Robotic ships could inspect underwater pipelines without a crew

Autonomous ships that can deploy uncrewed underwater vehicles could be used to inspect pipelines, cables and seabed drilling activity Technology 4 March 2022 By David Hambling Ocean Infinity’s marine robotic vessel Ocean Infinity Engineers are developing a fleet of 85-metre-long vessels that will deploy underwater vehicles for tasks like pipeline inspection while their operators remain … Read more

Russia’s new permafrost monitoring system could improve climate models, protect infrastructure | Science

With the Arctic warming up to four times faster than the global average, temperatures in the frozen soil, or permafrost, under northern Siberia have been rising, turning firm ground unstable and weakening foundations. On 29 May 2020, the thaw may have helped lead to a disaster, when a diesel fuel depot near the town of … Read more