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SeeTrack Neptune Integrated into SeaRobotics' USV-2600
SeeByte, UK, and SeaRobotics, USA, have integrated SeeByte's SeeTrack Neptune with SeaRobotics' family of general purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) as part of a Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) contract. SeeTrack Neptune provides a payload control architecture and real time autonomy engine for unmanned systems to plan and execute well-known patterns of behaviour that expedite and optimise single vehicle and multi-vehicle operations. In other words the operators plan what to do and SeeTrack Neptune decides how to do it. »»
Falcon ROV Helps Japan Harness Offshore Wind
After Japan's 50 nuclear reactors closed following the Fukushima disaster, wind is seen as an important alternative energy source. In a crowded and mountainous country the search for sites must go offshore, with floating turbines being the main option in the deep waters off the rugged coastline. Sure-footed anchorage to the seabed is vital in such a vulnerable environment and a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV is being used to check the integrity of the 400 metres of chain to mooring points 100 metres down. »»

Tritech Hammerhead Offers Search Benefits

  01/09/2014
The Tritech SeaKing Hammerhead system is being used to locate missing persons by the Yorkshire and the Humber Police areas, UK, through their regional underwater search and marine unit. The system was recently deployed at Snailsden Reservoir, in the peak district, South Yorkshire, to quickly locate the body of a missing person who was believed drowned. Prior to deployment of the sonar, the area was mapped using Tritech’s StarFish 990F, a high-resolution side scan sonar system, to ensure the safety of divers entering the waterway; ultimately reducing the amount of time they had to be in the water. »»
 

iXBlue Representation at OI China

  01/09/2014
The French-headquartered manufacturer iXBlue is presenting navigation, acoustic, and imaging products at 2014 Oceanology International China. The event takes place from 3 to 5 September 2014 at INTEX Shanghai. The company will be showcasing products and solutions in ship navigation and control, subsea navigation and positioning, moorings and releases and seabed mapping. »»
Research Vessel Operating after Earthquake, Tsunami and Storm

Research Vessel Operating after Earthquake, Tsunami and Storm

  01/09/2014
On 12 February 2008 ASMAR Shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile and Kongsberg Maritime, signed a contract for the supply of equipment to the new Chilean research vessel, AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos. The construction was hit by the 27 February 2010 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile and resulting tsunami, at 03:34 local time, that was the day of the scheduled inauguration. However, AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos has since been completed even when supply of equipment encountered damage due to the storm Berit in the North Sea. Thorough tests and trials have been conducted, and on 9 July 2014, AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos was inaugurated by Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet in a solemn ceremony. »»
 
Optech to Present at OI China 2014

Optech to Present at OI China 2014

  29/08/2014
Optech is to attend the Oceanology International China 2014 conference in Shanghai from 3 to 5 September 2014, where Dr. Joong Yong Park will discuss coastal mapping trends and how new advanced data fusion techniques using data from a high-power green Lidar and a hyperspectral sensor are providing coastal environment information. »»
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White Shark Attack on WHOI REMUS Captured on Camera

A 3-metre-long white shark tried to have a REMUS AUV belonging to WHOI for lunch and the action was filmed by the AUV's camera. In this broadcast, WHOI researchers provide background to the attack, in which the shark's jaws exerted a pressure of 2 tons per inch to the ABC news item reporter.

 

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