NIOZ Builds New Research Fleet with Teledyne Osprey AUV
Royal Netherlands. January 24, 2023 - Teledyne Marine announces the acquisition of a new Gavia Osprey AUV by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). NIOZ is the Netherlands' national oceanographic institute conducting multidisciplinary applied marine research to address major scientific questions about our oceans and seas. NIOZ acquired the Teledyne Gavia Osprey AUV to add to its ever-growing fleet to be used in scientific projects, like understanding the significant impacts of climate change on the seas and oceans, such as temperature increase and acidification. NIOZ studies the ocean's role in changing climate from equator to pole, from the continental shelf to the deep ocean, and from present to past.
Today, the ocean environment is changing rapidly due to external pressures, which will affect the diverse but poorly understood ocean processes that play an essential role in marine ecosystems and our future climate. The Osprey AUV is Teledyne's latest member of its underwater vehicle family and provides customers like NIOZ with longer endurance and greater payload capacity while maintaining true modularity. The Osprey AUV builds on the Gavia product line of the world's first truly open and modular AUVs. The Osprey extends operational endurance to over 24 hours (configuration dependent) combined with high-performance payloads like Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Teledyne Reson SeaBat series multibeams, making it the perfect tool for collecting high-quality data with consistency and accuracy.
“We are really looking forward to field operations and being a part of new developments with this most recent addition to the Teledyne Gavia AUV family. The Osprey will be a real modular AUV with a flooded payload bay that will allow us to interface and use our new in-house developed sensors. The Teledyne Osprey also makes logistics effortless because it can easily be moved around in Pelican cases.” Said Marck Smit, NIOZ Sea Research.