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tional advantage. Known for the Ping-

Teledyne CARIS to-Chart solution, we offer a compre-

Fredericton, NB, Canada hensive portfolio of products, from the processing of the echo-sounder ping to

For over 35 years, Teledyne CARIS the production and distribution of the has been making software designed for chart. The newest product in the toolset, the marine GIS community. In addition CARIS Onboard, is a near real-time and to product, Teledyne CARIS offers a autonomous data processing package trum of hydrographic survey equip- ment, software, personnel, training and comprehensive level of support through which has been developed with autono- support, specializing in the geophysi- training sessions and consulting, online mous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and cal sector for survey companies world- unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) in wide. It has designed and manufactured technical support, email, and multilin- mind. This solution acts as a force mul- gual telephone support. the HydroLite portable hydrographic tiplier when used on survey vessels by survey system, the HyDrone-ASVand

Developed in cooperation with hy- drographic clients and universities, the ? tting seamlessly into the Ping-to-Chart

EchoBoat-ASV autonomously and re-

CARIS toolset provides clients with suite of software, and reducing the over- motely controlled survey platforms for all product creation timeline.

resource optimization and a true opera- unmanned hydrographic survey applica- tions. Formed in 1999, by veteran U.S.

Navy Hydrographer John Tamplin, it

Sea? oor Systems

Shingle Springs, CA, USA maintains the largest rental pool of mul- http://www.sea? tibeam echosounder equipment in the

Sea? oor Systems provides a full spec- U.S.

Blueye Robotics

Trondheim, Norway •

Trondheim-based technology ? rm Blueye Robotics AS tions and in Arctic waters. Its thrusters allow it to operate in launched Blueye Pioneer, a low-cost remotely operated un- heavy currents and dive to 150 meters water depth, and the derwater vehicle (ROV) – Blueye calls it a “drone” – that is compact (45 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm) drone weighs in at less than designed to be very simple to operate and share video and 15 pounds.

images, or store data for documenting ? ndings for mapping or monitoring.

Considering its portability, price tag and ease of use, the ve- hicle’s potential is manifest, providing “eyes under the water” for ? sh farmers, divers, environmental researchers and recre- ational users alike.

Blueye Pioneer’s developers foresee vessel hulls inspections as another application for which the underwater drone will excel, allowing ship owners, vessel crew and shipyards to examine below the surface in a safer and more cost ef? cient manner. Each Blueye Pioneer is priced around $4,000-5,000.

The inspecting drone transmits video via an umbilical cable to the surface and thereafter wirelessly to the user onboard or onshore. It can be used, for example, to check the vessel´s structural integrity, inlets and discharge valves, rudder, pro- peller, coating levels and possible corrosion, or even check for explosives and smuggling of contraband.

Blueye has made it possible to control the Pioneer easily us- ing a smartphone, tablet or goggles and the Blueye App. Dives can be shared live via direct connection to video streaming or online services and social media.

The Pioneer has been developed and tested in rough condi-

Blueye Robotics

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