The Story of Autosub
Commencement of Oceanids - National Oceanography Centre
June 2016 saw the commencement of the Oceanids Programme, a £16M Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS) development programme funded by UK Government as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).
The programme aims to see two new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) classes delivered: three 1500m depth-rated Autosub Long Range vehicles (ALR1500) that will have longer endurance and greater payload capacity compared with the current vehicles; and a 2000 m / 6000 m (foam dependent) depth-rated Autosub capable of carrying high-power sensors and operating under ice (Autosub2KUI).
Autosub Long Range (ALR) being worked on in the NOC workshop.