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CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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An image of Water Linked’s Underwater GPS (top grey transponder) on an Endura ROV

UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) has recently announced a partnership with Norwegian technology supplier Water Linked AS. As part of the partnership, Aquabotix will integrate the Water Linked Underwater GPS system with its Endura remotely operated vehicle (ROV). This will enable greater underwater positioning for Aquabotix across a wide range of applications, including tank and hull inspections, fish farm exploration and search and recovery missions.

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Side Scan Sonar Image of USS LexingtonWreckageand it’s Aircrafton the Sea Floor. Credit to Paul Allen, the R/V Petrel team.

Underwater technology provider, EdgeTech,wasrecently honoredto learn that itsindustry leading side scan sonar technology was once again used bytheResearch Vessel Petrel and Paul Allen’s talented team in the discovery of the USS Lexington.

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University of Illinois electrical and computer engineering professor Viktor Gruev led a study demonstrating underwater global positioning made possible by a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp. Credit: Viktor Gruev

The underwater environment may appear to the human eye as a dull-blue, featureless space. However, a vast landscape of polarization patterns appears when viewed through a camera that is designed to see the world through the eyes of many of the animals that inhabit the water.

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CSA expands deepwater capabilities with new 4k ultra HD video and photo platform

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has developed a cost-effective deepwater video and photographic data collection platform to service the offshore oil and gas industry’s growing demand for deepwater environmental baseline surveys. The new system is capable of collecting video data in 4k Ultra HD format, which has four times greater resolution than traditional HD video.

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