New Strides in Multi-vehicle Ocean Exploration!

What happens when four teams of scientists, engineers, and explorers come together to study the ocean? The 2022 OECI Technology Integration Challenge has shown the results are nothing short of spectacular - expanding the potential of a new paradigm for exploration! OET was joined by teams from the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a multi-vehicle collaboration jamboree!

With 210 hours in the water over the course of thirty dives, exploration robots DriX, Mesobot, and NUI were all put to the test, with E/V Nautilus serving as the command center and launchpad. Together, we made huge strides in how we can explore the ocean- from mapping, to sampling, to vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

Learn more about this expedition funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration via the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute.