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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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.
SeaRobotics Corporation is pleased to announce that Jim Browning has joined the company as Vice President Production. Mr. Browning will be responsible for the further development of SeaRobotics’ manufacturing capabilities as the company expands to meet the requirements of its expanded product lines. His career in the ocean industry spans more than 25 years, beginning with U.S. Navy projects in the New London Submarine Base. He spent approximately 20 years with Perry Slingsby Systems in Jupiter, Florida.