AUVs: designing and operating next generation vehicles

Griffiths, Gwyn; Edwards, Ian. 2003 AUVs: designing and operating next generation vehicles. In: Dahlin, H.; Flemming, N.C.; Nittis, K.; Petersson, S.E., (eds.) Building the European Capacity in Operational Oceanography: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on EuroGOOS, 3-6 December 2002, Athens, Greece. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Elsevier, 229-236. (Elsevier Oceanography Series, 69).

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Over the last decade Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have become capable marine platforms. AUVs built in Europe are now operational tools in the global offshore business. Industry has seen significant cost savings from this new technology. Data quality has improved to the point where some customers in the offshore industry now prefer not to use shipboard systems. But what of AUVs for operational oceanography? Is the successful collaboration between research and industry in the offshore business a transferable model? This paper examines AUVs in scenarios relevant to EuroGOOS against the capabilities of existing technologies and those under development.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
ISBN: 044451550X
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Also published as EuroGOOS Publication no.19
Additional Keywords: autonomous vehicles, survey, technology
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Date made live: 20 Jun 2006 +0 (UTC)

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