Iain and Jeremy from ecoSUB were joined in Biograd na Moru, Croatia by Alex Phillips and Davide Fenucci from NOC, as well as Jeff Neasham and his team from Newcastle University, all partners in our recent Innovate UK project to develop network localisation for advanced positioning and navigation of ecoSUB AUVs.
The group were all attending Breaking the Surface, an interdisciplinary marine robotics workshop held between 29 Sep - 5 Oct. The event supports the opportunity to run trials throughout the week with colleagues from Zagreb University providing first class support and access to the resort facilities.
ecoSUB hosted three demo sessions to delegates, and provided a talk on network localisation, which included some outstanding data collected from the local waters.
Seven ecoSUB AUVs travelled with the team and six operated together within the network, producing some excellent track lines following complicated lawnmower patterns and demonstrating multi-vehicles operations. At the end of the week the team extended the network into the waters between Biograd na Moru and the nearest large island, Pašman, successfully completing a three hour mission.
Our many thanks are extended to the Breaking the Surface team for hosting such a great event.