Underwater drones equipped with high-tech sensors and edge computing in participation with smart cameras could one day patrol the icy waters of both Arctic and Antarctic
Underwater drones equipped with high-tech sensors and edge computing in participation with smart cameras could one day patrol the icy waters of both Arctic and Antarctic, to help keep an eye on the region’s growing shipping traffic—and to be on the lookout for foreign submarines. And on top of that: environmental monitoring.
Using autonomous underwater vehicles as sensor platforms for ice-monitoring
Due to the presence of drifting sea-ice and icebergs, ice management (IM) becomes an important part both in Arctic and Antarctic. An important part of an IM system is the ability to reliably monitor the ice conditions.
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has a unique capability of high underwater spatial and temporal coverage, making it suitable for monitoring applications in complex under-ice operations. The sensor capabilities are present and will allow for both smart cameras, edge computing and data transmitting to satellite.
Project addressing risk, reliability and ice data in the arctic marine environment
Data and knowledge about the marine environment in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are lacking. Smart cameras, computer vision and edge computing in combination with satellite communication could lowering the risk and rise safety in the Arctic Marine and Coastal environment.