Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, and its US-based subsidiary Hydroid have announced a joint AUV user conference to be held in Marigola, Larici, Italy, from 14 to 18 October 2013. The event will enable customers to share knowledge and experiences in order to optimise the use of their AUVs.
The three-day conference, which focuses on Kongsberg's HUGIN and Hydroid's REMUS AUVs, will include informational presentations, hands-on exercises, updates on products, new trends in the market, Q&A periods and networking sessions.
The 2013 event comes in the wake of a successful REMUS/HUGIN user conference in October 2010. The 2010 conference in San Diego brought together nearly 100 AUV users from nine countries to discuss topics including the 2009 search for Amelia Earheart's plane and emerging AUV applications such as pipeline inspection and environmental monitoring.