|Title||Unmanned vehicles for maritime spill response case study: Exercise Cathach|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Dooly, G, Omerdic, E, Coleman, J, Miller, L, Kaknjo, A, Hayes, J, Braga, J, Ferreira, F, Conlon, H, Barry, H, Marcos-Olaya, J, Tuohy, T, de Sousa, JBorges, Toal, D|
|Journal||Marine Pollution Bulletin|
|Keywords||autonomous vehicles, Harmful noxious substances, Oil spill response, Sonar imaging|
This paper deals with two aspects, namely a historical analysis of the use of unmanned vehicles (UAVs ROVs, AUVs) in maritime spill incidents and a detailed description of a multi-agency oil and HNS incident response exercise involving the integration and analysis of unmanned vehicles environmental sensing equipment. The exercise was a first in terms of the level of robotic systems deployed to assist in survey, surveillance and inspection roles for oil spills and harmful and noxious substances.