Marine services supplier, Guardian Offshore and hydrographic survey provider, Guardian Geomatics has established a partnership with global seabed intelligence provider Ocean Infinity, to deliver a fleet of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) to the Australasian and SE Asian region for the Oil and Gas, Government and Defence markets.
Less than 15% of the ocean floor has been mapped accurately. Large, fully manned vessels mapping the ocean floor are expensive to operate. Employing autonomous vehicles significantly lowers the risk, cost and data delivery times. The combined effects of climate change and shipping requirements means many areas need to be mapped, sometimes for the first time. Government programs in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South West pacific are now starting to address these needs. Guardian and Ocean Infinity are ready to assist.
Following ground breaking research and development, a team with vast experience mapping the world’s oceans and a commitment to cost efficient delivery can now reveal a world leading autonomous survey capability.
Ocean Infinity and Guardian have industry-leading experience in complementary areas of cutting edge technology, which enables vast areas to be surveyed efficiently and safely using autonomous technology.
Together, the partnership has extensive experience working with commercial and government agencies, vessel operations, environmental, geophysics, hydrographic surveying, cloud-based processing and reporting. Bringing a fleet of autonomous vehicles coupled to new-build motherships, the Ocean Infinity and Guardian partnership sets a new benchmark in capability and capacity to the region.
Guardian Managing Directors Darren Kolln and Paul Kennedy stated, “This partnership demonstrates the long term investment, commitment and industry leadership of Ocean Infinity and Guardian to meet strategic requirements of mapping and understanding the marine environment while significantly reducing the environmental footprint of surveying.”
Ocean Infinity, CEO Oliver Plunkett said, “Today’s announcement marks another milestone in Ocean Infinity’s development. Collaborating with the Guardian team will ensure that we can meet the continuing strong demand for subsea technological solutions that deliver better results, faster and more economically. We look forward to working alongside the Guardian team, and to keeping the market appraised of our ongoing progress.”
The fleet of vehicles will be arriving Q4 2018.
For further information please contact Guardian Geomatics. Australia +61 (8) 9433 1352
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