Physical Oceanography Applications

Climate Change

The oceans are a leading indicator of climate change; they are both affected by climate change and, in turn, affect the climate. Physical oceanographers use AUVs to study these changes and assess their impact on our future, including in the harshest environments on Earth – the poles and the deep ocean. The AUVs offer technologies and capabilities that can access these previously unreachable areas and collect the highest-quality data.

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Ocean Observatories

Ocean observatories are platforms designed to study the ocean and answer fundamental questions about how the planet works. These observatories allow scientists to collect data passively over long periods of time to gauge how the Earth, the ocean and the atmosphere are evolving. Ocean observatories pose one of the most technically challenging applications for an AUV, as they require vehicles that can stay underwater for months at a time, routinely dock and undock, recharge energy, collect and download data, and change mission patterns. REMUS 100 and 600 AUVs are perfectly suited for all these requirements.

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Under Ice

The Arctic region is a key area of exploration for understanding the Earth’s climate and, in particular, the effects on the ocean water and the sea ice itself. The challenge for scientists is how to access and observe the areas under the ice. Enter Hydroid AUVs, which reliably provide the technology and operations to collect the highest-quality data in this harsh environment. In addition, when preparing for under ice exploration, the smaller the hole in the ice the better. The man-portable REMUS 100 is ideally suited for this particular application.

 

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Climate Change
Ocean Observatories
Under Ice