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Photo Courtesy: Mayflower Autonomous Ship project/Valeport

Valeport onboard Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

original Mayflower travelled at a maximum speed of around 2.5 knots and took more than two months to reach its destination, landing in Plymouth Massachusetts on 21 December 1620. The modern, upgraded autonomous Mayflower travels at up to 15 knots and should arrive in less than two weeks.“With sensor technology guiding the MAS decision making, this is an exciting demonstration of autonomous seafaring technology and we are immensely proud that our instruments are involved in the project,” said Kevin Edwards, Valeport’s Head of Sales.Valeport has supplied the subsea sector for more than

Valeport uvSVX with Interchangeable Pressure Transducers. Photo: Valeport

Valeport launches new sensors for subsea survey

, is quickly and easily changed whilst in the field, with no tools required and without opening the instrument. Delivering 0.01% accuracy, the interchangeable pressure transducer is available in 10, 20,30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 600bar variants.Using the latest developments in digital sensor technology the new uvSVX is lightweight and housed in a titanium with a depth rating of 6000m and delivers a reliably accurate performance under all conditions.www.valeport.co.ukValeport miniIPS2 sensor end. Photo: Valepor

Applying ‘deep learning’ methods for the detection, classification and tracking of ships and buoys during navigation. Photo: DTU

Partnering on the Digital Ship: Inside Denmark’s ShippingLab

and full-scale demonstration of functionalities/systems for the autonomous navigation and supervision of passenger ferries in Danish waters:“In particular the core idea was to develop advanced tools for autonomous navigation and decision support by exploiting state-of-the-art electro-optical sensor technology and methods in sensor fusion, AI and control theory to enable vessels to operate with a partly unattended bridge,” explained Galeazzi. “Based on this idea, DTU succeeded in gathering a strong network of industrial stakeholders from the Danish maritime cluster that shared the vision

Karl Kenny, CEO, Kraken Robotics

Ocean Influencer: Karl Kenny, Kraken Robotics

;s about high-quality data, collected, delivered and analyzed more regularly, liberally shared among a disparate group of stakeholders, from science to commerce to military. It’s about tossing out old norms and embracing different ways of doing business.Underwater vehicle platforms; advanced sensor technology and components; Robotics as a Service (RaaS); Data Analytics as a Service (DaaS); Digital Twins – Karl Kenny and his Kraken Robotics team are embarked on a plan to grow, but it’s a growth trajectory that’s bigger than one company, one product, one service; it’s a growth

Photo: ANB Sensors

Seed Funding to Commercialize ANB's pH Sensing Tech

currently in discussions with a number of big players in the industry and are in the process of scaling and growing internationally. Participation in Hatch Blue’s 2020 accelerator program will further expedite their commercialization.“This investment will help deliver much needed new pH sensor technology to a multitude of sectors," said Nathan Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of ANB Sensors. "Having completed our R&D phase, we are now ready to commercialize and the advice and expertise from our new investors will be key to achieving this”Photo: ANB Sensor

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

The ocean is a very large and increasingly congested place. More and more shipping and industry is using it. But the risks hidden below the waterline, that established navigational tools don’t always detect, remain.But what if the trend for new surface-based sensor technology, the likes of which enable cars to detect potential collision hazards, could be available for shipping to detect underwater obstacles?That’s just what Sonardyne International Ltd. has developed with its new Vigilant forward looking sonar (FLS). Instead of a visual parking aid, which shows you the view behind your car

Kraken's SeaVision 3D Underwater Laser Scanner integrated onto the Greensea Hull Crawler, with foam to maintain neutral buoyancy (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken, Greensea Partner to Advance Marine Robotics

we have signed is very significant. It is a relationship formed between the most disruptive, agile, and aggressive technology developers in the industry," said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “Greensea’s powerful open architecture software platform combined with Kraken's sensor technology, vehicles, and services will create the next generation of robotics for the subsea industry. The value this partnership creates will drive business for both of our companies."Greensea Hull Crawler with integrated SeaVision, using RGB lasers to provide real-time full colour scans of foreign

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Sercel Launches New Ocean Bottom Node

CGG's equipment business Sercel has launched GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN) jointly developed in partnership with BGP and designed to leverage Sercel’s QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology for reservoir characterization and field development efforts.Sercel and BGP have drawn on their longstanding partnership and complementary seismic expertise and experience to design, develop and deploy GPR. The new node has successfully completed sea trials, and input from BGP from the field has ensured GPR’s performance is precisely tailored to meet today’s industry requirements.

Photo: Valeport

Valeport Sensor Technology for Freedom ROV/AUV

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Oceaneering International for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.  Oceaneering’s next generation hybrid ROV, Freedom, will be fitted with Valeport Bathypack, Altimeter and Hyperion Fluorometer sensors.Having previously supplied many sensors and probes for Oceaneering's ROV ranges, hydrographic and oceanographic instrument designer Valeport worked closely with the company's engineering team to meet challenges in communication and connector requirements. The Valeport sensors in the Midas Bathypack were ethernet enabled to offer

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