Seabed Intelligence provider Ocean Infinity has awarded a contract for the provision of survey services for the MV Island Pride to geophysical and hydrographic survey provider Guardian Geomatics.
The contract further enhances the existing Autonomous Surface Vessel partnership between the two entities.
Guardian Geomatics will provide management, field personnel, QC, processing and deliverable reporting of data acquired by the fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) operated from the Island Pride.
The AUVs are fitted with the latest generation Kraken synthetic aperture sonars. Using Subsea-cloud, data will be maintained on a secure cloud throughout the project lifecycle, with processing personnel operating as a virtual team from the office, vessel or home, working as and when required to produce final deliverables.
Ocean Infinity CEO, Oliver Plunkett, said: “The existing partnership between Guardian Geomatics and Ocean Infinity is further enhanced by this agreement. We selected the team from Guardian Geomatics specifically for their technical knowledge, management experience and proven capability to deliver large scale projects.”
Guardian Geomatics managing director, Paul Kennedy, stated: “Ocean Infinity are re-defining what it means to explore our oceans to unprecedented detail in an environmentally considerate manner. The technology stack is a generation in front of existing standards and expectations. We look forward to supporting Ocean Infinity in the next stage of expansion. Guardian are committed to increasing both capability and capacity to Ocean Infinity, with survey teams, cutting edge data processing technology and subsea-cloud technology, all perfectly aligned with Ocean Infinity’s goal to provide remarkable solutions which were previously inconceivable just a couple of years ago.”
The MV Island Pride is currently being mobilised in Tampa, Florida as part of a seven year charter. Sea trials of the new capability in Q1 2019.