New Launch and Recovery System Brings Operational Improvements

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements. This solution benefits from the integrated combination of in-house technologies that the Kongsberg group offers. After evaluating techniques and procedures in-depth, Kongsberg Maritime has arrived at an optimal solution, namely to have the new LARS operating from midships, with the release and capture of HUGIN marine robots occurring beneath the sea surface. Launching and Recovering AUVs Underwater Launching and recovering AUVs underwater, away from the splash zone, lessens... (read more)
2020-03-31 09:53:30

Huntington Ingalls Industries Closes the Acquisition of Hydroid

Huntington Ingalls Industries has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Hydroid, a provider of advanced marine robotics to the defence and maritime markets. In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime have established a strategic alliance to jointly market naval and maritime products and services to the US government market and potentially to global markets. “The combination of HII and Hydroid brings together the full range of UUVs,” said Andy Green, HII executive vice president and president of Technical Solutions. Autonomous and Unmanned Maritime Systems The acquisition of Hydroid, based in Pocasset, Massachusetts (US), expands HII’s capabilities in the... (read more)
2020-03-27 11:01:47

Sonardyne Reveals Latest Seabed-to-shore Subsea Technologies

Underwater technology provider Sonardyne International Ltd has announced new additions to its 2020 product line-up. With a focus on compact yet capable unmanned and vessel instruments, Sonardyne has unveiled SPRINT-Nav Mini, a compact guidance and control solution, as well as ADCP functionality for its Syrinx Doppler velocity log (DVL) and a smaller, lighter version of its popular Gyro ultrashort baseline (USBL) transceiver. Fixed Frequency Outputs SPRINT-Nav Mini provides guidance and control outputs – orientation, velocity, altitude and depth – in a single instrument that weighs just 0.7kg in water for the 300 m-rated version. By tightly fusing the information from each... (read more)
2020-03-26 01:00:08

Securing Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure with USVs

Employing commercial-off-the-shelf USVs that can be rapidly reconfigured with a diverse range of sensors can enhance the ability to deliver energy to America and the world. This is a win-win for the energy industry, says George Caldorisi when he describes the securing of oil and gas infrastructure with Unmanned Surface Vehicles. While the exigencies of climate change have led to major strides in the development and deployment of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and others, the world’s energy needs will continue to be met primarily by oil and natural gas for the foreseeable future. As readers of Hydro International are well aware, the strategic implications of the United States’ transition from energy dependence to energy independence to becoming a net oil and gas exporter are being felt worldwide. While some saw this sea change coming, most did not, and the community of nations is still coming to grips with... (read more)
2020-04-06 09:50:21

Sonardyne Instruments to Support Pioneering Tsunami Research

High-accuracy, long-endurance underwater instrumentation from Sonardyne Inc. is set to play a major role in helping scientists across the US better understand and possibly predict earthquake and tsunami risk at a far greater scale than has been possible before. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, through a US$5.5 million grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), is procuring equipment to be used by the broader scientific community to study seafloor deformation. Comprising more than 50 Sonardyne Fetch subsea sensor logging nodes, this major new equipment pool will also include Sonardyne’s advanced acoustic positioning modules fitted to three Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders.... (read more)
2020-03-10 04:11:03

Hydrographic and Geophysical Surveys in Celtic Sea and Atlantic Ocean

Hydrographic and geophysical survey operations will be undertaken by INFOMAR in the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean between April and October this year, according to a recent marine notice from the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. INFOMAR is a joint programme between Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute, surveying unmapped marine territory and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed. Covering some 125,000 sq. km of underwater territory, INFOMAR will produce integrated mapping products covering the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed. Both Irish Marine Institute vessels,... (read more)
2020-03-10 08:47:01

Ocean Aero to Deliver a Fleet of Intelligent Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Ocean Aero, designer and builder of environmentally-powered autonomous, underwater and surface vehicles (AUSVs), announced a 'multi-million-dollar agreement' to deliver a variety of the company’s AUSV models to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for a research, evaluation and testing programme. Ocean Aero will deliver a mix of its Navigator and Discovery models and work closely with DHS and other programme participants – the US Coast Guard (USCG), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The University of Southern Mississippi, the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs, LLC. Ocean Aero’s vehicles will... (read more)
2020-03-03 12:21:32

This is Why You Should Visit Oceanology International 2020

There are many reasons why you should visit OI2020. Discover the latest technologies and innovations in acoustics, autonomous and unmanned vessels, bathymetry, cameras, robotics, sensors, navigation, positioning & instrumentation and more. Explore live on-water demonstrations and vessels throughout the event. Expand your Blue Tech and Ocean knowledge through strategic conferences: Technical Sessions, Ocean Futures Forum and Catch the Next Wave. Reach the right contacts through our improved networking tools such as one-to-one meetings: pre-arranged meetings with key contacts before the event. We are also expanding our calendar of OceanSocial events to allow even more face-to-face interaction during the event. This and much... (read more)
2020-02-26 11:07:27

Hydro International's Editorial Team to Produce 'Show Daily' at Oceanology International 2020

Registration is still open for Oceanology International 2020 (17–19 March 2020), marking the 50th anniversary of the world’s best known and most celebrated ocean technology exhibition and conference. Organizers Reed Exhibitions predict that OI2020 will be the largest edition in the expo’s 50-year history, with over 500 companies exhibiting to more than 8,000 buyers and influencers across more than 17,000m2 of indoor exhibition space in ExCeL London. Visitors can register for exhibition tickets via the OI2020 website.  Hydro International's editorial team will be producing the Show Daily, a printed newsletter distributed daily on the exhibition floor. Do you have any suggestions, questions or news... (read more)
2019-12-19 04:14:00

Dockside Demonstrations at Oceanology International 2020

At the dockside of Oceanology International, 2020 visitors are offered daily demonstrations of the newest and innovative floating technologies. This live experience will allow them to immerse in the real benefits of the technologies brought to Oi 2020, including the latest in ASV, ROV, Sensorand Imaging technologies, as well as multiple survey and working vessels. Visitors can watch live coverage of equipment at work via the popular elevated viewing cabins alongside the Royal Victoria Dock, private meeting areas and onboard working vessels. All this free of charge. Oceanology International has doubled the number of companies demonstrating the technology in 2020, so don’t miss... (read more)
2020-02-26 09:50:05
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