6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
[MIS21-P04] The prospect of the observation around the unexplored area in the Southern Ocean
Keywords:Southern Ocean, Antarctic ice sheet, unmanned research vehicles, sea ice, ice shelf
The underwater robots such as ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) are widely used in the oceanographic observation in recent years associated with the development of robotics. Introduction of unmanned research vehicles, such as ROV, AUV and USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle), is urged to obtain the oceanographic and geological observation data around unexplored field, under ice shelf, sea ice and the surrounding areas, and the observation instruments accompanied with the unmanned research vehicles must be developed. The outline of the introduction of unmanned research vehicles and the development of the observation instruments around the boundary between ice sheet and ocean, including the edge of sea ice, is presented, and the future perspective is discussed.