Canadian Arctic 2017 Expedition Equipment

The icebreaker Araon, operated by the Korea Polar Research Institute, is specially designed to navigate ice-covered polar regions.

Mini remotely operated vehicle

The MiniROV is used to conduct shallow water transects and make in situ observations. The vehicle is electrically powered, so it is much quieter than a normal-sized ROV.

Seafloor mapping AUV

The MBARI mapping AUV is a torpedo-shaped vehicle equipped with four sonars that operate simultaneously during a mission to map the seafloor autonomously. The sonars are a swath multibeam sonar, two sidescan sonars, and a sub-bottom profiler.