Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Networks
AUSI is currently undertaking a number of investigations focused on the issues associated with applying autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology to the problems of ocean science. We are part of a much larger research effort focused on developing new ocean sampling systems for the 21st century. This program, "The Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling System (AOSN)" is being funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation and is being undertaken in conjunction with a number of US universities, as well as the Institute for Marine Technology Problems (IMTP), Russian Academy of Sciences. The AOSN concept suggests that networks of mobile and non-mobile autonomous ocean sampling systems can acquire the data necessary to understand large scale ocean phenomena without the use of large and costly research vessels.
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