In-situ surveying and sampling of ocean environments provides critical data for laboratory work and oceanographic research. However, sampling a time-varying ocean field is often time and resource limited-meaning that samples often miss the features of interest. This paper presents a modular autonomous multi-agent robotic system which has been developed to accommodate a variety of research activities. This paper demonstrates the complementary capabilities of the agents by simultaneously surveying a time-varying coastal environment and using that information to obtain a sparse but representative set of water samples. This autonomous system enables the elimination of redundant resources, thereby reducing the overall cost of at-sea sampling and improving sample quality.
|Title of host publication||OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Challenges of the Northern Dimension|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension - Bergen, Norway|
Duration: 10 Jun 2013 → 13 Jun 2013
|Conference||OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE Bergen: The Challenges of the Northern Dimension|
|Period||10/06/13 → 13/06/13|