Underwater Monitoring News

  • Autosub Long Range “Boaty McBoatface” returns home after successful Antarctic mission

    The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the NOC last week, returning Autosub Long Range (ALR) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic. Developed by the NOC, Autosub Long Range, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ...

  • Autosub Long Range prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission

    The NOC’s Autosub Long Range is joining ocean scientists from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – and how they affect climate change. Engineers from the NOC will assist the team of researchers to assess water flow and ...

  • Real-Time Ocean Observing Systems

    Sea-Bird's Inductive Modem (IM) system for moorings provides reliable, real-time data transmission for up to 100 instruments that can be positioned or repositioned at any depth, without the use of cable connectors. IM moorings use standard plastic-jacketed wire rope as both the transmission line and mooring tension member. The heart of the IM system is an Inductive Modem Module (IMM) that ...

  • New mini robot sub unveiled at the NOC

    The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic surface vehicle was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). This innovative new design, led by Planet Ocean & co-developed by NOC, ASV ltd & The University of Southampton, is around three times smaller than current autonomous underwater ...

  • Oceaneering expands its geographic operations for AUVs into West Africa

    Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that it is expanding its presence for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region. Oceaneering currently serves the U.S Gulf of Mexico with a fleet of state-of-the-art commercial AUVs, designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths reaching 4,500 meters. The Company is mobilizing one of its ...

  • Inspiring Girls to Explore STEM Careers in Charleston, SC

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) partnered with the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College to get girls excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a Girls Day Out Summer Camp July 25-26. More than 60 Charleston-area students participated in the two-day event, which included a technology expo, interactive computer science and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Oil water separators for the electric utility

    Mercer Clients:Con Edison, PSEG, Allegheny Energy, FPL, Calpine, PPL, KeySpan, PECO, OUC, AES, Bahamas Electricity, Orion Power, Conectiv, NRG, Reliant Energy, Entergy, Sithe, Westinghouse, Southern Service, Seimens, GE, among others with hundreds of installations in above and below ground units and exiting system retrofits. The ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • WESTON, Geometrics and University of Delaware to Develop Innovative Underwater Munitions Detection Technology

    WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania—Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) announced today a new grant to work with Geometrics, Inc., and the University of Delaware to develop and demonstrate an innovative Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Munitions and Explosives of Concern Detection System for underwater unexploded ordnance detection missions. Funded by the Department of Defense Environmental ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Pioneering new frontiers: WFS completes successful field trials of wireless communication through ice

    WFS Technologies and Kongsberg Maritime Subsea have completed successful field trials of wireless communication through ice.  The trials conducted during February/March 2010 in Horten, Norway, demonstrated wireless communication from sea water, through-ice and into the air using radio frequency (RF) technology. Field trial observations matched theoretical simulations and WFS predicts it can ...


    By WFS Energy & Environment

  • Nationwide sea-floor ecology study starts off WA

    The study is being conducted by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship and The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute (UWA OI) – as a collaboration through the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) – to increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems. "A focus of the study will be on how ...

  • AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd announce new USA AC-ROV distributor

    With great pleasure leading micro ROV manufacturer AC-CESS CO UK Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland) has announced the signing of contracts with National Tool Leasing LLC (Sterling, Virginia) to distribute the AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System in the USA. Founded in 2008 by veterans of the rental and emergency services industries, National Tool Leasing (NTL) has quickly established itself by fulfilling ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Hi-techs strategies reveal Europe’s underwater map at ESOF 2008

    Cold-water corals and the mud volcanoes of Europe remain a mystery to many Europeans. Despite EU waters covering an area much larger than the continent, little is known about this hidden underwater map of Europe. This knowledge gap was highlighted at the ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) event, held on 21 July 2008 in Barcelona. “Much progress has been made in the field of marine technology in ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • HYDROSERV BUY AC-ROV

    HydroServ (Wicklow, Ireland) have purchased an AC-ROV underwater inspection system from manufacturer AC-CESS Co UK Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland).   HydroServ is a multi-disciplinary marine ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Caledonian MacBrayne Buy AC-ROV

    AC-CESS the manufacturer of the world leading AC-ROV underwater inspection system announces the sale of an AC-ROV vehicle to Scottish West Coast and Islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac). After receiving a demonstration of the cutting edge capabilities of the AC-ROV at Seawork Exhibition (Southampton, England), CalMac representative Mr John Solton was convinced of the need for ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • ITER SELLS AC-CESS AC-ROV TO LEDUC

    AC-CESS and ITER have the pleasure of announcing the successful sale of an AC-ROV underwater micro ROV system to French based company Leduc. The sale was initiated and completed at this month’s marathon 10 day Paris Nautical Exhibition (02-12 December). Mr David Maillotte of ITER had a very busy time at the show with great attention being given to his star performer – the AC-ROV. Pointing ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

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