Custom Engineering Leads to Discoveries

OPENSEA® platform can be found at all ocean depths from the surface and littoral environment down to the deepest ocean depths.

Greensea has created custom engineering solutions for navigation, control, and sensor integration within the scientific subsea community since 2006, working with scientists, explorers, and researchers around the globe.

Examples of Greensea’s Custom Engineering

Vulcan Inc.

Vulcan Inc. utilizes state-of-the-art Greensea technology in their R/V Petrel ROV. Greensea’s operating platform, OPENSEA, provides inertial navigation and supervised autonomy in a unified, integrated system for the ROV.

Custom engineering included:

  • Automated ascent and descent winch control system allowing pilots to set a desired vehicle depth and automatically descend or ascend to that level.
  • Automatic black box recorder turning on/off when the vehicle entered/ exited the water, providing a comprehensive recording of the mission’s telemetry data for both the AUV and the ROV.
  • Synchronized pilot and co-pilot chairs with touchscreen displays supporting simultaneous operation of lights, cameras, and hydraulics, while enabling vehicle control to be switched between pilots.
  • Multi-vehicle user interface.

“Greensea’s OPENSEA control system is crucial to our success for extreme deep diving operations. Never before have I experienced an ROV control environment as unified, configurable, or integrated as this one. Greensea has a solid, reliable product, and I consider them a valued asset to all of our subsea systems.”

Robert Kraft
Director | Subsea Operations Vulcan Inc.

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Schmidt Ocean Institute works to advance the frontiers of global marine research by providing state of the art operational, technological, and informational support to pioneering ocean science and technology development projects. Greensea’s advanced vehicle control system makes the SuBastian ROV, a highly stable and maneuverable platform, allowing the pilot and science team to focus on the mission. Engineering advancements built for SOI included accurate line following to a specified velocity.

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