Irish startup is exploring the ocean with crewless vessels the size of a car

Irish startup XOCEAN has floated an alternative. Its uncrewed surface vessels (USV) — about the size of an average car and half the weight — are fitted with sensors that collect ocean data and send it via satellite to experts on shore. The company says it improves safety, while cutting the cost and emissions of ocean surveying. According to XOCEAN, its USVs emit 1,000-times less carbon than traditional research vessels.”If nobody needs to go offshore, that removes people from a potentially hazardous environment,” says James Ives, XOCEAN’s founder and CEO. On top of that, “(we have) a tiny environmental footprint … and we believe we can deliver the data

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