23 Oct 2017

Robot to patrol American Samoa marine sanctuary

10:42 am on 23 October 2017

A robot will be used to monitor and patrol marine sanctuaries and monuments in American Samoa and Hawaii.

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The US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration has announced a multi-year partnership with Liquid Robotics, a company owned by Boeing.

The NOAA said the robot, called the ocean glider, would conduct long-term environmental monitoring and surveillance of the underwater ecosystems.

It said it would help address critical long-term monitoring and data collection gaps that are not economically feasible with traditional research assets.