Hydro International #2 - 2021
The front cover shows the X-04 USV surveying the coastal waters of Scotland. XOCEAN recently completed a campaign of cable inspection surveys between the Scottish mainland and Western Isles. The use of unmanned vessels in marine surveys is increasing rapidly. As well as ROVs and AUVs, which have been in use underwater for some time, we are now seeing a proliferation of vehicles that operate on the surface of the water without a crew.