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REMUS 6000 launch


WHOI senior engineering assistant Greg Packard (far left) helps launch a REMUS 6000 autonomous underwater vehicle in April 2011. The vehicle, owned by the Waitt Institute, was taking part in the search for wreckage of Air France Flight 447 off the northeast coast of Brazil using sidescan sonar and cameras. The WHOI-led team eventually located and surveyed the airliner's debris field and set the stage for later retrieval of the plane's flight data recorders and the remains of several passengers. To learn more about the expedition join us at today's Science Made Public summer talk for guest speaker Dave Gallo's presentation: The Search for and Discovery of Air France Flight 447. (Photo by Mike Purcell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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