The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Enters New Partnership with IIC Technologies

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and IIC Technologies Ltd. The MOU establishes a new partnership between Seabed 2030 and IIC Technologies in recognition that both parties are working to increase humanity’s understanding of the world’s oceans. Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between The Nippon Foundation and GEBCO to inspire the complete mapping of the world’s ocean by 2030, and to compile all bathymetric data into the freely available GEBCO Ocean Map. GEBCO is a joint project of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), and... (read more)
2020-09-22 09:54:59

iSURVEY Helps Identify North Sea Shipwreck

During a recent offshore power cable cut and seal project on the Olympic Taurus, iSURVEY were part of the team tasked with identifying a shipwreck found three years previously during a routine inspection of the Skagerrak power cable. The wreck lies 13 nautical miles from Kristiansand in southern Norway, and was investigated using an ROV-mounted multibeam echosounder. Following the survey, it was determined that the wreck was that of the long-lost German warship Karlsruhe, famous for leading the assault on Kristiansand during the invasion of Norway in 1940. Until this discovery, Karlsruhe had remained the last World War Two German warship whose... (read more)
2020-09-15 09:17:06

Teledyne CARIS AI Software Contributes to Successful UTAS USV Mission

Teledyne CARIS, a Teledyne Technologies company, was an integral part of the illustrious team involved in the ground-breaking uncrewed offshore survey mission in the Atlantic Ocean. Teledyne CARIS’ Mira AI and CARIS Onboard software were present on the vessel to enable autonomous survey and real-time processing operations. The mission’s Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) built by SEA-KIT mapped over 1,000 sq. kms of the ocean floor in 22 days, while being continuously monitored via satellite communications at its Remote Operations Centre in Essex, United Kingdom. A specialized team comprised of the GEBCO-Nippon Foundation Alumni Team operated the survey equipment and provided... (read more)
2020-09-11 11:38:00

Subsea Docking Station Project Wins ONS Innovation Award 2020

Blue Logic has been awarded the Innovation Award 2020 from ONS in the SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) category, for its development of an open-standard subsea docking station for underwater vehicles.  The ONS Innovation Awards recognize the crucial importance of cutting-edge technologies and solutions. This year’s awards were announced on 1 September during ONS 2020 Digital, this year's variant of ONS.  Blue Logic’s seabed-installed docking station enables underwater vehicles or drones to be permanently deployed subsea by providing access to power for charging and communications for upload/download of inspection and assignment data.  Long-term Deployment of Underwater Drones The ability to... (read more)
2020-09-07 09:45:21

Sentinel-2 Coastal Charting Worldwide

The Hydrographers’ Final Search for an Effective SDB System
It is widely and wrongly assumed that the world’s coastal regions have been surveyed in detail by modern techniques and that the resulting nautical charts are an accurate reflection of the nature of the seabed. This optimistic approach is not shared by the world’s hydrographic offices or the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). Hydrographers have a saying: “the world is fully charted, it’s a shame that so little is surveyed”, and one could add, looking at venerable charts, so poorly surveyed. Hydrographic offices and the IHO have been looking for years to find an affordable method to fill the coastal gaps in... (read more)
2020-09-07 08:55:46

Russian Survey Vessel Explores 14,000km Cable Route across Arctic Seabed

On 6 August 2020, the Professor Logachev survey ship set out from Kirkenes, Norway on course for Russian Arctic waters. Over the next three months, the ship and its crew will sail 6,500km along the north Russian coast. The Norwegian border town could become a hub for an almost 14,000km-long telecom cable between Asia and Europe. Researchers are this summer exploring the best route across the Arctic seabed. Their mission is to look into the deep to examine the sea bottom. Their findings will be crucial for the future of Arctic Connect, the project developed by the Finnish company Cinia... (read more)
2020-09-04 01:29:59

British Royal Navy Surveys Beirut's Harbour for Hazards

The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise has called at Beirut to survey the harbour and deliver humanitarian supplies after the devastating explosion earlier this month. Enterprise has spent the past several weeks loading stores from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus, then carrying them across the Mediterranean to Beirut. The delivered goods include 500 canvas cots, 112 tents and 5 field kitchens. The supplies will be able to house and feed up to 500 soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) who are working on the relief operation. With supplies on board, Enterprise sailed to Beirut last week. She berthed adjacent to the capsized cruise... (read more)
2020-09-04 10:31:14

Finnish Diving Team Discovers Rare Wreck of 17th-century Dutch Merchant Ship

While undertaking documentation dives on some supposedly World War I or II wrecks at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland, Badewanne divers descended on one of the biggest surprises during their long careers of diving the wrecks of this eastern extension of the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea has been an important trade route since the Middle Ages, as the navies of Holland and England needed endless supplies of wood, tar and hemp, all of which were available around the Baltic. From the 13th century onwards, the Hanseatic League controlled the trade, but during the 17th century the very... (read more)
2020-08-28 02:00:30

SEA-KIT USV Completes 22 Days of Offshore Operations in the Atlantic Ocean

SEA-KIT’s 12m Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer returned to Plymouth on Friday after 22 days of remote survey operations on Europe’s continental margin. Since late July, the USV has mapped over 1,000sq km of ocean floor, controlled around the clock by SEA-KIT via satellite communications from its Remote Operation Centre in Essex. Notably, the uncrewed vessel returned to Plymouth with its fuel tank still around a third full. The successful completion of this project is a major achievement for the British SME, clearly demonstrating the capabilities of their remotely-controlled USV design in terms of over-the-horizon operation, endurance and ocean-going ability.... (read more)
2020-08-20 02:03:56
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