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Multibeam Sonar Provides Mapping at Extreme Depths

The all new WASSP F3X model from Furuno is a quantum leap forward in multibeam sounder technology. Both the WMB4340 and WMB6340 professional multibeam sonar packages  provide superior target detection of fish in water columns, track fish targets deeper than ever before, and allow navigators and surveyors to map the seabed and structure below with confidence. WASSP F3X penetrates the

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War-Fighter Unmanned Vehicles Developed for U.S. Marines

L3 OceanServer was awarded a contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for an Iver3 UUV to be used for testing and evaluation. Over the past four years, L3 OceanServer has leveraged hundreds of thousands of operational hours on Iver vehicles to build a system with war fighter-driven attributes. With more than 300 vehicles sold to various customers

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Subsea Survey AUV System Comes with Advanced Sonar

Kongsberg Maritime has launched the HUGIN Superior AUV system with enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities for subsea survey operations for commercial, government and naval users. Leveraging and improving on the power of the standard HUGIN technology platform and the company’s experience in maritime autonomy since it pioneered dynamic positioning in the 1970’s, Kongsberg Maritime has created a new AUV

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Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef

An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits through wave breaking and wave energy attenuation,” coral reefs save billions of dollars each year in flood damage. Losing coral reefs results in worse flooding further inland for larger numbers of people, and it increases in the costs

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Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program

Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including courses in calibration, deployment, operation, maintenance and management of marine technology assets, including data collection, processing and mapping. Part of the course involves examining shipwrecks at depths of approximately 150 m using Saab Seaeye’s Falcon ROV outfitted with an advanced

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Tour USS Indianapolis: Live-Streaming from 18,000 Feet Under the Sea

Tonight, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) will shoot video 18,000 feet under the sea to take viewers on a live-streaming tour of the recently discovered USS Indianapolis. Indianapolis sunk in the final days of World War II when it was hit by two Japanese torpedoes after delivering components of the “Little Boy” bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The sunken battleship was discovered Aug.

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