Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean

Greensea Systems, Inc., an industry-leading marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, is expanding its international presence to meet increasing customer demand for its trusted open architecture navigation, control, autonomy, and human-machine interface technology. 

Wight Ocean, Ltd. will now represent Greensea products to a growing number of customers across Europe. This will include the Greensea INSpect GS inertial navigation system and the proven EOD Workspace software tool. “We are excited to collaborate with Greensea Systems, providing our customers with a robust technology framework and the building blocks that enable rapid development of integrated robotics solutions, helping operators accomplish their missions more efficiently and safely,” said Graham Lester of Wight Ocean.  

graham lester smGraham Lester, Wight Ocean

Wight Ocean is also keen to demonstrate the benefits of Greensea’s latest innovation, a hull crawler designed to perform Underwater ship Inspections in Lieu of Dry-Docking (UWILD) and naval vessel survey & inspection operations. The hull crawler is the first commercially available product to come out of Greensea’s hull robotics program, which is developing the advanced navigation and localization capabilities necessary for hull inspection, surveying, and non-destructive testing. 

Greensea’s open architecture software platform, OPENSEA®, is currently used in more than 1,000 marine systems in applications that include Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)  Offshore Survey & Inspection to Ship Hull Robotics. OPENSEA enables highly advanced navigation, control, and autonomy, and allows rapid development of new technologies. 

“Greensea has always prided itself on meeting diverse customer needs with easy-to-use, groundbreaking solutions,” said Ben Kinnaman, CEO of Greensea. “We look forward to partnering with Wight Ocean to develop and deepen relationships so we can help our international customers achieve success in the field.”

The international expansion continues a trend of aggressive growth for Greensea. “In the past year, we’ve seen a steep increase in demand,” said Marybeth Gilliam, COO of Greensea. “Customers recognize that a common open architecture platform like OPENSEA gives them the flexibility, interoperability, and advanced capability necessary to get the job done.”

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