Kongsberg Maritime and its subsidiary Hydroid, Inc. announced that all members of the global AUV community are invited to join them at their AUV Users Conference at the Villa Marigola in Lerici, Italy, from October 14-17, 2013. The conference is open to all users of Kongsberg and Hydroid AUVs, with limited availability for nonusers interested in learning more about the vehicles.
The three-day conference, which focuses on Kongsberg’s HUGIN and Hydroid’s REMUS AUVs, will include informational presentations, a HUGIN simulator, a REMUS 100 demonstration, updates on products, new trends in the market, Q&A periods and networking sessions. Existing users of Kongsberg and Hydroid AUVs will have the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge to optimize their AUVs, and non-users will learn first-hand about the capabilities of the latest AUV technology. All attendees will have access to full schedule of events, including a comprehensive technical program and guest speakers from both the military and commercial industries.
The 2013 event follows the REMUS/HUGIN user conference in October 2010. The 2010 conference in San Diego brought together nearly 100 AUV users from nine countries to discuss topics including the 2009 search for Amelia Earheart’s plane and emerging AUV applications such as pipeline inspection and environmental monitoring.