REP 12

Third edition of the Rapid Environmental Assessment (REP12) exercise organized in cooperation with the Portuguese Navy, Portugal, 2012. The REP-12 exercise took place off the coast of Sesimbra, involved participants from MBARI (USA), Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (NATO), Evologics (DE), Technion (IL), Norwegian (IT). Several large and small propeller-driven ASVs, AUVs with different sensors and acoustic modems, as well as the wave-propelled Wave-Glider ASV (from Liquid Robotics, Inc.) were deployed from Bacamarte, a ship from the Portuguese Navy. Several PITVANT UAS were used in these experiments, some being deployed and recovered from civilian airports under monitoring of the Portuguese Air Force, and others launched and recovered aboard Bacamarte.