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NOAA’s Cloud and Data Strategies to Unleash Emerging Science and Technologies

guide transformative advancements in NOAA’s science, products and services.Both strategies, released this week, have their own broad application across the agency while underpinning and enabling the goals of NOAA’s interrelated science and technology strategies on Unmanned Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), 'Omics and a forthcoming strategy on Citizen Science. Collectively, they will accelerate the implementation of the most effective science and technology applications to advance NOAA’s mission, including protecting life and property and growing the American Blue Economy.&ldquo

British firm SubSea Craft is building a new diver delivery unit, the VICTA Class, which will have Vigilant onboard. (Image: SubSea Craft)

Staying Vigilant On and Beneath the Waterline

imagery. Sonar mode processes the intensity of the acoustic data to extract long-range positional data out to 1.5 kilometers and over a 90-degree field of view. In this mode, the sonar returns are used to generate computer aided detection (CAD) markers, which alert the operator (or a third-party artificial intelligence based processor) to the presence of navigationally relevant obstacles, such as coral reefs, rocks, containers or even small ice bergs.“Multi-beam echo sounders (MBES) are a common type of sonar which seek to map the water column and seabed topography with a fan of beams projected directly

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FarSounder Signs on NAVSEA UUV Project

a subcontractor on a research and development project led by GMATEK Inc. This project is contracted by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Program Executive Office - Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO-USC).The research project will apply machine learning and deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify solutions and develop a system to mitigate and compensate for sensor degradation on board unmanned surface and undersea vehicles (USV/UUV). GMATEK will include FarSounder’s newest product the Argos 350 among the sensors being utilized. The FarSounder team

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VIDEO: Drone Inspects FPSO Tank. It Could Soon Do It On Its Own

with position data. During the test, the drone was controlled by a pilot using the drone’s flight assistance functions, but as the technology matures it will be able to navigate more and more autonomously.  In its role as the classification society, DNV GL has been developing artificial intelligence to interpret the video to spot any cracks, and eventually, the camera and algorithm will be able to detect anomalies below the surface such as corrosion and structural deformations."This is another important step towards autonomous drone inspections,” said Nicolai Husteli, CEO

Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

One-on-One with Duane Fotheringham, President, Unmanned Systems, HII

is limited; therefore, the autonomy must be advanced enough to accomplish the mission and overcome unforeseen challenges and changing environmental conditions with no operator input. It also must be reliable enough to operate for long periods of time without failure.”Advances in autonomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, according to Fotheringham. “By leveraging advanced GPUs to run machine learning algorithms, performing data fusion from sensors and maintaining greater situational awareness, vehicles will have the ability

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Researchers Use AI to Map Marine Environments

, for example how underwater currents propagate, how the deeper ocean changes with the climate or where best to listen to whales.Working with Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd (SEA), scientists at the University’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm which could improve underwater mapping by making sense of incomplete data and working out how many measurements are needed to give an accurate survey.The research was part of a project contracted by The Defenwe and Security Accelerator (DASA), a part of the Ministry of Defenwe

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Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

a relatively direct transition from crewed vessel operations. But the second and third elements are quite sophisticated. A USV world model draws upon a three-dimensional world model, geo-referencing, image recognition, sensor fusion, and overall evaluation of this model via machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.A USV Demands a spectrum of control and “autonomy” (Credit: Kongsberg Maritime)Kongsberg’s AUV presentation also addressed these ideas. In that case they have a similar spectrum of autonomy. It begins with mission autonomy, getting from A to B, following a route/missi

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New Senior Exec Team for ROV Specialist Rovco

in Operations, Senior Projects, Sales and Business Development from Rolls Royce Commercial Marine and Oceaneering International Inc.Brian Allen, CEO at Rovco commented "The announcements today are a further milestone in Rovco’s development as we become the premier provider of artificial intelligence-based technology and robotic services. We now have a strong executive team with the experience and capabilities to fulfill our vision. We are looking to hire additional top class sales and project talent as our exponential growth continues and we prepare to take advantage of opportunities

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Remotely Operated Vehicles: Thinking out of the Box

to a 680v ring main DC system, that allows plug and play systems.It’s been designed to operate tethered or untethered with a battery as a resident system or deployed from manned or unmanned vessels. And, the design aims to allow easy build-in of future technologies, such as developments in artificial intelligence.Collins says the EV will have 20% more thrust and 50% fewer moving parts, compared to hydraulic systems. It’s also 20% more compact and 20% lighter, so it can be operated from smaller vessels. A hydraulic power unit has been developed for using hydraulic tools – until all-electric

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