Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Training Course

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Training Course

Over the past decade, advancements in Remotely Operated Vehicles and, in particular, the emergence of competition between ROV manufactures have made ROVs accessible to PSD teams. Today’s ROVs come equipped with not only with High Definition Video cameras but with a multitude of sensors and hardware options, the choices are endless! All PSD team ROVs should be fitted with sonar and a manipulator. These two items significantly increase the ROVs effectiveness in SAR operations. ROVs provide PSD teams the ability to conduct an initial assessment of the conditions underwater before diver entry, greatly enhancing diver safety. The training required to effectively use an ROV in PSD operations is critical to team success. Failure to budget comprehensive ROV and sonar training into their purchasing budget will result in at best poor operational results and at the worst loss of the ROV.

This course is designed to provide PSD teams and individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct SAR operations utilizing ROVs equipped with sonar systems.

Who this course is for:

Personnel and teams new to ROV operations

Teams seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in ROV based sonar operations

Course Prerequisites:


Course Length:

5 Days

What you can expect to learn:

Basic sonar theory and operations

ROV system familiarization and setup

Sonar system familiarization and setup

ROV piloting

Sonar search settings

ROV deployment methods and considerations

ROV operations using a multibeam sonar (if equipped)

ROV operations using a scanning sonar (if equipped)

ROV operations when using a USBL system (if equipped)

Develop an understanding of environmental factors and their impact on ROV and sonar operations

Diver monitoring operations

Search methods

Sonar mission planning

Sonar image Interpretation

What’s in it for you and your team?

Your team will receive structured training focused on field operations, designed to instill confidence in the individual’s and teams’ ability to successfully participate, plan, and execute ROV operations.

How to take this course!

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