Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are free-swimming, unmanned vehicles that can cruise the ocean autonomously for several months measuring various water properties. Their positions and data can be communicated via satellite (either at or upon breaching the water's surface) and tracked over time. Select a vehicle from the pull-down below and either plot or animate its motion over time.

The following acronyms are used in the ROV selection menu:

NOTE: Of these, only the Seaglider descends into the ocean to provide sub-surface measurements at depth while the others measure properties at/near the surface only.