Ocean robots developing into a ‘persistent presence’
IEEE AUV 2012 Conference 25–26 September 2012 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
An international conference for ocean robotics is to be held at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre in Southampton 25-26 September 2012.
Every two years the Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE–OES) sponsors a collaborative conference to bring together those working in the field of autonomous vehicles for ocean applications. In 2012 this diverse group from around the world will meet at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, England – the first time an IEEE–OES AUV conference has been to the UK.
The theme for this conference is Persistent Presence. It is a sign of the increasing maturity of autonomous vehicles that users are now demanding longer mission durations as well as higher levels of autonomy and sensor capability to make most effective use of the technology. Persistent Presence brings challenges in many areas, including energy storage or extraction, propulsion systems, payloads, command, control and autonomy, reliability and provision for redundancy in mission and concept design. Papers on these and other topics related to Persistent Presence are welcome.
The main conference will take place on 25 and 26 September 2012 and tutorials will take place on 27 September 2012. For further information please visit the conference website http://auv2012.org.