Fugro and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have inaugurated the KAUST-Fugro Centre of Excellence for Marine Technology in Abu Dhabi.
The facility on the Red Sea shore will be used for training in remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) operations and hydrographic survey to address the challenges associated with mapping the Red Sea, much of which is unexplored due to extreme water depths, temperature, and salinity.
Fugro will contribute technologies to assist collection of data and samples from previously inaccessible sites, and it will also establish an ROV training academy (ROVTA) at the KAUST Coastal and Marine Resources Core Laboratory.
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