University of Victoria (UVic) mechanical engineer Alison Proctor and her department’s 3.5-metre long, Bluefin Robotics AUV, and supported by a Parks Canada research vessel and crew, may have made one of the oldest archeological finds in Canada.
Tidal Energy Ltd, the developer of DeltaStream, Wales’ first full-scale tidal power generator, has announced an important deal with EDF Energy, marking a significant milestone in the commercial development of tidal power in the UK.
Moore's Law is the steam engine of the 21st century. Just as the steam engine made way for machines to replace muscle, serving as the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution, today the exponential increase in technology is leading to an evolution in robotics well beyond its original auto-manufacturing applications.
Deep Trekker DTG2 Worker ROV has successfully retrieved a 30ft intake pipe, resulting in 20,000 dollars of savings for one British Colombia based company.
When a crane operator accidentally reeled in a pinched cable holding a 30ft intake pipe, the cable snapped, dropping both the pipe and the rigging block of the crane into 230 feet of open water. The loss of the pipe itself, along with the added down-time and delays involved to retrieve the pipe could have cost the company approximately $20,000 to their project without the help of the Deep Trekker DTG2 Worker ROV. The project by West Coast FishCulture a division of AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) in British Colombia, Canada was to install a new enclosure tank system ATI is developing for rearing fish in the aquaculture industry. The design places a 3’ by 30’ intake pipe under the rearing tank to bring up the cooler water from greater depths to circulate throughout the enclosure. This cooler water can hold more oxygen than the warmer, ambient water surrounding the tank which improves the health of the fish by providing a better oxygenated environment. Want to know more about the DTG2? Email us with your request.
A Maltese underwater exploration vessel, U-Boat Navigator, has been used to explore the wreck of the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic, which sank during the First World War after hitting a mine off Greece.
U-Boat Navigator, equipped with the C-Explorer 5 submersible, ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) and other cutting edge equipment, served as a base vessel for the 10 day mission during which high quality underwater video footage was shot for an upcoming documentary.
Aberdeen oil and gas explorer Parkmead Group announced a new discovery. It said it had found a new gas field in the Netherlands which it expects will feed into existing production infrastructure in the area.
As a 365-pound remotely operated vehicle was being deployed from the deck of the Nancy Foster, a group of curious onlookers showed up from the deep blue.
“Oh, look, dolphins,” Ensign Felicia Drummond exclaimed in delight to Jeff Shoup, commanding officer of the NOAA coastal research ship.
Eight Atlantic spotted dolphins were swimming around the bright yellow, alien-looking creature that had just entered their water playground in the Dry Tortugas, the most remote part of the Florida Keys.
BP has welcomed the findings of a national report which shows that Britain needs to more than double its engineering graduates and attract many more women into the profession.
The report, supported by BP, and produced by the Institute of Public Policy Research- This link opens in a new window, shows that an additional 87,000 graduate-level engineers are needed every year, until 2020.
Eni was the successful bidder of new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGAS bid round. The new licenses will be formally awarded soon, after the ratification and finalization of the Concession Agreements.
The QGOG (Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás) / SBM (Single Buoy Moorings Inc.) consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela, departed Guanabara Bay on Sunday, September 21 for the Sapinhoá field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster, off the coast of São Paulo state.
Deep Trekker is pleased to announce they will be attending Big Boys Toys at Skydive Dubai in booth 2720, along with their 250 gallon demonstration tank. Dubai, one of the most luxurious cities in the world is holding the exhibition “Big Boys Toys” this October from 3-5th, an ideal location for the Deep Trekker underwater exploration tool. Deep Trekker attends many different yachting and recreational shows and although children are expert operators, it’s the child inside us all that can’t resist having a Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to experience the same enjoyment from exploring the mysteries of the underwater world.
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