In December 2017, graduate students from the Dept. of Ocean Engineering at the Graduate School of Oceanography - University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) of Marion MA , deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) in the Cape Cod Canal. The instrument is doing a high resolution study on the currents at the MRECo Bourne Tidal Test Site adjacent to the Train Bridge. An Aquabotix Endura 100 was deployed from shore to confirm the position of the ADCP on the bottom of the Canal in the vicinity of the Tidal Test Platform.
Bourne Tidal Test Site Manager C. Eben Franks said: “Aquabotix has been a true world-leader in support of research and educational programs. Their ROVs are lightweight, easy to deploy, simple to operate and have had a real impact on our ability to document conditions at our test site.” Executive Director of MRECo, John Miller, added: “We looked into other alternatives and found that Aquabotix had the best solution for our needs.”