Unmanned ship will set sail from Plymouth

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Unmanned ship will set sail from Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is partnering with marine research and exploration charity ProMare and engineering company MSubs to create the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS). 

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (Images: Bob Stone, Human Interface Technology Team, University of Birmingham)

Beginning its journey in Plymouth in September 2020, it will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ voyage to the new world.

Powered by state-of-the-art renewable energy technology, it will carry a series of research pods that will include acoustic, nutrient and temperature sensors, along with water and air samplers. This will not only create a picture of ocean conditions and mammal behaviour right across the Atlantic, but pave the way for ground-breaking research into ocean conditions, marine pollution and conservation, and autonomous navigation . .

. . . read the full article on the University of Plymouth website here