Thursday, 30 April 2020 08:58

Okeanus Introduces ASVs to the Global Rental Market

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Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus), an established provider of oceanographic rental equipment and turnkey survey systems, today announced a new partnership with SeaRobotics Corporation, a leading developer of unmanned marine systems, in a move to make Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) increasingly available for international rental.

The SR-Surveyor M1.8, a man-portable ASV from SeaRobotics’ Surveyor Class, is one of the first additions to Okeanus’ growing portfolio of cutting-edge survey solutions and is available for rental immediately. The SR-Surveyor M1.8’s tightly-integrated sensor suite allows operators to simplify survey logistics and optimize data acquisition in shallow and hard-to-navigate waters, making it the complete package for bathymetry, habitat mapping, structure inspection and search and rescue.

“Offering a comprehensive suite of ASVs for rental provides our customers with the choice and flexibility they need to respond to their end customers with fit-for-purpose proposals,” according to Okeanus managing director Benton LeBlanc. “Time and again, we get requests from survey teams looking to lease breakthrough technology, like the SR-Surveyor M1.8, for very specific tasks that demand rapid mobilization and the highest-quality data.”

The SR-Surveyor M1.8’s payload comes with a multibeam echosounder and Velodyne Puck LiDAR as standard, meaning that operators can capture a 360-degree view of all data points when inspecting coastal infrastructure, such as near-shore pipelines, bridges, piers, and underwater rigs.

Speaking of the partnership, SeaRobotics president Don Darling said:

“We recognize the growing demand for autonomous systems for hydrographic survey and the SR-Surveyor M1.8 is the only compact system on the market right now that offers such a diverse range of simultaneous data sets: two frequencies of side scan, motion tolerant side scan, wide swath bathymetry, backscatter, LiDAR point cloud data, and discharge data, supported by a dual antenna RTK INS, and surface velocity sensor—all in a 1.8-meter package.”

To find out more about how to rent the SR-Surveyor M1.8 or any other of Okeanus’ oceanographic equipment, contact Okeanus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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