ROV Planet Articles

Hydro Group secures Japanese business partner

17.04.2019
International underwater connectivity manufacturer Hydro Group has established a new partnership with Japanese electrical and optical products company Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd.

New managing director at the helm for engineering business SengS

17.04.2019
A leading north-east engineering solutions specialist, SengS, has unveiled a highly respected industry figure as managing director.

Acteon adds significant geotechnical and geophysical survey capabilities with Benthic acquisition

14.04.2019
Subsea services group Acteon has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic. Headquartered in Houston, USA, Benthic adds leading deepwater and ultra-deepwater surveying capabilities to Acteon through its proprietary portable remotely operated drill (PROD) technology. Benthic’s latest generation PROD system can conduct in-situ penetration testing and collect samples and cores in extremely challenging conditions, including seabed slopes greater than 20° and water depths exceeding 3000 m.

Marine Technology Summer Camp for Undergrads! Co-sponsored with MTS

14.04.2019
The Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College is partnering with the Marine Technology Society to offer an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students! Students will have a hands-on experience designed to offer student time on research vessels, data collection with ROVs, sonar, sensors,, and buoys while learning about the multiple applications of these technologies! No experience is required.

Falcon Helps Endangered Rockfish

14.04.2019
Delicious to eat, the rockfish in Washington’s Puget Sound were being fished to levels that threatened extinction.

Phoenix Promotes Jon Regh to Houston Area Manager

14.04.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), a worldwide leader in underwater solutions, announces the promotion of Jon Regh to Area Manager of our Houston, TX location. In his new role, Jon will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day revenue producing activities of the office, as well as providing direct oversight of the sales and marketing program; with the goal of maximizing utilization of company assets, increasing market share, and expanding into new markets.

Oceaneering Launches Global Engineering Consultancy Business

12.04.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has launched a new global Engineering Consultancy, aimed at delivering specialist technical engineering solutions that complement its existing Asset Integrity business.

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav 700 selected for new under-ice AUV

11.04.2019
The UK’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has selected high-performance hybrid navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. for the next generation of its Autosub autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), targeted for under-ice operations.

Forum secures ROV contracts to support DOF Subsea

11.04.2019
Forum Subsea Technologies has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Appoints Director

11.04.2019
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Jackson as STR’s Group Commercial & Regional Director Europe. Neil who was formerly STR’s Group Sales & Operations Manager has been with the organisation for ten years and has been instrumental in the development of the business.


ROV Planet Magazine Issue 19

10.04.2019
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 19: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring Innovative Survey Technique Captures 3D Model of Douglas TBD-1 Devastator – Team Tao Pioneering Rapid Seafloor Mapping & Water Column Survey – Gaps: Accurate and Reliable ROV Positioning at 3,000m Water Depths – Teledyne Tech Utilized Extensively Onboard OceanGate’s Titan Manned Sub – The 2025 Offshore Oilfield: A BP Hosted Panel Discussion – Poster – Comex Innovation Performs 3D Photogrammetry with Certified Accuracy – The Impact Subsea Story – Tritech’s Multibeam Imaging Sonars Beyond ROV Installation – Subsea Security in Threatening Waters – Using USVs to Safeguard Offshore Oil & Gas Production – Inspector 125: ECA Group's New Unsinkable USV.

Otherworldly Mirror Pools, New Lifeforms, and Mesmerizing Landscapes Discovered on Ocean Floor

06.04.2019
Scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor recently discovered and explored a hydrothermal field at 2,000 meters depth in the Gulf of California where towering mineral structures serve as biological hotspots for life. These newly discovered geological formations feature upside down ‘mirror-like flanges’ that act as pooling sites for discharged fluids.

MacArtney provide versatile and portable MBES Hydrographic System for the island of Corsica

06.04.2019
MacArtney France has delivered a portable Multi-Beam Echo Sounder Hydrographic System, designed for small vessels, to the French government organisation, Collectivité de Corse, in Corsica, France.

Conference Registration and Hotel Booking Now Open

05.04.2019
The OCEANS 2019 Marseille Local Organizing Committee, along with the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), cordially invite you to participate in our upcoming OCEANS Conference and Exposition in Marseille, France from June 17-21, 2019.

2G Robotics and Seatronics Partner to Launch New Dynamic Laser Scanning Skid Solutions at Ocean Business 2019

05.04.2019
2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners and imaging solutions for the Offshore Energies, Geosciences and Defense industries, announced today they will be in Southampton, UK to launch their newest integrated dynamic laser scanning solution at Ocean Business 2019, Booth W36. The show, which runs from April 9 – 11, is the world’s leading international sea technology show.

SEAMOR Marine to send Chinook ROV to Last Ice project in Canada's Arctic

05.04.2019
SEAMOR Marine has been selected as the provider of a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Manitoba. The vehicle will be deployed to the High Arctic to inspect the area which remains frozen year-round and take part in research and evaluating ways to protect this special ecological region.

James Fisher Subsea Excavation launches in Nigeria

05.04.2019
Global controlled flow excavation (CFE) specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of the James Fisher & Sons PLC group, has completed its first project in Nigeria and established a base in the country.

Moog Focal Releases New 914-DX Expansion Card

04.04.2019
Moog Focal is pleased to announce the launch of the latest 914-X series expansion card: the 914-DX. This expansion for the 914-X series system features six isolated and software configurable serial channels for RS-232, RS-485, RS422, or TTL. Up to four of these cards may be stacked with any 914-HDE motherboard giving each system up to 24 extra isolated serial channels. The 914-DX offers a significant reduction in size for isolated serial channels, and features a software configurable TTL option for the first time from a Focal multiplexer.
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