In this edition:

1. Offshore Wind Seabed Surveys for SSE
2. Multi-USV Survey in North Sea
3. Offshore Wind Webinar
4. XOCEAN Secure €1.7M EU Grant Funding
5. Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way
6. Shell Sustainability Report
7. We are Hiring

These projects have all been delivered using our uncrewed technology providing a safe, reliable and carbon neutral solution for the collection of ocean data.

If you have any questions or if we can support your project data requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

SSE Renewables Offshore Wind Surveys

In May, two USVs remotely controlled from shore travelled up to 40km offshore into the North Sea to undertake survey work for Berwick Bank and Marr Bank Offshore Wind Developments, owned by SSE Renewables. The USVs performed multiple nearshore and offshore cable route surveys in water depths ranging from 0m to 60m.
Read more here.

Multi-USV Survey in the North Sea

XOCEAN is currently operating a fleet of 4 USVs in the North Sea to deliver MBES and SBP surveys. X-03, X-04, X-05 and X-11 are all engaged on the project performing high resolution seabed surveys covering over 750km2 in water depths ranging from 0m to 70m. We look forward to sharing more on this project in the coming months.

Offshore Wind Webinar

Join Charlotte Beechey, XOCEAN’s Survey Team Manager, for this 7 minute webinar as she shares insights and results from recent offshore wind farm surveys. 
Click here to watch.


XOCEAN Secure €1.7M EU Grant Funding

XOCEAN has secured a grant of €1.7m from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and CINEA to bring to market XOCEAN’s innovative, high-performing, low-carbon USV aimed at the commercial ocean data collection sector. The funding will support the product market launch in Europe, North America and Asia.
Read more here.

Cable Inspections the Uncrewed Way

XOCEAN’s X-04 USV is featured on the front cover of Hydro International following the successful delivery of multiple cable inspection surveys between the Scottish mainland and Western Isles.  Read the full story here.

Shell’s Sustainability Report

XOCEAN featured in Shell’s Sustainability Report 2020 for collecting environmental data from the Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Read the full story here and on page 25 of Shell’s Sustainability Report.

We are Hiring

At XOCEAN we have built a fleet of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) which we operate internationally delivering safe, economic and carbon neutral survey solutions to some of the world’s largest companies. To support our rapid growth, we are hiring multiple positions including:

  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Reporting Lead
  • Reporting Manager
  • Senior R&D Engineer

Interested in joining us? Apply here today.


Operating a fleet of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), XOCEAN provides turnkey data collection services to surveyors, companies and agencies. From mapping the seabed to environmental monitoring, the platform offers a safe and economic solution to collecting ocean data.

Benefits of this approach include:

  • Safety: No personnel offshore.
  • Environment: Fully carbon neutral.
  • Quality: Exceptional data quality.
  • Economics: Fully inclusive fixed, lump sum pricing.

XOCEAN has delivered pioneering projects across the globe for clients including Ørsted, SSE Renewables, BP, Shell, TOTAL, Harbour Energy, MMT, PX Group, Sulmara Subsea, Reach Subsea, Marine Institute, IIC Technologies, Diamond Transmission Partners, Briggs Marine, Seadrill, DeepOcean and Meritaito.

XOCEAN’s management system is certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environmental) and 45001 (Health and Safety). For further information please visit or contact us at