Rutgers RU-27 AUV to glide under the Atlantic Print
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Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:24


Rutgers AUV


This spring, ocean engineers and students from Rutgers University will be launching a small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), also known as a Slocum Glider, off the coast of New Jersey for a transatlantic mission. While past transatlantic journeys have been accomplished by boats, planes, kayaks and even swimmers it would be the first time for a robot. To cross the Atlantic, this robot will make its way by gliding beneath the ocean's surface. This year’s goal is not only to make it to Spain but also to do one profile of the ocean each day with the onboard CTD. Follow along as students from the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab guide RU27 on its voyage.