by on September 7, 2019
Founded in Malaysia in 2010 by Anuar Abdullah, Ocean Quest Global is an environmental organization at work in seven countries through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. After years of research, Ocean Quest has created its own techniques, methodology and material for coral reef rehabilitation, which are based on the idea that coral can be restored on a large scale, in an all-natural and non-invasive way. The organization is actively adopting new technology to greatly speed-up the process, and a...
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by on January 7, 2019
The Titan Underwater Drone will be displayed at this years CES conference. The drone is a product of Geneinno, a technology company dedicated to the design of modern underwater equipment. They characterize Titan as the world’s first underwater drone with a robotic arm. I’m skeptical that this is actually a “drone” since it must operate tethered and doesn’t make a droning noise when piloted. Furthermore, remotely operated vehicles have been used in the ocean for over 60 years and ROV Jason used ...
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by on December 31, 2018
Humankind is on the dawn of an “industrial revolution” led by underwater drones. The super-compact, camera-equipped, unmanned submarines can easily be operated remotely from boats, and they are increasingly being used to inspect infrastructure facilities below the surface and to survey deep-sea creatures. But industry officials say there are many other far-reaching uses for underwater drones, and they hold high expectations for the machines as the technology advances. “If their function...
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by on December 19, 2018
In the subsea environment, inspection/repair/maintenance (IRM) services have traditionally relied on vessel-based, ROV, or diver operations. In the longer term, the drive to continually identify significant incremental savings in these operations is not sustainable and a more innovative approach, deploying digital technologies, is being investigated. With the aim of significantly reducing OPEX costs as well as minimizing environmental impact, industry leaders are embracing the future value of...
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by on December 17, 2018
L3 OceanServer announced Thursday it has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for an Iver3 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to be used for testing and evaluation. Over the past four years, L3 OceanServer has leveraged hundreds of thousands of operational hours on Iver vehicles to build a system with war fighter driven attributes. With more than 300 vehicles sold to various customers worldwide, the Iver is a commercial-off-the-shelf product that delivers th...
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by on December 13, 2018
Scientists are using underwater drones as part of a mission to repopulate parts of the great barrier reef. in a collaboration between researchers at queensland university of technology (QUT) and southern cross university (SCU), the larvalbot is able to deliver baby coral to the necessary areas. The undersea robot works by dispersing microscopic baby corals (coral larvae) across the reef. the efforts aid further the massive coral spawning event that takes place from october to december. during...
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by on December 10, 2018
When you think of drones, you imagine a device that flies. But PowerDolphin is the world’s first multifunctional water drone that can be used below the waterline in a variety of ways. PowerDolphin is equipped with a 220-degree dual joint rotation camera and can capture 4K ultra high definition footage underwater. The device, aimed at Australia’s fishing, diving and water sports enthusiasts, has adjustable front lights to illuminate your underwater photography. The on-board camera can be...
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by on December 3, 2018
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh are examining how to create systems that can perform autonomously underwater and provide a clearer view of the subsurface environment. Such capabilities offer important applications to the U.S. services, the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines Corps, as well as to the commercial shipping industry for ship and harbor inspections, among other activities. While some Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers are loo...
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by on November 28, 2018
A new generation of specialised drones is enabling flood defences along the Thames Estuary to be monitored in much greater detail and at lower cost, it has been revealed. Speaking at New Civil Engineer’s Flood Management Forum, Thames Estuary Management 2100 (TEAM2100) programme manager Darren Milsom said that this year’s trials of submersible and confined space drones has shown that a revolution in data collection was now on-going. “We’ve used conventional aerial drones before, to carry o...
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by on November 19, 2018
With an ROV based net cleaner from AKVA group, fish farmers and service companies have got their hands on a more efficient tool than ever before. Now a new model is introduced, reducing net wear to an absolute minimum. As service provider to the fish farming industry, two factors matter the most to Frode Viken and his team in Vikahav AS: The net cleaning process must be as efficient as possible and without damaging their client’s nets. After the company started using its first ROV based net c...
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by on November 6, 2018
The towing vehicle is designed to deliver a refueling hose to the land in remote and offshore locations beyond inhabited areas. The USV will serve as an alternative to manned boats, which often times can’t come near the coast due to strong waves or other natural factors, UAVOS notes. UAVOS says that its USV is built to address the issue of delivering fuel or cargo to hard-to-reach coastal areas. The USV is based on a SeaDoo water scooter, and UAVOS says that its automatic control system wi...
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by on November 6, 2018
Researchers are developing an autonomous system to monitor coastal and deep waters for fish stock. Their technology could enhance marine environment protection. Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change are the major threats affecting marine life and fisheries. To address some of these challenges and help the efficient implementation of marine and fisheries policies, the provision of accurate and timely data on the diversity and abundance of marine species is crucial. Under ...
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