Unmanned vehicles for maritime spill response case study: Exercise Cathach

TitleUnmanned vehicles for maritime spill response case study: Exercise Cathach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDooly, G, Omerdic, E, Coleman, J, Miller, L, Kaknjo, A, Hayes, J, Braga, J, Ferreira, F, Conlon, H, Barry, H, Marcos-Olaya, J, Tuohy, T, de Sousa, JBorges, Toal, D
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Date Publishedsep
Keywordsautonomous vehicles, Harmful noxious substances, Oil spill response, Sonar imaging

This paper deals with two aspects, namely a historical analysis of the use of unmanned vehicles (UAVs ROVs, AUVs) in maritime spill incidents and a detailed description of a multi-agency oil and HNS incident response exercise involving the integration and analysis of unmanned vehicles environmental sensing equipment. The exercise was a first in terms of the level of robotic systems deployed to assist in survey, surveillance and inspection roles for oil spills and harmful and noxious substances.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.072 http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X16301242