Media Coverage

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.

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Boeing’s Defense Business Gets More Transparent

The Motley Fool, June 26, 2017

Drones, helicopters, fighter jets, and spaceships will soon each have their own separate divisions within Boeing.

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“GLIDER” Unmanned exploration – enhancing access to ocean knowledge

Akvaplan-Niva, June 22, 2017

… scientists are now testing unmanned ocean vehicles, equipped with a range of sensors, as a more cost-effective and efficient approach to collect large sets of data over vast areas of the ocean. The unmanned ocean vehicles collect data from the ocean surface and deeper in the water-column. They are easily re-programmed to adapt to changing data-collection needs and to operate in new ocean areas.

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Wave Gliders to Provide Real-Time Weather Data for Hawaii’s Legendary Canoe

Info Marine Online, June 15, 2017

Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders, the world’s most experienced ocean surface robot, is honored to participate in the historic homecoming and celebration for the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa canoe after its three year, 40,000 nautical miles Mālama Honua voyage. On the final miles of this historic journey, Wave Gliders will provide real-time weather, environmental and navigation data for the Hōkūleʻa and her sister canoes as they sail into Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.

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‘Digital Ocean’ Concept Could Connect Sensors at Sea

National Defense Industrial Association, May 22, 2017

Sensors that collect vast amounts of information are increasingly proliferating throughout the ocean. One company is working on a way to consolidate that data.

“We have started evangelizing a concept called the ‘Digital Ocean,’ which is, how do you sensor network the ocean?” said Gary Gysin, president and CEO of Liquid Robotics, a company that specializes in autonomous maritime systems.

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Boeing’s Autonomous Systems

MÖNCH Publishing Group, May 22, 2017

Boeing’s autonomous systems cover applications in both the airborne and maritime domains. In the latter, the company’s offerings include the ECHO RANGER, SEEKER, ECO VOYAGER and WAVE GLIDER (SHARC), the networked combination of which provides communications and C2 from the subsurface to surface environments, providing operators and local commanders with fresh capabilities.

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AUVSI 2017: The Wave Glider (video)

Shephard Media, May 8, 2017

Ahead of the AUVSI Xponential 2017 event in Dallas, Texas, officials from Liquid Robotics detail the capabilities that its Wave Glider provides and the markets the platform can work in.

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Voices: An Interview with Sean Halpin, Liquid Robotics’ Senior Director of Global Energy Market Business Development & Sales

Marine Technology Reporter, May 1, 2017

From a sunken ship on Penobscot Bay to working with the world’s top oil and gas companies, Sean Halpin has always had a love of the ocean. Learn about his start and his perspectives on the role autonomous systems play for the future of offshore operations.

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Technology and Research Project in Oman Enters the Active Phase

Research in Germany, April 10, 2017

At many coasts all over the Earth, freshwater is discharged into salty seawater through sources at the seafloor which are recharged by on-land groundwater. If groundwater deposits located near the coast are used excessively, this process bears a danger of being reversed, causing seawater to enter into the water-bearing layers and spoil the freshwater remaining there. This is a serious matter especially for countries located in dry regions. One of the main tasks of this project is the enhancement of a so-called Wave Glider, an autonomous measuring platform which will be surveying sites of groundwater discharge off the coast of the Dhofar region in western Oman.

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A Digital Ocean and Beyond

Monch Publishing Group, April 6, 2017

This is an ecosystem-type initiative, so to speak, with stakeholders in industry, government and other entities bringing to bear their technologies and other resources to establish a Digital Ocean and complete the many building blocks for this construct – common interfaces and related challenges…

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Liquid Robotics Wave Glider Goes Operational in Navy ASW Role

SEAPOWER Magazine, April 3, 2017

The Wave Glider unmanned surface vehicle is now operational with the U.S. Navy in an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance role, a Liquid Robotics official said. In an April 3 interview with Seapower Gary Gysin, president and chief executive of Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company, said the company’s Wave Glider, also known as the SHARC (Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft) is operational in two modes of ASW surveillance…

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Groundbreaking Study on Iceland’s Extreme Ocean Surface

Sea Technology, March 7, 2017

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego is collaborating with the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) on a groundbreaking study of the extreme ocean surface conditions that characterize the waters off Iceland’s coast. New state-of-the-art instruments will measure waves, currents, atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperature. Already, an expendable buoy has reported seas in excess of 12 m (40 ft.) in its first week of operation in the chilly Icelandic waters.

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GEOMAR Wave Glider Missions Live

Hydro International, March 6, 2017

The Wave Glider missions run by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, can be followed live on the internet. The internet portal GEOMAR Navigator has been set up to provide Wave Glider’s courses and velocities and the latest data they have collected from the ocean. The portal was developed as part of a scientific cooperation with Oman. A first test mission is currently taking place in the subtropical region of the North-East Atlantic.

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Scientists Explore Senghor Sea Mount

Subsea World News, February 27, 2017

A group of European and American scientists have embarked on an oceanographic mission aboard the German research vessel RV Maria S. Merian to study the physical and bio-geo-chemical characterization of the Senghor Sea Mount ecosystem located to the north of the Cape Verde Archipelago.

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Five Best Ideas – Stop Memorizing Passwords

Time Magazine, February 17, 2017

… #5. We need to close the information gap about the ocean. Here’s how to start.
By Gary Gysin in Scientific American

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The Digital Ocean: Our Next Information Frontier

Scientific American, February 16, 2017

We need an information superhighway of the seas

… In reality, instant access to data is only true for less than one quarter of our planet. For the remaining three quarters, the ocean, there is a huge information infrastructure gap, with limited to no real time access to data…

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La foire du drone

Le, February 13, 2017

Les autorités japonaises vont utiliser à partir de mai un appareil autonome capable de repérer un tremblement de terre sous-marin et de prévenir la population en temps réel. Les débuts du robot détecteur de tsunami n’ont pas été de tout repos – on l’a perdu pendant plusieurs semaines avant qu’il ne soit retrouvé miraculeusement dans les filets d’un bateau de pêche – mais les autorités japonaises assurent qu’il est parfaitement au point. Le Wave Glider (littéralement, le « planeur des vagues »), un « drone » sous-marin chargé d’ausculter les séismes imperceptibles – ou repérés trop tard – depuis la surface, doit être mis en service en mai au large de l’archipel d’Ogasawara.

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Aquatic Robot Braves Volcanoes and Typhoons to Detect Tsunamis

Scientific American, January 30, 2017

A drone will circle the world’s newest volcanic island, near Japan, to warn of devastating waves. The newest and most dangerous island in the world is about to get a robotic sentinel. Since bursting to life 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo in 2013, a massive marine volcano called Nishinoshima has erupted dozens of times, spewing red-hot lava that engulfed a neighboring island. As the volcano has grown, so has the risk it represents to 2,500 people living on the nearby Japanese archipelago of Ogasawara. Should Nishinoshima’s rocky slopes collapse during an eruption, they could trigger a deadly tsunami that would reach the Ogasawara islands within 20 minutes.

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