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Teledyne CARIS Receives Funding for Remote Ocean Mapping

Published: 11 Feb 2021 by

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Teledyne CARIS has received significant funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster award to develop software for remote operations survey processing, in line with the company’s AI (artificial intelligence) development strategy.

The resulting project will target three main objectives:

  • Enhancement of Teledyne CARIS’ desktop-based product line to leverage cloud computing to deliver consistent access for global users in every possible circumstance
  • Support for remote mapping operations with UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles) to underpin advancements in ocean robotics
  • Providing future ocean mappers with access to virtual training through the CARIS Cloud Platform

Teledyne CARIS has partnered with Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG), a pioneering CARIS customer with vast experience using the company’s software with autonomous vehicles. The real-world experience with the product has made them an ideal collaborator with a national perspective.

In addition to OFG, Teledyne CARIS will be working with other stakeholders to assist on training, including the University of New Brunswick and Memorial Universities Marine Institute. Both universities offer CARIS software as part of their curriculum. Other stakeholders include CIDCO from Quebec and H2i a consultancy from Ottawa specializing in Ocean Mapping strategy.

Andy Hoggarth, VP Sales and Marketing at Teledyne CARIS, commented: “We are excited to continue innovating in support of remote operations through the design and execution of the CARIS Cloud Program. Collaborating with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is something we have been keen to do and through the Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program we have found our platform. This project has special meaning to Teledyne CARIS as a Canadian endeavor with a global impact.”

Watch a video of the full award announcement below:

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