Aquabotix Goes Public: Web-Based Tech and Underwater Vehicles

Aquabotix is a company that specializes in portable underwater vehicles. Its products include ROVs, hybrid AUV/ROVs and underwater camera systems. Aquabotix recently made the transition to become a public company and is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. ST caught up with CEO Durval Tavares and engineer Joshua Normandin to talk about the IPO…

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Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System: Q&A with Carl Barrett

In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locate the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a ship that sunk in the final days of WWII after it was struck by Japanese torpedoes. The discovery was made by Mr. Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., using a…

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Q&A: Jeff Orlowski’s ‘Chasing Coral’

If you haven’t seen “Chasing Coral” yet, we highly recommend you watch it. (It’s streaming now on Netflix.) This engaging documentary successfully communicates the immediacy of the problem of climate change by showing the devastating effects of rising temperatures on coral reefs. Rising temperatures trigger coral bleaching, which can result in the death of these…

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