SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2016) - Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, today announced a new business and technology partnership with Maritime Robotics, Norway's leading system integrator of autonomous maritime systems. Joining Liquid Robotics' Open Oceans Partner Program, Maritime Robotics is now an authorized partner to sell Liquid Robotics' Wave Gliders and associated mission and integration services to customers throughout the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. The Maritime Robotics partnership brings valuable expertise in creating and delivering high value, sustainable maritime solutions for today's applications of maritime security, fish tracking & monitoring and meteorology and oceanography. Additionally, this partnership will address the emerging commercial applications of wind farming, aquaculture and commercial flight tracking.
One of the first customers from this partnership is Flightradar24, the world's leading flight tracking service. They are currently undergoing sea trials to test ocean-based ADS-B reception with Wave Gliders. Wave Gliders have the potential to fill the current air traffic communications tracking gaps that exist over remote ocean expanses. To learn more about FlightRadar24's efforts see their blog.
"The Nordic countries are innovating at a rapid pace and generating increasing industry demand for autonomous maritime systems," said Daniel J. Middleton, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics. "To address this growing market, we are excited to partner with Maritime Robotics to deploy advanced autonomous systems that improve our clients business and provide greater maritime security for their country."
This partnership combines the companies' unmanned systems technology expertise, partnerships and solid track records for safely conducting ocean missions in the harsh Nordic seas. Together, with the Wave Glider's over 1.1M nautical miles at sea and environmentally safe operation, the two Companies will work to create sustainable solutions for the Nordic countries' commercial and maritime security customers.
"With a decade of working with Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) systems and application development, we are now seeing the USV market moving away from the technology push phase over to a more mature business, where users and USV industry join forces to create new opportunities," said Vegard Evjen Hovstein, CEO of Maritime Robotics. "We see many possibilities for the use of the Wave Glider in our Nordic region, and are thrilled to join forces with the team behind the best energy harvesting USV in the world, the Wave Glider."
About Liquid Robotics:
Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures Wave Gliders, the first wave- and solar-powered unmanned ocean robots. With our partners we address many of the planet's greatest challenges, by transforming how to assess, monitor, and protect the ocean. We solve critical problems for defense, commercial, and science customers. Visit www.liquid-robotics.com to learn more.
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About Maritime Robotics:
Maritime Robotics, founded in 2006, developes and delivers complete unmanned vehicle system solutions for maritime data acquisition. With a strong core from control-engineering and robotics, the Company is delivering Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Moored Balloon Systems (MBS) within the main markets of oil/gas, environmental monitoring, geophysical surveying and defence/security. Maritime Robotics´ experienced staff also provides unmanned vehicle operations and services. To learn more, visit www.maritimerobotics.com