Key presentations were given by Seiche Water Technology Group at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton last week:
“Smart onboard processing of visual imaging from a small Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)” was presented by Mark Burnett on an Innovate UK and National Oceanography Centre collaboration.
“Commerical off the shelf UUV for ASW” was given by Robin Campbell, Qinetiq featured Seiche’s digital array and Iver UUV.
“Developing AutoNaut USV for Operations in the Arctic/Antarctic Environment” was presented by Karen Heywood, University of East Anglia.
“Operating around Hazards and Safe Manoeuvring by AutoNAut USV” was given by AutoNaut’s Phil Johnston and Pete Bromley.
On display in the main conference hall was Caravela, the University of East Anglia’s new boat, which will launch a seaglider under the Antarctic sea ice.