Okeanus Announces Acquisition of GyroUSBL

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The high-precision tracking and positioning tool is now available for rental.

HOUMA, La. – Okeanus Science and Technology, LLC (Okeanus) is pleased to announce the addition of the Sonardyne Ranger 2 GyroUSBL (GyroUSBL) system to its fleet of oceanographic and marine scientific and research equipment. The GyroUSBL is used for acoustic positioning of underwater equipment by providing a highly precise, real-world geographic coordinate position from below the surface.

The GyroUSBL is designed for high-precision target tracking to a range of 4,000 m, as well as for dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. Due to its built-in gyro, the USBL can be quickly and readily deployed without the need for post-installation calibration, providing significant savings in time and operational costs. The integrated Lodestar Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) provides precise recording of all motion and acoustic data, heightening positioning accuracy and effectively removing many sources of error associated with standard USBL systems.

The highly portable GyroUSBL can be installed on nearly any size vessel and provides value across such subsea platforms as installation, target tracking and surveying. New 6G acoustic communication eliminates on-deck downtime by enabling the acoustic reconfiguration of beacon settings; 4,000m and 1,000m omni-directional beacons are available. The recent acquisition of the GyroUSBL is a testament to Okeanus’ reputation as a premier provider of specialized, state-of-the-art subsea rental equipment solutions across numerous applications.

“We at Okeanus are excited to announce the addition of the GyroUSBL system to our fleet,” said Okeanus Vice President and General Manager Benton LeBlanc. “Its capabilities provide us another opportunity to help our customers allocate their valuable capital resources toward completing their projects on time and on spec without the need to invest in physical assets that require repositioning in the future to provide value.”

Okeanus Science and Technology, LLC is a premier provider of state-of-the-art hydrographic, metocean, flotation, water collection and geophysical equipment rental services and solutions.

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