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Using an ROV for Climate Change Research

Published: 17 Apr 2020 by

DTG3 Navigator advanced underwater robotDeep Trekker has released an article detailing how its DTG3 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been used by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The Remote Sensing of Environmental Change Research Group used the ROV to gather information on the effects of climate change on Arctic lake ice in Northern Canada.

Read the full article on Deep Trekker’s website

The DTG3 is a portable observation-class ROV designed for quick deployment and low-maintenance operation. With a mission endurance of up to 8 hours, it can be fitted with a variety of sensors, manipulators, and sonars to accommodate a wide variety of underwater operations.

The DTG3 ROV was utilised in a variety of ways, including:

  • Observing under the ice to allow the team to easily see the topography and ice-water interface
  • Collecting water samples under the ice at various depths up to 45m
  • Gathering data on changing water temperatures at numerous depths and locations
  • Collecting algae bloom samples and varying depths and sediment samples from the bottom

Deep Trekker’s ROV was ideal for the mission due to its durability, reliability and long battery life even in Arctic conditions. To learn more, read the full article on Deep Trekker’s website.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact

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