Subsea Europe Services wins six-figure funding to accelerate autonomous survey development
Angel investor supports R&D focus on expanding autonomy from autonomous underwater and surface vehicles to the hydroacoustic payloads they carry
Hamburg, Germany – A new round of funding has strengthened hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH’s commitment to taking autonomous technologies to the next level for marine survey applications.
The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart, A.I. and machine learning enabled hydroacoustic systems with diverse survey platforms including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Surface Vessels, and crewed vessels as survey motherships.
Subsea Europe Services is working with several autonomy-focused partners globally and the first fruits of these collaborations will be shown as early as April 2022, during demonstrations of a new solution created with MARTAC Inc., and based on the high-performance Mantas T12 Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) with a tightly integrated hydrographic survey payload.
The solution is expected to be ready for operation in May, with short, on-demand surveys at offshore wind farms projected to drive demand for the combination of a high-speed USV and increased autonomous payload functionality.
“The autonomous and unmanned platforms available today are incredibly advanced, but survey technology payloads are still complex systems that require an experienced and professional operator to utilise properly,” said Sören Themann, CEO, Subsea Europe Services.
“This investment is a platform for our on-going autonomy R&D, which aims to unlock more agility and efficiency through the seamless integration of survey system and platform to create a single, holistic solution that ultimately, will collect more data, of higher quality and at a faster rate than traditional survey operations,” adds Luis Carlo Soto, Survey Manager, Subsea Europe Services.
Core specifications on the Mantas T12 solution and further information on the Subsea Europe Services GmbH autonomous survey innovation strategy can be found here.
About Subsea Europe Services
Established at the beginning of 2020 with the goal to make it possible for every organisation to collect and evaluate marine data professionally, Subsea Europe Services provides easy access to precision sensors and equipment, complete survey systems, and innovative marine data acquisition services as turnkey deliveries with unified technology, platforms and support. The company’s unique ‘sensors, systems, solutions’ capability, enabled through partnership with leading technology innovators is as fast as it is flexible, ensuring availability of the best tools for on-demand and planned marine surveys anywhere in Europe on a rental, sales or uniquely, a ‘Survey as a Service’ basis. While serving a diverse customer base from offshore wind farms to governmental organizations, Subsea Europe Services continues to develop new solutions and services that simplify and automate the collection of marine data, including fully integrated autonomous survey platforms. www.subsea-europe.com