SeaTrac’s SP-48 completes 800 nautical mile offshore Loop Current monitoring mission in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 14, 2022

SeaTrac Systems, Inc. (SeaTrac), in collaboration with the Woods Hole Group (WHG), successfully completed a 21 day over the horizon, deployment of SeaTrac’s SP-48 solar powered Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) in the Gulf of Mexico.

The 15 ft USV travelled over 800 nautical miles in 3 weeks, operated 24/7, and navigated strong ocean currents (> 2 knots) as it conducted a mission to map and monitor the Loop Current using an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP).

Main Photo: SeaTrac’s USV provides offshore Enhanced Situational Awareness with High Definition 360° Still Shots and AIS alerts within 10 nautical miles. Credit Ocean Business 23