Episode 22: Studying Thwaites Glacier with a large diameter AUV


​In this fall series of podcasts, we introduce some of the winners and general entrants from the 2020 Teledyne Marine Photo Contest. Teledyne's annual Photo/ Data Contest concluded with over 80 qualified submissions that helped the company donate over $1200 to Save the Children as part of a charitable giving campaign.

In this episode, we speak with Peter King, Facility Manager in the Autonomous Systems Maritime Laboratory at the University of Tasmania, and one of our contestants this year in our Teledyne Marine Photo Contest. Tim submitted two great photos, one of his team and their AUV, Nupiri Muka, which was outfitted with two Teledyne RD Instruments DVLs, just after recovery, and another pre-deployment with the Thwaites Glacier as a backdrop. Peter explains the photo, how the RD Instruments DVLs aided their research, and a bit about their work as part of the Antarctic Gateway Partnership.

To learn more about the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Gateway, check out the project's Twitter and Facebook. You can also keep pace with Peter King and his latest adventures via his Twitter account.

​Peter King, University of Tasmania​​​