MARITIME & SUBSEA
Making History with the History Channel
When the producers of “The Curse of Oak Island” needed to see in the dark and through the silt they reached out to Barnett Associates LLC. and ProHawk to clear things up.
The Curse of Oak Island is a reality TV series airing on the History Channel. The show follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, through their efforts to find the speculated treasure or historical artifacts believed to be on Oak Island. When it is clear that much of what needs to be explored is deep underground in a submerged cave producers reach out to ProHawk for assistance.
Visibility underwater in cave environments is usually crystal clear until you add a diver. Divers touch walls and floors, they kick up silt, and they quickly obscure visibility. When you’re searching for treasure, this becomes a potentially very costly problem!
(How) was this challenge overcome? What was revealed? Watch the video, courtesy of A&E Networks.
Under the Sea
Subsea exploration and support are crucial in a large number of emerging and growing industries including oil and gas, wind power, farming, commercial and scientific research.
Our oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that as much as 95% of the world’s oceans and 99% of the ocean floor are unexplored. This is hardly surprising, as exploring regions deep below the ocean’s surface is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.
Conditions are far from ideal, and the deeper you go, the darker the surroundings become. At extreme depths, this environment is shrouded in total darkness. We’ve addressed this challenge, and ProHawk is now being used by remote operated vehicles, submarines, and divers to discover what’s hidden in the depths.
ProHawk can remove silt, present clear images even in complete darkness, and reveal granular details in video footage which are critical for site inspection, marine research – and treasure hunting!
Failure is Not an Option
The risks associated with offshore oil drilling are well known. While millions enjoy the benefits of affordable oil and gas piped direct to their homes, few dwell on where this comes from and how it reaches them. Until, that is, something goes wrong.
Companies involved in oil drilling understand the risks and benefits of frequent pipeline inspection. Recent years have seen the industry shift from a reliance on deep-sea divers, to trialing and adopting remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
While ROVs can prove less expensive and less risky than humans, they’re only as good as the video images they collect.
ProHawk changes the game for subsea ROVs by cutting through silt and revealing details hidden in the shadows of challenging subsea environments. The technology agnostic solution integrates with existing systems, allowing coast guards, oil drillers and treasure hunters to quickly see the benefits.
ProHawk can help reveal More Than Meets The Eye™