AutoNaut has deployed some of its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) to assist Netherlands-based NGO The Ocean Cleanup in one of its recent pollution monitoring activities in the Pacific Ocean.
The wave-propelled USVs have collected wave and current data as well as other atmosphere and water parameters over a span of nearly six weeks.
To visually inspect the environment surrounding the system, the USVs have also been equipped with live streaming via under and above water cameras. Monitoring took place during the towing of the system, offshore installations, and deployment operations.
AutoNaut will be resuming its environmental monitoring programme with The Ocean Cleanup when the next mission launches soon.