Welcome to the AUV Program
The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) program at Cal Poly uses the Remote
Environmental Measuring UnitS (REMUS) AUV, developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution. We focus on involving undergraduates and expanding the application
of AUV technology by integrating state of the art oceanographic sensors with the
vehicle. This combination allows us to further our understanding of the dynamic
nature of the coastal ocean, specifically with respect to the dynamics of the
phytoplankton community and the distribution of bioluminescent phytoplankton and
Future plans for the AUV program at Cal Poly include the addition of a second
REMUS vehicle, which will be outfitted with upward and downward looking Satlantic
radiometers for use in ground validation of Remote sensing efforts, a WETlabs
flourometer and backscatter sensor, and a capillary wave guide spectrometer
currently being developed at Mote Marine Labs in Florida, for use in identifying
and tracking harmful algal blooms.
Why do we use REMUS?