Mapping

Seabed mapping, also known as bathymetric mapping, is the process of charting the features of the ocean floor. Through the integration of advanced technologies, depth and topography are meticulously measured and analyzed.

This comprehensive mapping serves multifaceted purposes. Primarily, it serves as a vital tool for scientists and researchers, aiding in the understanding of the geological and geomorphological intricacies of the ocean floor. This knowledge is pivotal for studying marine habitats, geological phenomena, and the management of natural resources. Moreover, precise seabed maps are indispensable for navigation, marine resource management, and the vigilant monitoring of environmental conditions. Additionally, they play a pivotal role in the strategic planning of offshore infrastructure, including the optimal siting of underwater cables, pipelines, and wind turbines.

The utilization of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) for seabed mapping offers a plethora of advantages. Equipped with sophisticated sensors and navigation systems, USVs are adept at collecting high-fidelity data swiftly and autonomously. Their compact dimensions and maneuverability empower them to access shallow and remote areas, overcoming limitations often encountered by conventional survey vessels. Furthermore, USVs present a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to manned vessels, significantly reducing operational expenses and environmental footprint. In essence, USVs are spearheading a transformative shift in seabed mapping, offering precise, efficient, and environmentally conscious solutions for the exploration and comprehension of the ocean floor.

SEABOTS’ USVs are primed to expedite seabed mapping tasks, courtesy of their multibeam applications, which enable the rapid coverage of expansive areas in minimal time. Whether it’s programming emergency dives with heightened safety measures, conducting meticulous mooring inspections, or pinpointing artifacts in subaquatic archaeological missions, SEABOTS’ cutting-edge technology stands poised to revolutionize underwater exploration and research endeavors.

Bathymetry
Bathymetry

Bathymetric surveys, sedimentation maps, subsurface profiles.

Water parameters
Water parameters

Physico-chemical parameter distribution maps and contaminant detection

Habitats identification
Habitats identification

Classification of bottom typology, as well as the identification of underwater assets.

Inspection

Ship Hull Inspections

Ship hull inspections are essential for ensuring the safety and seaworthiness of vessels. Regular assessments of the hull’s condition are necessary to detect any damage that could compromise navigation safety. Additionally, beyond the legal obligation, these inspections are conducted to preemptively identify any issues in the hull or assess its condition before a ship sale operation.

There are two primary methods for conducting these inspections: dry docking, which is a costly and time-consuming process, or conducting the inspection while the boat is moored. The latter option allows the inspection to be performed while the vessel is docked, eliminating the need to take it out of the water.

During the inspection, the ship’s hull is evaluated on-site for various issues such as broken welds, cracks, organic buildup, or fouling, and other anomalies. The goal is to identify any potential incidents and determine maintenance and cleaning needs.

Traditionally, these inspections involve a team of specialized divers working alongside an inspector from the Classification Society. However, due to the high degree of specialization required and the number of personnel involved, the cost of this service is typically high. Additionally, this method poses risks to the safety of the human team and may have limitations in accessing certain areas of the hull.

Alternatively, SEABOTS offers a modern solution to ship hull inspections through its unmanned surface vehicle (USV), the SB 100 PRO. This innovative technology allows inspections to be completed in a matter of minutes, requiring only one professional to pilot the device from dry land. The SB 100 PRO, known for its versatility and compact design, can integrate the necessary accessories for the inspection. This provides clients with a fast, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective solution tailored to their inspection needs. Moreover, the SB 100 PRO’s ability to access any space overcomes limitations faced by human inspectors, such as access prohibitions, inaccessibility, or risks to physical integrity.

Inspection of Offshore Wind Farms

In the coming years, significant growth is anticipated in offshore wind farms, representing a renewable, abundant, and clean energy source. These installations offer enhanced performance compared to land-based wind farms, primarily due to the consistent wind speeds experienced offshore. This enables offshore wind generation facilities to operate more consistently and produce energy continuously. Moreover, the offshore environment facilitates the use of larger turbines, benefiting from economies of scale and consequently improving overall performance. Additionally, their proximity to consumption areas and lower visual and acoustic impact compared to onshore wind farms further enhance their appeal.

To ensure optimal performance throughout their approximately 25-year lifecycle, regular inspections of offshore wind facilities are essential. A thorough analysis allows clients to verify proper functioning, identify maintenance or repair needs, and assess manufacturing quality. In many countries, legislation mandates periodic inspections, while insurance companies often stress their importance when issuing policies.

SEABOTS offers unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) capable of conducting these inspections efficiently, requiring only one operator for deployment and piloting. This minimizes the need for large human teams and eliminates risks associated with offshore wind turbine inspections.

Inspections can be conducted at various stages, including during manufacturing, commissioning, and operational periods, enabling the assessment of generator and asset status and the identification of maintenance and repair requirements. Ultimately, these actions contribute to extending the useful life of offshore wind farms.

SEABOTS is well-equipped to perform inspections on offshore wind turbines worldwide, ensuring the continued efficiency and sustainability of these vital energy resources.

Inspection of Hydroelectric Dams

Throughout the operational lifespan of hydroelectric dams, it is imperative to conduct regular inspections and maintenance to ensure optimal performance, profitability, and compliance with safety regulations. These measures are essential for early detection of defects and structural issues, thereby prolonging the dam’s lifespan and ensuring safe operation in accordance with its intended design and function.

Preventive inspections, which encompass routine maintenance tasks, are conducted regularly to mitigate risks such as excessive vegetation, animal impacts, facility deterioration, mechanical malfunctions, flooding, and cracks. This proactive approach allows for timely identification of issues and facilitates planning for necessary repairs, thereby safeguarding the dam’s functionality.

Traditionally, these inspections have been conducted by authorized professionals who compare design plans with current conditions, often carried out by dam operators or maintenance personnel. These inspections encompass thorough evaluation of the dam, reservoir, surrounding areas, and associated assets. Early detection of potential incidents is crucial, as it provides valuable time for implementing necessary corrective measures to prevent serious structural problems or accidents that could result in significant material and personal harm.

SEABOTS revolutionizes dam inspections with its unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), enabling detailed analysis of dam conditions within hours. By eliminating the need for divers, SEABOTS significantly reduces contracting costs and mitigates risks for inspection personnel. Our USVs swiftly and efficiently gather real-time, high-quality data, enabling prompt decision-making and ensuring cost-effective inspection outcomes.

In summary, SEABOTS’ innovative approach to dam inspections offers a rapid, efficient, and cost-effective solution that enhances safety and prolongs the operational lifespan of hydroelectric dams.

Image recognition
Image recognition

Enhancement of the identification process includes pinpointing elements of significance, ranging from biodiversity hotspots to structural weaknesses or deficiencies.

Photogrametry
Photogrametry

A three-dimensional digital model of submerged structures, adept at seamless integration into Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems

Points cloud
Points cloud

Geometric recreation of underwater assets tailored for high turbidity environments, including prey habitats or pipelines.

Research

Seabots is a leading technology company specializing in marine insights delivered through cutting-edge robotics and advanced data analytics.

Our tailored solutions cater to a diverse range of clients, including research and conservation organizations, coastal infrastructure developers, and governmental bodies. We empower decision-makers with precise and timely marine information essential for informed decision-making, proactive maintenance strategies, and compliance with stringent environmental regulations and governance standards.

Underwater inspections traditionally demand costly resources, pose risks to personnel, and often yield data that is challenging to interpret. Typically conducted through diving or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), these methods primarily rely on video footage.

However, SEABOTS revolutionizes this process through robotization and digitization solutions, enabling the creation of three-dimensional models via digital twins. These digital replicas serve as virtual representations of physical objects, processes, or services, akin to some engine designs. Leveraging digital twins, simulations can be performed prior to physical implementation or modifications, offering valuable insights into their performance and behavior. This innovative approach not only enhances efficiency but also facilitates predictive analysis, empowering decision-making in underwater inspection and maintenance operations.

The SEABOTS value proposition revolves around automating the data acquisition process using robots. The gathered information forms the basis for generating high-resolution three-dimensional models, achieved with remarkably short post-processing times.

This approach offers several key advantages, including reduced maintenance costs, minimized risks, and enhanced access to comprehensive and precise information. To execute this operation seamlessly, SEABOTS leverages its Data Platform, an online interface enabling global access to data, managing permissions, and facilitating measurements with centimeter-level precision.

SEABOTS’ cutting-edge technology finds diverse applications, ranging from offshore wind farm surveys to hull analyses of yachts of any size, hydroelectric dam condition assessments, and fish farm surveys.

Technology developements
Technology developements

Development of personalized robotic solutions for research projects.

Marine data partner
Marine data partner

We boost and improve marine research through advanced data acquisition techniques.

Unlock the Power of Marine Data

Deepen your comprehension of marine environments through our advanced robotics and analytics. Allow us to empower you to make informed decisions for a sustainable future.

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Why Seabots

Real-time quality data

Access to restricted areas

No risk for people

Cost-efficient

Ease of deployment and use

Respectful of the aquatic environment

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