GLIDER – Unmanned exploration – enhancing access to ocean knowledge

Unmanned ocean vehicles collect field data and send it via satellite on shore. From left: Wave Glider, Sailbuoy and Seaglider™. (3D visualization by courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime AS) Business and management of marine resources To utilize the ocean’s marine resources efficiently and sustainably, it is crucial to obtain accurate, up- to-date, information about the continuously[…]

Cooperation agreement with NHS

Date: 27/05/2017 Cooperation agreement with Norwegian Hydrographic Services We are very happy to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Norwegian Hydrographic Services (NHS) and Maritime Robotics. Mapping of the Norwegian marine environment is more important than ever, and visionary leaders within NHS saw that autonomous vehicles had the potential to significantly improve[…]

Maritime Robotics and Seabed GeoSolutions

Date: 26/05/2017 Maritime Robotics and Seabed GeoSolutions introduces world´s first USV system in the seismic business Throughout numerous offshore trials and deployments in 2016, Maritime Robotics and Seabed GeoSolutions have quietly been qualifying the Mariner USV to become a revolutionary tool for their seismic operation. Early 2017 a long-term contract was signed, and the Mariner USV[…]

Mission with NTNU around Frøya

Date: 12/05/2017 For a week in May Maritime Robotics joined SINTEF and NTNU for the ENTiCE project work onboard the NTNU research vessel R/V Gunnerus.  This mission was conducted in the coastal area of Mausund,  outside Trondheim.   The area is highly productive and important for Norwegian commercial fisheries. The ENTiCE project aims to develop new[…]

Ocean Space Robotics Demo

Date: 08/05/2017 Ocean Week Robot Demonstration: Maritime Robotics´ headquarters was the site for the demo at the annual NTNU Ocean Week this year. We had over 100 visitors, including exhibitors, journalists/media, students and others showing interest in the ocean space robotics being developed in the Trondheim area. During the Ocean Week demo, the participants and visitors[…]

Fugro Alumaster converted to USV

Date: 05/05/2017 Fugro Alumaster converted to Unmanned Survey Vehicle Some users want the option of using their survey boat in an unmanned mode, while still having the option of manned use. Other users see a potential in using Unmanned Surface Vehicles, but are not yet ready to take the cost of investing in a custom USV[…]

New product launch!

Date: 26/04/2017 The OTTER™ Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) is a turn-key and easily deployable system for seabed mapping and monitoring of sheltered waters. The OTTER™ is the newest member of our USV family. With a footprint of only 181 x 91 cm and a weight of 60 kg, it is an easily deployable asset that can[…]

Welcome our new employee!

Date: 31/03/2017 We are pleased to welcome our newest Project Manager Joel Pederick.   An Australian residing in Norway, Joel has degrees in Geomatics and Environmental Science from The University of Melbourne. He joins us after 18 years working with Schlumberger WesternGeco globally in a number of diverse roles, including in HSQE, Party Manger, and Product Champion[…]

Welcome our new employee

Date: 08/02/2017   We are pleased to welcome our new employee Geir Peter Kummervold who recently got the position as Maritime Robotics new offshore USV operator.   Geir Peter has a Bachelor degree in Automation and Control Engineering, and has worked within the offshore and seismic industry for years. With his significant field experience as well[…]

World’s first test site

Date: 03/10/2016 World’s first test site for Unmanned Surface Vehicles September 30th, 2016 was an important day in Maritime Robotics´ history, when the worlds first officially announced test-site for Unmanned Surface Vehicles and Ships was opened in Trondheim. NTNU, Marintek and several high technology companies have signed an agreement with the maritime authorities to make Trondheimsfjorden the test[…]

New Business Partner

Date: 07/09/2016 SUNNYVALE, CA, September 7, 2016 – Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, today announced a new business and technology partnership with Maritime Robotics, Norway’s leading system integrator of autonomous maritime systems. Joining Liquid Robotics’ Open Oceans Partner Program, Maritime Robotics is now an authorized partner to sell Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders[…]

FFI´s LINE sensor – 24/06/16

Maritime Robotics has over the last year been supporting FFI (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt) with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and operational capacities. The work has been focused around FFIs LINE research project. The shipping industry along the Norwegian coast is large and growing, and with many foreign boats. Many of them are carrying dangerous goods. The LINE[…]

OPV 2016 – 15/06/16

OPV (Oil On Water) 2016 This week Maritime Robotics and NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies), attended the OPV 2016 – (Olje På Vann / Oil On Water 2016) The goal for this test was to train on personell cooperation, handling of advanced oil safety equipment, and test the readiness against acute contamination.[…]

OceanEye® flies over the Gulf of Mexico! – 10/06/16

Marine Spill Response Corporation upgraded their OceanEye® systems in Richmond (CA) and Houston (TX) this week. The upgrades included automatic tracking of objects, timeshift functionality and enhanced infrared vision, along with other safety-critical improvements. The upgrades were verified at an offshore field test just south of the Galveston Island (TX). The test unfolded in beautiful weather[…]

OceanEye® 100 is here! – 13/05/16

An even more compact version of the OceanEye® is now available. The OceanEye® 100 may be the model for users that want a more compact system with reduced set of features compared to the original OceanEye® system, that has now been given the model name OceanEye® 200. The most notable difference between OceanEye® 100 and 200 is the[…]

OceanEye® finds new markets in hydrocarbon exploration – 22/04/16

OceanEye® finds new markets in hydrocarbon exploration OceanEye® is now offered as a standard component in CGG’s NPA Satellite Mapping and Robertson Geolab (Geolab) methodology to find and verify hydrocarbon seepages on the sea-surface. The combined solution offers the ability to combine offshore seepage mapping with a follow up validation service of in-situ slick observation[…]

Maritime Robotics enters the aquaculture business – 21/12/15

Maritime Robotics will become the consortium leader in a innovative RnD project that will experiment with robotic inspection, monitoring and maintenance of fish farm installations. The project team consists of leading and complimentary expertise from the partners Maritime Robotics AS, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Argus Remote Systems AS, Lerow AS, ACE Test Center and WavEC.[…]

Our new partner, CIRFA – 04/12/15

We made new partner with CIRFA CIRFA is a centre for research-based innovation (CRI (SFI in Norwegian)), which was granted funding from the Research Council of Norway in November 2014. The Centre shall do research on methods and technologies that can reliably detect, monitor, integrate and interpret multi-sensor data describing the physical environment of the[…]