Teledyne Marine announces that the company has entered a partnership with the NEKTON Deep Ocean Exploration as an official subsea technology partner through value-in-kind contribution of equipment, technology and support.

6 Captura de pantalla 2018 04 17 a las 4.03.52 p.m. 420x203Teledyne Marine and Nekton have a shared common goal to lead the discovery and increase the understanding of the ocean.

The purpose of the expedition in the Seychelles' is a major global scientific collaboration that aims to create a step-change in our knowledge of the Indian Ocean and catalyse its sustainable governance. The Seychelles covers an exclusive economic zone of 1.4 million square kilometers. The expedition will be carried out in specific areas within the plateaus of designated outer islands with depths of up to 500 meters.

2 Submersible equipped with Teledyne Bowtech lights and cameras deep diveSubmersible equipped with Teledyne Bowtech lights and cameras deep dive

Teledyne Marine, with its wide array of sensors and technology, is a key partner and extensive technology provider to this important scientific discovery opportunity. Teledyne Marine is providing:

  • The Teledyne RESON advanced T50-P SeaBat multibeam echosounder installed on a small survey launch used for high resolution seafloor mapping and acquisition of unprecedented clean data
  • The Teledyne RD Instruments Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) Workhorse mounted on the mother ship, the Ocean Zephyr, to measure the current in the water column. The multibeam echosounder and the ADCP both serve the dual purpose of supporting safe deployment of the submersibles, as well as providing data to the scientific team onboard.
  • Two Teledyne software packages are in use during and after the expedition; Teledyne PDS acquisition software for data acquisition and real time data viewing, and Teledyne Caris HIPS & SIPS for post processing of the hydrographic data on the mother vessel.
  • Teledyne Bowtech HD cameras and LED lights are mounted on the manned submersibles and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). These tools are vital in the study of the ocean health and will also provide live broadcasts with NEKTON’s media partners.
  • In addition, Teledyne has supplied a Teledyne SeaBotix ROV LBV300-5 Mini fitted with Teledyne BlueView high-resolution forward-looking sonar systems M900-2250. The BlueView sonar enables long range visualization beyond the range of visibility of underwater cameras.

3 Survey boat equipped with a Teledyne RESON SeaBat T50 P ER Multibeam Sonar and Teledyne PDS acquisition software Survey boat equipped with a Teledyne RESON SeaBat T50-P ER Multibeam Sonar and Teledyne PDS acquisition software

Teledyne also has a team of engineers in the Seychelles to support mobilization and to train the NEKTON team in the field.

4 Bowtech Underwater HD camera and lightsBowtech Underwater HD camera and lights

“This expedition is a bold step to accelerate our scientific understanding of the state of the Indian Ocean and we couldn’t be doing this without the equipment, technology and support that Teledyne have provided us with. With Teledyne by our side as our official subsea Technology partner, we are able to carry out a health check of the ocean, “says Oliver Steeds, Nekton’s Mission Director.

“We are extremely excited to be part of this important deep ocean expedition and to ensure the success of this scientific exploration and conservation. The health of our oceans impacts our lives tremendously and we are delighted that we can contribute with our equipment, enabling the mission to observe through cameras, light and sonars, as well as ensuring safe deployment of the team into the waters. Seeing our equipment in action, delivering data from the first live broadcasts and dives is a momentous experience,” says William Egan, VP of Sales and Marketing, Teledyne Marine, “we will be sharing more news, stories and updates as the project continues in March 2019”.

5 Teledyne RESON SeaBat T50 P ER Multibeam Sonar and Teledyne PDSTeledyne RESON SeaBat T50-P ER Multibeam Sonar and Teledyne PDS

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