Episode 29: From Oban to the Arctic, the Benefits of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


​On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Dr. John Howe, a Senior Lecturer in Marine Geology at the Scottish Association of Marine Scientists (SAMS). His expertise is in fjord geomorphology and glaciomarine sedimentation. He is the operator of the UK Gavia AUV, Freya, and he has participated in more than 30 cruises to regions including the Arctic, Svalbard, Indian Ocean, Papua New Guinea, and the Chilean Patagonia. 

John discusses several of his recent trips with the Gavia and the advantages that Autonomous Underwater Vehicles provide for researchers.

For more information about the work being done with Freya and the programs being offered at SAMs, follow along on Twitter or visit the official SAMs website.

​Dr. John Howe, Senior Lecturer in Marine Geology, Scottish Association for Marine Science​