Autosub Science Missions
Autosub is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). It was developed by the Ocean Engineering Division (OED) at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOC) with funding from NERC. The aim of the Autosub Science Missions was to demonstrate the usefulness of Autosub. Six Science Missions were designed to collect data which could not be obtained by research ships.
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The Science Missions
over sills in the Strait of Sicily
Smeed, Dr D A and Stansfield, Dr K
and particulate manganese and oxygen in the water column of the upper
basins of two hypoxic sea lochs
Overnell, Dr J, Black, Dr K D, Statham, Dr P and German, Dr C
sea-ice and pelagic surveys
Brierley, Dr A S, Fernandes, Dr P G and Brandon, Dr M A
single cell and particle analysis
Cunningham, Dr A, Burkill, Dr P A and Tarran, Dr G
variability of bottom turbulence over a sandbank
Collins, Prof M B, Voulgaris, Dr G, Trowbridge, Dr J and Terray, Dr E
- Sonar and turbulence
studies of the upper ocean
Thorpe, Prof. S A and Osborn, Prof. T
BODC was responsible for the archive of all data arising from the individual Autosub missions and the data collected during the eight campaign cruises.
The CDROM was produced to illustrate the capabilities of Autosub. It contains the following information
- descriptions of the development and trials of Autosub
- a brief overview of the science undertaken during the Science Mission studies
- the navigation, engineering and Autosub CTD data for each mission