AUVs: designing and operating next generation vehicles

Griffiths, Gwyn and Edwards, Ian (2003) AUVs: designing and operating next generation vehicles. In, Dahlin, H., Flemming, N.C., Nittis, K. and 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. 3rd International Conference on EuroGOOS 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: Book Section
Additional Information: Also published as EuroGOOS Publication no.19
ISBNs: 044451550 (hardback)
9780444515506 (hardback)
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Keywords: autonomous vehicles, survey, technology
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > National Oceanography Centre (NERC)
ePrint ID: 22635
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2003Published
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:42

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