Guihen, D and Zurcher, K and Bowden-Floyd, I and King, P and Lucieer, V, Australia's next-generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Antarctic research, SCAR programme, 20-30 August, Kuala Lumpur (2016) [Conference Extract]
These big questions, including the mechanics of sea-ice formation, water column processes and ecosystem dynamics, drive the engineering and scientific focus of the AUVís development. Multiple sensor suites, such as a current profiler, side-scan sonar and hyper-spectral camera will complement the collection of physical samples using a sediment corer and a water sampler. Making manifold, simultaneous and diverse observations from a platform that can travel through the water column, to the seabed or under ice has the potential to support a wide array of important multidisciplinary Antarctic research.
We will present our vision for this new facility along with an update on its development and will lay out the deployment options for the vehicle and how it will enable researchers to investigate processes that have to date been too difficult to access or to sample over wide temporal and spatial scales. We will discuss sensor readiness, future missions and the benefit that the international community can gain from Australiaís next-generation polar AUV.
|Item Type:||Conference Extract|
|Keywords:||AUV, seafloor mapping|
|Research Group:||Geomatic Engineering|
|Research Field:||Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)|
|Objective Group:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management|
|Objective Field:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments|
|UTAS Author:||Guihen, D (Dr Damien Guihen)|
|UTAS Author:||Zurcher, K (Mr Konrad Zurcher)|
|UTAS Author:||Bowden-Floyd, I (Mr Isak Bowden-Floyd)|
|UTAS Author:||King, P (Mr Peter King)|
|UTAS Author:||Lucieer, V (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)|
|Deposited By:||Ecology and Biodiversity|
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