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SAMS aids in voyage of discovery

A FLEET of 10 marine robots from Dunbeg has successfully completed an ambitious two-week mission off north-west Scotland.

The project, from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunstaffnage, went ahead despite being hit by a succession of Atlantic storms with winds gusting up to 60mph and waves up to seven metres high.

The mission comprised the largest simultaneous deployment of marine robots attempted in UK waters to date, with seven submarine Seagliders and three surface Wavegliders operating in challenging waters around the Outer Hebrides.

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