How robo-boat tech could help uncover ocean secrets

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An uncrewed robotic surface vessel that can deploy and recover autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) has been developed.

The team behind the technology, GEBCO-NF, won this year’s Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE which looks for the best new technology to map the seafloor. The team say the $7m (£5.5m) prize money will help fund their future ocean projects.

More than 80% of the ocean floor is still unexplored.

BBC Click finds out more.

See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick.

How robo-boat tech could uncover ocean secrets

By launching underwater vehicles in situ the boat will allow more time to survey the ocean floor.

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