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We collaborate to advance maritime autonomy.
In November a GEBCO-NF alumni team successfully demonstrated a unique USV-AUV concept for autonomous, high resolution seabed mapping for Round I of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The trials brought together 7 industry partners and 42 professionals from 13 countries in a newly designated autonomous test-bed area. The HUGIN AUV for XPRIZE utilizes the wide swath bathymetry function of the HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar

We drive the continuous development of high quality seabed data. 
This month we release EM 304, the third generation of our 30 kHz shipborne multibeam echo sounder operating from 10 m to 8000 m. Kongsberg drives best quality data of the seabed.

Finally, I would like to wish you - our colleagues, customers & friends - happy holidays.

Kind regards,
HUGIN embarks on the search and rescue operation. Image courtesy of
Tragic Crash off the Coast of Svalbard: HUGIN AUV & EM Technology Assists in Locating Missing Helicopter 
The Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed into the sea on 26 October a few kilometers from the Russian mining community of Barentsburg. On the 28 October, a search and rescue operation led by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway, located the wreckage. Assets used in the search included an air freightable HUGIN AUV system from the Royal Norwegian Navy and an advanced multibeam echo sounder system on the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) research vessel G.O. SARS

You can read the original report (translated from Norwegian) at
KONGSBERG is supporting an international team of scientist entering the Shell Ocean Discovery X-Prize
The X-Prize is a global competition aimed to advance breakthrough technologies for autonomous, fast and high resolution ocean exploration. The project showcases 'the amazing potential of the USV / AUV concept as a next generation, long-range, long-endurance ocean capability'.
Read all about the X-Prize and Kongsberg's involvement here...
Autonomous Shipping Test-Bed Opens in Horten, Norway
The test-bed has been established to support the growth in development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations. The new area is open to both Norwegian and international organizations and is designed to be a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels.
Read the full story here...
Hong Kong MetMast
KONGSBERG's K-Observer Commissioned in Hong Kong

Another Kongsberg monitoring solution is scheduled for installation on the CLP Hong Kong meteorological mast tower (Met Mast) in the coming weeks. The installation consists of the K-Observer system with two rugged Dual Axis Scanning Sonars deployed on the structure, providing 3D point cloud data of the seabed within a radius of approximately 40 m.

Bridge Surveys: Preventative Measures taken by Inland Marine Technologies 
In the United States there are approximately 590,000 road and highway bridges. Of these, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has identified 17,000 as "scour critical" and another 86,000 "scour susceptible." To prevent tragic events due to bridge failures, the Canadian company Inland Marine Technologies Inc are now surveying bridges with the state of the art MS1000 high resolution sonar system.
Watch the video here...
MS1000 data
Winning Image Bathymetric Competition

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