Remote Piloting and Automated Control Technology for ROVs

In October 2015, Oceaneering International demonstrated two new technologies in the Gulf of Mexico that will greatly increase remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operational efficiency and reduce costs for its customers. The NEXXUS ROV on the Oceaneering Olympic Intervention IV vessel was successfully piloted via a satellite link from an Oceaneering onshore base. The data/video communications technology that enables this capability was originally developed to aid in diagnosing faults offshore by technical support personnel onshore. The technology has now been further developed to include the ability to remotely pilot the ROV.  With remote piloting, an infield high bandwidth wireless or satellite... (read more)
2015-11-16 10:28:02

Remote AIS AtoN Ocean Current Monitoring Systems at Cruise Terminal

Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) and RigStat have successfully installed ocean current monitoring systems with Aids to Navigation (AtoN) over AIS communications at the Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal in Cozumel, Mexico. The systems, which were installed on the two Puerta Maya Terminal piers, integrate FSI ACM-PLUS current meters with RigStat environmental monitoring systems to send real-time current speed, current direction and water temperature data to incoming cruise vessels. This enhances the safety of the approach to the terminal. The data is displayed to the ship’s captain as part of the standard AIS data stream. FSI and RigStat teamed to provide a... (read more)
2017-01-09 09:30:28

Remote Monitoring System for The Ocean Cleanup Delivered

On behalf of The Ocean Cleanup, subsea technology company Seatools completed the development, manufacturing, and testing of a remote offshore monitoring system. The monitoring system is currently integrated into the first-ever ocean cleanup system at The Ocean Cleanup’s assembly yard in Alameda, California, USA. In the third quarter of 2018, The Ocean Cleanup’s system will be deployed into the waters between Hawaii and San Francisco. The primary goal of the Pacific trials is to confirm the performance of the cleanup system in a fully operational configuration, before commencing large-scale cleaning plans in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. During the upcoming... (read more)
2018-07-24 08:20:41

Catalysing Huge Markets by Creating Breakthrough Technologies for Ocean pH Sensing

XPRIZE Foundation
The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is a USD 2 million prize competition addressing the lack of data on ocean acidification. Ocean acidification cannot be fully addressed because most pH sensor technologies are too imprecise, not durable enough, or too expensive. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is designed to tackle this critical barrier: the winners of this competition will create accurate, robust and affordable pH sensors that will profoundly improve our understanding of ocean acidification. The USD 2 million purse is divided into two purses of USD 1 million that will address the two distinct challenges in measuring ocean... (read more)
2014-05-02 02:40:36

Elephant Seals Used as Remote Data Gatherers for Ocean Research Project

The BBC has reported on how southern elephant seals are being used as ocean samplers (SEaOS project). Valeport, UK, has been working with the University of St Andrews since 2006 to provide bespoke CTD sensors for this project. The specially tagged seals which wander the Southern Ocean are wearing sensors which are programmed to collect and relay temperature and conductivity profiles along with dive information. This initiative is providing insights into the interconnections between ocean physics and ecology. Dr Lars Boehme of the SEaOS project has said the critical flow of information is like ‘tweeting’ and to date they’ve received... (read more)
2015-06-08 09:21:17

Advances in High-speed Underwater Remote Vehicles for Subsea Pipeline Inspection

The Benefits and Challenges of the Technological Revolution in the Pipeline Survey Industry
The pipeline survey industry has undergone a technological revolution in the past couple of years, and the consequential benefits and challenges are only just beginning to be fully realized. The cost efficiency of subsea operations has been one of the key focus areas of the offshore energy industry in recent years. This focus, combined with increased growth in the amount of subsea infrastructure now in-situ on the seafloor, has seen a rising need for innovative approaches to subsea asset inspection. These solutions need to be cost-efficient, maintain data quality, and be able to provide a platform that supports future technologies.... (read more)
2019-04-02 10:25:26

Z-boat 1800-RP to Survey in Remote Locations for University of Washington Tacoma

Teledyne Oceanscience has shipped a custom Z-Boat 1800-RP to the University of Washington Tacoma. Dr Dan Shugar, assistant professor of geoscience at the University of Washington Tacoma, will be heading to two remote locations in Alaska and Canada this summer with the new Z-boat. The custom integration for the University of Washington Tacoma included the rugged Z-Boat 1800RP, Teledyne Odom Hydrographic MB2 Multibeam, Teledyne RD Instruments RiverPro ADCP, a camera, IMU and onboard computer. Dr Shugar will be heading in early August to Taan Fiord, an arm of Icy Bay in the rugged St Elias Mountains of southeast Alaska, to... (read more)
2016-05-19 11:17:49

Dr. Gary Borstad Receives Val Shaw Memorial Award

ASL's Dr. Gary Borstad recently received the Val Shaw Memorial Award in recognition of his career-long contribution and lifetime achievements in practical remote sensing applied to natural resource management. This award was presented at the 40th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 25th, 2019. The Val Shaw Award was established in 1990 in memory of Val Shaw, an executive with the Bercha Group and a strong proponent of remote sensing in Canada. Remote Sensing Gary was educated at the Universities of Alberta, Paris, and McGill and has been active in remote sensing since 1975. With... (read more)
2019-06-25 08:41:52

Beijing NCG Information Partners with IVS 3D

IVS 3D is starting a partnership with Beijing NCG Information Technology Co. to provide sales, support, and training to Fledermaus clients located in China. Beijing NCG Information Technology Co., also known by association with the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, is a recognised leader in remote sensing technology and applied research.   Grace Dai, representative for NCG, said of the collaboration with IVS 3D, "Our goal in cooperation with IVS 3D is to advance and implement key integrated remote sensing technology applications for the multi-dimensional development of information technology and services in China. The compatibility of Fledermaus with other GIS... (read more)
2008-12-04 09:21:55

Remote Sensing Ð this month's theme - has different definitions. In this issue are articles that describe both active and passive systems in which the sensor and the object are separated by air and/or space. Coming issues with themes such as 'Magnetometry and Gradiometry' and 'Underwater Imaging' will also devote attention to remote sensing techniques. My first practical experience with the capabilities of remote sensing was back in the 1960s, taking part in a military oceanographic expedition near the Azores. We were being overflown at regular intervals by a participating aircraft measuring, among other things, sea-surface temperature. This was needed... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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