SeeByte, a developer of software for unmanned maritime systems, has announced that it has successfully provided the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) with an asset management system. This software incorporates remote mission planning capabilities, as well as enabling 24/7 remote monitoring for NOC’s glider fleet.
Using the SeeTrack glider-fleet management tool developed for NOC MARS (Maritime Autonomous Remote Systems), users can remotely monitor the position of each glider in the fleet and re-plan and change mission plans accordingly. This effectively provides a tool where every glider’s vital stats can be monitored and tasking can be updated in one place. These tasks can be performed from a remote laptop at any time of day.
Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems at the NOC, stated: “These new developments will allow us to more efficiently manage our glider and long range vehicle fleet than ever before. This will really extend the capabilities of our resources – SeeTrack really lets us focus on getting the results we need by making the data collection process far easier to manage.”
SeeTrack is an open-architecture platform solution for rapid on-site analysis and data fusion that can be easily adapted for specific user needs. Developed as a mission-planning, monitoring, post-processing and reporting tool, this software technology has been successfully deployed on numerous surveys, military and security operations and scientific experiments.