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uSEA Receives Funding for Autonomy

Norwegian start-up uSEA, a company which is proposing a hybrid system to disrupt existing manned vessel supported subsea operations via a subsea and surface drone combination,  has received about $725,000 (6.5 million NOK)  from the Research Council of Norway to develop its active towed docking station for AUVs.uSEA works to step-change autonomy for marine and underwater robotics to offer seabed surveys andThe new project awarded to uSEA will be conducted in collaboration with Blue Logic and NTNU. This will address parts of the overall concept of autonomous underwater docking operations with

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Shearwater, Equinor to Develop Seismic Tech

of the emitted wavefield, which is fundamentally different to existing source technology. The non-impulsive nature of this type of source technology will bring environmental benefits, especially in sensitive, difficult to reach areas and extreme climates.The development is supported by the Research Council of Norway.“This new collaboration offers a great opportunity to develop an efficient source with less sound impact on the environment. The project is a good fit in our Sustainable Seismic Solutions research portfolio,” said Klaas Verwer, Vice President, Exploration Technologies Research

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Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Project Underway

Air-Clean Industry-Clean Growth; How Carbon capture will boost the U.K. economy concludes that CCS will bring £129 billion in societal and economic benefits to the U.K. The U.K. is well placed, with CCS supply chain skills, to address this emerging market.   Aage Stangeland, of Research Council of Norway, which co-ordinates the ACT fund, said, “The Acorn project looks very promising. The project has the potential to be the start of a CCS value chain in the North Sea. This could make a significant contribution to wide deployment of CCS in Europe.”   Steve Murphy, project

Kongsberg Maritime worked with students and researchers aboard the RV Gunnerus Photo Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime: University Students Test Own DP algorithms

allows the PhD students and researchers at NTNU AMOS to truly understand the effects and relevance that their work has on the complete DP system and operation.” The NTNU’s centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) was awarded a Centre of Excellence (CoE) by the Research Council of Norway in 2013. AMOS is focused on creating a world-leading centre for autonomous marine operations and control systems. In operation for NTNU since 2006, the R/V Gunnerus is equipped with the latest technology for a variety of research activities within biology, technology, geology, archaeology

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