AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

New to the world of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)?

Click on the images below for more information.

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HISTORY

AUVs have only been around since the late 1950s. Check out their history here. 

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USES

Why use AUVs? ​How do they compare to other methods of exploring the ocean?

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RESOURCES

Want to learn more? Visit here for everything from modern news articles to research papers that read like stories. 

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DESIGN

What is an AUV? ​What are its most important features? Read more about AUV design here.

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RESEARCH

What is the latest in AUV research? Where is it being done?

REFERENCES

  1. Image of the University of Washington's Self-Propelled Underwater Research Vessel (SPURV), believed to be the first AUVNaval Drones. (2012). Special Purpose Underwater Research Vehicle (SPURV) [note that SPURV appears to have been incorrectly named]. Retrieved from http://www.navaldrones.com/SPURV.html

  2. Image of Norwegian-designed AUV capable of performing underwater tasks in close quarters. Amøbe. (2018). Photo commissioned by Eelume AS (https://eelume.com/). Retrieved from https://www.amobe.no/en/equinor-reshaping

  3. Image of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) Jaguar AUV surveying Antarctic sea ice. WHOI. (2014). Underwater Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice. Retrieved from http://www.whoi.edu/news-release/SeabedAntarctic

  4. Image of supercomputer forecast from March 31, 2019 of global currents and sea surface temperature (colour overlay). Beccario, C. (2019). Retrieved from https://earth.nullschool.net

  5. Image of Popular Science's 1966 vision of 1967 vehicles. Popular Science. (1966). What the '67 Cars Will Really Be Like. Retrieved from http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/67Science/cover.jpg

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