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Germany Funds AUV Development

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is providing €12 million as part of the Maritime Research Program for the development of a novel autonomous submersible robotics system that will enable autonomous monitoring of underwater installations in the deep sea with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, without the need for costly support vessels. The funding decision was announced

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Successful Sea Trials for Kraken MINSAS 120 on DIVE-LD AUV

Quincy, Massachusetts-based Dive Technologies Inc. has completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s miniature synthetic aperture sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s large displacement AUV (DIVE-LD). The DIVE-LD is also powered by Kraken’s pressure-tolerant batteries. Kraken’s MINSAS is a commercially available off-the-shelf configurable interferometric synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) that replaces high-end side scan sonar systems at an affordable price while delivering

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AUV for Geotechnical Survey

Feritech Global

Marine-i has agreed to support marine engineering specialist Feritech Global in its plan to create an autonomous subsea vehicle specially designed for geotechnical survey work. Such a design would result in safer, more efficient and cost-effective seabed survey operations. Marine-i and Feritech are collaborating on a structured development program to define the industry standards that the new vehicle must meet,

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Agile Underwater Glider to Quietly Survey Sea

AUVs have become versatile tools for exploring the seas. But they can be disruptive to the environment or have trouble traveling through confined spaces. Purdue University researchers are studying an alternative: highly maneuverable, low-cost underwater gliders that operate silently. Components and sensors of the glider also can be easily swapped out or added according to a wide range of mission

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New HUGIN Endurance AUV

Kongsberg Maritime has launched the next generation of its advanced HUGIN AUV. Named HUGIN Endurance, the new AUV boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days, enabling extended survey and inspection missions far from shore. This longevity allows HUGIN Endurance to undertake extensive missions without the support of a mothership. Shore-to-shore operations offer the opportunity to reduce carbon footprint for commercial

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Kraken ThunderFish

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster continues to press ahead during the coronavirus pandemic, The Chronicle Herald reported. The public-private group formed in 2018 and is based in Atlantic Canada, with the goal of increasing Canada’s ocean economy by $14 billion and 3,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. CEO Kendra MacDonald said the goal is to build ocean enterprises to 3

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