Loch Ness Combined Trial

Trials are continuing this week in Loch Ness preparing the Oceanids ALR platform to provide national capability in under-ice operations and benthic biology studies (BioCam).

The second in a series of three Loch Ness Combined Trials, ALR is practicing launch/recovery with the BioCam sensor fit ahead of expedition JC220 on the RRS James Cook in September. It is also being used to prove enhanced Onboard Control Systems ready for a science mission to the Thwaites Glacier in 2022.

During this trial Oceanids platforms are deploying alongside ecoSUBs deployed as part of the ORCA Hub's HUDSON project (Harvesting of Underwater Data from SensOr Networks) supporting EPSRC / ISCF technology development.