Hydroid AUVs have been used in subsea asset location surveys for over a decade. Operations have included searches for downed aircraft, sunken vessels and marine forensic investigations. These AUVs carry state-of-the-art sonars that efficiently map vast areas of the seafloor and allow users to identify objects of interest in both shallow coastal water and the dark depths of the open ocean. After identifying objects with sonar, the AUVs can be programmed to get visual confirmation using cameras that are co-located with the sonars on the AUV. With vehicles that can survey from 0 to 6000 meters, combined, both companies’ AUVs can effectively search 98% of the world’s oceans.