An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
A Norwegian technology company has developed a low-cost underwater drone, that allows hull inspections without the need for divers or expensive remotely operated vehicles. The drone transmits a live video via a thin umbilical cable to the surface and thereafter wirelessly to the user, who may either be located onboard a vessel or onshore.
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