ASV to develop containerised marine lab

The diesel-powered C-Worker 4 can be launched from a beach trailer and operate continuously for up to 48 hours The diesel-powered C-Worker 4 can be launched from a beach trailer and operate continuously for up to 48 hours

ASV Global and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are collaborating on a containerised autonomous marine environmental laboratory (CAMEL) for use in developing countries.

Housed in a pair of 20ft containers, CAMEL will provide a complete autonomous survey and data collection solution, including an ASV C-Worker 4 autonomous surface vessel equipped with a range of hydrographic, geophysical and oceanographic sensors. A built-in mission control facility will enable users to operate the ASV and via a radio link and to review and process the data gathered. The diesel-powered C-Worker 4 can be launched from a beach trailer and operate continuously for up to 48 hours.

Delivery partners including the NOC, the UK Hydrographic Office and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) will use the lab to facilitate high-quality charting and monitoring of hydrographic, oceanographic and geophysical parameters, and also for training as part of capacity building efforts.

By Helen Atkinson

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