Unmanned Vehicles

An unmanned vehicle is a vehicle without a human pilot aboard. The most popular unmanned vehicles nowadays are the drones. In the Land Survey Industry drones are used for photogrammetry and lidar imaging (in 3D). We also find the use of unmanned vehicles in the Maritime industry such as ROV’s and AUV’s and USV’s.

More and more hydrographic and oceanographic surveys are carried out without a pilot aboard. With the clever use of sensors more information can be collected with an unmanned vehicle than with a surveyor (and pilot) and diver.

A large variety of measurements can be taken and then send directly to either a survey computer or into the cloud.

  • Seafloor
  • Objects (Sidescan)
  • Water level
  • Currents
  • Temperature
  • Salinity

The advantages are:

  • Saving time
  • Saving costs
  • Longer Operation Times
  • Unbiased data


A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) is a tethered underwater mobile device.ROVs are unoccupied, highly maneuverable, and operated by a crew aboard a vessel. They are linked to a host ship by a neutrally buoyant tether.

Nautikaris is the supplier of ROV systems manufactured by VideoRay and DeepOcean Engineering.


An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is sometimes known as underwater drones, It is a robot which travels underwater without requiring input from an operator. AUVs constitute part of a larger group of undersea systems known as unmanned underwater vehicles. Nautikaris is the supplier of USV/ASV systems from DeepOcean Engineering and NautiQ


An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or by several other names, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Nautikaris is the supplier of the Nexus 800 powered by Hypack

Nautikaris not only supplies the unmanned vehicles and the sensors. In the world of IoT and Big Data we also provide the right telemetry tools for:

  • Data collection
  • RTK Correction Signal (Either with NTRIP or Radiomodem)
  • Data Transmission (Broadband) directly to the Cloud