BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

August 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Beginning tomorrow [Aug 22], the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research vessel Atlantic Explorer will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies.

In an online post yesterday, BIOS said, “Beginning tomorrow, the BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer [AE] will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies in support of low-cost, long-endurance research platforms, such as wave gliders and autonomous underwater vehicles [AUVs] like ‘Sentry,’ shown here on today’s test deployment at BIOS.

“With funding from the National Science Foundation [NSF], a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution [WHOI] and Johns Hopkins University are testing new underwater technologies they developed that will improve the navigation of underwater vehicles, increase the accuracy of maps and other data sets collected by these instruments, and ultimately give research vessels like the AE, as well as the scientists working on board, more at-sea time to conduct oceanographic research.”

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