Applied Research and Development: Underwater Intervention

Applied Research and Development: Underwater Intervention

Underwater intervention encompasses all activities that involve interaction with the subsea environment through direct human or robotic means. It includes the use of divers, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and ocean gliders.

These underwater vehicles are increasingly being used as practical, safe and economically feasible tools to perform a variety of deep sea interventions. Operators of these highly technical systems are widely needed by offshore industries, particularly offshore oil and gas.

Likewise, new advancements to improve the functionality, robustness and cost-effectiveness of these technologies are continually being sought.

Canada Research Chair in Underwater Vehicles

The Marine Institute is collaborating with the Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University to support this Canada Research Chair. Dr. Ralf Bachmayer has been cross appointed.

AUV Development

Collaboration with Marport Canada on the development of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Supported by ACOA AIF.

Ocean Glider Trials

In cooperation with the National Research Council Institute for Ocean Technology, Marine Institute's flume tank is being used for testing ocean glider performance in currents.