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Robotic vehicles in the Arctic

Researchers and explorers will probe the Gakkel Ridge during expedition that begins on July 1.  They will be using new robotic vehicles to hunt for life and hydrothermal vents on the Arctic seafloor.

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Researchers will use two new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)--Puma and Jaguar--in tandem to locate hydrothermal vent sites on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean. (Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

More information can be found on the project website

Scientists and engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have just completed a successful test of new robotic vehicles designed for use beneath the ice of the Arctic Ocean. The multidisciplinary research team will now use those vehicles to conduct the first search for life on the seafloor of the world

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