Underwater Robotics Market (By Type: Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV); By Application: Defense & Security, Commercial Exploration, Scientific Research, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2021 – 2030

Published Date : Oct 2021 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Semiconductor and Electronic

The global underwater robotics market size is expected to be worth around US$ 10.71 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global underwater robotics market size was valued at US$ 6.7 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% during forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Underwater Robotics Market Size 2021 to 2030

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size US$ 10.71 Bn by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 15.5% From 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Application
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Oceaneering International; Bluefin Robotics Corp; International Submarine Engineering; Schilling Robotics, LLC; Saab AB; Inuktun Services Ltd.

Growth Factors

 Rising adoption of underwater robotics technology across military and commercial exploration applications for intelligence, surveillance, inspection, underwater repair maintenance, navigation and communication, and other operations is anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

The market growth is attributed to the rising investments in defense sectors across different countries. for the development of variable payload unmanned undersea vehicles capabilities. This investment was majorly made by the U.S. Navy to improve intelligence, surveillance and rescue operations, acoustic surveillance, mine countermeasure, and anti-submarine warfare operation.

By Type Analysis

The market has been categorized by type into ROV and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).ROV was the dominant segment, accounting for over 86.0% market share in 2020. However, the ROVs are expected to lose market share and AUVs are expected to gain traction over the next seven years.

The AUV segment is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. It is driven by increasing demand and adoption in defense applications such as surveillance, mine counter measurement, anti-warfare application, and others.

By Application Analysis

On the basis of application, the underwater robotics market is segmented into defense and security, commercial exploration, scientific research, and others. Commercial exploration was the dominant segment in 2020. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 14.8% over the forecast period.

The growth is attributed to rising use in offshore oil and gas exploration as well as in undersea mineral exploration activity. Underwater robotics is one of the important technologies miners use to explore deep sea mineral wealth. Mining companies are leveraging robotics technology to extract the rich mineral deposits under the seabed. 

By Regional Analysis

Europe led the market, generating USD 855.6 million in revenue in 2020. The region is anticipated to contribute substantially to the global share owing to growing offshore oil and gas exploration activities in European countries.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness substantial growth of over the forecast period, owing to the growing use of underwater robotics in defense and oil and gas exploration activities in countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan. 

Key Players

  • Oceaneering International

  • Bluefin Robotics Corp

  • International Submarine Engineering

  • Schilling Robotics LLC

  • Saab AB

  • Inuktun Services Ltd. 

Market Segmentation

  • By Type

    • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

    • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)

  • By Application

    • Defense & Security

    • Commercial Exploration

    • Scientific Research

    • Others

  • By Regional

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

The Underwater Robotics market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Underwater Robotics market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Underwater Robotics market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Underwater Robotics market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Underwater Robotics market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Underwater Robotics capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Underwater Robotics by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Underwater Robotics market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Underwater Robotics market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Underwater Robotics market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Underwater Robotics industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Underwater Robotics market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Underwater Robotics market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Underwater Robotics market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Underwater Robotics market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Underwater Robotics. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Underwater Robotics. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Underwater Robotics are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:


- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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