Tag Archives: underwater

Underwater Acoustic Recorders

RTSYS SYLENCE-LP

After intense R&D investment, underwater acoustics specialist RTSYS has released the long-lasting and cost-effective SYLENCE-LP acoustic recorders. Two recorders were developed: a smaller one named SYLENCE-LP 220 (22 cm high, 35 days of autonomy), with one fixed hydrophone; and a longer one named SYLENCE-LP 440 (44 cm high, up to 180 days of nonstop recording), with one fixed or loose hydrophone. These recorders

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Breakthrough in Automated Ocean Sampling

WHOI underwater robot automated sample

A hybrid ROV developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean. Last month, an international team of researchers used one of WHOI’s underwater robots, Nereid Under Ice (NUI), to explore Kolumbo volcano, an active submarine volcano off Greece’s famed Santorini island. “For a vehicle to take a

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VideoRay Photo, Video Contests Open

Joshua Vela Fonseca VideoRay

VideoRay is now accepting entries for its 2019 photo and video contests. Grand prize winners will receive a tablet, and runners-up will receive a VideoRay jacket. Plus, all approved submissions will receive a VideoRay t-shirt. In addition, the top images as determined by VideoRay will be included in the 2020 VideoRay Calendar, which will be distributed in early 2020. All images/videos submitted will be displayed

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MOD2 Glider

Exocetus MOD2 Glider

The Exocetus MOD2 Glider is an AUV that utilizes a patented buoyancy engine to move through the water efficiently. The glider can carry large payloads through a range of water conditions without manual ballasting or user intervention. The MOD2 Glider builds on a design for the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Exocetus has invested 18 months updating electronics, implementing three

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