Robotic Exploration of Ocean Fronts

Welcome to Exploring Ocean Fronts, a pioneering multi-partner project exploring around and up to the UK continental shelf using a fleet of innovative marine robots. With new Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and submarine gliders, the multi-phase project has seen the largest single deployment of marine autonomous systems ever seen in the UK. These field trials are providing valuable insight into UK shelf seas and the marine life they support, gathering environmental data, and feeding back vital information on how the different vehicles perform separately and together in preparation for future scientific applications.

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The video shows the launch of the SV2 Waveglider. The Wavegliders, being deployed as part of the project, are autonomous, environmentally-powered ocean-going vehicles, developed by Liquid Robotics....
A fleet of seven robotic vehicles is being launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe. The vehicles are aiming to travel up to 300...
The Slocum gliders have been taken out of their boxes, and they have all passed their basic pre-deployment checks. The two Slocum Gliders from NOC Southampton will be deployed from a RIB; their...
With its range of high-tech robot submarines and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), the National Oceanography Centre is at the forefront of marine exploration technology. The Government recently has...

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