Today’s research vessels are advanced ocean-going instruments, simultaneously supporting a myriad of scientific disciplines, research equipment and instrumentation, deploying everything from divers and autonomous underwater vehicles to seabed drills and even plankton nets into our oceans.
For robust results, ocean researchers need to track and communicate with these assets simultaneously, in order to both know where they are, but also to know where and when the data they need has been gathered.
This means using high quality instrumentation, sensors and inertial navigation systems, to ensure positioning data is accurate, and high bandwidth acoustic and optical telemetry, and optimised communications, to navigate, track and measure in the ocean space.
In more extreme environments or underexplored areas, where hazards such as ice-bergs or unknown seafloor terrain could be encountered, they also need obstacle avoidance systems to detect and prevent collisions or groundings.
We have developed an unrivalled portfolio of vessel-based technologies that underpin high-precision sensor operation and positioning, while our navigation and obstacle avoidance sonar is designed to give you the confidence to operate even where the chart is literally blank and where Global Navigation Satellite System coverage is limited.