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Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Locating and Surveying Battle of the Atlantic Shipwrecks off the Coast of North Carolina

Author(s): John R. Kloske

Year: 2015

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An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was used to locate and conduct detailed surveys of shipwrecks from the Battle of the Atlantic. A proven method for developing operationally efficient AUV dive plans was used for these surveys. The AUV dive plans were based on the characteristics of the search area, the capabilities of the AUV and onboard sensors, and the nature of the shipwreck of interest and required data products. The dive plans took into consideration the risk assessment and the established safe working criteria. Because of this systematic approach, we safely minimized the cost of operations while maximizing the number of accurate data products, each with the corresponding metadata. Examples of both wide-area search and detailed survey strategies are reviewed, along with the final data products created from these AUV dives.

 


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Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Locating and Surveying Battle of the Atlantic Shipwrecks off the Coast of North Carolina. John R. Kloske. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433776)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 523

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America