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Zero Emission Hydrogen USV Design Wins CMDC Round 2 Funding

15.11.2022
SEA-KIT International has secured funding through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to design a hydrogen powered, zero emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).

Couach Unveils the Magellan its First Surface Drone

20.10.2022
Couach announces the development of the MAGELLAN, the first surface drone of the shipyard. With a length of six meters and a displacement between 1,000 and 1,200 kilograms, the MAGELLAN is the latest addition to the Couach Shipyard's R&D department, in order to provide a systemic response to the needs expressed by its customers.

HydroSurv Expands Production Facilities to Meet Demand for USVs

28.09.2022
Exeter-based HydroSurv has moved into brand new facilities to deliver expansion in production capacity for its state-of-the-art Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) for hydrographic and environmental data collection.

Uncrewed Vessel Returns from First Volcano Caldera Survey in Tonga Loaded with ‘Astounding’ Data

03.08.2022
SEA-KIT International’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer has returned from an initial survey mission inside the caldera of the Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT–HH) volcano carrying a plethora of data and imagery to fill important gaps in current understanding and knowledge of the seamount and water above it.

South West England Innovators Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Solutions for Seagrass Monitoring

28.07.2022
A new, non-invasive method to measure and monitor seagrass biomass on the seabed around England’s South West coast is being developed as part of an ongoing, collaborative project.

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.

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.

Argeo’s First USV Takes on the Booming Offshore Wind Market

17.06.2022
Argeo AS is the first operator of an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) built on the Mariner X, Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose USV platform. Named Argus, Argeo’s first uncrewed survey and inspection vehicle will exploit the strong demand for accurate ocean mapping, especially within the booming offshore wind market.

South Devon College Pioneers Maritime Autonomy Training With Acquisition of Two HydroSurv USVs

08.06.2022
South Devon College has acquired two Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) that will give marine autonomy students at its new Marine Academy hands-on experience of remote vessel operation. The USVs were unveiled at the Academy’s opening ceremony in Dartmouth in April, a milestone moment in the history of South Devon College, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year.

Tonga Eruption Discoveries Defy Expectations

23.05.2022
New findings from the record-breaking Tongan volcanic eruption are “surprising and unexpected”, say scientists from New Zealand’s National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). NIWA’s research vessel, RV Tangaroa, has returned from a month-long expedition as part of The Nippon Foundation-funded Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project (TESMaP), where scientists were studying the effects of January’s eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai (HT – HH).


SeaCAT: Cost-Effective and Low Environmental Impact Unmanned Inspection Solution for Offshore MRE Infrastructures

12.05.2022
To carry out unmanned inspection missions on offshore wind farms and more generally for all offshore infrastructures, Subsea Tech has developed the SeaCAT. SeaCAT is a multi-drone solution combining a surface drone (USV - Unmanned Surface Vehicle), an underwater robot (ROV - Remotely Operated Vehicle) and an aerial drone (UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for the inspection of structures from the foundations to the tip of the blades.

iXblue Completes Remotely Operated Survey of Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Using its DriX USV

05.05.2022
iXblue recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located 20km off the West coast of France – was remotely conducted by the iXblue teams of surveyors from their Remote Control Center in La Ciotat, South-east of France.

NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute Takes Delivery of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle

14.04.2022
The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH CCOM), as a member of the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration, has taken delivery of an iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) and its Universal Deployment System. The autonomous solution will help expand the footprint and efficiency of the OECI’s ocean exploration operations.

iXblue Ramps Up DriX USV Production Following Strong Commercial Success

16.03.2022
As the maritime industry makes its transition towards more efficient and environmental-friendly autonomous operations, iXblue, a key player in maritime autonomy, has been ramping up its production of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) to meet the industry growing need for efficient and sea-proven autonomous platforms.

Fugro USV Project Team Wins Energy Industry Game Changer Award

02.03.2022
Fugro’s Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV) has been awarded the Energy Industry Game Changer Award at the 2021 Energy Club WA Award, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE). The award is presented to an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution to the energy industry resulting in significant advancement of the industry’s knowledge and capability.

SEA-KIT Expands Production Facility to Meet Growing USV Demand

01.03.2022
SEA-KIT International is expanding its Tollesbury production facility to deliver on a growing Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) orderbook. The news comes as Fugro, world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, snaps up SEA-KIT’s latest 12m X-class build for its growing Blue Essence fleet.

Subsea Europe Services Wins Six-Figure Funding to Accelerate Autonomous Survey Development

24.02.2022
A new round of funding has strengthened hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH’s commitment to taking autonomous technologies to the next level for marine survey applications. The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart, A.I. and machine learning enabled hydroacoustic systems with diverse survey platforms including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Surface Vessels, and crewed vessels as survey motherships.

Jan De Nul Orders a Seagoing Unmanned Survey Vessel for Marine and Offshore Construction

07.02.2022
Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic's well-proven and hybrid Mariner Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, this vessel will sail under the Luxembourg flag and be deployed for worldwide hydrographical and environmental surveys on marine and offshore construction projects. Jan De Nul is herewith the first dredging contractor to deploy an unmanned survey vehicle in marine and offshore conditions.
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