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Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle




Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


The objective of this research is to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) based capability to observe and sample dynamic processes in the ocean to characterize oil spills and other environmental hazards under ice. Creating a baseline of data for Arctic Ocean communities can systematically be carried out with the Long Range AUV, Tethys.

LRAUV Vignette Graphic Background



Portrait of 		Dr. James Bellingham

Principal Investigator

Dr. James Bellingham

Ph.D. Physics
Director of the Center For Marine
Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Portrait of 		Amy Kukulya

Principal Investigator

Amy Kukulya

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Senior AUV Operations Engineer,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute,
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Co-Principal Investigator

Brett Hobson

Mechanical Engineer
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research
Institute, Moss Landing, California

Supporting Investigator

Amanda Besaw

LTC (Ret.) Army
Ph.D. Computer Science Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage