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Robotics Week 2017: How Robotics Could Transform the Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre held a Robotics Week in Aberdeen to connect industry, experts and stakeholders to explore and discuss the use of robotics offshore. Robotics Week, held between 30th October and 3rd November 2017, was focused on the use of robotics and technology offshore within the oil & gas industry, with workshops, […]

SIMOPS and Seismic Operations: Keeping Diver Safety a Priority

Diver safety is a constant priority for diving personnel, contractors, training establishments and regulators alike to ensure that operations are as safe as they can be and risk is minimised.  Our Dive Training Authority, Alf Leadbitter, who leads on diver safety at The Underwater Centre, sits as a member of the IMCA Diving SMTT (Diving […]

Australian Salmon Farming Gets New ROV Falcon Technology

The largest majority privately owned producer of fresh salmon in Australia, Huon Aquaculture, has ordered a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater e-robotic vehicle (ROV). Their newest Falcon ROV is now enhanced with Saab Seaeye’s iCON behaviour-based intelligent control architecture. This is an important new resource for Huon as iCON makes possible the option of intelligent […]

Funding Available for Advanced Commercial Diver and ROV Training

*UPDATE: Skills Development Scotland funding has been extended until 30th June 2018* Skills Development Scotland has awarded The Underwater Centre in Fort William funding to help ensure that Scotland is ready to supply the qualified workforce that the subsea industry will need in the future. The funding is available for advanced commercial diver courses, such […]

North Sea set for £30bn investment in new projects

Operators will spend nearly £30billion on new North Sea projects over the next three years, with Norway’s Statoil leading the way, a new report said. According to energy market researcher GlobalData, 30 North Sea projects are expected to start operations over the three years. Twenty are planned for the UK sector, nine are in Norway, […]