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Study Examines how Dumped Munitions Move Underwater

University of Delaware researchers are studying how unexploded ordnance and munitions that were dumped in the oceans move underwater in order to better locate them for removal. They are using AUVs, sensors and positioning systems to study how fabricated surrogate munitions that they planted at a test site in Delaware Bay move over time depending on sediment, currents and storms.

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Paul Allen’s RV Petrel Finds USS Hornet Wreckage

One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RV Petrel. The discovery of the USS Hornet was made during Petrel’s first mission of 2019. The USS Hornet played a pivotal role in some of the most important moments in WWII naval history, including the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. From the deck of the Hornet,

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Subsea Survey AUV System Comes with Advanced Sonar

Kongsberg Maritime has launched the HUGIN Superior AUV system with enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities for subsea survey operations for commercial, government and naval users. Leveraging and improving on the power of the standard HUGIN technology platform and the company’s experience in maritime autonomy since it pioneered dynamic positioning in the 1970’s, Kongsberg Maritime has created a new AUV

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Two-Way Broadcast is Live On Board Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean

Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13. The expedition’s scientists and engineers will talk about their research, including their use of submersibles, and answer questions from the audience. The

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Kawasaki to Test Pipeline Inspection AUV at Scottish Underwater Testing Facility

The Underwater Centre, an underwater training and testing facility in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan to carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection. The test is scheduled for October 2018 at The Underwater Centre in Fort William. With a focus on the growing

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