June 24, 2012, 9:52 pm
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Autosub commencing dive. Source: National Oceanographic Centre, Southhampton

The autosub is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), i.e. a robotic vehicle designed to carry a varying scientific payload which is changed to suit each mission. Autosub is a long range, deep diving underwater vehicle that can carry a wide variety of physical, biological and chemical sensors to provide scientists with the capability to monitor the oceans in ways not possible with conventional research ships; for example, applications under sea ice are able to be conducted by the autosub.

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Baum, S. (2012). Autosub. Retrieved from


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