The 2017 Plimsoll Award for Innovation recognised an initiative led by AkzoNobel, Barrier Group and DroneOps Ltd. to develop miniature aircraft capable of remotely inspecting ballast tanks and wind farms. RECOMMS — Remote Evaluation of Coatings and Corrosion on Offshore Marine Structures and Ships — used virtual-reality technology and semi-autonomous drones to handle the dangerous…

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2.1.4 Assess new technology innovations

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