Equinor & AMS launch autonomous sailing platform for offshore wind surveys

By Michelle Froese Equinor and Autonomous Marine Systems Inc. (AMS) have launched an autonomous sailing platform to significantly reduce the cost of gathering crucial data for successful development of offshore wind energy projects.
The new platform is designed to make offshore wind energy data collection faster and easier. Equinor and AMS spent 18 months testing the technology prior to its commercial launch.
After several years of testing, the Datamaran is ready for commercial deployment as an autonomous platform for wind resource assessments When fully operational, this technology will contribute to lowering the price of offshore wind energy to consumers around the world.
The rapidly deployable, 16-foot

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