Open Teledyne PDS and SeaBat Sonar Courses for 2019

Teledyne RESON has announced a series of Teledyne PDS software and SeaBat Sonar training courses. Teledyne Marine brings a number of courses set at different global locations. The open courses cover Teledyne PDS for Dredge or Multibeam operations and Teledyne RESON SeaBat Sonar training. Teledyne PDS and SeaBat Multibeam Sonars are used for seabed mapping and dredging operations. The company also offers a combined training session giving trainees everything they need to know about sonar installation to produce a deliverable in Teledyne PDS. Customized On-site Training “As the year is now well on its way, we see an uptake in... (read more)
2019-04-25 10:34:32

Turner Designs Introduce Ultra Low-power Sensors

Turner Designs has introduced the C-FLUOR Submersible Probes. The probe sensors are sensitive, low power single wavelength in situ fluorescence and are available in several optical configurations. Requiring a maximum of 12mA current at 12VDC input, C-FLUOR probes can be integrated and deployed for longer intervals than previously possible with submersible probes.  Resistance to Corrosion With a response time of fewer than 0.6 seconds, the probes require less power, outputting data soon after power is applied. Factory-calibrated, each C-FLUOR ships with a calibration certificate used to convert the analogue output signal to a specific concentration estimate. The Titanium construction allows for a... (read more)
2019-04-23 09:38:27

EIVA Launches a Software Solution for ROV-steering

NaviSuite Mobula, recently launched by Danish engineering company EIVA, is a new software product which offers advanced steering capabilities to ROV owners. The performance of the entry-level ROVs makes them useful for professional use – provided the right software capabilities are available, the company says. Focus on Data Fusion This is now possible through a NaviSuite product dedicated to ROV steering, NaviSuite Mobula. It includes features from NaviSuite Nardoa, EIVA’s package for subsea inspection work, where the focus is on data fusion from the most advanced sensors and on efficiency functions that enable fast inspection of very large assets such... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:40:40

Underwater Robotic Vehicle Helps Endangered Rockfish

Delicious to eat, the rockfish in Washington’s Puget Sound were being fished to levels that threatened extinction. Now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are undertaking an important conservation study into the threatened rockfish species using a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle. Senior Marine Fish Research Scientist, Dr Dayv Lowry, explains that managing the conservation and recovery of rockfish populations in Washington’s Puget Sound depends on the accurate monitoring of rockfish populations, depleted through overfishing and ecological degradation. Versatility and Robustness “Of the tools we’ve tested, only the Falcon can find and measure the rockfish and other... (read more)
2019-04-16 09:18:23

Kongsberg Maritime Unveiled USV at Ocean Business 2019

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its new Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) during Ocean Business 2019 last week. The Sounder USV System is a versatile solution designed and built to provide the highest possible standard of data acquisition the company stated when demonstrating the new system in Southampton. Multipurpose Platform The Sounder USV System is a multipurpose platform designed to work across different market segments, including survey and fishery duties. It has been developed as a joint venture with Norsafe AS. The system has been configured from the keel upwards to deliver optimal hydroacoustic data quality, efficiency and productivity. Autonomous Control Operation... (read more)
2019-04-11 11:34:09

CHC Navigation introduces the P2 GNSS Sensor Series

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) releases the P2 GNSS Sensor Series providing high accuracy positioning and heading solution in a compact and rugged enclosure. The P2 GNSS Sensor series is the GNSS sensor for a wide variety of applications such as reference station, marine systems, unmanned navigation, industrial automation, robotics and machine control. Easy integration The P2 GNSS series is designed to significantly reduce system integration efforts by combining rich connectivity interfaces including RS232, low latency PPS output, Ethernet, CAN bus protocol and a comprehensive web interface for configuration set-up. Industrial design The new series integrates the latest GNSS technology in a... (read more)
2019-04-11 08:55:22

Optimizing a Low-cost Multi Sensor System for Hydrographic Depth Determination

Surveying devices with lower costs are being welcomed by hobbyists eager to determine water depth. The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics at HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg has been working on cost-efficient solutions in recent years. With shallow water surveys not required to be performed with the accuracy and precision of industrial projects, surveying devices with lower costs are being welcomed by hobbyists eager to determine water depth. With this low-cost demand rising, the investigative development of these products has become a scientific research issue. The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics at HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg has been working on cost-efficient solutions in recent years.  The Old Openseamap Project During a project with openseamap.org, a Multi Sensor System (MSS) including an Echo sounder, GPS and inertial measurement unit (IMU) was built up and tested. Despite... (read more)
2019-04-08 01:44:05

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Inspects the High Arctic

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Manitoba will use a SEAMOR Marine Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to inspect the High Arctic area which remains frozen year-round. The Chinook ROV will take part in research and evaluating ways to protect this special ecological region. The vehicle will also be used to conduct ecosystem identification and benthic surveys (underwater mapping of the seafloor) and inspection of first-year ice and multi-year ice. Auto-altitude system SEAMOR Marine's Chinook ROV will be equipped with a handheld pendant controller, and a fibre optic tether multiplexer upgrade. These will help control a wide array of... (read more)
2019-04-08 11:05:46

A18D in Business for AUV Survey Services

ECA Group demonstrates the high-performance of its mid-size AUV during deep survey missions
As announced in early 2018, ECA Group signed a cooperation agreement for subsea robotic services to Oil & Gas companies with a leasing offer on its latest generation A18D AUV creating a new dimension for its AUV services activity. Throughout 2018, ECA Group conducted several successful deep survey missions. The next generation AUV demonstrated its capabilities to perform multi-sensor surveys during deep sea operations (around 2,500m water depth) in the Mediterranean Sea.   A Comprehensive Survey Solution The A18D is the most compact multi-sensor AUV on the market for long-endurance deep water surveys (up to 3,000m). The AUV can capture... (read more)
2019-04-05 01:31:24

Fusion 2 – An Evolution in Offshore Survey Operations

Complex set-up operations, multiple topside systems and interfaces, and arduous workflows; these are all now in the past. Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 survey software combines intuitive workflows with faster, more flexible INS, LBL and Sparse LBL aided INS operations - all from a single system. Since surveyors and subsea construction operatives took their first steps into the US Gulf of Mexico, followed by the harsh waters of the North Sea and beyond, the industry has been on a learning curve. From taut wire through to today’s digital signalling architectures, systems and methodologies, the industry has evolved. Developments in signalling technology have... (read more)
2019-04-05 12:59:12
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