Marine E-tech to deploy Brazil's new research vessel

Our USP partners are in the process of negotiating with the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and the Navy access to  the new Brazilian research ship RV Vital de Oliveira for MarineE-tech operations in 2017 where we will deploy the ROV HyBIS and the AUV Autsoub6000 over the Rio Grande Rise. The RV Vital de Oliveira is a superbly equipped modern research vessel and will greatly enhance the capability and science delivery for the MarineE-tech programme. The USP MarineE-tech chief scientist is Prof Frederico Brandisi, Head of USP's Dept. of Oceanography.