The Story of Autosub
Photography Mission - Darwin Mounds, Scotland
In operation on the RRS James Cook, Autosub6000 took part in an expedition to study benthic habitats and human impact in the Rockall Trough, Rockall Bank and Hatton Basin. Unfortunately for the most part, the weather was atrocious!
Autosub6000 was a key tool in the expedition and equipped with a newly integrated EdgeTech side-scan Sonar and sub-bottom profiler provided high-resolution seabed morphology, multibeam bathymetry and photographic images, which were thankfully unaffected by surface conditions. In total, the vehicle surveyed 685 km of track producing 96 km² of survey in a total of 7 days in the water.
A night-time launch.