NOAA Tests ROV Little Hercules at Chase Ocean Engineering Lab

Monday, March 1, 2010
UNH Campus Journal

While Little Hercules spent just five days in Durham before heading to Hawaii, where it will explore the waters between there and Indonesia, NOAA plans to return to Chase in April to test an ROV almost eight times the size of this one. "They need a big enough tank to submerge the ROV in a controlled environment," says Andy McLeod, lab manager of the UNH facility, which houses several joint UNH and NOAA programs. McLeod adds that the ongoing testing will mean opportunities for UNH undergraduate students to get involved in research.