AN INNOVATIVE collaborative project which will see the development of a world-first underwater robot to repair a damaged ship’s hull while still in transit has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.
SEA-KIT International’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer has returned from an initial survey mission inside the caldera of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT–HH) volcano carrying a plethora of data and imagery to fill important gaps in current understanding and knowledge of the seamount and water above it.
Despite the distinct smell of chlorine and roped-off lanes at the Eppley Recreation Center, the student teams huddled along the edges of the pool aren't here for any ordinary swim meet.
For the 20th time in its history, the MATE remotely operated vehicles (ROV) World Championship is bringing students together from around the world to collaborate and compete in an underwater challenge from June 23 to 25 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California.
South Devon College has acquired two Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) that will give marine autonomy students at its new Marine Academy hands-on experience of remote vessel operation.
Successfully navigating the oceans has allowed humankind to explore the world and make countless new discoveries that have contributed to the advancement of civilization. However, pinpointing exact locations and wading through ever-shifting tides and currents has always been a challenge.
A grant by the National Science Foundation to researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Syracuse University aims to open new avenues of robotic study of coral reefs by developing autonomous underwater vehicles capable of navigating complex environments and of collecting data over long periods of time.
The sheer expanse of the deep sea and the technological challenges of working in an extreme environment make these depths difficult to access and study. Scientists know more about the surface of the moon than the deep seafloor.
Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.
Advanced navies are expanding their range of unmanned underwater vehicles due to their enhanced autonomous mine countermeasure capabilities and the distributed fleet structure initiatives undertaken by the US, China, Russia, the UK and France, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.