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ecoSUBm5 Scout+ with Side Scan Sonar, CTD, Fluorometer, Altimeter, 300m rated GoPro and nano-modem
Our ecoSUBm5 Scout+, also nick-named the 'Tardis', has finally entered the water, albeit a swimming pool for ballasting ahead of lake trials later this week. COVID-19 has challenged all of us over the last six months+ and the need to rely on pools in back gardens instead of our usual test tanks is the perfect example of this.
The ecoSUBm5 Scout+ features a Marine Sonic Technology ARC Scout Mk II 1800KHz side scan sonar system with ECHO Altimeter for altitude control, we have also integrated the Valeport CT-F sensor (conductivity, temperature and fluorometer for Chlorophyll-a), a GoPro H7 with 300m rated housing and nano-modem for network localisation and advanced navigation.
Thanks to the recent advances in DVL technology, we can also integrate a WaterLinked A-50 DVL to improve navigation further.
This platform is a serious tool for science and survey work, it's small and easy to operate without extensive infrastructure, AND it carries an ecoSUB price tag... not that we pay it much attention, but it's probably around 10% of the cost of other equivalent AUVs.
We could not be prouder of our engineers that have worked so hard on the development during a really testing period.
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As the ecoSUB range of small, affordable autonomous underwater vehicles enter full production, Planet Ocean is pleased to announce the formation of an advisory board to help guide the project into the next phase and beyond. The board comprises acknowledged leaders in their fields to counsel the company on the opportunities for maximising the impact of its technologies globally.
“We recognise that although we have a deep understanding of the technology and the three main target user groups for ecoSUB, we are by no means expert in them all and the formation of this board of specialists will ensure that we remain focused and on the right track as well as providing industry insights into what the users groups around the World need in the future.” says Terry Sloane, founder and MD of Planet Ocean and ecoSUB Robotics.
The advisory team have long been advocates of the use of small, agile autonomous systems in their respective fields and ecoSUB in particular. Their decades of real world experience and vision is a significant asset available to the ecoSUB team. Of particular importance is an understanding of how micro AUV technology fits into the wider use of undersea autonomy in general.
With COVID-19 restriction easing, we have been out with our new production ready ecoSUB AUVS for trials and testing - see what we have been up to in this short video
We are very proud to see ecoSUB AUVs announced in this list and to receive recognition for the exciting and disruptive technology that we have been developing, which we are confident will have a meaningful impact on various marine science communities operating in a wide range of sectors.
We are very much looking forward to an exciting 2020 where we should start to see a lot more ecoSUBs out with customers completing many interesting missions.
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Miguel Moll and his team at EMS Systems have been appointed as exclusive distributors for ecoSUB AUVs. EMS has offices in France and Spain and are appointed as the exclusive distributor for France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. EMS have an excellent reputation working within the marine science communities in these countries and we are very proud to have them working with us to provide local sales and support in these European countries.
EMS are joining our distributors, Nippon-Kaiyo Co Ltd in Japan, Metocean Services International Pty Ltd in Australia, and Lwandle Marine Environmental Services based in South Africa and are appointed to cover South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and Angola.
Please visit our International Sales page for more information and contact details.
The ecoSUB team all enjoyed three days at the Marine Autonomous Technology Showcase (MATS), hosted by NOC in Southampton during November. ecoSUB gave two presentations, Iain presented the work done on Network Localisation and Jeremy gave a presentation about his trip to Zanzibar where an ecoSUBm5 was used to complete video surveys of coral reefs.
The conference and exhibition was a great success, we lost count of the number of times an ecoSUB appeared in a presentation or display, demonstrating the enthusiastic appetite that exists for working with our low cost AUVs. ecoSUB has benefitted enormously from it's membership in the NOC's Marine Robotics Innovation Centre and the many partnerships and collaborative activity that it has been able to participate in.
Iain and Jeremy from ecoSUB were joined in Biograd na Moru, Croatia by Alex Phillips and Davide Fenucci from NOC, as well as Jeff Neasham and his team from Newcastle University, all partners in our recent Innovate UK project to develop network localisation for advanced positioning and navigation of ecoSUB AUVs.
The group were all attending Breaking the Surface, an interdisciplinary marine robotics workshop held between 29 Sep - 5 Oct. The event supports the opportunity to run trials throughout the week with colleagues from Zagreb University providing first class support and access to the resort facilities.
ecoSUB hosted three demo sessions to delegates, and provided a talk on network localisation, which included some outstanding data collected from the local waters.
Seven ecoSUB AUVs travelled with the team and six operated together within the network, producing some excellent track lines following complicated lawnmower patterns and demonstrating multi-vehicles operations. At the end of the week the team extended the network into the waters between Biograd na Moru and the nearest large island, Pašman, successfully completing a three hour mission.
Our many thanks are extended to the Breaking the Surface team for hosting such a great event.
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