Autonomous Robotics Ltd (ARL) has been awarded a grant funded project from OGTC and two European energy companies who have a proven track record using ocean bottom seismic and are keen supporters of technology development. The project is to develop a bespoke seismic sensor to fit in the company’s autonomous underwater vehicle solution, Flying Node, and is expected to last 15 months.
The grant was awarded as part of OGTC’s strategy to work with partners as they transition to a net zero objective and their Offshore Energy 4.0 programme is focused on enabling remotely controlled operations, empowered by data, robotics and autonomous systems.
Duncan Soukup, chairman of Thalassa Holdings Ltd, stated: “We are delighted that ARL has won this award and in particular the participation of the two European energy companies. We are continuing to make good progress in the development of our Flying Nodes solution which will address a number of opportunities in the offshore energy, defence and environmental markets”.