Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

The NOAA Fisheries' Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Program is located under the Advanced Survey Technologies Program in the Fisheries Research Division as a partnership with the NMFS Advanced Technology Working Group and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration.  AUV’s are tools that allow fisheries survey measurements to be made in difficult to access locations and conditions and to collect concurrent information on biological, physical, chemical and geological aspects of the ocean.