Blue Atlas Robotics spent a week showcasing their underwater inspection technology to a varied crowd of maritime professionals at the Europort 2021 conference. 

The port city of Rotterdam hosted Europort 2021 at the Rotterdam Ahoy convention centre, featuring over 800 maritime-based companies from 43 different countries globally.

Rising Stars Pavilion

Blue Atlas Robotics took its place at the Rising Stars Pavilion, which featured 18 young companies rising up in the maritime industry as useful and innovative solutions for current industry pain points. The Rising Stars Pavilionis a combined initiative of Europort and Marpro, a well-known Danish maritime recruitment and consultancy firm. They decided to provide a platform for young companies, following the wider themes of the Europort exhibition. The pavilion allowed the companies taking part this year to network with seasoned maritime professionals and present their innovative technologies to worldwide talent.
Carl Chatfield and Mads Andersen of Blue Atlas Robotics at Europort 2021.

Europort Brings Maritime Professionals Together

Europort welcomed over 20,000 visitors through its doors from the 2nd to 5th of November, representing 79 different countries worldwide. It was the first major European maritime event in the past two years, and patrons were eager to resume in-person maritime events to explore the vast array of companies showcasing their technologies and services. 

The event featured four days of interesting seminars, conference sessions, and multiple exhibition halls. Key themes discussed at the event included Digitalization, Energy Transition, and Future-proofing the Maritime Industry.

Blue Atlas Robotics exhibited their technology at their booth, a robotics solution that provides a more valuable way to inspect underwater structures such as ship hulls or quay walls. Instead of performing the traditional point inspections which would be expected of an underwater inspection robot, Blue Atlas Robotics’ system methodically images the entire structure without gaps. Advanced photogrammetry is then used to stitch thousands of images into an explorable 3D map of the entire structure. This provides owners and managers of water-based assets with high quality data for tracking and maintaining issues such as corrosion, fouling, and damages accurately. 

Blue Atlas Robotics at Europort 2021

     Blue Atlas Robotics discusses their underwater inspection technology at Europort 2021.

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