Title: ABE launch
Author: Véronique Robigou
Category: OPS
Data Source: REVEL 2004
File Size: 290 kb
File Type: Image (JPG or GIF)
Date Catalogued: Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) is an autonomous underwater vehicle. It is launched off the research vessel and freely collects data (bathymetric, chemical, thermal) in the ocean along a survey pattern and at a pre-determined depth. It is the perfect instrument for high-precision mapping of the seafloor.