QPS Supports AUV Bootcamp 2014
The University of Delaware Coastal Sediments, Hydrodynamics, and Engineering Lab (CSHEL), the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), and the NOAA Office of Coast Survey hosted their semi-annual AUV Bootcamp from August 3rd through the 8th this year at the UNH Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, New Hampshire. QPS was honored to be invited to this event and enjoyed the opportunity to keep up with the latest in AUV developments while interacting with international participants from various industry sectors. We also hosted the icebreaker, a lobster picnic with great views of the Piscataqua River inlet, Wood Island, and Kittery Point.
The AUV Bootcamp was supported by Hydroid and utilized NOAA's Hydroid Remus 600, equipped with a Kongsberg EM3002 multibeam sonar – we were happy to see the Kongsberg ALL files from the Remus read directly into Fledermaus and FM Geocoder Toolbox right off of the AUV, making for easy creation of preliminary products and images. The group collected both bathymetry and backscattter over an area spanning approximately 15 km by 5 km. Though Bootcamp is over, the community is still working hard to create final data products and a summary report. View more information and images on the AUV Bootcamp 2014 Web page, Facebook page and Flickr album; for more information about the event contact Val Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Art Trembanis (email@example.com).
Overview of survey area, just off of the coast of New Hampshire, USA.
Day 1 survey bathymetry, depths in meters.
AUV Bootcamp attendees at the QPS sponsored icebreaker.
The AUV being deployed on one of surveys, on an ideal (typical?!?) New Hampshire summer day.