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Sea Technology magazine features USNA Oceanography Department, EcoMapper AUV

  POSTED ON: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:10 AM by Alexander R. Davies

The U.S. Naval Academy Oceanography Department was featured in the July 2017 issue of Sea Technology, a magazine focusing on marine business, science, and engineering.  During the Summer of 2016, the Oceanography Department was the first recipient of the newly redesigned i3XO EcoMapper Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which is manufactured by Xylem's YSI Integrated Systems and Services.  The system incorporates environmental water quality sensors within a compact and more maneuverable vehicle, making the EcoMapper ideal for studying the littoral environment in classes and as part of faculty-led midshipmen research.  Furthermore, AUV systems are increasingly used by the U.S. Navy, and therefore this system offers hands-on experience of future naval officers.  The picture above shows Assistant Professor Joseph Smith, Instructor Alexander Davies, and Instructor Andrew Keppel (left to right) of the Oceanography Department deploying the EcoMapper.

The Sea Technology article was written by Shawn Sneddon of Xylem's YSI Integrated Systems and Services and can be viewed free of change on the YSI's website by following this link: Read here >>


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Alexander R. Davies
Oceanography Department, USNA
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