Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC (Okeanus), an established provider of oceanographic equipment and marine engineering services, today announced the delivery of its latest autonomous surface vessel, a SeaRobotics SR-Surveyor M1.8. The ASV is the most recent addition to Okeanus’ growing portfolio of turnkey survey solutions and is available for rent immediately.
Offered globally as part of Okeanus’ rental portfolio of cutting-edge marine robotics, the tightly integrated, man-portable SR-Surveyor M1.8 is the ideal plug-and-play solution for running remote marine surveys. The ASV’s industry-leading sensor suite includes an EdgeTech 2205 sonar system, SBG INS with dual antennae, RTK radio, AML micro SV sound velocity sensor, and Velodyne Puck LiDAR for terrestrial mapping.
“We are excited to take delivery of this impressive ASV. The technology and innovation packed into this compact, rapidly deployable vessel belies its size—just 1.8 m in length—and we look forward to offering the benefits of deploying uncrewed technology to our customers. Not only will this system provide our clients with greater flexibility when conducting inland and coastal surveys, but it will deliver very real efficiency gains, both in terms of time and money spent in the field,” said Okeanus Chief Commercial Officer Benton LeBlanc.
The SR-Surveyor M1.8 was designed to streamline survey logistics and optimize data acquisition in shallow, inland, and coastal waters, making it the complete off the shelf package for bathymetric studies, habitat mapping, structure inspection, and search and rescue missions.
“Investing in autonomous technology is an important part of Okeanus’ growth strategy, and in the SR-Surveyor M1.8 we have the only autonomous system on the rental market right now capable of delivering such a diverse range of data sets simultaneously: two frequencies of side scan, motion tolerant side scan, wide swath bathymetry, backscatter, LiDAR point cloud data, and discharge data, supported by a SBG INS with dual antennae, RTK radio, and sound velocity sensor,” added LeBlanc.