SeaBED AUV Tech Support and Development

This proposal continues the ongoing collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the NWFSC in the area of system level development of AUVs. In particular, this proposal will focus on the role of an integrated data system for long term data management for the tens of thousands of images that are routinely collected on AUV related cruises and on the fusion of multiple camera imagery for stereo and multisensor composite views. In addition these efforts will continue to support the deployment of the AUV during field operations in the coming year.