The Costa Concordia cruiseliner, which ran aground in February 2012, is to be recovered from its position near Isola Giglio, Italy. A subsea platform will be created so that the cruiseliner can be moved into its regular postion. The vessel will then be refloated and removed by emptying the tanks and filling them with water. After these operations are complete, the platform will be removed and vegetation restored. A survey is being conducted to map the vessel's surroundings and ensure the natural habitat is left in good condition.
Demo of RIEGL Airborne Bathy Scanner in Camcopter UAV
It's not an AUV but an UAV. So an unmanned vehicle, but in the air instead of underwater. This movie shows a demonstration of the bathymetric laser scanning capabilities of the RIEGL VQ-820-GU hydrographic airborne sensor in reality. For more information on the technical side, please see the news release on Hydro International.