• Theme: Underwater Works and Pollution Control

    Robosea’s new underwater drone swims like a fish to depths of 60 meters for up to two hours. Biki’s sleek, hydrodynamic shape and WiFi operation allow it go nearly anywhere. Movement is generated by the flexible tail, which swings back and forth. Its still/video camera has an anti-vibration feature to keep shots...

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    What began as a dream to clean the ocean has become an innovative product made by a bunch of Australian surfers.   “Everyone is aware of the plastics problems in the ocean and they are screaming for a solution,” Pete Ceglinski told international media representatives earlier this year at the Seabin debut in La Grande...

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    Blueye Robotics presented the Blueye Pioneer, its latest underwater drone, at the Seawork International trade show. The company hopes the price tag of about €3000 will allow more people to see what’s happening under the waves. The drone’s three thrusters facilitate maneuvers. The Pioneer’s batteries provide two hours...

    The Internet of Underwater Things promises to revolutionize our interaction with the submarine environment.   Today the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly spreading across the terrestrial and  aerial worlds. This network of so-called smart devices, each enabled with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and...

    Furuno’s DFF-3D multi-beam sidescan sonar yields detailed 3D images of fish in the water column and seabed profiles to 200 meters, well beyond the range of competing systems. Minimum range is three meters and the primary vertical beam can reach 300 meters down. The beams cover a swath of 120°, port to starboard. The...

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    The oceans are suffering from overfishing and plastic, oil, chemical and other pollutants. Thought leisure boating is not the biggest source of these problems, the boating community has a responsibility to evaluate and optimize its environmental impact. First on the agenda is a look at how marine activities strain the...

    A British consortium has manufactured the first robotic “micro subs,” about one-third the size of most conventional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The innovative ecoSUBm and the smaller ecoSUBμ are compact and simple enough to be launched from robotic surface vessels without human intervention. At about 50 cm...

    The C-Worker 7 is a robust multi-function unmanned surface vehicle (USV) suitable for a variety of offshore and coastal tasks. For example, it can carry out subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without maintaining a ship on station, according to the website of manufacturer ASV Global. With a...

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    Hull cleaning and inspection are everyday elements of maintaining a vessel. With remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), shipowners can carry out these tasks efficiently and without excessive costs. Rotterdam port’s EXCEL initiative, for startup businesses, has seen further developments in unmanned technology. One such...

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    The Cygnus DIVE Mk2 gauge is a wrist-mountable ultrasonic thickness measurement tool, which facilitates underwater assessment using its AMOLED display. At Sea Work Asia, Cygnus introduced a new measurement: The DIVE Mk2 now uses the single echo mode, relying on twin crystal probes. According to the company, this mode...