HOV-AUV operations

Thetis pilot Kostas Katsaros smiles for a picture inside HOV's bathysphere as the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) SeaBED rendezvous a few meters away. The AUV SeaBED was deployed while Thetis surveyed the wreck site, marking the first time a human-occupied submersible and an AUV completed coordinated operations on the same site at the same time! Together, data from the Thetis and SeaBED dive missions will provide a detailed description of the wreck site and the dynamics of its environment. Image courtesy of Richard Camilli, Project PHAEDRA 2006, WHOI, HCMR, Thera Foundation, NOAA.

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