Nautronix came to the facility to use our facilities as part of their continued investment into the research and development of their subsea acoustic communication and positioning technology, NASNet (Nautronix Acoustic Subsea Network) – a GPS like navigation network. A mooring, beacons and sled were laid on the sea bed using our tug, the Loch Shiel.

One of the Centre’s Seaeye Falcon ROVs, flown by one of our ROV instructors, was also used to assist in the deployment of the equipment. A key element of the trial was to test it at depths of 100m, which was possible within the depths of Loch Linnhe, one of Scotland’s deepest sea lochs, on which the Centre is based.