July 2004
Hydroid receives order from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for a custom REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle system

(July 1, 2004 – Pocasset, MA) Hydroid Inc. announced today that they have recently received an order from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for a REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system in a custom configuration to meet their unique mission requirements.

The standard REMUS system will be equipped with a Garmin GPS and a SeaBird SBE-49 CTD instrument. Both are standard REMUS options that Hydroid has delivered to other customers.

Commenting on the recent order Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz, an Associate Scientist at WHOI stated, “We are very excited about obtaining this custom REMUS vehicle for the Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The vehicle will be ideal for studying shelf / slope exchange processes, mixed layer dynamics, and continental shelf processes.”

Dr. Gawarkiewicz thanked the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for supporting his research and stated that the REMUS would be used in a number of ONR programs for inter-disciplinary work involving physical oceanography, acoustics, and optics. WHOI is also planning on using the REMUS to provide students with the opportunity to conduct field work utilizing Autonomous Underwater Vehicles at an early stage in their graduate programs.

The REMUS technology was developed at the Institution by the Oceanographic Systems laboratory, which continues to develop new AUV and other technologies. Hydroid Inc. holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology.

For further information contact Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Hydroid at Tel 508-563-6565, e-mail kmccarthy@www.hydroidinc.com.

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