August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Coda Octopus Products

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Established in 1994, Coda Octopus Products Limited has become a global leader and specialist in underwater technologies as the patent holder for the world’s first and only real-time 3D sonar, the Echoscope, which enables subsea operators to constantly monitor operations when poor water visibility prevents the use of traditional cameras. The company’s unique sonar and proprietary software, Underwater Survey Explorer (USE), provides real-time 3D imaging without the need to post-process data and is the only system in the world with this capability, enabling both real-time 3D visualization of the subsea scene in poor to zero visibility and high grade survey of the surrounding area including production of detailed bathymetry of the seabed to IHO S-44 Standard. In addition to providing real-time 3D visibility, the sonar can be used in the same way as a traditional multibeam sonar to complete as laid surveys of the installed equipment once the installation operation is complete.

The Echoscope and sister products, the C500 and Dimension, can be deployed on a subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or from a surface survey vessel. Echoscope has been used for a wide range of oil and gas operations, including pipeline survey, pipeline installation, touchdown monitoring, connection of assets and general ROV navigation and survey. The use of the Echoscope has the potential to reduce operating costs and time caused by poor visibility and weather outages affecting projects. Coda Octopus’ product portfolio also includes a range of GNSS aided inertial navigation systems, MOTION F180 series. With expertise in supplying this leading-edge software and hardware solutions within its 3D, MOTION and GEO range of products, Coda Octopus has built a reputation of delivering high quality solutions.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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