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The BPAUV is deployed by an A-frame and placed in the water during Wednesday’s calm weather. Heavy AUVs that require A-frames for hoisting can weigh 400 pounds or more, and it can be extremely hazardous to lift them back onto the rocking boat during rough seas. Video courtesy of AUVfest 2008: Partnership Runs Deep, Navy/NOAA, OceanExplorer.noaa.gov


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AUVfest 2008

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NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery