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Testing Micro-Ranger 2 on the notorious Goodwin Sands

Our latest and smallest Ultra-Short BaseLine system Micro-Ranger 2 is an ideal one-box solution for use from any waterside location or vessel, including RHIBs and small survey vessels. Specialist marine archaeology company MSDS Marine has been testing the new portable system out on one of its latest projects; diving operations on the Northumberland. On December …

A new route to robotics as a service (RaaS)

Starting out with a new concept and building a highly capable survey-grade autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) could be a daunting task. How about targeting a launch date within two years? Quincy, Massachusetts, based underwater robotics innovator Dive Technologies has done just that. Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies has now produced a vehicle that’s not only …

Vigilant forward looking sonar; guiding a new breed of explorer superyacht

Coronavirus might have put a major limit on many global travel plans over the last year, but it’s not abated a hunger for larger and expedition style superyachts, adventure and travel to more remote locations. The desire for large and explorer class superyachts is a trend that has been growing for some time. Today there …

An energy challenge – or an opportunity?

A lot has changed over the past few years, not least during the last 15 months. Restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic have meant many plans to adopt remote operations, digital twins and advanced analytics, have been accelerated. The spotlight on climate change is also making us all look a lot more closely at the …

Phorcys: a new secure and open standard in underwater communications

The 21st century battlespace is complex. It’s multi-domain, it’s multi-threat and it’s not always obvious open, armed conflict. The underwater battlespace embodies all of these challenges to an increasingly significant degree. It’s a space that’s pivotal to protecting critical national infrastructure and safeguarding maritime trade. But it’s also a challenging place to operate, whether that’s …

Tools for the science we need for the ocean we want

2021 is the start of the UN’s Ocean Decade. It couldn’t come sooner, says Head of Science, Geraint West. We have a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to improve our understanding of the oceans and ensure that their future management benefits humanity. We asked Geraint why – but also how and what his key takeaways …