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Crew transfer vessel – and autonomy enabler?

Monitoring and inspection are now a growing part of the offshore wind farm life cycle. Can we do it more efficiently, using CTV down-time to deploy robotics? Mike Ellis and Aidan Thorn take a look. A lot of the focus on offshore wind has been about building the next, bigger, deeper wind farms. Rightly so. …

Meeting the demands of Brazil’s upstream

Brazil’s offshore is riding on a high that looks set to continue for some years to come. It can be a demanding place to work, but rewarding if you can meet those demands. Andre Moura, Sonardyne’s Head of Sales – South America, looks at how C-Innovation are doing just that and the role our USBL …

Raising the Mary Rose – a journey in marine archaeology

Locating, surveying and then raising the iconic wreck of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, has gone down in UK maritime history. Forty years since it was raised from the seabed, Nigel Kelland, reflects on how Sonardyne played a key role in this fascinating piece of history – a role which continues, even today. Today, …

New home, new role, new business challenges

The Sonardyne Asia team has news: we’re investing in new premises in Singapore! Jose Puig, our head of sales for Asia, explains why, when and how there’s a lot to be excited about across the wider region. Six months ago, I moved into my new role as head of sales here in Asia and I’m …

Understanding the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation with Fetch AZA

Bottom pressure recorders (BPR) have long provided scientists with critical data about the ocean. But until now, their ability to gather data has been time-limited and hampered the ability to look at large and long-scale trends. Our Fetch AZA is now set to change the game by providing the capability to measure bottom pressure more …

USV-based ocean data collection – at scale

Few would disagree that we need to learn more about our ocean. It’s one of the goals of the UN Ocean Decade. Whether it’s to understand more about how it impacts the earth’s climate, how we’re impacting marine ecosystems, as a resource for energy and food production or to inform maritime security, we have a …

A new era of ROAMing… without leaving the office

Recent years have seen a significant uptake in remote operations. We think this trend will continue. With our Remote Offshore Access Module (ROAM) and increasing access to communications when a sea, from low earth orbit satellite constellations to cellular networks, your opportunities are wide open. Senior surveyor Cieran Ryan explains. Over the last two years, …

Big things can come in small packages – bolt on navigation for AUVs and ROVs

As the world’s smallest hybrid underwater vehicle navigator, SPRINT-Nav Mini is bringing a new level of performance to man-portable AUV/UUVs, ROVs and even hybrid surface and subsea vehicles. Marine Robotics Business Development Manager Aidan Thorn explains how you can unlock more automation and ocean data with less when you add our ROV navigation capability – …

Why are your dynamic cables behaving like this?

Moving offshore wind turbines into deeper waters will tap vast new areas of potential wind energy. But moving dynamic systems into an even more dynamic environment comes with its challenges, not least when it comes to dynamic cable monitoring, protection and management. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the past three decades of building …

Command, control and communicate with your remote fleet, from UUV to persistent sensors.

Managing the increasingly diverse array of assets in the underwater battlespace can be complex. It doesn’t have to be. Tom Rooney, technical sales manager, explains how you can track, command, control and communicate with your underwater assets – diver, UUV, AUV or persistent seabed sensor – with our USV or vessel of opportunity ready Mini-Ranger …