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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (ODIS id: 1219)

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First entry: 22/01/2021 Last update: 21/02/2021
Submitter/Owner Mr. Cristian Muñoz Mas ( OceanExpert : 30291 )
Submitter/Owner Role IODE Secretariat
Datasource URL http://imos.org.au/facilities/auv
Parent Project URL https://imos.org.au/
English name Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System
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Acronym Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - IMOS
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Abstract Autonomous Underwater Vehicles or AUVs are unmanned vehicles that operate independently and under their own power. While very large-scale surface processes can be easily addressed by both remote sensing and ship-borne systems, the characterization of seafloor processes is often unachievable by these traditional methods. AUVs are effective for rapid and cost-effective high-resolution, accurately geo-referenced and targeted acoustic imagery of the seafloor. IMOS deploys AUVs in Australian waters to provide a critical link between oceanographic and benthic processes from both tropical and temperate reef environments, spanning the entire latitudinal range of Australia. To support a more in-depth understanding of natural, climate change and human-induced variability in the shelf environments, the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Facility operates an integrated benthic monitoring program collecting high-quality seafloor imagery and associated water column data using AUVs at sites around the country.
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