Vermont News

MSS Defender at the surface in a pond in Spring City, inspecting a submerged ship for training (Photo: Nortek)

Collaborators Make ROVs Smaller and More User-friendly

, located around the world.The Defender models now being produced by Pennsylvania-based VideoRay, a world leader in inspection-class ROVs, are a prime example.For these vehicles, Norwegian Doppler specialist Nortek deployed its DVL1000 Doppler Velocity Log in collaboration with both VideoRay and Vermont’s Greensea Systems – which supplied the OPENSEA operational software platform, inertial navigation, and an autonomous control system for the ROV – to create a versatile, powerful and extremely compact vehicle. In fact, it’s small enough to be checked on to an airplane as

Galal Hamdy (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Hamdy as VP, Business Development

Greensea said it has hired Galal Hamdy in the newly created position of Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships.   Hamdy has spent the past eight years working for Cox Automotive leading business development for the company’s digital marketing business unit.    Vermont-based Greensea has increased its staff by 40 percent in the past six months, and said it is poised to continue this growth trend in 2018.   “Greensea is anticipating 2018 to be another year of explosive sales growth,” according to the company's COO, Marybeth Gilliam. “Galal

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Rapid Application Development Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Abbott earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont.   Ben Kinnaman, Greensea CEO and President, said, “We actively seek engineers and programmers with varied knowledge to enhance our team’s perspective. Geoff’s experience owning a business, and his advanced mathematics capabilities, make him a great addition.&rdquo

Man and machine: Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems team are determined to deliver the standard operating platform for the marine industry. (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea: Redefining the Connection between Man and Machine

Ben Kinnaman and his Greensea Systems crew are on a mission to have its software backbone become the standard of subsea robotics and the marine industry, bringing a paradigm change in the relationship between man and machine. From his Richmond, Vermont headquarters, he explains.   To kick things off, can you share with our readers how you came to found and own Greensea? I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; I grew up on the water. My first job was at 13 working on fishing boats and sailboats, and then I started diving. I went to school and earned an undergraduate degree in physics

Heath Hescock (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

and development for Greensea’s proprietary printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in workboat vessel control systems. Prior to joining Greensea, Hescock automated software functions through programming at Globalfoundaries. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont, a B.A. degree from Vermont Technical College, and is also a skilled carpenter. “We actively seek engineers with varied real-world, hands-on experiences,” explained Marybeth Gilliam, CMO, VP Sales, Greensea. "Heath’s experience as a carpenter enhances his overall creativity

VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV (Photo: Greensea)

VideoRay Adopts the Greensea System

control modes, such as auto heading and depth. We couldn’t be more pleased to add Greensea to the arsenal of solutions we can offer to ensure the success of our customers’ missions.”   Greensea recently completed final testing of the product with Goldstein in Burlington, Vermont. To test navigation and video capabilities, the team visited the General Butler, a historic shipwreck in Lake Champlain. Without any attention to ballast, the vehicle immediately flew with stability and control, capturing photos of the wreck’s historic preservation status.   &ldquo

MTR100: Greensea

10 East Main Street Richmond, Vermont 05477 T: +1-802-434-6080 E: W: CEO/President: Ben Kinnaman No. of Employees: 15 Greensea was founded in 2006 to provide the offshore industry with advanced navigation, control, and automation software in an operator-friendly workspace. The company has since installed systems on hundreds of vehicles, and provides software solutions to numerous OEMs, U.S. Government facilities, science and academic institutions, and end users. Its strength stems from a team of engineers with extensive experience with integrated

Rowe Technologies Appoints Northeast US Agent

The Vice President Sales & Marketing for Rowe Technologies, Inc. Ray Mahr, Jr., has announced the appointment of Mark Warren of Electronic Sales of New England (ESNE), as the company’s exclusive agent in the Northeastern U.S., including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, effective immediately for the sales and marketing of Rowe products and services.   Rowe designs, develops and manufactures Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) for applications in oceans, lakes and rivers. Rowe DVL

The Arctic is estimated to hold the world's largest remaining untapped gas reserves  Photo WWF

U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

year it "put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews" and those of 18 people on the rig, the letter said. The appeal was spearheaded by Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and the letter was signed by other liberals, including Dick Durbin of Illinois and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent. The senators also said drilling in the Arctic contradicted  President Barack Obama's efforts to limit emissions linked to climate change. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden vowed to keep exploring the Arctic at an annual general meeting this week in the Netherlands, saying that

George Nikita’s plane with four passengers crashed in a blizzard  over Lake Champlain in 1971. It took 43 years and a collaboration of modern technology to help solve the mystery.

Modern Tech for a Cold Case

. A large part of the search area is in several hundred feet of water making the investigation more challenging. Low visibility made locating the jet difficult. Added to that is the unpredictability of the lake itself. Lake Champlain is 490 square miles and lies in the Lake Champlain Valley between Vermont’s Green Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The expedition had two phases. During phase one the team used AUV and side scan sonar technology to run transects in areas along the flight path. Once the side scan sonar data was reviewed by the team, a decision was made to inspect

Gilliam Named Greensea's Chief Marketing Officer

, as well as any new technology developed by Greensea's talented engineers.   Gilliam brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in market research, marketing, branding, and sales, including 14 years managing her own company.   Gilliam received her BA from the University of Vermont. She worked for New York advertising firms Lord Dentsu & Partners and TBWA Chiat Day before helping to grow a small creative shop called Hampel Stefanides. Gilliam was chosen to open the West Coast office of Hampel Stefanides and served as their VP, Director of Client services. She eventually

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