Tallinn University of Technology

"Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for Maritime Research and Emergency Response"

Speaker: Juhan-Peep Ernits, Development Manager of the Department of Software Science at TalTech 

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are nowadays standard tools for various research and survey tasks in various water bodies. While there are large and expensife AUVs like the Kongsberg Hughins that were deployed off of Ocean Infinity around the clock to perform high resolution multibeam mapping of the sea floor in the Southern Indian Ocean in the search for the missing flight MH370, there are one or two person operatable AUVs, like LAUV or Iver-2(3) available that can be used for a multitude of tasks, starting from pipeline/cable surveying to spill response to performing regular repeated in situ environmental measurements. The talk will give the speaker's perspective to what AUVs could be used for and will invite seminar participants to a discussion of potential applications in local waters.

Juhan Ernits, PhD, is a development manager of the Department of Software Science at Taltech. During his postdoc project in the Birmingham University in 2008-2011 he worked on automated fault diagnosis for AUVs in collaboration with Dr. Richard Dearden and people from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. In 2016-2018 he participated in [1] E-URready4OS project with the Oceanserver (now L3) Iver-2 AUV to demonstrate how multiple AUVs from different organizations can be made to work in collaboration to monitor underwater plumes of contaminants.

[1] https://civil-protection-humanitarian-aid.ec.europa.eu/funding-evaluations/financing-civil-protection/prevention-and-preparedness-projects-civil-protection/overview-past-track-i-and-track-ii-projects/expanded-underwater-robotics-ready-oil-spill-e-urready4os_en

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