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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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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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VideoRay to Release the Defender at Oceanology International

VideoRay, the leading manufacturer of portable observation-class ROVs in the world, will be attending Oceanology International Mar. 13 to 18 in London, where the company is launching its new mission specialist series (MSS) technology and the primary configuration: the Defender. MSS vehicles use modular components, providing customers unrivalled flexibility and reliability for their underwater missions. Larger and more advanced than

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Cable Survey Completed for Offshore Renewables Wave Hub Test Site

UK-based Rovco performed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub. Located 16 km off the north coast of Cornwall at the eastern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Wave Hub site offers four cable connection points for testing offshore renewable energy technology as well as purpose-built and commissioned

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Drilling and Survey Ships Assist Engineering of 1,100-Kilometer Coastal Highway

Engineering projects along a coastal highway route that crosses fjord locations in Norway will require a variety of solutions that may include above and below sea level tunnels, an end-anchored floating bridge, a submerged floating tube bridge and a multi-span suspension bridge. To inform the foundation designs of the bridges and tunnels, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration contracted with geotechnical

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U.S. Navy ROV Deployed to Recover Argentine Sub

RV Atlantis, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, departs today on a mission to locate and recover the Argentine submarine, ARA San Juan, which went missing Nov. 15 with 44 crew members aboard. Atlantis was equipped this week with the U.S. Navy’s cable-operated underwater recovery vehicle (CURV), a 6,400-pound ROV that is equipped with high-resolution camera systems and sonar to detect targets in

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