About us – Leading provider of subsea data acquisition

Creating unique solutions to help you deliver your future vision

K.U.M.

For the past two decades, K.U.M. has supported leading academic centres around the world by developing customised subsea technology.

Today, we are established as the leading provider of subsea data acquisition systems delivering an end-to-end service from conception through to manufacturing.

Our vision is to help you make the impossible possible at depth.

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Over the years, our passion for continuous innovation has allowed us to expand our services and our markets. As our solutions have become ever more targeted and specialised, we have streamlined the way deep sea marine data is captured and processed. Across a wide variety of industries, we now help our customers to go further, see better and understand more.

With our vast experience of supporting academic institutes to undertake cutting edge oceanographic research, we are uniquely positioned to create, build and deliver innovative subsea solutions.

Solutions designed to meet the challenges of the deep marine environment.

Today, in the offshore energy industry for example, where there is an increased focus on energy transition, cost effectiveness and environmental sustainability, our subsea solutions are arguably more important than ever. For customers seeking new ways to capitalise on future exploration opportunities, we simply bring tomorrow’s technology to the
table today.

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History

A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Management

THOMAS KUMBIER

CEO
Thomas has been active in marine technology for over 35 years and played a major role in the development of the sediment traps in the mid 1980s. He polished his skills at two marine technology companies in Germany, before establishing K.U.M. in 1997. With his tireless passion for innovation and creativity, Thomas drove the business through many difficulties to build it up into a successful subsea research systems company. Thomas has participated in various offshore research expeditions across all the oceans of the world.

ARNE SCHWENK

CTO
Arne is a world recognised expert in subsea physics and engineering and his drive and innovative thinking have provided the foundation of much of the company’s success. Arne joined K.U.M. over 20 years ago and has participated in more than 20 offshore scientific expeditions, personally handling operations of OBSs and other subsea systems.

ERIK LABAHN

Head of Mechanical Engineering
Erik is one of the founding fathers of K.U.M. and currently leads our mechanical engineering department. Throughout the company’s history, Erik has led from the front, successfully delivering numerous projects thanks to his know-how and passion for quality and innovation. Erik has taken part in over 15 offshore scientific expeditions.

DINESH BABU

Director, K.U.M. India

Over the last 28 years, Dinesh has managed professional business support services for several organisations in India with specific focus on marine, deep sea technologies and oceanographic domains. Working on niche products from world leading companies, he successfully defined strategy, drove business development and established in-country support services. His diversified global and regional experience and his ability to understand detailed customer requirements make him a valuable addition to K.U.M. family, where he is responsible for K.U.M. India.

GEOGRAPHY OF PROJECTS

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Participate in a multi-institutional project aimed at studying a 106-metre anomaly south of the Indian peninsula – the largest equipotential gravitational field distortion in the world.
Play an integral part in a week long offshore oil and gas passive seismic appraisal campaign in the North Sea funded by a super-major oil company and a UK technology innovation agency.

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