Maritime Autonomous Systems News

Fugro secures remote operations contract on Well-Safe Guardian
28 April 2020

Fugro secures remote operations contract on Well-Safe Guardian

Fugro has secured an initial 3-year contract with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider. Fugro will deliver their integrated marine-based solution onboard the Well-Safe Guardian rig, Well-Safe Solutions’ bespoke semi-submersible unit for...

Essex joins forces with hi-tech maritime specialist SEA-KIT International in new unmanned vessel collaboration
23 April 2020

Essex joins forces with hi-tech maritime specialist SEA-KIT International in new unmanned vessel collaboration

SEA-KIT International, a leading provider of hi-tech solutions for the maritime and research industries, is joining forces with Essex academics to create a secure and intelligent communication system for the control of unmanned surface vessels (USV). Essex-based SEA-KIT has won funding as part...

Update on MAChallenge 2020
3 April 2020

Update on MAChallenge 2020

In light of the Covid-19 restrictions the decision has been made to postpone the MAChallenge until the next calendar year. The Marine Autonomy Challenge 2020 aims to bring together the country’s future technology innovators to build, share, and distribute knowledge, and collaboratively...

Fugro partners with SEA-KIT International to develop new range of uncrewed surface vessels
30 March 2020

Fugro partners with SEA-KIT International to develop new range of uncrewed surface vessels

Fugro, the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, has announced a strategic partnership with SEA-KIT International. Winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. SEA-KIT, a global provider of hi-tech solutions to maritime and research industries, will work with Fugro to develop a new range of...

Marine Autonomy Challenge 2020 - Finalists revealed!
5 February 2020

Marine Autonomy Challenge 2020 - Finalists revealed!

The Marine Autonomy Challenge 2020 aims to bring together the country’s future technology innovators to build, share, and distribute knowledge, and collaboratively develop solutions to one the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges – Ocean Plastics – and then...

Caravela Autonaut heads to Barbados!
24 January 2020

Caravela Autonaut heads to Barbados!

This month the Caravela AutoNaut is part of a major international experiment to track the formation of clouds and their role in the climate system in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Barbados. The researchers will use combined AutoNaut and glider measurements to understand how the ocean...

Barrus enters the home standby generator market as the UK distributor for Briggs & Stratton
17 January 2020

Barrus enters the home standby generator market as the UK distributor for Briggs & Stratton

Barrus has partnered with Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest producer of petrol engines for outdoor power equipment, and a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment, to distribute Briggs & Stratton Home Standby Generator Systems in the UK. The...

Automous Vessel Animation Launched from Houlder
13 January 2020

Automous Vessel Animation Launched from Houlder

As part of an ongoing commitment to innovation within the clean energy sector, Houlder has devised an unmanned remotely controlled vessel concept that will cut costs and boost safety for offshore wind farm maintenance. A team comprising Houlder Naval Architects Arun Pillai, Akhil Nair...

ONR Fund Seebyte and MIT Multiple Autonomy Collaboration Project
9 January 2020

ONR Fund Seebyte and MIT Multiple Autonomy Collaboration Project

SeeByte and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have joined forces to explore the feasibility of combining multiple autonomy architectures onto a single autonomous platform to produce the most capable unmanned system. As unmanned systems are now routinely deployed to carry out a...

HR Wallingford acquires Cussons Technology’s Marine Hydrodynamics business
3 January 2020

HR Wallingford acquires Cussons Technology’s Marine Hydrodynamics business

International engineering consultants HR Wallingford have acquired the Marine Hydrodynamics division of Manchester-based Cussons Technology, after they were placed in to administration on 17 October 2019. HR Wallingford delivers smart solutions wherever water interacts with people...

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Marine Autonomy Challenge (MAChallenge)

This exciting challenge is open to teams of students studying at UK universities. The first phase involves a video submission and the finals take place in November this year. Each qualifying team will be provided with an industry simulator to enable them to build the autonomous behaviours required to achieve a series of challenges.

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