AUV “Boaty McBoatface” Explores Poles

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) “Boaty McBoatface” started its explorations in 2017 in the Arctic, exploring the Flichner Ice Shelf, measuring temperature, salinity and turbulence or mixing.

Full article at: BBC 13mar18

More recently, “Boaty McBoatface” headed to the Southern Ocean, collecting data that show Antarctic winds are linked to increasing ocean temperatures. Quite unexpected…

Video about the Southern Ocean excursion is available at: 18jun19

Livestreaming BlueROV2 to Westmead

We were so excited last week to stream video LIVE from BlueROV2s underwater in Pittwater to Westmead Hospital for the Starlight Children’s Foundation! We loved being able to share such a unique and magical experience with children to brighten their day.

Setting up in the rain…
and helping Captain Starlight!

ROV explores 1845 wreck of HMAS Terror

Parcs Canada and Inuit researchers recently explored the wreck of the HMAS Terror, stuck in sea ice in the North-West Passage during the Franklin Expedition of 1845. Their ROV has captured amazing images from inside the HMAS Terror, where artifacts have been incredibly well preserved thanks to the cold temperatures and layers of silt in Terror Bay, Nunavut Canada.

ROV Used in Search for Amelia Earhart’s Plane

On Oct 20, National Geographic will be airing a two-hour special about their recent expedition to find Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10e plane. Part of the search was conducted using the Hercules ROV launched from Exploration Vessel Nautilus.

A trailer for this special is available here and more details about the search expedition and Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937 can be read on National Geographic’s website