October 12, 2016 - During MMTs participation in the MAP project, the Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV) was used for geophysical surveys to detect former land surfaces buried below the current seabed. It set new records for both 1800-meter depth and sustained speed over 6 knots and covered a distance of 1000 km.
MMT is proud of taking part in this historical project. MMTs founder and CTO Ola Oskarsson, who has developed SROV together with trusted partners, explains the importance of showing the wide range of SROV´s capabilities. It was developed for the oil and gas industry but is capable to inspect and explore various seabed mapping projects. The new depth and speed records is a great success for MMT.
Down to 1670 meters below the surface in the Black sea, over 40 shipwrecks were found and some had never been seen before. Thanks’ to the anoxic conditions of the Black Sea the preservation was astonishing. This expedition provided new data on the maritime interconnectivity of Black Sea coastal communities and manifest ways of life and seafaring that stretch back into prehistory.MMT has a long association with the Academy at an international level and support maritime research projects through exchange of knowledge and resources. The MAP project showed just how effective partnerships between academia and industry can be.