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USEA Ocean Data makes project execution simple and predictable for our clients by management of robotic assets. We deliver the whole process from planning, quality control and product delivery of services and data as agreed. Our efficient robotic fleet enables energy-efficient operations, with important back up from our personnel at the Shore Control Centre.

Marine operation as well as real time quality control of robotic operation and sensor data acquisition is performed remotely. Shore based remote operations enable a tight integration of offshore operations to all back-office support functions, including a high visibility of operational status and progress to our end clients. Execution of projects with remotely operated robotics systems enable project managers, Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) operators as well as surveyors and data processors to collaborate with our clients onshore. This makes it possible for us to work together in person or through virtual meetings, while everyone is safely situated in an office environment.

Marine mineral and geophysical seabed mapping

USEA Ocean Data utilize Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) as the primary sensor carrier to conduct seabed mapping. The AUV platform is enabling high detail mapping, providing a stable platform for the survey sensors, and enabling data collection at an optimal depth for detailed surveys. The platform makes it possible to map large areas and deliver high detail in large water depths.

Bathymetric and hydrographic survey

The unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is a capable platform for mapping sensors. The survey gondola of the USV is designed to hold deep water Multi-Beam Echo-Sounders (MBES) as well as shallow water MBES systems and parametric Sub Bottom Profiler (SBP) systems. In combination with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) as sensor carriers, this enables USEA Ocean Data to offer data at optimized resolution to a wide variety of surveys at different water depths.

Pipeline and cable inspection

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are used for efficient mapping of external conditions of pipelines or cables and the seabed in close proximity of these. The stable platform of an AUV makes it ideal to carry sensors for this inspection. The survey speed ensures efficient data collection. Advanced navigation algorithms ensure that the AUV stays at an optimized height and distance from the pipeline or cable during data collection.

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR)

Inspection can be one of the most fundamental activities in the integrity management of subsea equipment. Using our revolutionary robots, we provide your organisation with accurate subsea data at quick turnaround and unparalleled cost efficiency and sustainability.

Construction Support

Utilising state-of-the-art AUV-borne sensors and positioning technology, our robots can deliver top-quality metrology data at unparalleled time efficiency, without the need of large offshore vessels or time-consuming operations with LBL transponders.

Oceanographic and environmental survey

With the ever-changing state of our oceans, the need for oceanographic and environmental data is on the rise and the need for safe and affordable methods for acquiring this data is increasing.

Emergency response

As a remotely operated system, response time of the USEA Ocean Data system can be faster than ever and introduces zero risk to personnel. There are multiple areas of use for such a technology. The situational awareness sensors of the unmanned surface vehicle (USV) in combination with the high bandwidth communication systems and subsea robots can provide critical information to decision makers at an early stage of an emergency on surface and underwater.

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey

The efficiency of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for large area seabed mapping is well suited for unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys. The close range to the seabed enables the survey sensors to search for small objects efficiently.