Environmental Monitoring Applications

Emergency Response

AUVs are an ideal tool for post-hurricane assessment of subsea infrastructure and the surrounding environment. They can also be utilized for oil spill missions to measure hydrocarbons in the water column. AUVs can be deployed rapidly from docks or ships of opportunity making rapid response to any emergency situation simple.

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Water Quality

Hydroid AUVs can record temperature, salinity, turbidity and current as part of their standard payload. They can also be equipped to detect various gasses and particles in the water. Much of this data is collected during every mission. Dives can be planned to map thermoclines and pycnocline in 3 dimensions, with return surveys for comparison providing temporal awareness.

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Ecosystems Assessment

Larger AUVs are sometimes used for fish stock assessment surveys and can be equipped with acoustic sensors to detect and quantify fish, krill and plankton. The standard acoustic sensors and cameras can also be used for benthic habitat mapping. Volumetric calculations using synthetic aperture data provide a unique way to assess coral.

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Emergency Response
Water Quality
Ecosystems Assessment