REAL TIME IMAGERY FROM AN AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE TO ENHANCE ADAPTIVE MISSION EXECUTION

We propose to enhance the ability of the SeaBED AUV operated by the PIFSC and NWFSC to
conduct surveys of fish and habitat by developing methods to obtain real time imagery from the
AUV. This will allow missions to be adjusted based on imagery transmitted from the AUV to the
surface operating vessel. This will enhance our ability to target surveys on specific habitat types
or on specific features.