Ocean Infinity acquires Abyssal

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is excited to announce that it has acquired software engineering specialists, Abyssal.


Abyssal develops and implements proprietary software solutions for the offshore industry geared towards improving the safety and efficiency of subsea operations.  As part of Ocean Infinity, the team will play a key role in shaping the enlarged group’s software development capability as it continues to grow and provide ever expanding robotics and data acquisition services to its marine customer base.


Abyssal’s technology ranges from a managed cloud data platform, synthetic environments, advanced 3D visualisation and operation management system tools.  With artificial intelligence enabled digital twinning core to its services, Abyssal enables some of the world’s largest offshore operators to safely deliver complex projects.


Integrating Abyssal’s software expertise with Ocean Infinity’s robotic fleet will further underpin the company’s safe and secure data acquisition operations through the development of operational simulation, fleet management and cloud data tools.


Abyssal’s 38 highly experienced employees will transition to the Ocean Infinity Group, and will operate from Porto, Portugal, under the Ocean Infinity brand.


Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said:

“Over the past nine years, Abyssal has built a great business with a talented team, focused on designing incredibly creative tools to improve the safety and data quality of its customers operations.  Bringing this team of highly skilled solution developers into Ocean Infinity strengthens our in-house capability to provide the highest quality data, securely and quickly. Growing our team in such a way unquestionably moves us forward in becoming the leading ocean and seabed data analytics business. On behalf of everyone at Ocean Infinity I extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues”


Manuel Parente, Founder and CTO of Abyssal, said:

With Ocean Infinity we share a vision to keep pushing the boundaries of technology development, in order to enable ever safer and ever more sustainable offshore work.  We are pleased to now be part of this ambitious, “can do”, group.  I look forward to the opportunities ahead, both for the team but also for our existing and future customers


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Abyssal at the Subsea Tieback 2021

On March 3rd at 10 AM EST/9 AM CST, join Manuel Parente and other industry experts for a live discussion on Subsea Tieback webinar:
Subsea Tiebacks in a Virtual World: Technologies and Behaviors Accelerated Due to the COVID19 Pandemic
Find out how much Abyssal Cloud helped to monitor an operation during the holidays, which are the benefits of Simulation during pandemic times, and join us for further discussion about remote operations.

Abyssal at VISIGRAPP 2021

Today, Nelson Rodrigues presents at VISIGRAPP 2021 the paper “Integration of CAD models into Game Engines”, which is also nominated for the GRAPP 2021 Best Poster Award.

This work is a combination of efforts by Bruno Santos (FEUP), Nelson Rodrigues (Senior Software Developer, Abyssal), Pedro Costa (Head of Research, Abyssal), and António Coelho (FEUP/INESC TEC) and focuses on converting CAD models to 3D Mesh.
The main objective of this paper is to provide a way to control how the mesh is created and to provide control of the outcome of the process interactively.

Happy Holidays 2020


2020 has been a very challenging year and as we move into 2021, we hope that the resilience, creativity, and ingenuity that characterized this last year endure, making an everlasting impact in the life of People, Nature, and the Economy.


Like every year, we had our x-mas tree at the office, but unlike other years almost everyone was remote and so we decided to build a digital replica and share it.

Happy Holidays from the Abyssal Team.


OceanTech on Imagens de Marca

Find out all about OceanTech – an Operational Management System based on Intelligent Robotic Vehicles for the Global Ocean Exploration from Portugal (http://oceantech.pt/).
This project aims to develop, test, and validate a unique solution on the collaborative use of distinct data collection platforms (autonomous vehicles, fixed platforms, and hybrid vehicles). Using disruptive technologies and innovative communication systems to design a solution that not only ensures communication between different platforms and between them and a support infrastructure but also with the management system of underwater operations, data integration, treatment, and information availability through its own channels.


Broadcasted episode:  https://www.imagensdemarca.pt/artigo/a-economia-e-azul/


Consortium partners:  Abyssal | CEiiA // Centre of Engineering and Product Development | Instituto Superior Técnico | IPMA Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera | OceanScan-MST | Stratosphere | Tekever | Universidade do Algarve | Universidade do Porto | Usimeca – Metalomecânica, Lda


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Abyssal selected for the Tech Rocketship Awards

Abyssal was selected as one of the top 3 Portuguese scale-ups together with YData and Velocidi for the Tech Rocketship Awards promoted by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Abyssal is competing in the “Clean Growth (CleanTech)” category and the announcement was made during the “UK Tech Rocketship: Looking for Europe’s best scale-ups” event at the WebSummit 2020.
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Três startups portuguesas competem nos Tech Rocketship Awards