Climate change poses a significant threat to our world, with rising sea levels, increased natural disasters, and disrupted ecosystems. To combat this global challenge, we must understand the changes occurring in our oceans. This is where the remarkable AutoNaut Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) comes into play. Developed locally by a company with its base in Holsworthy, this shows how local technology is making a difference on the global stage.
The AutoNaut USV is a revolutionary technology for ocean exploration that harnesses wave energy for propulsion and solar energy to power its navigation, sensor, and communication systems. It operates without someone needing to operate it directly, gliding across the water’s surface, and gathering crucial data about the ocean and its surrounding environment. This technology offers valuable insights into the ocean’s role in climate change and has the key advantage of working tirelessly without the need to refuel or require frequent maintenance. This makes it a perfect tool for studying the ocean under any weather conditions and enables us to examine ocean currents, measure temperature and salinity levels, monitor changes in acidity, and observe the impacts of climate change on marine life.