Development of two-type AUVs for deep-sea carbon dioxide observations and hydrothermal plume exploration

JAMSTEC has been developing two-type autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs): a cruising AUV and a working AUV, since last October. These vehicles will perform carbon dioxide (CO2) observations and hydrothermal plume exploration up to depth of 3,000 meters. The cruising AUV (about 4 m long, 2 tons in weight) is equipped with three major observation devices: a… CONTINUE READING