Celtic Sea Fisheries Survey | “Over the Horizon” Operations
In June 2018, XOCEAN completed a Fisheries Survey in the Celtic Sea for Ireland’s Marine Institute that saw our USV operating 100nm offshore experiencing a range of conditions from flat calm to over 5.5m waves. The USV was fitted with a Simrad EK80 dual 38kHz and 200kHz echosounder integrated with a motion reference unit and positioning system. Over the secure satellite connection, XOCEAN’s operators controlled the USV 24/7 and monitored the quality of the 110GB’s of fisheries data collected.
Commenting on the mission, Ciaran O’Donnell, Chief Scientist Marine Institute said “This is the first time we have used a USV for the collection of fisheries data. We were really impressed with the mission and can see numerous ways in which this new technology can be used to increase the quality and quantity of data collected enhancing our knowledge of our marine environment”. Contact us to learn more.
Operating 100nm offshore | 180 operational hours | 110GB data delivered