Nobody knows where tiger sharks give birth. One team of scientists deploys an arsenal of new technology, including the Oceanbotics SRV-8, to find out, but for it to work, they need to meet some of the biggest tiger shark mothers, face-to-face. Take a look at some behind the scenes images on how exactly the team used the ROV in various ways to study the behavior of these sharks. Images courtesy of Discovery Channel >> discovery.com/shark-week/behind-the-scenes--mothersharker Watch Mothersharker on Discovery and stream SHARK WEEK now on discovery+.
About 1,200 kilometers north of Perth, AU along the East Indian Ocean lies Ningaloo Marine Park, a deep reef ecosystem that supports a wide range of animals from whale sharks, turtles and other shallow and deep water habitat dwellers. The most unique feature of this 2,435 square km park is that the water depths range from 30m to more than 500m. In fact, 55% of Ningaloo Marine Park’s reefs are in water depths greater than 20 meters. These deep water reefs are called Mesophotic reefs, where light still reaches the seafloor and can be between 30 to 150 meters below the ocean’s surface. Because of the difficulties in accessing deeper parts of these marine environment, mesophotic reefs remain understudied globally. "By studying deep reef ecosystems and understanding the differences between shallow and deep water habitats will help determine the most important factors for long-term stability. “If these deepwater habitats are as important [...]
SRV-8 in the field - taken by Topaz Subsea, Australian Distributor Simply put, Oceanbotics™ is the latest division of RJE International, Inc. However, if you take a closer look, you will ﬁnd that Oceanbotics™ represents far more than that. You will discover an interesting history, uncover exquisite design, experience intuitive technology, cutting-edge software, and witness a relentless dedication to the creation of a positive customer experience. This ceaseless drive to innovate recently culminated in the launch of the SRV-8, a professional-grade Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that delivers next-generation maneuverability and versatility. But ﬁrst, a little bit of that history….Click the link below to see the full article: Oceanbotics in Ocean News and Technology (March)
Remote Imaging solutions (RIS) recently conducted subsea work for Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG) at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia by utilising ROVs for an in-water hull survey on HMAS Ballarat in order to assess the amount of marine bio fouling on the ship’s hull. HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) is an Anzac-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy. The frigate was laid down in 2000 and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in mid-2004. Ballarat is a long-range frigate capable of air defence, surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction. Ballarat‘s combat capabilities have been significantly improved under the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability. HMAS Ballarat recently returned to HMAS Stirling on Garden Island from an overseas deployment. Prior to moving to the Australian Maritime Complex (AMC) in Henderson for maintenance, RIS was able to mobilise to Garden Island to conduct the in-water hull survey. The inspection took a day [...]
Oceanbotics is proud to support courageous first responders throughout the United States. Congrats to the Northeast Fire/Rescue dive team on completing their Dive Rescue 1 this week. The team will consist of 12 members, all of which are certified. The Dive team plans to go live and available to respond anywhere in Fort Bend County, starting Monday. Solid work guys! The SRV-8 looks right at home with your team. Stay Safe! Courtesy Northeast Fort Bend County Fire Dept. Facebook Page
Oceanbotics SRV-8: Government of Canada invests in science to better understand and protect marine ecosystems in the Arctic
"Canada’s Arctic waters are imperative to the livelihoods, culture, and identity of Nunavut Inuit. The Government of Canada is working in partnership to protect these ecosystems for future generations and is investing over $550,000 in two marine environmental data collection projects in Iqaluit, Nunavut. These projects are being funded through the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program under Canada’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Program. The two research projects are gathering a wide-range of data to help better understand Canada’s coastal environment and how we can protect it. Arctic UAV Inc. is leading a project that is collecting coastal environmental baseline data using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (RJE Oceantbotics SRV-8). This innovative project is using video to document habitat, bottom substrate, and benthic species within inner Frobisher Bay. This data will complement many of the other ongoing baseline data collection projects in the Iqaluit area. A second project by Arctic UAV Inc. is creating georeferenced aerial [...]
Recently, the SRV-8 was featured in ECO Magazine's Polar edition. The article 'Exploration in Unmanned Environments' explains how complex ecosystems and underwater regions can easily be explored with the use of a highly maneuverable and adaptable #ROV like the SRV-8. Read the full article here. "The exploration of our oceans is one of the most important missions to pursue in order to understand life on earth and the impacts of climate change for the future of our planet, and sometimes the most hard to reach places are the most crucial to explore. The arctic circle and northernmost regions of our planet are comprised of frigid waters, unforgiving environments and dangerous obstacles, including sea ice and glaciers that make it almost impossible to research for even the most trained professionals. Although with advancing technology and the use of ROVs, we are able to take a peak under the surface. Most ROVs come equipped with basic [...]
"We used the SRV-8 for several jobs earlier this year in Bass Strait, AUS, where the client requirements called for a small, easily transportable ROV system. The SRV-8 performed exceptionally well in strong current conditions that would have made using any other ‘suitcase’ ROV very difficult. The auto heading and depth made conducting a grid seabed survey a breeze and the high definition video is of great quality. We fitted the SRV-8 with a multi-beam SONAR and found the integration to be simple and intuitive. Support from both the Australian supplier and the development team was flawless." -Rod McGinness, Operations Manager, Bass Strait Subsea
Click here to read 6.1.20 SeaTechnology June/July issue featuring tools for seafloor mapping, sonar systems and underwater vessels.
RJE Oceanbotics™ is excited to announce that Shawn Devlin has joined the team. Shawn is a proven Sales Manager with over 6 years of experience at a leading ROV manufacturer. He also has years of consulting experience working with ROV professionals around the world in challenging environments. We look forward to Shawn helping RJE Oceanbotics™ grow and serve our customers around the world. Welcome to our team, Shawn!