ROV Planet Articles

VIDEO: Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Teledyne RD Instruments Wayfinder Doppler Velocity Log

04.04.2022
Give us two minutes and we’ll give you the top 5 reasons why Teledyne Marine’s technology rocks!

HII Releases Odyssey, a Suite of Advanced Autonomy Solutions for Platforms in All Domains

04.04.2022
HII announced today the launch of Odyssey™, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions that can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform. Odyssey capabilities include multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, autonomous health monitoring, sensor fusion and perception.

EVENT: Global Offshore Wind

04.04.2022
This is the largest dedicated UK offshore wind event to gain valuable market insights and practical business strategies designed to support the fight against climate change. Following COP26, GOW22 will keep net zero targets at the forefront of the industry. Don’t miss outstanding value, flexible booking, two conference streams, new theatres and networking with 4,000+ people – come celebrate 20 years of GOW!

NIWA-Nippon Foundation Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project to Survey Eruption

01.04.2022
NIWA and The Nippon Foundation are undertaking a mission to discover the undersea impacts of the recent Tongan volcanic eruption. In a rare opportunity to improve understanding of the nature and impact of a major volcanic eruption, NIWA scientists are sailing to Tonga to survey the ocean around the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT–HH) volcano and surrounding regions. They will be surveying thousands of square kilometres of the seafloor and collecting video images of the eruption’s impact from NIWA’s research vessel, RV Tangaroa, and using SEA-KIT International’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer to conduct further mapping.

Legal & General and Equinor Ventures Co-lead £15.2m Series B Raise for Innovative Technology and Renewables Businesses Rovco & Vaarst

01.04.2022
As part of the expansion of its clean energy portfolio, Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) alongside the venture capital arm of the international energy company Equinor, announces that it has co-led the Series B raise into affiliated, innovative technology and renewables businesses, Rovco and its sister company Vaarst. Legal & General will invest £8.5m out of £15.2m raise. Other participants include existing shareholder Foresight Group, and In-Q-Tel, strategic investor for the US intelligence and defence communities and allied nations.

Underwater System Being Developed for Office of Naval Research Reaches Unprecedented Depth for an Inspection-Class ROV

01.04.2022
RE2 Robotics, a leading developer of intelligent mobile manipulation systems, today announced that its Maritime Mine Neutralization System (M2NS) reached an unprecedented depth milestone of more than 1 kilometer during a recent open-water demonstration for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the project’s sponsor.

HII’s REMUS 300 Selected as U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Small UUV Program of Record

30.03.2022
Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) announced today its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions.

Groundbreaking Virtual Aquarium Brings Deep-Sea to the Surface

29.03.2022
The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) announced today the launch of World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, creating a first-of-its kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE DEEP SEA is an educational, interactive online platform for ocean exploration and discovery, utilizing high-resolution video, models, and descriptive materials of newly discovered deep-sea ocean species and environments observed during science expeditions aboard research vessel Falkor with the underwater robot (ROV) SuBastian.

Empire Wind Selected Maersk to Supply Wind Installation Vessel

29.03.2022
Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has awarded a contract to Maersk Supply Service for charter of its newbuild wind installation vessel (WIV). This vessel, together with US constructed barges and tugs built and operated by Kirby Offshore Wind, will be used for the installation of the project’s Vestas V236-15MW turbines.

Schmidt Marine Launches New $3.5 Million Global Fisheries Tech Initiative

29.03.2022
Schmidt Marine Technology Partners will offer up to $3.5 million in funding annually to entrepreneurs and others developing new technologies that increase the sustainability of fisheries around the world. The effort is also being funded by two anonymous philanthropic groups.


Teledyne Marine Slocum Gliders Enhance OceanPact Services in Brazil

28.03.2022
Teledyne Marine announces the delivery of three Teledyne Webb Slocum G3 Gliders to OceanPact, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. OceanPact offers services for the study, protection, monitoring and sustainable use of the sea, coast, and marine resources for clients from various sectors including offshore energy, mining, telecommunications, ports, navigation, tourism, fishing and aquaculture. OceanPact Geosciences owns the largest private inventory of scientific instruments in the country and operates two world class Research Vessels, the RV Ocean Stalwart and the RV Seward Johnson, for multipurpose missions for deep ocean data acquisition.

Ashtead Technology Completes First Significant Subsea Monitoring Project Using LUMA™ Modems

28.03.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has successfully completed its first significant subsea monitoring project using Hydromea’s LUMA™ high-speed through-water wireless optical modems since signing their global rental partnership last year.

Argeo Commissions a New State-of-the-art HUGIN AUV from Kongsberg Maritime

25.03.2022
The Norwegian subsea survey and inspection company Argeo AS has further consolidated its warm business relationship with Kongsberg Maritime (KM) by acquiring another of KM’s HUGIN AUVs. The news comes a mere five months after it was confirmed that Argeo had signed the first commercial contract to deploy Eelume’s game-changing autonomous ‘snake robot’ – an advanced robotic solution developed in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime as a majority shareholder.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference

24.03.2022
Building the success of its four previous years, SMi Group's Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference will return as a live, in-person event this May to provide a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for the naval unmanned systems community.

NOAA NEFSC and iXblue Successfully Complete a Trial of the SeapiX-R 3D Volume Sonar at the Block Island Windfarm

23.03.2022
NOAA NEFSC has tested iXblue’s SeapiX 3D volume sonar in the Block Island windfarm off the coast of Rhode Island, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The objective of the evaluation was to observe and monitor the pelagic ecosystem often overshadowed by the demersal and benthic communities in the windfarm areas.

University of Plymouth and Sonardyne Collaborate to Advance Development of Marine Monitoring Technology

23.03.2022
The University of Plymouth and marine technology company Sonardyne have agreed a strategic partnership to drive innovation within the UK’s growing marine robotic and autonomous systems sector. The partnership will advance ocean data gathering technologies and platforms by leveraging the University’s academic resources and research facilities, Sonardyne’s leading acoustic and inertial navigation technologies, and the marine proving area Smart Sound Plymouth.

Oceanology International Closes on a High Note

23.03.2022
Oceanology International 2022 has now closed, and according to exhibitors and visitors was a resounding success, attracting a total attendance of more than 10,000 over the three days of the show. Four hundred and forty-seven exhibitors from 70 countries helped to make a huge step forward in connecting the global ocean technology community. Visitors were able to explore new solutions for protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways.

VideoRay Announces Unique Low-Logistics Point Cloud Solution - SubSLAM X2

23.03.2022
Partnership with Vaarst and Greensea allows modeling of undersea assets. One of the critical tasks that owners or service companies require is to monitor assets. Frequent inspections are needed to look for damage, growth, or misalignments. The best practice is to generate a real-time point cloud model of the inspected asset. The model lets inspectors make precise measurements and time-lapsed comparisons.
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