We are delighted to exhibit together with our partner Eric from SUBSEA 20/20 at Oceanology International in San Diego from 14th to 16th of February.
Come to meet the Seaber team and see for real our flashy micro-AUV range ! 💥
YUCO is used by many oceanographic institutes in the United States and in Canada to collect precious oceanic data. 🌊
We will be pleased to welcome you in booth #F50, just as the number of stars on the American flag! ⭐😉
⬇️ Read below the press release:
At the occasion of the Oceanology International exhibition to be held from 14th to 16st February in San Diego, the specialist in miniaturized autonomous underwater vehicle SEABER will be presenting its micro-AUV range dedicated to sub-sea exploration.
YUCO, the innovation that makes AUV technology accessible
Currently, the use of operational Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (or AUVs) remains limited in the community of maritime professionals. Their low maneuverability, complex deployment and high prices discourage their use for short-term measurements in coastal areas.
Regarding the continental shelf, we believe that the future belongs to fleets of numerous small, agile, and affordable AUVs. Indeed, smaller Micro-AUVs are perfectly suited for short-term measurements in coastal areas, as they are lightweight and easy to maneuver and deploy.
The SEABER team is pleased to share with you a bit more about YUCO, the revolutionary micro-AUV range ready to deploy and deliver data to maritime professionals !
YUCO, a micro-AUV range for scientific and commercial applications
Both in oceanographic research and the offshore industry, a low-cost platform with precise localization opens many possible applications.
SEABER is the only European company focused on micro-AUVs able to operate the full continental shelf, capable of carrying various scientific instruments.
Specifically, it provides a complementary tool to the research community in ocean observing, allowing to expand the capabilities of their vessel-based manual measurements and fixed observatories using micro-AUV.
From oceanographic research to offshore infrastructure inspection operations, YUCO Micro-AUV can answer numerous needs of scientists and industrials.
For example, YUCO can be used for :
- Coastal monitoring
- Hydrographic and environmental surveys
- Hydrology and water quality
- Habitat monitoring
- Search and rescue
- Under ice research…
The YUCO micro-AUV range has all of the following advantages:
- Compactness : Less than 10kg and 1 meter long
- Autonomy : Up to 10 hours, speed up to 6knots
- Performance : Depth rated at 300m
- INX© navigation solution with +/-1% accuracy without requiring any external elements such as acoustic telemetry
- Great payload capability
- High robustness & optimized maintenance
- Ease of logistics from size and weight factors
- Capability to navigate in coastal-current condition thanks to its speed and stability
- Affordable price : starting from 20 K$ (Payload not included)
SEABER’s YUCO® micro-AUVs have met the market’s needs with great success in France and abroad. The Royal Navy is one of its customers as well as many other maritime actors in Japan, India, France, USA, Philippines and Canada. SEABER has established some major scientific partnerships with IFREMER, CNRS, the Marine Institute, the SmartBay Marine Test Site Observatory in Ireland (through JERICO program) and some universities such as Dalhousie, Milwaukee, Rutgers trust our expertise and use our YUCO micro-AUVs within their research programs.