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Sourcing Seismic with Subsea Swarms

Dec 15, 2021

Swarm behavior of underwater vehicles has long been on the wish list. Couple that with collecting seismic data and you have an interesting challenge. The seismic industry has a track record for innovation – Blue Ocean Seismic Services is taking on the latest challenge.  Seismic data acquisition isn’t perhaps at the top of many lists when it comes to discussing innovation in the marine sector. Yet it’s been an area that’s seen leaps and bounds in innovation…

TDI-Brooks' New Vessel Ready for Work

Jan 30, 2024

TDI-Brooks' newest vessel R/V Nautilus (formerly known as Nautical Geo) is ready to go to work following a 6-month retrofit period in Las Palmas.The DP2 vessel is currently enroute to the U.S. East Coast to provide support for offshore wind operations…

Kraken Robotics Reports Strong Q2

Aug 29, 2023

Kraken Robotics Inc. has announced solid financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.Products revenue in the quarter was $10.5 million, an increase of 24% over the comparable quarter. The increase was the result of continued sales of KATFISH…

Partners Aim to Unlock More Value from Hydrographic Data

Apr 20, 2023

Maritime software solutions provider QPS and marine geo-information specialist TrueOcean have teamed up to develop digital workflows that they say can optimize the journey of hydrographic data from ping to cloud, by improving on traditional…

GEOxyz Opens US Office

Mar 20, 2023

Belgium-based offshore survey services provider GEOxyz announced it has opened its first office in the United States, located in New Brunswick, N.J., as it expands to serve the offshore wind energy industry on the U.S. East Coast'The renewable energy industry in the U…

AAM Delivers Survey Vessel for NV5-Geodynamics

Mar 13, 2023

Bellingham, Wash. shipbuilder All American Marine (AAM) announced it has delivered a new research and hydrographic survey vessel for NV5-Geodynamics. The vessel was sea-trialed on Bellingham Bay, prior to shipping via cargo ship to its homeport of Beaufort…

TDI-Brooks Awarded Contract to Study Seabed Conditions for US Offshore Wind

Feb 21, 2023

U.S.-based marine services company TDI-Brooks announced it was awarded geophysical, geotechnical and benthic sampling survey campaigns to study seabed conditions within the project lease area and potential export cable corridors for offshore wind farms off the U…

EIVA Acquires SensorSurvey for Survey Solution Testing Partnership

Sep 06, 2022

EIVA a/s announced it recently acquired Danish hydrographic survey company SensorSurvey a/s.The two companies, having worked together for many years, are now taking the next step forward in bridging efforts – strengthening both EIVA’s product…

TDI-Brooks Names Rich Hendren VP

Jul 11, 2022

Marine data acquisition services company TDI-Brooks announced it has named Rich Hendren Ph.D. to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Operations Integrity and Quality DevelopmentHendren retired from the U.S. Navy after over 30 years of service in submarines…

Rovco Nets UXO, Seabed Survey Deal at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Subsea and hydrographic survey services firm Rovco has signed a contract with the Dutch marine services contractor Van Oord to carry out subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. Rovco will perform an unexploded…

First in Middle East: Aramco’s Survey Vessel Gets ABS' Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Apr 22, 2022

Aramco’s hydrographic survey vessel, KARAN 8, has become the first in the Middle East region and second worldwide to be awarded an ABS Infectious Disease Mitigation (IDM) notation.ABS' IDM-A notation is offered to vessels that meet the arrangement…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

SEA-KIT to Expand Fleet with New 12m USV

Dec 09, 2021

Uncrewed surface vessel specialist SEA-KIT International has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.  This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Completes Sea Trials

Oct 12, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services reports it has completed a series of passive and active sea trials in the North Sea using a DP2 class Multi Role Vessel. When tested at various weights, the company’s underwater autonomous vehicle successfully and…

Ocean SuperCluster to Provide $2 Million for GeoScan Wide Area Acoustic Corer

Aug 12, 2021

Canadian marine technology company Kraken Robotics Inc. on Thursday announced that its wholly owned subsidiary PanGeo Subsea Inc. has secured $2 million in funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster for the development of wider scanning capability and increased efficiency called GeoScan…

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