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NOAA uses uncrewed marine systems to survey offshore wind energy sites

In fall of 2024 NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA’s Uncrewed Systems Operations Center, their industry partner Exail and academic partner the University of Rhode Island Inner Space Center conducted field operations utilizing an uncrewed marine system.

DriX uncrewed surface vehicle seen through a vessel window

Supporting below-the-surface science

It’s hard to do marine science without going underwater at some point. Missions like the 2023 Rainier Integrates Charting, Hydrography, And Reef Demographics (RICHARD) mission aboard NOAA Ship Rainier are an example of how the NOAA Diving Program supports our shipboard science.

A diver under the water holding a notebook and ruler to measure coral