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Unmanned Marine & Subsea Vehicles

Publication Date: Nov 2017

Special Reports and Whitepapers

The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, fitted with three WaveRadar REX.
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The Development of WaveRadar for Ocean Wave Measurement

Offshore oil and gas platforms are typically located in harsh environments. Think of the North Sea between the UK and Norway, the South China Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Severe winter storms, typhoons, and hurricanes are commonplace. The offshore industry is well practiced at dealing with such extremes of nature but relies upon the provision of precise meteorological and oceanographic data to do so. Understanding the magnitude and complexities of ocean waves around offshore structures is crucial for the safe berthing of support vessels, landing of helicopters, for safe working of men and machines on deck, and for confirmation that operational platform response parameters are within design limits. Furthermore, these data are essential for the validation of numerical models used in the structural design of offshore platforms, informing the design and management of offshore structures now and into the future.

Figure 1. EvoLogics underwater acoustic modems in action
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EvoLogics GmbH - Bionic solutions for maritime industries

EvoLogics GmbH from Berlin, Germany, designs and manufactures underwater communication and positioning systems as well as smart robotic solutions. The company’s core technologies stem from bionic concepts that fuse state-of-the-art engineering with the best ideas found in nature.

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