survey for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. The scope of work provides an example of Acteon’s ongoing partnership with Siemens Gamesa and its growing balance of plant subsea services, which cover turbine foundation ROV inspection and surveys of export and array cables, and the seabed around each turbine foundation.

OTAQ Offshore Releases the OceanSENSE 4 Leak Detector

Designed to detect all fluorescing trace dyes used in subsea leak detection from a single 6000m rated Titanium housing, the OceanSENSE 4 utilises the same core technology as the industry standard OTAQ OceanSENSE subsea leak and cement returns detection system.

Greensea Enters into Contract with Ocean Power Technologies

Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, recently contracted with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide development and engineering services. During the three-year contract, Greensea will support OPT to develop and launch the next generation of their PowerBuoy®-based Maritime Domain Awareness Solution (MDAS) on the OPENSEA platform and will work closely with OPT’s other software partner, Fathom5.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime Enters into a Partnership

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime have entered a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the global initiative to produce the complete map of the ocean floor. Under the terms of the MOU, the two parties will work together to advance understanding of ocean bathymetry. The effort complements the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

C-Kore Systems welcomes Ian Griffiths

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce Ian Griffiths has joined the company to represent C-Kore as their Sales Manager in the US.

Oceanology International 2022: Call for Papers

Oceanology international is bringing together the ocean science and tech community in March 2022 for the World’s leading ocean tech and science event. The 2022 event will be special – not only the first ocean tech event in 2022, but also the first opportunity to meet face to face in 2022. Oi is the event to meet your next collaborator, the event to meet existing and new clients, the event that is optimised for networking.

Fugro Wins Another IRM Contract with Petrobras in Brazil

Petrobras has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in Brazil. The contract is set to begin in Q4 2021 and will be accomplished from the Fugro Aquarius using two Fugro-built 3000 m work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The award follows the successful completion of a previous 4-year contract for similar services aboard the same vessel.

FET to Deliver ROV Life Extension Project to Support International Telecoms

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a life extension (Lext) upgrade on one of its Perry ST200 Trenchers. The Lext upgrade will be completed for a Western Hemisphere telecommunications equipment company. The enhanced asset will support the installation and maintenance of subsea cables that are a vital component of an international communications network.

Support the NOC's LEGO Deep Sea Robot!

A talented member of the NOC team has created this stunning LEGO Deep Sea Robot model based on the Isis ROV and needs support from you, your friends and family for it to have a chance to become an official LEGO product!

NNSY Uses Innovative Underwater ROV Technology for Inspections

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Technology and Innovation (T&I) Lab recently made significant headway in its aerial and underwater drone program, using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform an inspection for the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Marine Robotics to Help Uncover Hidden Link in Glacier Melting

Marine scientists will today (Friday) deploy robotic vehicles on a dangerous mission to the face of a glacier in Svalbard as they attempt to expose the hidden link in how rapidly melting Arctic ice is changing our ocean.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Opens New UUV Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence

In a ceremony today at General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Taunton facility, company officials as well as representatives from the U.S. Navy formally opened the General Dynamics Mission Systems Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence.

Marine Advanced Robotics and Planck Aerosystems Announce Strategic Alliance

Marine Advanced Robotics and Planck Aerosystems have established a strategic alliance to provide a multi-domain robotic team that includes an unmanned surface vessel (USV) equipped with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) that operate together for advanced mission profiles.

A First for Egypt as Fugro Revolutionises Subsea Installation for GUPCO

Fugro has revolutionised a subsea installation programme for Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) with its innovative QuickVision® technology. Used for the first time in Egypt, the contactless positioning solution replaced the conventional survey sensors typically attached to subsea structures during installation.

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