ROV Ocean Clean-up Assistance from Smart Tether

Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Smart Tether on Display: Image credit Smart Tether

KCF's Smart Tether software played integral part in helping the Rozalia Project goal to clean oceans and other waterways during their 'Trash Tour 2012'.

The Rozalia Project announce the completion of their Trash Tour 2012 and say that Smart Tether played a large role in the tour’s success. According to Rozalia Project Co-Founder and Executive Director, Rachael Miller, KCF’s Smart Tether assisted Rozalia Project interns and volunteers in their hunt for trash in many ways.

The Rozalia Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to find and recover marine debris from the surface to the sea floor through action, technology, outreach and research. The organization operates from the record-breaking circumnavigator now research-vessel, American Promise along the New England coast and in the waterways of Vermont.

Miller said that often Rozalia ROV (remotely operated vehicle) pilots were looking for trash in areas with poor visibility and that Smart Tether let them know where they were going and helped keep them out of trouble. Additionally, Smart Tether allowed the Rozalia Project to make marine debris maps showing where and how much area was searched and whether debris was distributed evenly, or was in pockets.

In 2013, the Rozalia Project is looking to continue with the Urban Waters program, add a guest scientist program on board their ship, the American Promise, and, Mission Atlantic, a daily, interactive web-based program for summer camps, sailing programs, tall ships, and more.

KCF Technologies President Jeremy Frank added, “I am pleased that Smart Tether is an integral part in helping the Rozalia Project to accomplish their mission of cleaning our oceans. This is another good example of how using KCF’s unique tether based positioning technology, to locate, in real time, the position of remotely operated submersibles like the one Rozalia uses to locate, and remove, treacherous underwater debris, can work.”


 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Rolls-Royce Wins Heyerdahl Award

Rolls-Royce has been awarded the maritime Heyerdahl Award 2014. The award was presented by His Majesty King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations Annual Conference in Oslo March 31.

Imtech Extends VSAT Coverage Above Europe

Imtech Marine expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat

Fincantieri Offshore Chooses AVEVA Software

One of the world’s largest shipbuilders uses AVEVA software to design next-generation drillship. Fincantieri Offshore has signed a contract with AVEVA to implement

Environmental

SCAA Supports International Oil Spill Conference

As the Voice of Spill Response Professionals, the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) is supporting and assisting with the planning and coordination of IOSC 2014 on May 5-8 in Savannah, Ga.

Rolls-Royce Wins Heyerdahl Award

Rolls-Royce has been awarded the maritime Heyerdahl Award 2014. The award was presented by His Majesty King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations Annual Conference in Oslo March 31.

Marine Diesel Purification Breakthrough by SurePure

Liquid photopurification specialist company SurePure Inc. apprises of a breakthrough in the microbiological purification of contaminated marine diesel fuel, using

Software Solutions

DockMaster 8.0 Beta Program Launched

My-Villages, owner of the DockMaster suite of marine business software, launched DockMaster 8.0 for beta testing, which it calls the most powerful version yet with new navigation,

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

HHI to Deploy 3DEXPERIENCE Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1831 sec (5 req/sec)