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HUGIN AUV System (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Swire Seabed Orders a HUGIN AUV

Bergen based Swire Seabed has ordered its first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), a HUGIN system configured for commercial survey applications from manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime, the firm announced Thursday.According to Swire Seabed, the purchase is part of an ongoing drive to develop a fully-automated inspection and survey solution for various mission profiles.“The acquisition of our first AUV is a significant milestone for Swire Seabed as it demonstrates our long term commitment to go beyond current industry needs and gear ourselves to meet future market demands through innovation and


Subsea Vision & Photogrammetry Lab Formed

NAV CAM (Navigation Camera), an innovative all-in-one ROV/AUV visual based navigation control center, with high grade calibrated optics, embedded image treatment capacity, pressure sensor and IMU. The NAV CAM has been designed to as a ROV plug-and-play system. It will be compatible with Gyros for survey applications such as subsea asset’s altitude and heading monitoring.(Image: FORSSEA ROBOTICS

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Next-Gen Autonomous Survey Vessels

generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market.The partnership brings together the expertise of both companies for the joint development of a variety of fit-for-purpose unmanned surface vessels (USVs). Delivery of the first USV, designed for medium- to large-scale hydrographic survey applications, is scheduled for Q2 2019.“We believe that over time a significant portion of our marine business can be optimized through the use of autonomous and remote technology, and we are very excited that we have reached an agreement with L3 ASV,” said Wim Herijgers, Director Innovation

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MacArtney Supplies Survey Equipment to Geo Group

concept including installation and training in hardware and software to support Geo Group, Germany, in mapping subsea areas.   MacArtney Germany has effected supply, installation and setting-to-work of several multibeam echo sounder systems and navigation equipment for hydrographic survey applications.   Being an internationally operating company providing solutions ranging from classic geoengineering services onshore to special tasks offshore, the Geo Group consists of 18 subsidiaries in Germany and Poland.   Scope of supply The deliveries made by MacArtney have been distributed

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First Ever USV-supported Cable Route Survey

ship. ASView used exported .dxf survey lines from the TerraSond survey planning system to autonomously execute an accurate survey with minimal human intervention.    ASV Global has supported TerraSond for three consecutive years refining the use of autonomous systems in hydrographic survey applications. This year’s deployments follow on from a 2016 charting survey completed in the Bering Sea, off Alaska where ASV Global and TerraSond marked an industry first by completing a 9,578km hydrographic survey, 4,213km of which were completed unmanned. Combined, these operations result in over

Kraken Bags $1.6 Mln Contract

the performance and affordability of our sensors and underwater robotics. It’s increasingly evident by our recent contract awards that these investments are paying off. The proven capabilities and reliability of our solutions provide our customers with a true technological edge for subsea survey applications in the Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) industry.&rdquo

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Kongsberg Launches Complete Survey Vessel

. The operator uses a console mounted ruggedised laptop to plan and control the survey. The vessel is even equipped with a VHF radio and is coastguard approved for use at sea with an International Marine Certificate.   By design, the GeoSwath CSV is effective in a wide range of shallow survey applications. Its shallow draft, high top speed and manoeuvrability combined with the stability of a catamaran hull make it ideal for use in both marine surveys and on canals, river and lakes. The ability to steer tight survey grids and quickly get from launch site to survey location and back makes it

KATFISH undergoing sea trials in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland in February 2017 (Photo: Kraken Sonar)

KATFISH Completes Phase One Sea Trials

of military and commercial applications. The system's primary sensors are based on Kraken's AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar technology.   The KATFISH system is designed to be deployed from either manned or unmanned surface vessels for both military and commercial seabed survey applications, and produces ultra-high resolution seabed images to very long ranges.  

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OceanServer Delivers AUV with YSI Integrated Systems

can input NOAA ENCs or any geo-referenced charts, maps or photo images, allowing the operator to intuitively develop AUV missions using simple point-and-click navigation. The base vehicle gives university, government and commercial users an affordable base-platform for sensor development or survey applications in water quality, sub-surface security and general research

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MTR100: Seafloor Systems, Inc.

, training and support, specializing in the geophysical sector for survey companies worldwide. The firm designs and manufactures the HydroLite portable hydrographic survey system, the HyDrone-ASVand EchoBoat-ASV autonomously and remotely controlled survey platforms for unmanned hydrographic survey applications, and maintains the largest rental pool of multibeam echosounder equipment in the U.S.   Seafloor Systems provides custom hydrographic survey solutions, integrating multibeam echosounder systems and state-of-the art positioning and orientation systems into a complete, turnkey product

Raw uncorrected magnetic intensity collected on an AUV (left) and same data with the OFG SCM algorithms applied to output corrected magnetic intensity (right). (Image: OFG)

New AUV Magnetometer System Launched

useful when acquired in conjunction with other standard subsea survey sensors. There are many magnetometer technologies available; they cover a spectrum from extremely sensitive but difficult to deploy SQUIDs through to Hall Effect sensors that are simple to deploy but not sensitive enough for survey applications,” Kowalczyk said. “At the risk of belaboring the point, a towed SQUID magnetometer will likely get you the best magnetic data possible, but the operational challenges of keeping a Dewar flask of liquid nitrogen full underwater precludes this as a practical solution.”  

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