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Kawasaki to Test Pipeline Inspection AUV at Scottish Underwater Testing Facility

The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan to carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection. The test is scheduled for October 2018 at The Underwater Centre in Fort William. With a focus on the growing

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AUV Demand is Growing for Life-of-Field Inspections

A new report released by Westwood Energy examines the growing use of AUVs for life-of-field inspections at offshore oil and gas operations. Most useful in deepwater operations, AUVs are used by navies and scientific researchers around the globe, and their use will increase across the oil and gas industry as a tool for inspecting subsea infrastructure. The latest “AUV Demand 2013-2022:

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Latest Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Concluded

Seabed intelligence company Ocean Infinity has concluded its latest search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 without locating the plane on the seafloor. The search was the latest in a series of campaigns: Ocean Infinity has been involved in several rounds of searching for the aircraft that disappeared in March 2014. The search that ended this week involved collecting high-resolution data from

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Shape-Shifting AUV-ROV Robot Released

Houston Mechatronics announced a new subsea robot, Aquanaut, a multipurpose subsea robot that employs a shape-shifting transformation from an AUV to an ROV, removing the need for vessels and tethers.  The vehicle enables both data collection over long distances and manipulation of subsea objects. Aquanaut was designed to operate over-the-horizon with onshore operator supervision. It removes the need for onsite vessels and people from subsea work while maintaining the operator’s situational awareness

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Gas Hydrate CSEM Mapping Campaign Completed in Japan

Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, has completed its third high-resolution controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey of near-surface gas hydrates using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan system in Japanese waters. The survey was conducted for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Following the successful CSEM surveys and 3D inversion models

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Boaty McBoatface AUV Completes its First Under-Ice Antarctic Mission

An AUV-ALR deployed by the U.K. National Oceanography Centre has completed its first under-ice Antarctic mission. The autosub long range (ALR) AUV was used as part of the British Antarctic Survey’s Filchner Ice Shelf System (FISS) Project. The AUV, which was named “Boaty McBoatface” through an internet poll held by the UK Natural Environment Research Council in 2016, was deployed

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