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14/06/13

Cool Vessel

Looking for other things I stumbled upon this story, which I think is pretty cool:

PacX Wave Glider "Papa Mau" arrives in Australia, setting a new world record!

PacX Wave Glider “Papa Mau”, completed his 9,000 nautical mile (16,668 kilometers) scientific journey across the Pacific Ocean to set a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an autonomous vehicle. Throughout his journey, Papa Mau navigated along a prescribed route under autonomous control collecting and transmitting unprecedented amounts of high-resolution ocean data never before available over these vast distances or timeframes.

And there's more details about the kind of vessel that completed the voyage:
The Wave Glider SV Series are the first unmanned autonomous marine robots to use the ocean’s endless supply of wave energy for propulsion (no manpower, no emissions, no refueling). With its ability to stay out at sea for long durations through all weather conditions, and communicate real-time data from the surface of the ocean, the Wave Glider SV Series is helping to advance mankind’s ability to observe and understand the world’s oceans.

Ain't got much to say about it but it seemed interesting and worth sharing.

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