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360˚ Video: Deploying REMUS

The crew of RV Thomas G. Thompson deploys a REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle in July 2019 on the Shelfbreak Productivity Interdisciplinary Research Operation at the Pioneer Array (SPIROPA) expedition.

Remote Environmental Monitoring UnitS, or REMUS, are low-cost robotic vehicles designed by WHOI’s Oceanographic Systems Lab to operate with a simple laptop computer. Initially conceived for coastal monitoring, these torpedo-shaped vehicles are now used as platforms for a wide variety of instruments at a range of ocean depths. REMUS are particularly well suited for surveying and mapping, traveling methodically over an area like a lawnmower to sample key ocean characteristics.

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Learn more:
Life on the Edge: Part 1 (You Tube)
SPIROPA website


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