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New model tool: the iCon inspection robot searches for cracks. CREDIT: OceanTech

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

. They’re fixed. They don’t flail around. That’s the main difference between our system and ROV operations (of this type).” The subsea unit with its tools launches from the VAT down into the water on a vertical access beam that can be 23 m long. An affixed robotic arm — with lights and cameras and tools needed for the work — seems a most efficient worker. “The tools are hung around like a tool belt. We don’t have to go back up for a new tool.”IMR range: OceanTech’s own range of access tools. CREDIT: the iConSubsea robotThe robotic arms can also

(Photo: Maddie Hunt Photography
/ Armstrong Marine)

Research Vessel Delivered to Orca Maritime

vehicles (USV). Benthic Cat will also support surface-supplied/SCUBA diving operations and provide onboard data processing.(Photo: Maddie Hunt Photography / Armstrong Marine)The catamaran features a full-width cabin with fly bridge, large aft working deck, hydraulic A-frame (5,000 lb. SWL), Northern Lights 9kw diesel generator, and Garmin/NMEA electronics package. The vessel is well equipped for multi-day operations along the Southern California coast with two interior work stations, a 4-person sleeping cuddy, head with shower, refrigerator/freezer, and 600-gallon fuel capacity.Benthic Cat is powered

Mako (Photo: Arctic Rays)

Arctic Rays Releases Mako 4K

platforms.  Mako has an on-board real-time clock with scheduler, which can be programmed in advance and allowed to run independently off of its internal battery or external power.  The internal scheduler can also be used to synchronize and control any of Arctic Rays’ Dragonfish series lights.  Scheduling, adjustments to camera settings, and downloading of video can be done via the standard MCBH connector, or via Wi-Fi. Recharging the battery is also accomplished through the connector so that the housing never has to be opened.  Endurance varies depending on the duty cycle,

Photo: OSIL

Complete Oil Spill Monitoring Solutions for Vulnerable Areas

GSM, UHF radio and satellite to a base station and can be displayed online using the OSIL data to web service, or can be integrated into the clients own computer systems, providing users with a variety of alarm options including email and text alerts, audible alarms or visual indicators such as flashing lights.  The systems can also be equipped with additional sensors depending on customer requirements.  The Oil Spill monitoring buoys and land-based systems utilize a real time non-contact hydrocarbon sensor, which is equipped with a pulsed UV LED beam and optical photo-detector with on-board

(Image: Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

project off the coast of Portugal. Aker Solutions is involved in offshore wind farm developments in the US and South Korea.It also provides technology to capture carbon emissions from offshore and onshore industry. It delivered the Sleipner storage solution in 1996 and is involved in the Northern Lights CO2 storage project in the North Sea."Growth in segments such as renewables and CCUS increases the addressable market for Aker Solutions," Araujo said. "Our ambition is to become the recognized leader in low carbon offerings and sustainable solutions."Other low carbon technologies

Philip Adams, Director UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Photo: UMass Dartmouth.

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water

in “getting steel in the water” was the purpose of the May 23, 2019 2nd Annual Marine Renewable Energy conference. The one day conference was held at UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a business incubator where many of marine renewable energy’s leading lights started – Resolute Marine, ORPC, and Littoral Power. They gravitated to the CIE because of its prototyping capability, access to student interns and location at the heart of the marine technology and clean energy ecosystem in the South Coast of Massachusetts.The CIE’s new director, Phil

XLe Spirit (Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

to the aquaculture market and capable of tasks such as net and tank inspection.Working with its Norwegian partner, Innova AS, Forum tested the XLe Spirit at a fjord with a 500-meter water depth. The standard equipment function testing was confirmed utilizing all ancillary equipment, including cameras, lights, altimeters and sonars.  The XLe Spirit benefits from an optional electric or hydraulic five-function manipulator arm. The self-regulating power feature compensates for tether losses ensuring a constant and stable power delivery to the vehicle, regardless of tether length. The trials follow

Photo: SEAMOR Marine

New Handheld Control Pendant for ROV Navigation

of the ROV, or when using an alternate display when navigating via sonar or other instruments. Utilizing a robust and reliable Logitech F310 handheld controller, the pendant is intuitive and users will quickly adapt to this new accessory. Controls for the thrusters, camera tilt angle, and camera lights, are mapped onto the pendant's control sticks and buttons, and other vehicle functions can be configured for clients' specific needs.True to SEAMOR's modular design philosophy, the pendant is an easy to add accessory to your SEAMOR system. Simply plug and play! A single button press enables

Image Courtesy Teledyne Marine

MTR100: Teledyne Marine

Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).These technologies served the dual purpose of supporting the expedition by providing previously unknown information about seabed topology and ocean currents, and assisting in the safe deployment of the two manned submersibles.• Numerous Bowtech subsea cameras and lights provided critically valuable high quality video of both flora and fauna from remote locations around the Seychelles.• A BlueView forward looking sonar assisted with safe navigation beyond the range of visibility for the remotely operated vehicles.• Data collected were processed and visualized

Image courtesy of the Ocean Exploration Trust/Nautilus Live

#Oi2020 History

100-foot tether connects Hercules to Argus. By keeping the tether between Argus and Hercules slack, Argus can then absorb the brunt of any ship movements, so that Hercules can remain stable and collect HD video from the seafloor. Argus’ HD video camera is similar to Hercules in that its large lights illuminate the area. The overhead view from Argus then allows pilots and scientists a higher-level view around Hercules. With Argus thrusters controlling the heading, pilots “flying” the ROV (while sitting in E/V Nautilus control room) can then aim the video cameras toward Hercules and

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