The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry
Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions
Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
Maintaining a constant altitude and precision navigation, ABE is programmed to fly back and forth over the seafloor (which scientists call "mowing the lawn"), surveying the seafloor with sonar to create high-resolution bathymetric maps.
(Tim Silva, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)