Winter testing of Blueye PioneerOne
Friday, January 13, 2017 / Korsvika, Trondheim, Norway
The new year started with some weeks of nice winter weather. This provided a good opportunity to spent some quality time outdoors with Blueye PioneerOne to conduct tests on technology we plan to use on Blueye PioneerTwo.
Korsvika is just a short 10-minute drive from the Blueye offices and provides an easily accessible test site for ocean tests. There is a small wreck from an old sunken barge close to shore we have become quite familiar with by now.
The water temperature this time a year is about 5 °C at the surface and slightly warmer as we decent deeper. At Blueye we believe that developing and testing the drone for Norwegian conditions will be a competitive advantage, as our waters can be quite rough with cold weather, waves and strong currents. If it can handle Norwegian conditions, we expect it to be well prepared to take on the seven seas.
Joachim giving out tether
Running the tether up to the car
Rune helping out
Andreas is happy about the tests