USV Conducts Live Seabed-to-Shore Data Harvesting

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USV Conducts Live Seabed-to-Shore Data Harvesting
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Sonardyne International and XOCEAN have successfully used an unmanned surface vessel (USV) to carry out a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission for oil and gas firm A/S Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field off the coast of Norway. The mission was completed without a single person having to travel offshore or from their home office, and with significantly less emissions, health and safety risk and cost than with a manned vessel.

The XOCEAN XO-450 USV was used to harvest data from an array of Sonardyne’s long-endurance Fetch pressure...


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