5 Questions to Gary Gysin, Liquid Robotics
Hydro International, January 30, 2018
Gary Gysin is the president and CEO of Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company. He is an innovative executive with a reputation for transforming start-ups into global businesses. His company is fundamentally changing the way the world collects and monitors ocean data through the innovative use of ocean robots. Hydro International recently sat down with Gary to ask him a few questions.
The Agency That Helped Create the Internet Now Wants to Wire the Ocean
Oceans Deeply, January 23, 2018
DARPA, the U.S. military’s R&D arm, is seeking proposals to deploy as many as 50,000 low-cost sensors across the ocean to gather data on marine conditions, but scientists say that the plan poses a significant technological challenge.
Next Generation Wave Glider: Liquid Robotics’ Mission Enabler
MILTECH, Monch Publishing Group, January 10, 2018
It’s been a fast-paced and busy year for Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company, according to Don Jagoe, Senior Director for Business Development in the Sales for US National Security division at Liquid Robotics. While it has been just more than one year (December 2016) since Liquid Robotics became part of the Boeing family, the company continues to advance its efforts to provide the US Navy and other maritime customers with highly refined autonomous solutions for common missions.
Year in Review: 2017
Offshore Engineer, December 27, 2017
Taking a look back on the year that was 2017, our OEdigital.com website’s most popular stories pretty much tell everything you need to know. While the industry is still adjusting to the downturn, the bright spots are few, but significant. There were record setting lifts, major discoveries, and major fields fast-tracked and brought online early. And yes, while there were many asset sales, bankruptcies and mergers again this year, a sudden slew of PDOs (plan for development and operation) submitted in Norway gives a tangible sign of the potential for an upturn in activity in 2018. Without further ado, here are OE’s most popular online stories of 2017, followed by OE’s most popular print magazine articles (long-reads) of 2017.
4 Ways Robots Will Lead Ocean Exploration
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), November 27, 2017
Space was once referred to as the “final frontier.” But there remains a frontier on Earth: The oceans. There is still much to explore in the depths of the world’s oceans, and resources that may change the world. Energy, valuable metals, and food are just some of the resources that the oceans could help provide as technology grows. Robots will be playing a key role in ocean exploration and here are four ways they’ll be doing it.
Researchers Set out to Study the Southern Ocean
Marine Technology News, November 20, 2017
A team from Newcastle University has arrived in Antarctica this week as part of a major new research project to measure the rate of uptake of heat and CO2 in the Southern Ocean. Dr. Miguel Morales Maqueda, Alicia Mountford and Liam Rogerson from Newcastle University have joined the ORCHESTRA research project (Ocean Regulation of Climate by Heat and Carbon Sequestration and Transports) to carry out sea surface measurements using a Wave Glider.
Underwater network hunts for mysterious slow quakes
Science Magazine, November 1, 2017
On a dimly lit loading dock at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, geophysicist Víctor Cruz-Atienza heaves the lid off a wooden crate to reveal a device that could help solve a geophysical mystery. Peeking through the packing material is the yellow body of a Wave Glider, an aquatic drone that’s the size and shape of a chunky surfboard with underwater wings and that can trace programmed paths across the ocean’s surface.
The surfing robot helping to save the Great Barrier Reef
ComputerWorld, October 12, 2017
An autonomous floating robot packed with sensors has been deployed to monitor the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. The vehicle – called the Wave Glider – recently completed a seven-day, 200 nautical mile trial voyage of the central reef, to collect data for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
Autonomous Systems Hold the Key
Offshore Engineer, October 1, 2017
Sean Halpin, of Liquid Robotics, shares the benefits awaiting the offshore oil and gas industry if it could only speed up implementation of digital oilfield technologies.
The Digital Oilfield is the transformation of sensors and structures communicating in real time, autonomously, and aided (and even potentially controlled) by artificial intelligence. The allure of instrumenting, recording, warehousing, analyzing and acting on the vast amounts of information available from an operating oilfield is certainly tempting and transformative.
Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
Science Newsline, Nature & Earth, September 21, 2017
The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers. Instead their job is increasingly being given to ocean drones, the autonomous floating vehicles that collect data from the world’s oceans. With an urgent need to better understand climate to predict how it will shift with more heat-trapping gases, scientists are developing new tools to measure waters below where satellites can penetrate, and in places that are too dangerous or expensive to reach regularly by research ship. They are also sending those instruments on increasingly ambitious missions.
Unmanned Wave Glider Collects Vital Post-Hurricane Harvey Data
ECN Magazine, September 19, 2017
The unmanned Wave Glider SV3, named the Gulf Explorer, is adding its services to the post-Hurricane Harvey effort. The machine will collect real-time data of the incredible rain accumulations that are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. The information will help determine how the rainfall will affect ecosystems, coral reefs, and water quality. Texas A&M University teamed up with the manufacturer of the wave glider Liquid Robotics to bring this design to fruition.
As Harvey’s huge rains flow towards fragile coral reefs, this surfing robot is tracking water data
Texas A&M College of Geosciences, September 15, 2017
While you read this, an unmanned Wave Glider surface vehicle is riding swells alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critically needed post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data. Thanks to a Texas A&M University partnership with Liquid Robotics, the Wave Glider’s manufacturer, researchers will use the glider’s real-time data to examine how Harvey’s record-breaking rainfall now flowing into the Gulf will affect water quality, coral reefs and ecosystems.
DSEI 2017: Skimming the Waves
Jane’s 360, September 13, 2017
The Boeing Company’s Liquid Robotics (Stand S9-174), a leader in long-duration unmanned surface vehicles, has announced the next generation of its Wave Glider, with advancements to the platform’s operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states (6 and greater) and high latitudes, including the Arctic (latitude of 78.76N0) and the Southern Ocean (64.8S).
Network Effect: The Robots, Sensors and Satellites Digitizing the Ocean
Oceans Deeply, September 11, 2017
The nascent Digital Ocean movement aims to provide real-time information on climate change, fisheries and other marine conditions by using mobile technology to link autonomous vehicles, ships and sensors to shore.
Seaworthy Robot Vessel for High Latitude Work
Maritime Journal, September 8, 2017
Liquid Robotics, a US-headquartered specialist in long duration, unmanned surface vehicles, has announced the next generation of its Wave Glider with advancements to the platform’s operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
Ahoy there! There be drones at sea
IDG Connect, August 9, 2017
We’re slowly but surely moving towards an age where drones regularly fly overhead delivering parcels, inspecting buildings, and searching for criminals. But a similar wave of autonomous and remote-controlled drones are changing the tide of ocean-going operations.
Driverless boats: How automation is coming to the ocean
IDG Connect, August 1, 2017
The world is becoming automated. But it’s not just cars and factories. The mining industry, for example, has long been a proponent of taking people out of the equation with remotely-controlled or entirely automated vehicles now doing most of the actual digging and mining. Now the ocean is set to follow suit.