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  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    A new yellow robot submarine, based at Southampton’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has been named Boaty McBoatface by Jo Johnson – Minister of State for universities, science, research and innovation. The naming took place alongside the keel-laying ceremony of the UK’s new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. […]

  • 6 May 2016

    Following an online poll to name UK’s new polar research vessel, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has decided to use the name “Boaty McBoatface” but not for the vessel itself. Namely, the name that scored the most public votes will be given to the remotely operated subsea vehicle that will be used by the scientists on-board. The […]

  • 18 April 2016

    The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has closed its online poll to name the UK’s next world-class polar research ship that sprung one of the quirkiest names a vessel might be given, the Boaty McBoatface. The proposal has been given a major support from the social media and the name remains on top of the most […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Equipment

    Boaty McBoatface, the Autosub long range submersible operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has completed its first Antarctic mission beneath the waves of the Southern Ocean. A team of researchers from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), along with NOC engineers and technicians, deployed Boaty in the Weddell Sea, near the South Orkney […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird has held a keel laying ceremony for the new GBP 150 million (USD 183.5 million) polar research vessel at Birkenhead site in Liverpool City Region. The new ship is named after David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist who started the keel laying process by initiating the lifting by crane of the first […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Equipment

    Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by Cammell Laird as the primary supplier of the acoustic scientific research and mapping equipment for the British Antarctic Survey’s new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new polar research ship, owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is currently under construction at the Cammell […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The RRS James Clark Ross arrived at the National Oceanography Centre last week, returning Autosub Long Range (Boaty McBoatface) home after its first scientific deployment in the Antarctic. Developed by the NOC, Autosub Long Range, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), captured data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth. […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Research & Development

    Scientists from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are embarking on an expedition to study the Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth. The team of researchers, alongside engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will assess water flow and underwater turbulence in the Orkney Passage, […]

  • 21 March 2016

    NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) has launched a campaign for public to name its new GBP 200 million polar research ship. The new research vessel is being built at Cammell Laird, and it is set to sail in 2019. The most popular name chosen by the public has been RRS Boaty McBoatface. Our current top […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Autosub Long Range (ALR), known as ‘Boaty McBoatface’, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. This marks a significant milestone in proving the vehicle’s capability. From January to February 2018, the AUV was deployed in […]

  • 18 April 2016

    NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) has closed the online poll which was launched to allow public to name UK’s new polar research ship. The “Name Our Ship” online poll ended with about 7000 suggestions. On the official poll website, which drew a lot of public attention after a few funny proposals, the leading name remained “RRS […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Sonardyne International, UK, has been awarded the contract to supply Britain’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough, with subsea acoustic tracking and position reference equipment. The Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system will be used by scientists to precisely track the position of, and communicate with, scientific instruments and robotic vehicles deployed from […]

  • 27 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (March 21 – March 27). OneSubsea is to invest £1.8 million in a new project for the development of its Standardised Modular Injection System (SMIS). The project, which will create five new jobs and safeguard a further 35, […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The new polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone today, October 17, 2016, with the ceremonial laying of the keel. Commissioned by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and built by Cammell Laird, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is meant to transform UK polar research capability. When […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is awarding £68 million to the latest ground-breaking research and innovation projects in robotics and artificial intelligence systems. The awards announced today are part of the government’s £93 million of funding for the robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in extreme environments programme through the ISCF, which was announced in […]

  • 21 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicles being developed by the National Oceanography Centre have completed their first round of commissioning trials in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland. The new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), ALR1500 – named for the 1500m depth to which they can dive – carried out a range of test missions […]

  • 24 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (April 18 – April 24). Italian contractor Saipem has been awarded new E&C (Engineering & Construction) contracts valued at approximately €430 million ($487 million). The first is a contract with Statoil, for the lift and mating operations of […]

  • 2 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    The editors of Subsea World News have selected a few among many worth remembering articles from the previous year that received exceptionally high attention from our readers. In no particular order, here are some of the news to look back on, in case you missed them last year. Enjoy. South Stream Transport B.V. awarded the […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Orolia, a group specialized in positioning, navigation and GPS timing equipment and systems for critical operations today announced the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., a maritime information solutions provider for the commercial marine industry (fishing vessels, dredgers, tugs, barges, training vessels, rescue boats, oil platform service vessels, etc..). The Boatracs acquisition is part of the group’s […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Orolia, a group specialized in positioning, navigation and GPS timing equipment and systems for critical operations, on July 18, 2012, announced the acquisition of Boatracs Inc., a maritime information solutions provider for the commercial marine industry (fishing vessels, dredgers, tugs, barges, training vessels, rescue boats, oil platform service vessels, etc..). The Boatracs acquisition is part […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government is about to make a $1 million investment in Bundaberg’s popular boating facilities at Burnett Heads, according to the Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. The minister announced last Sunday (February 10) that Sunshine State-based businesses will deliver the million-dollar package of works, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Buy Queensland strategy. “Burnett […]

  • 16 December 2011

    The latest addition to the towing fleet of McKinney is the shiny new Mac Andrew McKinney. To power the push boat, they turned to Laborde Products to supply an S12A2 Mitsubishi engine rated 940 hp at 1,940 rpm. “We wanted a Tier II diesel engine with hydraulic governor,” said Andy McKinney, VP of operations. “We also […]