Over Horizon Bathymetric Survey

During October & November XOCEAN successfully completed demonstrations of our USV’s over the horizon bathymetric survey capability. Surveys were performed in Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea, controlled over a satellite internet connection by a team of trained USV Pilots in XOCEAN’s operations centre. XOCEAN’s XO-450 has been demonstrated to be a robust platform for multibeam echo sounder surveys.

XOCEAN have published a White Paper in partnership with Kongsberg Maritime and Valeport detailing the integration, operation and results from our recent bathymetric survey demonstrations.

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Bathymetric Survey in Lough Neagh

XOCEAN completed a survey in Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland during November using an Edgetech 6205s combined bathymetry and side scan sonar. Position and attitude information was provided by an Applanix Wavemaster II GNSS INS and sound velocity casts were performed using a Valeport Swift SVP. The USV was operated remotely from XOCEAN’s operations centre. Data from the survey will be post-processed using Qimera from QPS, preliminary results are shown below.

For further information on this demonstration please contact us at info@xocean.com.

Continued Growth

During November XOCEAN moved into new offices in Greenore, Ireland. Located half waybetween Dublin and Belfast, the new offices are conveniently located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea. The new facilities include a dedicated USV Control Room. “The opening of XOCEAN’s new offices will support our continued growth as we look forward to expanding our operations in 2019” said James Ives, CEO.

To contact XOCEAN please call +353 42 941 9200 or email info@xocean.com. Our new postal address is XOCEAN, Greenore, Co. Louth, Ireland, A91 E765.

Season’s Greetings

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holiday’s from the team at XOCEAN.