"Where possible, NOAA will deploy more efficient autonomous data collection platforms that improve performance and reduce the escalating costs of Earth observations."
ARGUS (Autonomous Remote Global Underwater Surveillance) provides cooperative surveying of our coastal and inland waterways through the acquisition and collective processing of vessel chartplotter and environmental data. The marine community is enabling ARGUS in the pursuit of updated nautical charts, increased public safety and environmental stewardship, and maximized navigational efficiency.
Your vessel provides an efficient means of data acquisition, and cost sharing of processed data provides a prudent means to survey the areas that you most frequently travel. In addition to helping to prioritize Federal efforts, you benefit by having improved, community generated chart products at a fraction of the cost of current methods, and in places that haven't been surveyed in decades. And the Wave WiFi, integrated into the ARGUS onboard units for data offload, provides multipurpose Internet connectivity.
ARGUS relies on the marine community for data, which in turn provides the community with a wide range of benefits and opportunities. Contact us to see how you can be a part of ARGUS!