Recently the Marine Operations group of CSA Ocean Sciences used our unmanned surface vehicle (USV) in Pensacola, FL for a series of surveys in various waterways in the area. These successful surveys were conducted over two days with a team of two CSA Ocean Sciences staff members. The project was led by the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) with funding from the RESTORE Act, which allocates administrative and civil penalties from the oil spill to projects that refurbish and protect the Gulf Coast region.
With the completion, it is another successful project our USV with projects like this and others showcase the diversification of the stable platform. Upon the return from Pensacola, the USV was service and prepped to depart for its next job in Europe.
Our USV, manufactured by SeaRobotics Corporation, is a proven safe and reliable system designed to economically conduct a wide variety of surveys in hazardous, remote, sensitive, and shallow water areas. The USV can be pre-programmed or controlled remotely to perform survey transects, while recording and/or streaming data back to its command center. The vehicle has the payload, power, and data bandwidth to carry a variety of sensors – supporting both scientific and geophysical surveys.
An article published in the Pensacola News Journal: Click here to read the article