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Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

MUMs (and daughters) of invention: Sea nymphs and MUMs are inspiring a new generation of underwater systems and vehicles. Elaine Maslin takes a look.The list of applicants to enter the underwater domain is growing fast. The concepts vary, from underwater autonomous motherships able to carry an array of payloads over long distances to swarms of drop deployed ocean bottom nodes that can find their way to pre-programmed locations.At energy:connected, as the Oslo-based Subsea Valley cluster and annual conference is now called, some of these concepts were outlined, including those from two Norwegian

Images: Modus Seabed Intervention

Flying new Routes Subsea

North East England-based Modus Seabed Intervention Limited is a relatively small business but its goals are ambitious and focused. Elaine Maslin reports.After four years spent developing a hybrid AUV/ROV (HAUV) based on a modified Saab Sabertooth AUV system, Modus Seabed Intervention has now bought its second, deep water rated Sabertooth, which will be delivered this summer.The acquisition of its latest 3,000m-rated Sabertooth, will enable the company to continue to build on its track record and to offer vehicles with enhanced artificial intelligence and autonomy capabilities.The company’s

Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/

Commemorative Edition: Oi Turns 50

industry conference and exhibition in the world since its founding in 1969,Attached here is a link to the first commemorative edition, which was produced in advance of Oceanology International Americas, set for San Diego in two weeks: https://magazines.marinelink.com/NWM/Others/OI50/My thanks to Elaine Maslin, who did a fantastic job in bringing to life the people, the technology and the business developments in this unique segment over the last half century.The second, larger commemorative edition will produce in tandem with Marine Technology Reporter March 2020, with distribution at the Oceanology

Valeport, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, has always been committed to key industry exhibitions and has attended every single Oceanology show, an example of an early Valeport exhibition stand. Photo: Valeport

Oceanology Turns 50: Share Your Photos in MTR

magazine supplements focused on the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International. The first will produce and distribute at Oi North America 2019 in San Diego, the second larger edition will produce with the March 2020 edition and distribute at Oi '20 in London.While the main story, as told by Elaine Maslin, carries the reader through the evolution of the world-leading event from its start in Brighton to it's eventual move to London, the special edition is equally an ode to the personalities and the technologies that have helped to make and shape the innovative and rapidly evolving industry


(OE), a perfect compliment to our media offering, led by Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.OEDigital.com is back online now, and Eric Haun has been promoted as Managing Editor of Offshore Engineer, tending to the day-to-day print and electronic information components to the title. In addition, Elaine Maslin and Jennifer Pallanich will once again write and report for the title. There will be plenty of news and developments in the coming two months, particularly on the electronic information side, as we work to reinvigorate the respected brand. Send me a message here or email me on trauthwein@marineli

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

Based in Aberdeen, Elaine Maslin is MTR’s ‘eyes & ears’ on the ground scouting new tech for our pages. Her mandate for the MTR100 was simple: ‘find five companies to watch closely in 2019.’ This is what she found.Forssea: Leveraging Machine Learning & AIMachine learning and artificial intelligence have made a huge impact on our day to day lives, from image recognition in Facebook to cars parking for themselves. These technologies are entering the subsea space in various shapes and forms.Paris-based Forssea Robotics is a subsea robotics and research and

The Gwynt Y Mor wind farm. Photo from Rovco.

Subsea Robotics for Renewables

As the global fleet of offshore renewables fleet increases, ways to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency and safety of operations and maintenance work, using robotics and autonomous systems, will also grow. Elaine Maslin reports.Robotics and autonomous systems are moving into many areas of modern day life. It’s becoming harder to avoid them, from our phones to automotive systems and now offshore energy renewable projects.Both are seen as tools to do otherwise dull, dirty or dangerous work, without human involvement, but also as a way to reduce operational cost and to produce more reliable

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