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CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Completes Sea Trials Of Its New USV

The Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) is the latest tool in CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Completes Sea Trials of its new USV scientific equipment pool, providing the company with a unique capability for performing a wide variety of surveys in hazardous, remote, sensitive, and shallow water areas. The USV can be pre-programmed or controlled remotely to perform survey transects, while recording and/or streaming data back to its command center. The vehicle has the payload, power, and data bandwidth to carry a variety of sensors – supporting both scientific and geophysical surveys.

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SeaRobotics Delivers Autonomous Hull Cleaning System

SeaRobotics Corporation has delivered the first HullBUG (Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming) System to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. This is in support of their newly commissioned Large-Scale Seawater Facility for HullBUG Development funded by the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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SeaRobotics Delivers 11-m USV

SeaRobotics Corporation has delivered the first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in their 11-m hull series to the University of Rhode Island, through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The long endurance, robust hull design is designed to operate through Sea State 5 for up to 30 days. The USV—dubbed SCOAP, "Surveying Coastal Ocean Autonomous Profiler"—will perform a variety of data acquisition tasks to support material transport investigations as well as multidisciplinary studies for coastal oceanographers.

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USVs Find Use In Shallow-Deepwater Applications

Developments in unmanned systems technology, data telemetry systems, remote sensing and automation have provided a new set of tools for inland and offshore tasks, including survey, intervention, inspection and monitoring. Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) can be applied to shallow- and deepwater operations.

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