Integrated solutions to reduce the cost of remote ocean surveillance will be presented by Sonardyne on booth 1706 at this month’s Oceans ’12 conference and exhibition, running from 14th-19th October in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Sonardyne will be using Oceans ’12 to showcase Fetch, it’s long-life seabed logging node that enables sensor data to be gathered, stored and wirelessly extracted on demand via its integrated high speed acoustic modem. Fetch was recently used in a joint project with NERACOOS to measure water conditions such as temperature, salinity and wave height in the Gulf of Maine. The nodes were deployed on the seafloor to take regular measurements and the data was then extracted wirelessly using a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider for onward transmission to an analyst. Autonomous monitoring projects such as this greatly reduce operational costs and eliminate the risks associated with sending crews to sea.
“Oceans is always a great forum for presenting the latest research, ideas, developments and applications in ocean engineering and marine technology,” said Kim Swords, Senior Applications Engineer at Sonardyne. “Alongside Fetch, we are looking forward to discussing our new capabilities in optical communications and AUV navigation with visitors and technology partners.”
Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE, Oceans ’12 brings together the technology, people and ideas that will help expand the understanding of the earth’s largest natural resource. The theme of this year’s conference, ‘Harnessing the power of the ocean’, offers 12 simultaneous technical tracks and keynote speakers from Government, academia and industry, whilst also providing the platform for delegates to discover and evaluate products from hundreds of exhibitors.
Press Release, October 05, 2012