HydroSurv has sold three REAV-16 inland multi-purpose USVs to new customer MSeis for operation in a wide range of inland and sheltered water environments.
MSeis is a specialist provider of marine acoustic monitoring products and associated training and support services to the marine surveying industry. The sale represents a breakthrough into new applications that combine MSeis technology with HydroSurv’s USV platforms.
Equipped with state-of-the-art NaviSuite Kuda Core autopilot technologies provided by EIVA, the REAV-16 is the smallest product in HydroSurv’s range.
According to MSeis, the company selected the REAV-16s due to their ease of operation, communications capability and onboard computing power. The versatile craft provides a suitable platform for mounting small hydrophone arrays or calibrated hydrophones that can be towed or accurately positioned on station respectively. They are simple to deploy and require no specialized equipment.
David Hull, founder & CEO of HydroSurv, said: “HydroSurv is delighted to welcome MSeis to a growing list of customers adopting our Rapid Environmental Assessment Vessels as their landing pad to begin providing USV services. These battery electric USVs are an easy choice for customers like MSeis demanding portability and payload carrying performance. The purchase of multiple platforms will allow MSeis to multiply the productivity and efficiency gains offered by small USVs, and we’re confident they will deliver outstanding performance and results for this important new customer.”
MSeis Managing Director, Mark Higginbottom, commented: “We are really excited at the new opportunities purchasing the REAV-16s gives us. We envisage numerous new applications such as Cetacean mitigation and absolute noise measurement as well as the more standard hydrographic designation. We look forward to working with David and the team at HydroSurv to help provide solutions for the challenges ahead.”
The sale of these USVs is another step forward in HydroSurv’s commitment to scale its deployment of USV technology. By making the technology accessible and economically viable, HydroSurv aims to capture the impact that comes with enabling the sector to transition to USV technology.