Aker BioMarine orders USV to support krill harvesting activities

Aker BioMarine has ordered a new unmanned surface vehicle (USV) from Kongsberg Maritime to support its krill harvesting activities in Antarctica.

Aker and Kongsberg will cooperate on the development of the eight-metre USV. Not-for-profit company REV Ocean will provide the partners with scientific advice on the development of the unmanned craft.

The USV may be remotely controlled from a shore station or a mothership. Its sensors will include those used for hydroacoustic mapping, positioning, communication, fish finding, and oceanographic research.

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