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Deep will upgrade one of its survey vessels with a Sea Machines SM300 autonomous control system. This system enables remote command of the vessel, including navigation and positioning, the control of on-board auxiliaries and sensors, and ship-to-shore data flow. The vessel, operating in multiple areas of the Wadden Sea, will be commanded by personnel in the Amsterdam office. (Photo: © Deep BV)

Hydrographic Survey Vessel to be Converted for Unmanned Operations

on-board payloads (including survey sonars, hydrophones, winches, cranes and davits) from its shoreside Survey Control Room, which has been equipped to facilitate several multi-beam surveys simultaneously. Deep will then transfer all collected data from the vessel to the control room via 4G and satellite connection. The combination of Sea Machines’ technology and the Survey Control Room will enable Deep to transition from minimally manned missions to unmanned missions in the near future.“Sea Machines systems are an ideal fit for commercial marine operations that require high levels of predictabili

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USV Completes Greater Gabbard Survey

(USV), owned and operated by XOCEAN, carried out seabed surveys on seven of the turbines at the 140-turbine Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, located 23 kilometers off the UK coast.The USV is around 4.5 meters long and weighs about 750 kilograms, and can be monitored and controlled 24/7 via a satellite connection by a team at an onshore control center.Throughout the survey, the data collected was monitored from shore in real-time by experts located in the UK, to validate data collection before the vessel departed the work locations. This demonstrates the highly flexible and collaborative nature of

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Bureau Veritas Aproves IoT Platform Fleet Data

Fleet Xpress and is soon to be rolled out to Inmarsat FleetBroadband users.The Fleet Data IoT platform draws on different sources for data, including onboard sensors, the ship’s voyage data recorder (VDR) or the Integrated Automation System. Data is pre-processed and transferred ashore by satellite connection. Users access a secure online dashboard that is virtually connected via Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to the analytic, monitoring and management tools available through the IoT.“The launch of Fleet Data indicated that the world’s leading maritime satcoms supplier had also

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Remote Monitoring System Delivered for The Ocean Cleanup

scores of sensors. This data relates to navigation, environmental conditions, the system’s operational status and its integrity. The sensors are linked to five solar-powered electronic pods, which will be mounted on the barrier. The pods communicate to each other via a WiFi mesh network and satellite connection, enabling The Ocean Cleanup to monitor its system remotely and retrieve data in real time – including images and GPS locations – from its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Seatools performed an extensive engineering trajectory on behalf of The Ocean Cleanup. Conscientious

Artist impression Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division.  (Photo: Radio Holland)

IT Package Ordered for Australian Arctic Research Ship

service, overseeing the health of the network. The equipment that is mounted outside will be in extreme temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius. The network is equipped with a remote maintenance console allowing the Radio Holland Network Operation Center to service and support the network via any satellite connection wherever the vessel is operating.”   Tests will be executed at Radio Holland premises in The Netherlands. The engineering for this project has already commenced and will continue until the second half of 2018. In 2019 the installation and commissioning will start in Romania and

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