Nautilus Marine Service at booth A201

Nautilus Marine Service at the Oceanology

Nautilus Marine Service will exhibit again this year at the Oceanology in London.

The VITROVEX glass housings will be presented with the corresponding accessories and services.

From 15.03.-17.03.2022 you will find Nautilus Marine Service at booth A201. You are welcome!

INTERGEO 2021 in Hannover

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the INTERGEO exhibition 2021 in Hannover.
With ECHOBOAT and HYDRONE, we are going to showcase two autonomous and flexible survey platforms.
Convince yourself with at visit at our stand 20A09 of our extensive service and Seafloor product portfolio.

New RBRquartz Q|plus Enables High-Accuracy and Long Duration Tide & Wave Measurements

RBR Ltd. is pleased to announce the commercial release of the new RBRquartz3 Q|plus pressure logger to meet the demands for high-accuracy, long-term measurements of sea level, tidal, and wave dynamics by coastal oceanographers worldwide. At the heart of the RBRquartz3 Q|plus is an integrated Paroscientific Digiquartz® pressure sensor for best-in-class initial accuracy, resolution, and low-drift performance.

Intended for long-term autonomous or realtime observations, the RBRquartz3 Q|plus has high stability and can resolve water level changes as small as 100ppb at 16Hz sampling rate (for example, at 50m depth that would be a resolution of ±0.005mm). The RBRquartz3 Q|plus also comes standard with a ±0.002°C high-accuracy temperature sensor and may be configured with an optional 3-axis tilt sensor. In combination with RBR’s Ruskin software, the end-user has the availability of flexible measurement schedules, burst sampling, and configurable integration times to allow for a broad range of applications in coastal dynamics.

Greg Johnson, President of RBR, commented, “The RBRquartz3 Q|plus addresses the demands of scientists and engineers who require long-term quartz pressure sensor measurements in a package where ease-of-use is prioritised. We are happy to bring this instrument to the market and fill the gap that is present.”

Join the RBR team on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 12H00 EDT (16H00 UTC) or at 21H00 EDT (01H00 UTC + 1 DAY) for the official webinar product launch. We hope to see you on Zoom!

Research vessel Sonne on tour to recover moorings

The ongoing Corona pandemic has delayed research activities in the oceanographic sector in the past year.

Some projects had to be postponed or even cancelled for the time being, since research cruises, if any, could no longer be carried out to the previous extent. Among other things, this led to ther situation that moorings, installed on previous cruises, could not be recovered to the extent planned. This has led to the problem that the battery capacity of some moorings may sometimes be dangerously depleted. Remaining battery capacity is, however, a mandatory prerequisite for the recovery of the moorings, as they have to receive and process an acoustic command from the surface in order to detach themselves from their ballast weights in several thousand meters and to start their way back to the sea surface by means of VITROVEX buoyancy spheres installed along with the sensors.

The German research vessel Sonne is now on its way to recover these moorings, some of which being overdue. The cruise leader Nico Lahajnar is documenting this cruise in a blog worth reading.

We wish Sonne good luck on this journey and hope that all moorings can be recovered successfully.

Picture courtesy of Knut Heinatz, University of Hamburg

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster awards collaboration between RBR, DFO, and DALHOUSIE

RBR is pleased to announce significant funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program (AOSP) for a new project that will develop integrated ocean sensors for autonomous ocean platforms in collaboration with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Dalhousie University’s Department of Oceanography (DAL).

The Advancing Smart Integrated Ocean Sensors for Autonomous Platforms Project focuses on developing new sensor technologies aimed initially at the Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo program with the objectives of improving sensor stability and reducing power requirements and cost per profile. In this AOSP project, RBR will undertake the technology development and productization of the new BGC sensors while collaborators at DFO and DAL will provide scientific and technical resources for the testing, operation, and subsequent data analysis of BGC sensors in the lab and through ocean deployments.

“The OSC funding enables a leap forwards in our capabilities and reduces the timeline to bring these exciting new sensors to market” stated Greg Johnson, President of RBR Ltd.

Trotz Corona: FSR-Experten weiterhin an Deck

Vom Land aufs Wasser – den (Boots-)Urlaub in jeder Hinsicht sicher gestalten. Ein Thema, das seit Beginn der Pandemie immer mehr Menschen umtreibt und Fachleute einmal mehr fordert, beratend aktiv zu werden. Die Sicherheit an Bord rückt dabei zunehmend in den Fokus. Neueinsteigern, ebenso wie erfahrenen Wassersportlern steht der Fachverband Seenot-Rettungsmittel e.V. deshalb ab sofort verstärkt im Rahmen der Fernberatung zur Seite.

Der Tatsache geschuldet, dass die persönliche Beratung auf der „boot Düsseldorf“, die normalerweise eine der wichtigsten Kontaktmöglichkeiten des FSR zu den Wassersportlerinnen und Wassersportlern darstellt, in diesem Jahr ausfällt und dass der Fachhandel weiterhin die Türen verschlossen halten muss, hat den FSR dazu bewogen, das Fernberatungsangebot für Wassersportbegeisterte aller Art zu intensivieren. Im Rahmen der Fernberatung will der FSR die Lücke der derzeit fehlenden individuellen Informationsmöglichkeiten wenigstens teilweise schließen und weist deshalb darauf hin, dass alle Wassersportler/innen und auch solche, die es noch werden wollen, ihre persönlichen Fragen jederzeit an richten können. Das Expertenteam steht für Antworten parat und gibt nicht nur schriftlich Auskunft, sondern nimmt auch gerne mal den Hörer in die Hand.

Pressemeldung FSR Lockdownservice

RBR data logger for inspection class ROV at AWI

The Bentho-Pelagic Processes Section of the Alfred Wegener Institute has been operating an Inspection Class ROV for some time to explore the structure and dynamics of polar animal communities in their natural environment and in response to climate change. In order to extend the ROV’s capabilities, the project group was looking for an oceanographic data logger to record conductivity, pressure, temperature, pH, ambient light, oxygen saturation, fluorescence and turbidity. While the focus was on the required high accuracy of the sensors, AWI was also severely restricted in their search by the little available space on the vehicle and the maximum allowed extra weight caused by a logger.

The choice fell on a RBRmaestro³ data logger, which fulfilled all above requirements and which was delivered to AWI in December. With a total length of 587<nbsp;>mm and a diameter of only 125<nbsp;>mm (excluding the clamp-mounted, cabled sensors), it was possible to additionally accommodate the data logger on the ROV without any significant side effects to other installed components.

We are happy that we could provide the project group at the Alfred Wegener Institute with a suitable data logger for their vehicle and hope to have advanced their work with it. We are looking forward to the final integration of the logger into the ROV and the data of the first dives with the vehicle.

© Michael Hüne

Nautilus wishes all partners a Merry Christmas

The past year has been a real challenge to most of us and we all hope that the situation will improve in the upcoming weeks and months.

Nevertheless or rather because of this the team of Nautilus Marine Service wishes all customers, subsuppliers and partners a safe and peaceful Merry Christmas and a good start into the new year. We look forward to continue providing service, support and consulting for all kinds of maritime challenges that may arise in 2021.

Stay safe,

The Nautilus Team

Nautilus Marine Service and Laser Diagnostics Instruments enter cooperation

Nautilus Marine Service is pleased to announce the cooperation with the Estonian company Laser Diagnostics Instruments. Nautilus will be responsible for the distribution of LDI’s Remote Optical Watchers (ROWSs) in German speaking Europe with immediate effect. With the ROWs, which allow the monitoring of the water surface via laser with regard to oil deposits in the micrometer range, Nautilus Marine Service complements its already extensive product range with high quality sensors for the water surface.

The ROWs work remotely and permit an oil pollutant recognition from up to 10m independently of the time of day and weather conditions. Due to the non-contact measurement, the devices are free of biofouling or other contamination and thus require very little maintenance. The laser data is passed on to the software ROW Manager, which then triggers an alarm when a user-defined threshold value is exceeded, e.g. by sending automated e-mails to the monitoring personnel.

The ROWs are available in different versions to accommodate various operating conditions. In addition to an aluminum and a stainless steel version, an ATEX/IECEx certified ROW for use in explosive areas is also available.

Nautilus Marine Service is looking forward to the future cooperation with LDI. If you have any questions about the products, please contact us.

Nautilus Marine Service celebrates its 35th birthday

Nautilus Marine Service, the German manufacturer of VITROVEX® high quality glass floatation and instrument housings, celebrated its 35th anniversary in October 2020.

Founded in 1985, the company offers the ultimate in quality and reliability with glass products of different shapes and sizes for underwater applications to full ocean depth.

Nautilus Marine Service’s first Vitrovex products were glass floatation and instrument spheres rated to 6.700m in the early 1990s followed by the introduction of 9.000m and then 12.000m spheres a short while later. The company’s growth has been at a steady, controlled pace, with regular annual expansion of the product line. It now rightly claims its place as the world leader in deep sea pressure housings made from glass.

Additionally, Nautilus Marine Service represents the interests of some of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine technologies via sales and advisory activities for their product lines within the German market. The portfolio covers data loggers, oceanographic sensors, a range of buoys for various applications as well as marine safety equipment, such as survival suits and pneumatic line throwers.

“The wide range and variability of the products in combination with our services make Nautilus Marine Service exceptional and unique. My thanks go to all my colleagues who made this result possible with their commitment to continuously strive for the highest quality and reliability of products, services and work processes. Despite the present adverse circumstances, we are thrilled to celebrate this milestone in the history of Nautilus Marine Service”, said managing director Steffen Pausch in a simple ceremony amongst the representatives and employees.

“The growth that the company has experienced over the past 35 years is quite remarkable and today we are proud to offer solutions to a significant portfolio of professional, globally based clients within the ocean research/exploration and maritime sectors in more than 35 countries.”

Nautilus Marines Service staying safe!