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Hydroid, Inc. and Kongsberg Maritime Bring Together the World’s Largest AUV Community


Image: Kongsberg Kongsberg Maritime and its subsidiary Hydroid, Inc., the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has announced a joint AUV user conference to be held at the Villa Marigola in Lerici, Italy, from June 24 to 26, 2012. The event will give customers the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in order to optimize 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. “Like our last user conference, this event is all about customer satisfaction,” said Christopher von Alt, President and co-founder of Hydroid. “Kongsberg and Hydroid are proud of the AUVs we build, and we want customers to put them to their highest and best use. The conference is one of the best ways for the AUV community to exchange ideas that improve AUV operation around the world.”

The 2012 event comes in the wake of a highly 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.


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