New Cloud Platform Unifies Underwater Survey Data Formats for Simplified Management, Analysis and Sharing


Kiel, November 1, 2022. Underwater geo-information specialist TrueOcean GmbH has launched a new digital platform that accelerates the transformation of marine data acquired by various underwater sensors, including multibeam echosounders and associated systems of any manufacturer, into actionable and easily shared insights and insights. through the cloud.

In development since the Kiel, Germany-based company was founded in 2019, TrueOcean’s Smart Marine Data Platform (CDM) comes at a critical time for the wind power, underwater surveys and offshore contracts, just as work begins to meet new post-pandemic ambitions. targets for increasing renewable energy production capacity.

Just recently, the German government passed the new Offshore Wind Power Act, aka the Easter Package, which calls for the production of at least 30 gigawatts of offshore power by 2030. Similar goals have been set by countries that are actively committed to reducing carbon emissions globally. , indicating a significant increase in demand for essential underwater data.

Wind energy companies are now stepping up their efforts to accelerate their projects and digital infrastructure will become even more essential for the efficient acquisition and management of marine data needed for licensing, engineering and navigation. during the planning, development, operation and decommissioning phases of the wind farm life cycle.

Seabed and subsurface bathymetric surveys are some of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of offshore wind energy projects, but TrueOcean can dramatically shorten the transition from data to actionable insights and insights with its CDM cloud-based, which provides access to data from underwater sensors. in near real time. Additionally, the platform’s automated analytics improve quality and present results in standardized parameters, so stakeholders don’t have to purchase multiple software packages.

“We have taken a completely technology-neutral approach in that data from all underwater sensors can be directly transmitted to our platform, where it is securely stored in a maintained and secure data space, which also offers comprehensive management and processing capabilities. From there, it is accessible to all project stakeholders based on granted permissions,” said TrueOcean co-founder and CEO Frithjof Hennemann.

TrueOcean’s unifying cloud-based and automated sensor data processing technology is a unique approach to overcoming the challenges caused by the lack of standardization of bathymetric, sub-bottom and other ocean data formats in the marine surveying industries and underwater inspection. The platform is designed to foster internal collaboration and streamline subsea engineering and maintenance projects by enabling easy sharing of information and miscellaneous information with approved stakeholders.

“Our platform is a step change from standard practices, enabling the marine surveying industry to meet the growing demand for their services through data acquired at a faster rate and with improved quality, while providing wind farm owners a much more integrated approach to underwater data management. This will be critical as their investments in new assets and infrastructure will increase rapidly in the years to come,” Hennemann said.

The TrueOcean MDP, which is deployed through a unique multi-cloud approach using various vendors for improved agility and scale, is a long-term solution capable of efficiently driving value and meeting immediate growth demands. of the wind energy industry today, while preparing users for an expected boom in underwater data availability through new autonomous marine monitoring vehicles and transformative business models they can unlock. These future operations require innovative digital tools, which will reduce the staff and the time required, and therefore the cost per set of data collected.

“Many companies still use hard drives to bring survey data ashore for analysis. It may take weeks before results are available, but the changing offshore wind landscape demands a much faster and more agile approach to acquiring and managing marine data. Our platform offers this now and is poised to unlock new efficiencies and business models as autonomous vehicles begin to deliver exponentially more data at a fraction of current costs over the next few years,” added Jann Wendt. , founder of TrueOcean.

About TrueOcean

The company was founded in Kiel in 2019 by Jann Wendt, Frithjof Hennemann and Onno Bliß. The team offers an intelligent data management and analysis platform for blue economy actors.

TrueOcean’s Marine Data Platform enables digital collaboration for data management and sharing, digital chart-centric work, quality control, data processing, and simplifies the scalability of marine projects. A northern German investment group with annual revenues of over 4 billion euros has been on board as an investor since 2022.

TrueOcean’s goal is to digitize the ocean to support the transition to sustainable maritime economic solutions. TrueOcean has already received several awards ahead of its September 2022 product launch, including the Vision Award 2021, and was selected by Startus Insights as one of the “Top 5 Cloud Computing Startups” for the Maritime Industry 2022.


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