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Underwater Vehicles

WHOI Vehicles

Alvin

HOV Alvin

A 3-person research submarine taking scientists deep into the ocean.

DEEPSEA CHALLENGER

HOVDeep Sea Challenger

A one-person human-occupied vehicle (HOV) that was built to descend to and explore the deepest places in the ocean.

HROV Nereus

HROV Nereus

Operating in two modes; as an autonomous, or free-swimming, vehicle for wide area surveys (left) and as a tethered, or cabled, vehicle for sampling and other tasks.

Jason

ROV Jason

A remotely operated vehicle that gives scientists immediate, real-time access to the sea floor.

REMUS

AUV REMUS

An series of autonomous vehicles designed for coastal monitoring as well as survey operations at various depths in the ocean.

Sentry

AUV Sentry

An autonomous underwater vehicle capable of exploring the ocean down to 4,500 meters.

seabed

AUV Seabed

An autonomous vehicle suited to collect highly detailed sonar and optical images of the deep seafloor.

Spray Glider

Spray Glider

An autonomous vehicle that can dive to depths of over 1,000 meters and can stay at sea for months at a time.

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