Created in 2012, Abyssal SA has been developing and implementing a set of products and solutions applied to a wide range of subsea offshore industries such as Oil and Gas, Marine Renewables, Deepsea mining, Aquaculture and Fishing, and Marine Research.
With a continuous investment in R&D, close relationships with Offshore Industry users and driven by the motivation to address the main challenges that the extreme and complex subsea environments present to the offshore operations, Abyssal has developed specific solutions focused on increasing visibility and spatial awareness.
The company commercializes subsea navigation and visualization systems for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) by combining 3D real time visualization with Augmented Reality and accurate navigation and positioning data for a more efficient and safe subsea operation.
In 2015, Abyssal has been named one of the top 10 technology startups in the Oil and Gas industry at the GE/Chevron Innovation Day, in 2016 it was selected as one of the 5 startups to present at the Energy Fest and in 2017 was invited by the European Commissioner Carlos Moedas to present at the “A New Era of Blue Enlightenment”, The Connected Atlantic Ocean: Riding the Next Wave of Ocean Technology and Innovation.
ABOUT Pedro Costa
Pedro Costa holds a MSc (2015) in Informatics and Computing Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. Costa started working with INESC TEC in 2014 trying to find adverse drug reactions in biological data using Machine Learning. After a brief experience in the industry, Costa came back to INESC TEC to work on medical image processing using Deep Learning methods, having published in a top medical imaging journal. He then spent three months working on weakly supervised deep learning methods at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Currently, he is Head of Research at Abyssal, working on how to improve Remotely Operated Vehicles’ operational efficiency using Machine Learning and Computer Vision techniques. He is also a researcher at INESC TEC and keeps cooperating with CMU on several projects.