Northwestern Michigan College Offers Underwater Robotics Program

Northwestern Michigan College is the first in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology, including courses in calibration, deployment, operation, maintenance and management of marine technology assets, including data collection, processing and mapping. Part of the course involves examining shipwrecks at depths of approximately 150 m using Saab Seaeye’s Falcon…

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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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