IS007:
Innovative Uses of Autonomous Vehicles for Ocean Science


Session ID#: 28653

Session Description:
This session is designed to provide a forum for researchers developing novel uses of either newly designed, or preexisting autonomous vehicles for ocean sensing and sampling.  The underlying notion of our session is that oceanography is inherently a 4-dimensional space-time problem and that we are on the cusp of a transformative revolution in the use of individual and swarms of vehicles for persistent and pervasive sensing of the marine environment.  A host of traditionally intractable problems will become accessible in the next few years via the advent of a “next generation” of inexpensive and high performance vehicles.  These are being enabled by technologies such as high-performance low-power computing, additive manufacturing, improved and new energy sources, improved satellite communication, and new and less expensive sensor technologies.  As two examples of potential areas that can benefit, we cite the mapping of underwater habitats at the level of organisms via swarms of underwater camera laden vehicles, and the exploration of remote and difficult to investigate environments such as under permanent ice shelves.  We welcome examples of both underwater and airborne autonomous vehicles from a variety of disciplines such as geophysics, physical oceanographic, biology, marine boundary layer and chemistry as applied to marine science.
Primary Chair:  Jules S Jaffe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-Chair:  James G Bellingham, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Index Terms:
Cross-Topics:
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • ED - Education, Outreach and Policy
  • OO - Ocean Obervatories
    *Use IS: Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies*
  • O - Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jose Pinto1, Renato Mendes1 and Joao Tasso Borges de Sousa2, (1)University of Porto, LSTS, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, (2)Universidade do Porto, LSTS, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
Marcia Isakson, Mark A. Story and Autumn N Kidwell, University of Texas at Austin, Applied Research Laboratories, Austin, TX, United States
Robert W Campbell, Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova, AK, United States
Andone C Lavery1, EeShan Bhatt2, W Rockwell Geyer2, Joseph T Jurisa3 and Robert Petitt2, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Portland State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland, OR, United States
EeShan Bhatt1, Andone Lavery1, Robert Petitt1, Joseph T Jurisa2 and W Rockwell Geyer1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Portland State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland, OR, United States
Daniel Alcaraz, United States, Carlos Barrera, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Underwater Vehicles, Telde, Spain, Tania Morales, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Telde, Spain, Joaquin Hernandez Brito, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Manager, Telde, Spain and Octavio Llinas, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, General Manager, Telde, Spain
David M Fratantoni1, Andrew Branch2, Yi Chao3, Francisco Chavez4, Steve Chien2, Selina Chu5, Evan Clark2, Brian Claus6, Zachary K Erickson7, John D Farrara1, Mar Flexas7, Brett Hobson8, James Kepper6, Brian Kieft4, James C Kinsey9, Andrew F Thompson7, Martina Troesch2, Yanwu Zhang8 and Warren Yuan7, (1)Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc., Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Remote Sensing Solutions, Monrovia, CA, United States, (4)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (5)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (7)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)MBARI, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (9)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Ralph D Lorenz, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Dana Yoerger, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Elizabeth T Kusel and Martin Siderius, Portland State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland, OR, United States
Ben D Reineman, Jeff T Sherman, Daniel L Rudnick and Russ E Davis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Dana Yoerger1, John A Breier Jr2, Molly Curran1, Justin Fujii1, Christopher R German1, Daniel Gomez-Ibanez1, Annette Govindarajan1, Brett Hobson3, Jonathan Howland1, Kakani Katija3, Joel Llopiz1, Clifford Pontbriand1, Michael Risi3, Bruce H Robison3, Stephen Rock4 and Peter H Wiebe1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, United States, (3)Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, United States, (4)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Lanfranco Muzi1, Martin Siderius1, Elizabeth Kusel1 and Peter Nielsen2, (1)Portland State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland, OR, United States, (2)CTBTO Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Organization, IDC, Vienna, Austria
Carmen Boening1, Ian G Fenty1, Gail Woodward2, Andrew T Klesh3, Rebecca Castano3, Daniel Limonadi3, Michael Schodlok4, Michelle M Gierach3 and Kevin P Hand5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Robotics Technologist, Autonomous Systems, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, Pasadena, CA, United States
Dongxiao Zhang1, Meghan Cronin2, Adrienne Sutton2, Christian Meinig2, Richard Jenkins3, Dave Peacock3, Jennifer Keene1, Nathan D Anderson4, Shaun wilson Bell1, Charles Long5 and J. Thomas Farrar6, (1)JISAO/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Saildrone Inc, Alameda, CA, United States, (4)JISAO/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, WA, United States, (5)NOAA ESRL GMD/CIRES, Bouluder, United States, (6)WHOI, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Barry Binbing Ma1, Luc Rainville2, Geoff Shilling2 and Craig Lee2, (1)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Brian Claus1, James Kepper1, James C Kinsey2 and Stefano Suman2, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Jackson T Sugar1, Melissa Omand2, Ken Buesseler3, Anna Michel4, John Bailey4 and Tempest A VAN Schaik5, (1)University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay - Graduate School of Oceanography, Saunderstown, RI, United States, (2)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, RI, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Imperial College London, Bioengineering, London, United Kingdom
Deepak Narayanan Subramani and Pierre F J Lermusiaux, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Richard Becker1, Dustin Dehm2, Kaydian Quintero3, Roger P Tokars4 and John Lekki4, (1)University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States, (2)University of Toledo, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH, United States, (3)Saint Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, United States, (4)NASA Glenn Research Center, Optics and Photonics Branch, Cleveland, OH, United States
John A Breier Jr1, Michael Jakuba2, Mak A Saito2, Gregory Dick3, Daniel Gomez-Ibanez2, Kaitlyn Tradd2, Sharon L Grim3, Rebecca Chmiel2, Matthew R McIlvin2, Abigail Emery Noble4, Brianna Alanis1, Marissa Morgan Kellogg2 and Javier Garcia1, (1)University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Gradient, Cambridge, MA, United States
Tim Pilegard, University of Delaware, Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States, Stephanie Marie Dohner, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE, United States and Arthur C Trembanis, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States
Gail Woodward1, Michelle M Gierach2, Selina Chu3, Steven Schaffer4, Tara Estlin4, Rebecca Castano2 and Zhijin Li5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Robotics Technologist, Autonomous Systems, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States