Our USVs have been used in a broad range of applications . Below are a number of case studies detailing various projects the boats have been involved in.
Patrol and Surveillance of Marine Protected Areas
In partnership with Ocean Kind and NOAA, Open Ocean Robotics conducted a pilot project to demonstrate their USVs’ capabilities to patrol and protect Marine Protected Areas. Multiple sensors were used including thermal and acoustics.
DETECT AND CLEAN UP OIL SPILLS
700 million litres of oil enters the ocean every year through boat spills, leaks and intentional discharges.
Our boats can monitor for oil spills, detect intentional dumping and aid in the clean up effort.
UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE
Oceans bear the brunt of climate change, causing acidification, sea level increases, and changes in temperature and currents, which impacts the health of marine species, ecosystems, and our coastal communities.
Our boats can measure the changes in our ocean so we can better understand how we can respond.
SAFEGUARD THE ARCTIC
Melting Arctic sea ice has tripled traffic in the north over the last 25 years yet only 1 per cent of the Canadian Arctic is charted to modern standards.
We can provide a cost-effective method to map the Arctic to reduce the risks of ships running aground and observation in remote regions to expedite response time.