REP 10

First edition of the Rapid Environmental Assessment (REP10) exercise organized in cooperation with the Portuguese Navy, Portugal, 2010. The participants in the REP-10 AUV experiment included, in addition to the Portuguese Navy and LSTS, the following: Naval Undersea Warfare Center (Newport, USA), SeeByte (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), OceanScan MST (Porto, Portugal), OceanServer Technology (Fall River, Massachusetts) and YSI (Yellow Springs, Ohio). The experiment was targeted at assessing the endurance and performance of the Seacon AUV (developed by LSTS), evaluating and testing the coordinated operation of multiple AUVS from the Portuguese Navy (Gavias from Teledyne Gavia), NUWC (Iver2 from OceanServer) and LSTS (Seacon), extending the communication range of autonomous vehicles with fixed and mobile gateways, validating remotely sensed data, and testing ship and shore launching and recovery of AUVs.