Successful AUV measurement campaigns using adaptive behaviors and customs sensors

26 February 2018 Hydromea carried out a series of successful measurement campaigns deploying a Vertex AUV in several Swiss lakes during the summer and fall of 2017. These campaigns were part of a research collaboration between Hydromea and the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL).

During a series of deployments in Lago Cadagno (Ticino) the Vertex mapped a thin bacterial layer, a phenomenon only known to occur in a handful of other lakes around the world. The Vertex used its built-in sensor payload to detect the bacterial layer and automatically adapted its depth to stay within it. While moving through the layer the Vertex recorded 8 different parameters using a fully equipped EXO2 sonde from YSI. In addition, the Mini FT07, a fast (100 Hz), high-resolution (10 micro degree Celsius) temperature sensor, custom developed by Hydromea, provided information on the micro-turbulences caused by the bacteria.

After having sold 2 Vertex AUVs to EPFL, another 5 vehicles are currently built and will be delivered to EPFL in Q2/2018. These vehicles will become part of the 2018 measurement campaign which will map large-scale phenomena in lake Geneva using multiple Vertex AUVs.


We are exhibiting at Oceanology International 2018

23 February 2018 Hydromea will be showcasing its swarm-capable Vertex AUV along with the LUMA250LP optical modem, a Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger and the DiskDrive underwater thruster.

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The LUMA 250LP is a very compact (only 100 x 50 x 40mm) optical modem for fast underwater communication, up to 250kbit/sec, down to 6000m depth. Its very low standby power consumption makes it ideal for battery-powered infrastructure and video-streaming for mini-ROVs.

A Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger is on display as well as a running DiskDrive thruster.

Visit us on stand R555.

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3 December 2017: Hydromea’s VERTEX AUV is featured on the cover of the October/November issue of Unmanned Systems Technology. The issue contains a 6 page article describing the AUV as well as the DiskDrive thruster and the LUMA 250LP modem.

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24heures of Lausanne, Switzerland features Hydromea

4 September 2017: 24heures, the largest news-paper of the lake Geneva region has a long article about Hydromea as part of their series “Robotic startups of the lake Geneva region” (link)

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Marine Technology Reporter elects Hydromea “Technology Disruptor”

21 August 2017: Hydromea is named MTR100 Technology Disruptor by Marine Technology Reporter (p.45).

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1 June 2017: Hydromea is featured in the June issue of the ECO magazine.

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Hydromea demonstrates exciting new products at Ocean Business 2017

2 April 2017 Hydromea will be showcasing its swarm-capable Vertex AUV along with the LUMA250LP optical modem, a Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger and the DiskDrive underwater thruster.

The LUMA 250LP is a very compact (only 100 x 50 x 40mm) optical modem for fast underwater communication, up to 250kbit/sec, down to 6000m depth. Its very low standby power consumption makes it ideal for battery-powered infrastructure and video-streaming for mini-ROVs.

A Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger is on display as well as a running DiskDrive thruster. Hydromea dramatically increased DiskDrive’s performance, quadrupling the thrust compared to last year’s model.

Hydromea are exhibiting at Ocean Business on stand A8.

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AUV LUMA250LP MINI-FT7 DISKDRIVE


Press release

Lausanne, Switzerland, 3 March 2017 Hydromea receives large order for its LUMA 250LP modem Press release

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Hydromea wins the IMD startup competition

13 December 2016: Today IMD, Europe’s leading business school, announced that Hydromea is a winner of the 2016 Startup Competition. As a winner, Hydromea will benefit from the help and insights from participants in the IMD MBA and the Executive MBA programs - highly talented, experienced and motivated individuals who have been carefully screened to participate in two of the most selective and rigorous business programs in the world. IMD’s Press release


Press release

7 December 2016: Hydromea releases two new products: an optical modem and a fast, high-resolution temperature sensor. Press release

LUMA250LP MINI-FT7


We are exhibiting at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton

Hydromea will be exhibiting at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK. Look forward to a range of exciting new products which we will announce on this page soon.

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Press release

26 September 2016: Hydromea’s VERTEX AUV successfully provided the first 3D map of water quality data for Lago Cadagno (Ticino, Switzerland). Press release

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We will be showing our latest progress at the 2016 Swiss Robotics Industry Day

1 June 2016: On 2 November Hydromea will be showcasing its technology at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, along with other robotics startups.

Swiss Robotics Industry Day


Hydromea is part of MassChallenge Switzerland 2016

18 May 2016: Hydromea is a finalist in the MassChallenge Switzerland 2016. We will benefit from mentorship, office space, and a vast network of experienced entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors. In November, all MassChallenge Switzerland startups will compete for a total of 1 million CHF in cash awards with no equity taken.

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15 May 2016: Hydromea is featured in the newest issue of UT3 (page 35).

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20 March 2016: Hydromea particpated in this year’s experiment on Lake Onego in Russia

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Successful Oceanology International 2016

20 March 2016: We had a very successful first showing at OI 2016 and received a lot of positive feedback.

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Oceanology International 2016

1 March 2016: We will be at OI’16 in London Excel, 14-17th March, booth R453. Come visit us and feel free to contact us.

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