More than 50 years ago, Simon Partridge’s father started Sonardyne in the family home, with “a test tank in the garden, a workshop in the garage and an electronics lab in the spare room.” Much has changed since 1971, and today Partridge serves as the chairman of Covelya Group, a $120 million umbrella organization for Sonardyne and its growing family of brand names in the subsea space, including Sonardyne, Wavefront, Chelsea Technologies, EIVA, Voyis and Forcys. MTR TV spoke with Partridge recently to discuss the future pace and direction of growth for the organization.
With two decades of engineering background, Elyette Roux today leads the Sales, Marketing, Communications & Transformation division at Nexans. She discusses the vast opportunities for women in leadership positions at technical companies in the maritime and offshore energy sectors.
Understanding our planet more than ever depends on understanding our oceans, and Sofar Ocean is on an epic quest to unlock and extract data from the world’s waterways. Co-Founder and CEO Tim Janssen recently visited with MTR to discuss the rapid growth of his company, and the burgeoning use cases for information from our oceans.
Born eight years ago, Hydromea is a dynamic and fast-growing Swiss-based subsea technology company that aims to help solve some of the subsea industry’s most vexing problems. Co-founder and CTO Felix Schill shares with Marine Technology TV insights on the technical trends driving vehicle and communications tech development.
Born from offshore energy, Argeo is a small but fast-growing Norwegian company that is breaking barriers on the development and deployment of autonomous vessels and patented electro magnetic sensor systems, too. Trond Crantz, Argeo’s CEO, chats with Marine Technology Reporter to discuss the course ahead.
The need to discover and recover masses of information from our oceans is well understood and agreed, a potential boon to business, science and defense. Today there are many individual and coordinated efforts globally to more efficiently, effectively retrieve and distribute data, including an initiative from USEA Ocean Data, a Norwegian start-up that is aiming to leverage advanced autonomy as an exponential multiplier of capability. MTR TV recently spoke with Felipe Lima, CEO, USEA Ocean Data, for insights on his organization’s progress to date and the challenges ahead.
There are many ‘blue’ initiatives domestically and abroad, but Toby Stapleton and his crew at the Blue Venture Forum are unique in their approach in seeking to match blue tech start-ups with both mentorship and money. Stapleton visited with MTR to discuss his recently concluded forum, which attracted 300 visitors to Newport, Rhode Island.
Ian Estaphan Owen, co-founder and CEO of JAIA Robotics, discusses the rationale behind the company’s founding and it’s prospects for the future.
Karl Lander, Director, Regulatory Compliance and Outreach, discusses the “hull cleaning as a service” system pioneered by Armach Robotics, as well as how it falls into the “decarbonization” discussion.
Teledyne’s Reson Seabat T50R multibeam echosounder (MBES) was the essential piece of kit deployed in extreme tidal sites (currents speed greater than 3m/s) off the coast of western Scotland, UK. Christian Armstrong, PhD candidate, University of Highlands and Islands and Pim Kuus, Teledyne Marine discuss the project and the findings.