Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), will hold an Open Enrollment Training session during the week of March 5-9, 2012, at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, UK. Training will focus on basic operations and maintenance as Hydroid’s highly-experienced technicians walk participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system.
"We take immense pride in creating our AUVs, and we want customers to put them to their highest and best use," said Christopher von Alt, President and one of the co-founders of Hydroid. "Open Enrollment Training provides an affordable, effective option that fits end users’ schedules."
The training course is an intensive 5-day program designed to provide a maximum of 10 participants with hands-on experience in the basic system specifications, components, capabilities and limitations of the REMUS system. The training is designed for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to experienced operators looking for a refresher. All participants will come away from the program with the skills necessary to properly operate the REMUS system. Hydroid also offers customized 2- to 10-day training sessions based on customers’ unique training needs.
Hydroid's REMUS AUVs are modular; they can be fitted with a large number of different sensors and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. With over 200 vehicles in the field, Hydroid is currently the AUV market leader with systems in use by 13 navies around the world.
All sessions in Hydroid’s first Open Enrollment Training in September 2011 were full, so interested participants are encouraged to sign up early. For more information on the training or to sign up, please contact:
• Lorna Bandstra at +1-508-563-6565