Saltwater Stone partners with NBOSI to develop sensors for offshore operations

World Oil Staff August 03, 2023

(WO) – Saltwater Stone announced its partnership with Neil Brown Ocean Sensors Inc. (NBOSI), a specialist developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge sensors for the maritime robotics industry.

Run by a highly skilled team with extensive experience in engineering and oceanographic research, NBOSI is uniquely positioned to provide operators in the offshore and ocean research sectors with state-of-the-art Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) sensors for subsea and surface ocean vehicle operations.

Unique value proposition: NBOSI specializes in designing and manufacturing semi-custom CTD sensors tailored to meet the specific requirements of autonomous subsea and surface ocean vehicles. Operators in the offshore and ocean research sectors can now harness research-quality data on ocean temperature, salinity, density, and sound velocity to optimize vehicle performance, navigation, and acoustic payload functionality.

Advancements and innovations: NBOSI brings a range of advancements and innovations to the maritime robotics industry. Their sensors deliver accurate and precise data, while being compact and hydrodynamically efficient, enabling seamless integration as externally attached modular cabled sensors, or directly attached using a variety of custom hull penetrators. Additionally, NBOSI's sensors feature convenient off-vehicle calibration, ensuring reliable measurements throughout the sensor's lifetime.

Addressing challenges and gaps: NBOSI's technology addresses existing challenges and gaps in maritime communications and operations. By providing essential oceanographic data in real-time, their sensors enable operators to optimize vehicle performance and payload capabilities. This leads to improved decision-making, enhanced situational awareness, and increased operational efficiency.

Contributing to efficiency, safety and sustainability: NBOSI's sensor technology stands as a vital component in advancing the efficiency, safety and sustainability of robotic operations in various marine applications. The sensors are designed specifically for hydrodynamic efficiency ensuring low drag to prevent any interference with vehicle movement. Seamlessly integrated into the hull, they further reduce the risk of snagging, and their robust construction allows years of reliable service.

The impact of NBOSI's sensors goes beyond safety; they deliver accurate and real-time oceanographic data, allowing operators to optimize vehicle performance. This optimization leads to reduced energy consumption and a minimized environmental impact, contributing to a more sustainable and responsible approach to maritime activities.


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