Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

A fleet of AUVs is available for commercial or scientific charter, training and research.

AUVs are unmanned underwater vehicles that are remotely programmed to survey the ocean's depths and collect data on research missions.

The Australian Maritime College's state-of-the-art AUVs enable a broad range of scientific, industry and defence related projects by facilitating exploration and data collection in remote and inhospitable locations.

The AUV facility is run by a team of global experts in AUV engineering and research. Services we provide include:

  • Seafloor surveying
  • Mapping
  • Training, including operator training


The Australian Maritime College’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) facility is one of the best equipped globally.

The AUV facility comprises the following vehicles:

  • Mullaya: an AUV designed for hydrodynamic testing and development.
  • nupiri muka: an Explorer-model AUV designed for under-ice exploration that can dive to depths of 5,000 metres.
  • REMUS 100: a compact AUV able to perform intricate sonar and oceanographic surveys over large areas.

Focus: REMUS 100

The REMUS 100 AUV is a compact AUV containing sophisticated sensors and navigation and power resources that enable it to perform intricate sonar and oceanographic surveys over large areas.

Small enough to be carried by two people, the REMUS 100 is a low-logistics option that can be deployed from the beach, small runabouts, large vessels, and anything in between.

AMC Search can provide a range of services to meet your requirements, including:

  • AUV Operation: hire the vehicle and up-to two operators on a daily basis
  • Data processing: raw data hand-off or provision of a full report and processed data product.
REMUS 100 detailed specification
Case study: Navy complete AUV Operators' training

Case study: Navy complete AUV Operators' training

Navy train to use autonomous subs

I was really impressed at the high standard at which this course was delivered, and I am very excited to continue to build on the collaborative AUV relationship between AMC and Navy.

Commanding Officer Mine Warfare Team 16 Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael

Watch: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles at AMC

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