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Liquid Robotics, designer and manufacturer of Wave Gliders wave- and solar-powered unmanned ocean robots, announced a new business and technology partnership with Maritime Robotics, a Norwegian system integrator of autonomous maritime systems.

Maritime Robotics is now an authorized partner to sell Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders and associated mission and integration services to customers throughout the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.

According to Mariteime Robotics website, the partnership will create and deliver maritime solutions for applications of maritime security, fish tracking & monitoring and meteorology and oceanography. Additionally, this partnership will address the emerging commercial applications of wind farming, aquaculture and commercial flight tracking.

One of the first customers from this partnership is Flightradar24 flight tracking service. They are currently undergoing sea trials to test ocean-based ADS-B reception with Wave Gliders. Wave Gliders have the potential to fill the current air traffic communications tracking gaps that exist over remote ocean expanses.

“The Nordic countries are innovating at a rapid pace and generating increasing industry demand for autonomous maritime systems,” said Daniel J. Middleton, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics.

“With a decade of working with Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) systems and application development, we are now seeing the USV market moving away from the technology push phase over to a more mature business, where users and USV industry join forces to create new opportunities,” said Vegard Evjen Hovstein, CEO of Maritime Robotics”.