Marine Data Acquisition System
The Earth's surface is an incredible 71% covered by oceans, yet just less than 5% of this vast expanse has been explored. Prospecting in the high seas presents formidable technical challenges. Traditionally, large oceanic vessels have been deployed to collect offshore data, but this approach comes with significant exploration costs and contributes to high CO2 emissions.
At GWL, we're on a mission to change this paradigm. We've developed portable and affordable autonomous marine drones (Lightweight Unmanned Surface Vehicles) that efficiently gather essential information in the harshest high-sea environments with minimal human intervention, dramatically reducing carbon emissions.
Our innovative technology offers several key benefits:
50% Cost Savings: Clients can achieve substantial cost savings in offshore data collection by utilizing our autonomous marine drones.
Flexibility: We provide clients the flexibility they need to explore and gather data in remote and challenging maritime environments.
70% Reduction in Carbon Emissions: Our commitment to sustainability means a 70% reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional data collection methods.
At GWL, we're entering a new era of efficient, environmentally friendly, cost-effective high-sea exploration. Join us in making a positive impact on our planet's oceans.
Short transits, low currents (under 1 kt) and long duration
of station keeping. Best for Seismic Operations.
up to 20 days
Cruise - 0.5 kt
Max speed 2 kt
Spatial data collection, long transits, and areas with strong currents
up to 100 days
Cruise - 3 kt
Max speed 5 kt
Hydrogen power cell, Soral panels
sensor 1-7000 Hz
GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou)
Long Range Radio channel – up to 2 nautical miles
Satellite communication - unlimited communication distance
Industrial WiFi - data downloading
Virtual AIS – real-time posting
the track to a destination point
Station keeping (lottery) - 3-meter station diameter
Dynamic and static Obstacle avoidance
The light weight of the drones allows onboard handling
of a unit's swarm using portable installations onboard any vessel of opportunity. An automated deployment & recovery system gives a high deployment rate with minimal crew involved. In view of self-repositioning, there is no need
for constant relocation of the nodes.
Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage
2D/3D/4D Marine Exploration
Ecological and Climate Change Monitoring
Lake Mapping and Bathymetry
Maritime surveillance and intervention
The core team
GWL Group was founded in 2008 with the primary objective of conducting 2D multi-client seismic data acquisition projects and data library sales. Over the years, GWL has successfully acquired more than 45,000 km of high-quality 2D seismic data on a global scale, in collaboration with key industry players.
In 2015, a pivotal moment arrived when GWL embarked on the development of FloatSeis technology. The initial generation of this innovative technology underwent rigorous testing in 2017 in the Caribbean Sea. Since then, we have remained committed to continuous improvement, refining both the technology and our marine data acquisition services.
By 2020, GWL proudly unveiled the second generation of our systems, and in 2022, we introduced the first fully operational prototypes. Simultaneously, alongside our recording equipment efforts, GWL has been dedicated to the development of a Low-Frequency Seismic Source. In 2019, we introduced an industry solution to make data acquisition with a robust low-frequency component not only accessible but also affordable.
With an average individual experience of more than 20 years gained from prominent international companies within the seismic industry, the leadership team at GWL possesses a wealth of expertise. This seasoned team is exceptionally well-positioned to deliver best-in-class services to all our valued clients.