Malvern, Worcestershire - D-RisQ will be applying their world leading software technologies to an autonomous sea vessel in collaboration with Deep Vision in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The project, in part funded by Innovate UK and their Canadian partners Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is the first of its kind in a new inter-government initiative.
The project aims to develop an autonomous capability for performing long range navigation and survey. Examples of the use of the such technologies include detection and monitoring of the movement of Right Whales, a threatened species, as well as mapping the seabed ready for installation of wind farms. Providing such a safe, autonomous capability will enable more persistent operations minimising the need for support vessels and crewed operations, with particular benefit in these dangerous maritime environments.
D-RisQ is a key contributor to the safe operation of the vessel by developing control software to the highest possible levels of assurance, providing certainty of behaviour in critical situations.
Nick Tudor CEO of D-RisQ said “This is an excellent opportunity for D-RisQ to add considerable value to the project by safely enabling the safe operation of the Canadian vessel through the use of our assured tools and software development techniques. We look forward to demonstrating our capabilities alongside the exciting technologies being developed by our Deep Vision.”