The shortage of mariner globally is well documented, a shortage that impacts the U.S.’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In a recent interview with Maritime Reporter TV, Chris Nichols, Professional Mariner Recruiter, NOAA, discusses the rationale for considering a career at sea with NOAA, including a $10,000 signing bonus.
Taking subsea technology from the workbench to commercialization has always been a process fraught with hurdles and sinkholes. Synchro is a new co-designed testbed to synchronize and evolve tech solutions, that could help to solve some of the oceans’ most pressing problems. Henry Ruhl, Director, and Amy West, Program Manager of Synchro discuss with Marine Technology TV the possibilities for technology developers.
Massa Products Corporation designs and manufactures sonar and ultrasonic products for use in ocean, air, and fluids. A long-tenured innovator in the subsea space, Massa is the “eyes and ears for navy ships and submarines,” boasting more than 170 U.S. Patents awarded. While Massa serves the defense, commercial and scientific communities, Dawn Massa Stancavish, President, CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, discussed with Marine Technology TV how the prevalence of geo-political conflicts is driving its innovation for its defense customers, as well as the keys to attracting and retaining the engineering talent that will drive Massa for the next generation.
With a plethora of low-cost ROV manufacturers entering the market, VideoRay made the strategic decision to re-focus the company on selling fewer, but much higher value units. The strategy has paid off, and revenues have soared year-on-year since. Chris Gibson is long-tenured at VideoRay, but relatively new in the CEO seat. He shares his insights with Marine Technology TV on the evolution, pace and direction of the ROV sector.
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea IQ, discusses with Marine Technololgy TV the rationale behind the move to take three companies—Greensea, Armach and Bayonet Ocean Vehicles—and create a new single company, Greensea IQ.
CSignum CEO Chris Brooks and his team discuss how its RadiEM innovation can seamlessly transmit data through the water-air boundary wirelessly.
USEA is a Norwegian start-up aiming to leverage uncrewed vessels – both surface and subsurface – to more efficiently and effectively harness the world of data sitting in our oceans.
The NemoSens micro AUV from RTsys is designed to be easy to deploy and recover, with simple to swap payloads. On display at Ocean Business in Southampton, the AUV is making waves in its ability to survey hard to access shallow regions for extended endurance, as Pierre-Alexandre Caux, Business Director, RTSys explained to MTR TV.
On the surface with its USV Sonobot and under the water with its growing family of AUVs, Evologics aims to improve the view and data coming from the world’s waterways, as Francisco Bustamante, Senior Operations Manager, Evologics, discusses with MTR TV at Ocean Business in Southampton.
Born from the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize, Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers today offers the Barracuda autonomous underwater vehicle. With its affordability, it ability to be launched and recovered by hand, and its 600 ft. depth rating, this capable AUV is targeting organizations that need big ocean information on a more modest budget. Ed Larson, Founder & CEO, and Joe Daum, CFO, discuss the details with Marine Technology TV.