Equipment Type: Autonomous Underwater vehicles

Early in 2015 the Scottish Marine Robotics Facility acquired a Gavia Offsore Surveyor autonomous underwater vehicle 'Freya' (named after the Norse goddess of beauty, love and destiny). SAMS hosts this submarine-like robot on behalf of the Marine Autonomous and Robotics community run by NERC.

Freya is designed to be operated from vessels and can dive to depths of 500 m. The Gavia is used to survey and map the seabed and to collect GeoSwath+ bathymetry, side scan and photo mosaic data.

The Gavia AUV is an autonomous sensor platform that is user-configurable by the addition of one or more sensor, navigation or battery modules using a unique twist lock system.

Contact Name: 
John Howe
Available for use/hire by external contacts