‘Your eyes on the ocean’ is now officially trademarked!

Our new trademark perfectly demonstrates the power behind our Gen2 Smart Visual Detection System (SVDS), and we’re delighted that we’ve had the official nod that it has been registered by the IPO.

Our SVDS is equipped with a dual camera setup, capturing high-definition video and infrared imagery, ensuring 24 hour surveillance of the waters surrounding your vessel. Compact, but incredibly powerful.

Addressing Climate Change

By Mark Burnett , Director – Special Operations at Seiche Group

Climate change poses a significant threat to our world, with rising sea levels, increased natural disasters, and disrupted ecosystems. To combat this global challenge, we must understand the changes occurring in our oceans. This is where the remarkable AutoNaut Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) comes into play. In this article published by Petroc, Mark Burnett discusses the revolutionary technology in more detail.

Click here to read the full article

Plymouth Marine Laboratory raise the roof with Seiche’s remote monitoring AI camera.

As part of their ongoing work to expand AI monitoring capabilities, Plymouth Marine Laboratory are testing the capabilities of our dual camera system on the roof of their laboratory looking out over the Plymouth Sound.

Focusing on the long-range detection of boats, birds and marine life, our thermal imaging and high definition camera complements PML’s current remote monitoring technology, with further trials in the pipeline. 

We look forward to the findings of the observation!

Your Eyes on the Ocean – Smart Visual Detection System

Embark on a Groundbreaking Journey: Introducing our First Trained Model on Whale Blows for our Gen2 camera, including Southern Right Whales.

Click on this video link for a valuable insight into our powerful camera: https://youtu.be/CtlAeIgdxdo

About Smart Visual Detection System:

  • Equipped with a dual camera setup, SVDS captures high-definition video and infrared imagery, ensuring 24 hour surveillance of the waters surrounding your vessel.
  • Designed with robustness and compactness in mind, SVDS is easy to ship, install and perfect for maritime use.
  • The system features impressive computing power more powerful than previous generations.
  • With powerful on-board processing and storage, SVDS enables real-time automated detection.
  • Our advanced pan and tilt system allows for user-configurable automatic scanning of an area up to 360 degrees, giving you comprehensive coverage.
  • SVDS builds on decades of experience in visual and underwater acoustic maritime monitoring, merging it with state-of-the-art technology originally found in self-driving vehicles.

For more information, download our datasheet or contact our team.

Seiche Group Awarded ISO Certification

It is with great pleasure we can announce that Seiche Water Technology Group (SWTG) consisting of Seiche, Ashridge Engineering and Autonaut USV, have reached another major milestone in the development of the Group. On Thursday 18th May SWTG were informed of our success in achieving the standard required for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and 14001:2015 (Environmental) Certification.

We are delighted in sharing the great news with our customers and followers, in recognition of all the hard work and dedication that our teams have shown in reaching this achievement.

New Product Launch!

Introducing Scalare: Our New Capacitive Transducer Power Amplifier – designed to drive capacitive sonar transducers and similar capacitive loads.

Capacitive transducers are notoriously difficult loads to drive for off-the-shelf amplifiers. These amplifiers are usually designed for the PA market and are for driving resistive loads. To overcome the difficulties of driving capacitive loads, impedance matching circuits can be employed on the amplifier outputs, but these are typically limited to a narrow frequency band.

One of the mainstays of the transducer driving market is now obsolete and there are few plug-in options available.

Seiche developed the Scalare Capacitive Transducer Amplifier in partnership with Moor Amps Ltd, it is specifically designed to drive capacitive loads up to 200nF with an output up to 100Vrms at 1A.

  • It removes the need and cost of specific impedance matching required by conventional audio amplifiers over its entire operational bandwidth.
  • Scalare Amplifiers are designed to drive all capacitive loads up to 200nF
  • Gain adjustment from 1dB to 50dB in 1 dB steps
  • Multiple output protection mechanisms

For more information, please contact our team or download our product datasheet here.

Opening – Smart Sound Plymouth

Great to be at the official opening of the Smart Sound Plymouth, Connect Control Centre at Oceansgate Limited, this morning with MBTC, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Plymouth, University of Exeter, and The Marine Biological Association.

Smart Sound Plymouth is Britain’s premier proving area for designing, testing and developing cutting edge products and services for the marine sector, and is ideally suited for building and supporting the next generation of advanced marine technologies.

Co-ordinated through the Marine Business Technology Centre, Smart Sound Plymouth is a partnership between five organisations boasting considerable expertise in autonomous systems, environmental sensor technologies, alternative propulsion, advanced manufacturing and cyber security.

Field Trials – Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Thanks to Plymouth Marine Laboratory, in particular to Jani Pewter and Dr James Fishwick, for supporting field trials of our new camera systems. Taking the tech to the roof of PML, the Penlee data observatory and Rame Head.

They are hoping to trial this further on their research vessel The Quest. Stay tuned!

Join us at Global Offshore Wind

We’re here and ready to welcome you to RenewableUK‘s Global Offshore Wind conference to talk all things marine mammals and underwater noise – and we have our new HD/thermal-imaging camera systems to show you! Come find us on stand 120.

Rob Lee joins the team as Lead Marine Acoustician

We’re delighted to welcome Rob Lee to the team as Lead Marine Acoustician, following our growth in underwater acoustic modelling and monitoring and in particular the demand we’re seeing due to the offshore renewables market. With 11 years’ experience in underwater acoustics, Rob has a great depth of knowledge in both software and hardware development and their deployment at sea.
Rob will be instrumental in the development of new technology to keep ahead of the curve in meeting and exceeding our clients’ needs within the ever-evolving underwater noise market.
Rob comments: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Seiche, a company that I’ve long admired. I look forward to bringing all the skills I’ve acquired over the years to an organisation that is devoted to the understanding and protection of the underwater soundscape.”
Simon Stephenson, Senior Marine Acoustician at Seiche said: “It is fantastic to see our team expanding and we are thrilled to welcome Rob to the team. Not only does he bring fantastic experience with him, but his skills will help us develop industry-leading and innovative solutions for the offshore renewables market.”
Welcome to the team Rob, great to have you on board!