Final regional competitions are well underway in the USA, Hong Kong, the UK (Scotland), Egypt and Arabia and other countries, in preparation for the 2019 MATE International ROV Competition, to be held late June in Kingsport TN.
Seychelles President, Danny Faure, called for better protection of the planet and increased focus on the blue economy in a first-ever live speech from an underwater submersible at a depth of 120m.
Full article at: Associated Press and ABC News 14apr19
Scientists from the University of Georgia, aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute vessel, found AMAZING “mirror-like pools” in a hydrothermal field in the Gulf of California at ~2000m depths. The ROV SuBastian caught some incredible images, and a lot of plastic trash…
Ian got to see the HMAS Curlew last week, harboured in the Margate (Hobart) area. The vessel has a very interesting story, explained in an ABC News 22jul18 article but sadly, it sounds like it might end up being broken up and scrapped.
Not so obvious but an important tool is the ability to set battery low-voltage alarms in QGroundControl. You will need to consult with your battery manufacturer to determine the minimum safe voltage for the ROV battery you are using. Then, to set the alarm in QGC, go to:
And enter your desired low voltage value.