AUV Based Multi-vehicle Collaboration: Salinity Studies in Mar Menor Coastal Lagoon

TitleAUV Based Multi-vehicle Collaboration: Salinity Studies in Mar Menor Coastal Lagoon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsGonzález, J, Masmitjà, I, Gomáriza, S, Molino, E, del Río, J, Mànuel, A, Busquets, J, Guerrero, A, López-Castejón, F, Carreras, M, Ribas, D, Carrera, A, Candela, C, Ridao, P, de Sousa, JBorges, Calado, P, Pinto, J, Sousa, A, Martins, R, Borrajo, D, Olaya, A, Garau, B, González, I, Torres, S, Rajan, K, McCann, M, Gilabert, J
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes
ISBN Number9783902823199
KeywordsAutonomous underwater vehicles, Data acquisition, Electronic applications, marine systems, Trajectory planning

An experiment with different AUVs was carried out in the Mar Menor Coastal Lagoon from October 31 to November 5 in order to measure and assess the influence of the water from the Mar Menor on the adjacent area of the Mediterranean. This was carried out as a result of the meeting held between several institutions from the Iberian Peninsula and EEUU (see Vilanova Marine Science/Robotics Meeting 2010). The experiment was to launch several AUVs at the same time in different zones of the Mediterranean and Mar Menor lagoon. AUVs took salinity data trying to do a coordinated mission during two operative days (November 3 and November 5). Others days of the experiment were used to the vehicle's preparation and error correction (November 2 and November 4). This paper presents the steps followed in preparation and operative days with the set of AUVs. This paper presents also the salinity results obtained during these missions.