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Wetmore underwater drone

Deep Trekker and the Wreck of the W. L. Wetmore

Company Product and Event News, For Everyone, Underwater Discovery and Research

Before Deep Trekker was even born, President Sam Macdonald had a love of diving and exploring the many sites in the Great Lakes. The same passion that fuelled the start of the company brought Sam to explore many shipwrecks sitting on the bottom of Lake Huron and the other Canadian Great Lakes. Exploring wrecks sitting… Read More »

Hull-Inspection paint job

Underwater Drones and Monitoring your Hull’s Paint Job

Commercial / Salvage, Marine Survey / Shipping

Last April we posted a blog that explored the prime reasons ship owners and operators should inspect their hulls on a regular basis. From paint jobs to contraband inspections, monitoring the status of a vessel’s hull is important to ensure the integrity of the structure and to reduce damage and the costs of wear and… Read More »

Shell Fish Underwater Drone

Underwater Drones Improving Shellfish Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Deep Trekker has led the way for mini-ROVs in the aquaculture industry around the globe. The low cost, complete portability and ease of use, have already made the Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV the “go-to tool” for finfish farms around the world. (For a recap on the top mini-ROV uses on aquaculture sites follow the link… Read More »

Oil rigs and ROVs

Why Use a Micro-ROV on an Oil Rig?

Marine Survey / Shipping, Oil and Energy

When most people think of the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) being used on oil rigs and platforms, they picture giant machines that require a crane for deployment. Some might even think that micro ROVs are not a suitable tool for oil rigs.  There is an incredible contrast when you compare the compact dimensions of a… Read More »

CCTV Crawler Demos

Customer Demos: The DT340 CCTV Pipe Crawler

Company Product and Event News, Infrastructure

Since Deep Trekker released the DT340 Pipe Crawler CCTV System, we have held numerous demonstrations throughout Ontario and the United States with municipalities, public works departments, utility companies, and inspection companies. Their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from the industry professionals with which we have partnered. Today we thought we would share some of the… Read More »

Trash Racks

How Do You Clear Your Trash Racks?

Commercial / Salvage, Oil and Energy

What are Trash Racks? A trash rack is a wooden or metal structure that prevents debris from entering the intake of a water mill, hydroelectric dam or storm water system. In many cases, hydro dams pull in water from a lake, river or reservoir through their intake to be used for power generation. As the… Read More »

DFO Underwater Drone

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Piloting Underwater Drones

Aquaculture, For Everyone

Earlier this spring, Amanda and Sam had the chance to join the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia to show off our underwater drones and explore how they are useful in the BC Aquaculture Industry. With beautiful sites, remarkable wildlife and friendly people the trip was a huge success and a ton of… Read More »

Photo courtesy of Scott Miller Cressman, New Hamburg Independent

Top Military Use Cases for Underwater Drones

Commercial / Salvage, Military / First Responder

Military and police forces that protect our world count on having robust tools to ensure their assignments can be completed as safely and quickly as possible. Some of their tools include land robots, aerial drones and high-tech night-vision devices. Deep Trekker is now an option when a specific job requires underwater surveillance or inspection. Last… Read More »

Deep Trekker on New Boat

New Research Vessel for Deep Trekker Team

Company Product and Event News

Today marks a new era for Deep Trekker. We have officially launched our very own research vessel, appropriately named “Deep Trekker”. We could not be more excited to take on this next adventure, and are looking forward to sharing the findings of our many expeditions this summer. So far we have inspected our hull with… Read More »

Storm Water drain

Effectively Managing Storm Water Systems

Industry News, Infrastructure

What is Storm water? Storm water is any type of precipitation that runs off a surface such as roofs, sidewalks, parking lots or roads into which it cannot seep.  As cities expand and more roads, parking lots, and buildings are constructed, the way in which precipitation run-off can move through the landscape becomes more important… Read More »

Nuclear Power Plant Reactor

Mini-ROVs: The Coal-Fired and Nuclear Power Plant Inspection Solution

Industry News, Oil and Energy

To some people, applications for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in energy production facilities such as offshore oil platforms or hydroelectric dams may seem obvious. Such structures are either built on water or directly use water to create energy. However, many people may not know that ROVs can be very useful in monitoring and maintaining other… Read More »

ship hull

4 Ways Deep Trekker ROVs Can Be The Best Option For Hull Inspections

Marine Survey / Shipping, Oil and Energy

If you work in the shipping industry or own a vessel (whether it be a tug boat or a massive freight ship), completing regular hull inspections can be one way to avoid damage and decay on your boat. Completing a hull inspection on your vessel can give insight as to whether or not the structure… Read More »

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