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Mayflower Autonomous Ship

In September 2020, one of the world’s first fully autonomous ships will cross the Atlantic with no human captain or onboard crew. The mission will not only commemorate the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage, but also advance technologies that could transform the shipping industry and help us to gather critical data about the ocean. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is led by marine research organisation Promare, with IBM as technology partner.

The vessel will carry three research pods containing an array of sensors and scientific instrumentation that scientists will use to advance understanding in a number of vital areas such as maritime cybersecurity, marine mammal monitoring, sea level mapping and ocean plastics. The work will be coordinated by the University of Plymouth, UK, who are at the forefront of marine and maritime research, with support from IBM and ProMare.

ProMare Director, Brett Phaneuf, on Fox News segment.

Robotic ‘Mayflower’ to cross Atlantic on 400th anniversary of pilgrims’ journey

Nov. 27, 2019 – 00 – A new futuristic vessel will follow the same course that the Mayflower took to Plymouth Rock 400 years ago. Managing director of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Brett Phaneuf explains.

Quantifying the Unknown: Marine Mineral Resource Potential on the Norwegian Extended Continental Shelf


Steinar Løve EllefmoFredrik Søreide

Chapter authors:

Georgy CherkashovCyril JulianiKrishna Kanta PanthiSergey PetukhovIrina PoroshinaRichard Sinding-LarsenBen Snook

Copper, zinc, gold and silver mineralizations exist on the deep ocean floor, at great depths, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen. None of these mineralizations within Norwegian jurisdiction have been thoroughly investigated yet, but they are likely to contain significant amounts of minerals and metals crucial to society and the ‘Green Shift’.

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Diving Hornindalsvatnet (Lake Hornindal) in Norway

Here is a short video of the dive to the bottom of Lake Hornindal (Hornindalsvatnet) in Norway.

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Malta – Xlendi Shipwreck Video

In July 2001 ProMare conducted an ROV survey in Malta in cooperation with INA and the Malta National Museum of Archaeology. INA began a systematic survey of the Maltese archipelago in the fall of 1999, under the direction of Ayse Atauz.  The work in 2001 constituted the first deepwater survey in Malta.

Protection of manatees and their aquatic habitat

ProMare supports the world’s leading manatee conservation organization, Save the Manatee Club, in their efforts to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. We have adopted a manatee, appropriately named Promanatee, and visited the charity located in Florida, in 2018. More information about their activities can be found here.

Elizabeth Lyding Will

For more information about the life, works and legacy of Elizabeth Lyding Will, click here.

Promare on YouTube

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