Autonomous or unmanned survey vehicles (AUV) are proven to positively impact your offshore projects by reducing cost, schedule, risk, and logistics. The new generation of light-class AUV has furthered these benefits without any compensation for data accuracy, resolution, or quality.
Autonomous vehicles are now able to provide an efficient way for exploration and survey activities to be completed at a fraction of the costs associated with traditional survey vessels. They also allow for the collection of detailed data in real-time and at a high level of accuracy – often from areas that would otherwise be inaccessible or difficult to access by boat.
Light-class AUVs are versatile, enabling them to operate safely in shallow waters where they can easily navigate around obstacles such as rocks and shoals without damaging equipment or creating safety hazards. Light-class AUVs also feature high maneuverability, which allows them to operate in tight spaces near pipelines, cables, and other equipment without risk of collision with other vessels on site – this means less disruption caused by moving heavy equipment around during installation work too!
Another benefit is that they can be deployed quickly without requiring specialized training, unlike traditional methods, which require extensive training before use on job sites so they can operate safely alongside ships crew members.
This innovative technology directly challenges traditional vessel-based, ROV, and more prominent AUV survey techniques, delivering highly accurate survey data, resolution, or quality with significant reductions in project cost, time, and risk. The AUV has been robustly engineered, is capable of operations to 200m, and is one of the smallest and lightest on the market, allowing for single-user deployment from small work vessels or directly from the shore.
We deliver glider services in collaboration with our partner Blue Ocean, who has extensive experience in deploying and managing these long-range and long-duration technologies. Autonomous gliders are highly cost-effective compared to vessel-based monitoring campaigns, providing exceptional data quality with minimal health, safety, and environmental implications.
We respond quickly to operational needs, mobilize and integrate with deployment requirements and be at sea remotely or physically providing mission support for all offshore projects.