OFFSHORE SURVEY CONFERENCE 2015
The Offshore Survey conference will be held alongside Ocean Business 2015. The exhibition and workshops are all FREE to attend, there is a fee to attend the conference.
FOR PAPERS -
Deadline for Submission 3rd November 2014,
Subsea Positioning Systems / Equipment including:
SEAVAX SCOUT - A 'proof of concept' model for a robot ship that is designed to vacuum up plastic ocean waste, incorporates a UAV for advanced surveying to assist a fleet of autonomous vessels to perform their toxic resource recovery task. The Indian Navy are proposing using IC powered aerial drones for their military fleets. BMS are interested in deploying electrically powered unmanned craft with a significant range for marine scouting missions - that recharge from their mother-ship on return to the landing deck - in this case at the rear of the vessel. The Global Ocean Commission is looking at ways of tackling ocean waste at source.
SEAVAX EVOLUTION - The above is a proposed trimaran test rig in 1/20th scale, for a plastic harvesting robot, using off-the-shelf components, just to get a feel for concept. This is in no way a complete solution, but then we have to start somewhere. What we learn from these small scale experiments, could eventually help us to formulate a dual purpose, ocean capable cruiser, to clean up the English Channel and local harbours, with a view to cleaning up the marine environment and improving the quality of beaches and locally caught fish, etc. Full size, this autonomous vessel could harvest up to 50 tons of plastic, before it had to offload. There is an existing market for recycled plastic.
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