Underwater Drones Map World’s Oceans

Date: 25/03/2014

A fleet of 16 underwater drones will trawl the world’s oceans as part of a research project by Rutgers University into mapping the world’s oceans.

Each 2.2 metre-long glider will rely on the energy from buoyancy changes to propel it forward at speeds of around 35 km per day as it navigates using altitude and depth sensors, a GPS receiver and altimeter. The data will be transmitted via a telecommunications link every time each submarine surfaces.

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