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Military ramps up use of underwater drones. What do they do?

July 16, 2014 - via Christian Science Monitor

Underwater drones have scientific and civilian uses, like the search for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Militaries, too, see them as an increasingly useful tool.

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Scientist to measure sea ice using underwater vehicle

July 16, 2014 - via University of Canterbury

What we are aiming to do with the underwater vehicle is to make measurements with finer resolution over greater distances to allow us to measure ice properties in a much more robust way.

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Competition: OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's

September 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014 St. John's Newfoundland, CA

 

Oceans: Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity

Delta St. John's Hotel
St. John's Convention Centre
Mile One Centre

Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), OCEANS '14 is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology.

OCEANS 2014 features tutorials on special interest topics, a comprehensive technical program of lectures and presentations, a student program, and a large exhibit hall with products from over one hundred companies.

 

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Training Session: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training Course

September 15, 2014 - September 19, 2014 Pocasset, MA

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has announced that registration is now open for its REMUS 100 Operations & Training Course, to be held during the week of September 15-19, 2014.

Based out of Hydroid's state-of-the-art facility in Pocasset, MA, this course will focus on basic vehicle operations and maintenance, with Hydroid's highly-experienced technicians walking participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system. "We take great pride in our REMUS AUVs, and want to ensure that our customers have the skills and knowledge to fully utilize their unparalleled capabilities," said Duane Fotheringham, President of Hydroid. "Our REMUS 100 Operations & Training Course provides users with a thorough guide to getting the most out of the vehicle, while also inviting them to experience our cutting-edge facility first hand."

Hydroid's intensive 5-day course is designed for a variety of skill levels, from first-time AUV users to experienced operators looking for a refresher. Participants come away from the program with all the skills necessary to effectively operate a REMUS 100 system. Hydroid also offers customized 2 to 10-day training sessions based on customers' unique training needs.

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