Unmanned Vehicles

Students to Pilot Pioneering Falcon ROV

America’s very first Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology program, offered by Northwestern Michigan College, is to get a special Falcon ROV.    In what

Google Maps Goes Coastal with Unmanned Boat

A new high-tech unmanned vessel, launched with the help of Google, will use innovative technologies from the boatbuilding and mapping fields to map shorelines and

Ecopetrol Finds Hydrocarbons in Deep Caribbean Waters

Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol reported late on Tuesday the presence of hydrocarbons at its Kronos-1 well in ultra-deep waters of the Caribbean Sea.   The discovery was made at a depth of 3,

Teledyne RD Instruments Supplies DVLs for LAUV

Teledyne RD Instruments, a developer of Doppler current profiling and navigation innovations, has supplied Portugal-based underwater vehicle systems designer and

FAU to Develop Use of USVs for Bridge Inspections

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida’s network of approximately 11,450 bridges is arduous, especially since so many of the state’s bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas.

Subsea Training Center Revamps ROV, Bell Courses

New modules added with support from industry. Students undertaking ROV Pilot Technician and Closed Bell training at the Fort William-based subsea facility, The Underwater Center,

Subsea Vision Adds Another Cougar

Subsea Vision has added a fourth Saab Seaeye Cougar XT to its fleet. The 2,000-meter-rated Cougar is to assist in unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal.    The ROV is used to locate and identify UXOs,

Antarctic ROV to Help Researchers Prepare for Space Missions

Searching for life with ROV Icefin, Georgia Tech and Linden’s STFOC   The search for life on other planets starts on Earth, of course.  In the summer of 2014

Kraken Debuts New Sonar Platform KATFISH

Kraken Sonar Inc. announced the development of KATFISH (Kraken Active Tow FISH), a sonar platform for military and commercial applications. KATFISH is a key development

Autonomous Systems Competition Enters Final Phase

The final phase of a competition to develop novel adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network (AAOSN) management systems for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is now underway.

US Navy Launches Undersea Drone

A U.S. Navy submarine has become the first to launch and recover an underwater drone used in a military operation, reports AP.   The attack submarine USS North Dakota returned to its base in Groton,

Fugro Adds Cable-lay to its Trenching Services

Fugro is now offering cable-lay in addition to trenching to its offshore windfarm and tidal energy clients. The company has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact,

Fugro Lands Geotechnical Investigation

  The planned 18 kilometre-long immersed tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany as part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, one of the EU’s nine priority network corridors.

ASV Completes GoM Monitoring

  ASV has collaborated with the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM) consortium to conduct 10 days of Passive

New 43m DSVs Designed by Incat Crowther

A pair of 43m Monohull Dive Support Vessels has been designed by Incat Crowther, with input from the builder and operator, to meet RINA class requirements for special service,

Tiburon Subsea Upgrades ROV Otis

Tiburon Subsea Services Inc. selected GreenSea Systems Inc. to supply its new controlling and operating system for science class ROV Otis. GreenSea Systems develops

Will Robots Aid Maritime Search and Rescue?

New ICARUS system ready for use from 2016  The ICARUS European project aims to develop robotic tools to assist crisis intervention teams. Playing a role in developing

Oaktree Capital Pumps $25 mln into Harkand

Harkand's key shareholder Oaktree Capital Management has reaffirmed a strong commitment with an additional $25 million of funding which will allow the company to

Kraken Announced Executive Appointments

Kraken Sonar Inc. announced it has recruited two industry veterans to further develop its sensors-to-systems strategy.   Joining the company is Dr. Tom Tureaud,

CS-MS’ Connector Range for ROVs

The CS-MS connector range was designed for ROV applications. It has high density contact patterns and uses aluminum shells as standard in an effort to keep both size and weight to a minimum.

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