Underwater Robotics and Polar Night Biology

This course consist of 3 modules; 1. Underwater robotics and use of different sensors, 2. Mapping and monitoring of arctic bio-geo and chemical objects of interest, and 3. Polar night marine biology.

Learning outcomes:  

To provide students with the ability to plan and conduct marine research using underwater robotics. In particular, concerning underwater robotics the students will be introduced to design, configuration, and hands-on operation of advanced platforms, both autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), during the polar night. Use and interpretation of sensor data will also be important part of course. A main ambition of the course is also to provide the students with broad and thorough insight into the biological patters and processes that characterize the Arctic polar night. Scientific question will be developed during the course, and platforms / sensors deployed accordingly.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsmarine biologymappingremotely operated vehiclerobotpolar nightauvautonomous underwater vehicle
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