It's been a busy summer season for ROPOS and the team, as we've just completed another deployment, this time with the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) aboard their research vessel Falkor. The Schmidt Ocean Institute is a not-for-profit foundation which focuses on advancing ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, by generously providing ship-time to selected research applicants.
Read more: Expedition Update - Schmidt Ocean Institute
On September 9th 2013, the CCGS Amundsen’s helicopter crashed taking the life of all 3 of its occupants. While we understand the arctic to be a dangerous place this terrible event sent shockwaves through our team. We have been working with the Amundsen and the ArcticNet team since 2007 and were glad to be able to answer their call for assistance for the impromptu search and recovery expedition by sending two of our pilots from the R/V Falkor expedition to the CCGS Amundsen to operate the ArcticNet’s Sub-Atlantic Super Mohawk ROV and to provide expertise on these difficult operations.
Read more: CSSF helps find and recover crashed arctic helicopter