Unmanned Vehicles

Blue Robotics Launches New ROV: BlueROV2

Torrance, Calif. startup Blue Robotics has launched what it is calling the “world’s most affordable inspection- and research-class subsea vehicle.”   The BlueROV2

Drones: Is the Maritime Industry Ready?

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones” in common parlance, are not a part of the historical maritime vocabulary. At least not yet. While the term “drones” may conjure images from science fiction,

MMT, TenneT Ink Contract Award

MMT has announced that they have signed a four year framework agreement with TenneT.   The framework agreement runs from 2016 to 2020 and MMT has been selected

REP16: a Global At-sea Campaign

Several different Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), equipped with different sensors and acoustic payloads,

Arctic Explorer AUV Ordered in Australia

International Submarine Engineering Ltd. has signed a contract to build a 5,000 meter depth Explorer class autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for the University

Israeli University Orders ROV from Saab Seaeye

Israel’s University of Haifa has ordered a Saab Seaeye Leopard electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV).   The University says that having no other technological platform like it in Israel,

Gavia Delivers AUVs to the Turkish Air Force

Provider of low logistic Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) Teledyne Gavia has recently delivered two Gavia AUVs to the Turkish Air Force through a contract

‘GliderPalooza’ Offers Glimpse of Underwater Weather

The U.S. IOOS-coordinated GliderPalooza sets the stage for oceanographers to collect critical ocean data from instruments attached to gliders.   Gliders are autonomous

UTEC Comes up Big Offshore

Offshore and onshore survey provider UTEC Survey says it has completed a significant ROV navigation and seismic node positioning project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Forum Receives Order for Three ROVs

Houston-based oilfield products company Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has received an order from New Orient Marine Pte. Ltd. to supply three remotely operated

SeeByte, MIT Partner to Get Robots Working Together

SeeByte and MIT (CSAIL) are working together to improve the transfer of autonomy research and development between different autonomy systems. Currently users of one autonomy system,

Ocean Robot Swims 5,200 km to Hawaii

Liquid Robotics, producer of long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, announced that one of its Wave Gliders has swam 2,808 nautical miles (5,200 km) to the Big Island

IHC Takes Majority Stakes in Tompkins

Royal IHC and Tompkins UK Limited are strengthening their strategic cooperation with IHC’s acquisition of a majority stake in Tompkins, the parent company of Modus

The Island of Gold, the Leopard and the Falcon

Marco Polo described Japan as the Island of Gold for its vast natural gold deposits, long since mined out.   But in the oceans offshore the seabed still holds

Underwater Center Links with Bibby for ROV Apprenticeships

Scottish subsea training facility, The Underwater Center, has partnered with Bibby Offshore to provide ROV apprentices with the opportunity to gain practical, unique hands-on experience.

Offshore Sensing delivers Sailbuoy to PLOCAN

Offshore Sensing has delivered a Sailbuoy autonomous surface vehicle (USV), SB Plocan, to The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).    The USV capability

OceanGate Announced Two New Hires

OceanGate Inc., which provides underwater manned submersible services for industry, research and exploration, has hired two team members as it expands to do more

Tritech Welcomes Royal Guest

Tritech International Ltd, a Moog Inc. Company, welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent on Wednesday June 22, 2016 to the company’s Ulverston, Cumbria site.

Blue Ocean Monitoring Joins Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Australian headquartered company Blue Ocean Monitoring, provider of ocean monitoring services, is expanding its offices and taking space in the Marine Robotics

Hydroid Unveils Subsea Hyperbaric Testing System

Manufacturer of marine robotic systems Hydroid, Inc. has installed a new subsea Hyperbaric Testing System (HTS) at its manufacturing facility in Pocasset, Mass.

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