Use of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for the Arctic and Antarctic ‎Regions Exploration ‎

Bozhenov J.A.

Polar marine research is a key to understanding of processes of the sea ecosystem and the Earth climate ‎change. They are also of a great economic and defense importance. However, vast ice covers and ice ‎thickness make it difficult to carry out research in such regions. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are ‎able to provide essential help in conducting this research. The paper deals with: the overview of development, ‎role and technical capabilities of AUVs, used for marine research in ice environments.

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