The AUV team TomKyle now provides detailed information about current projects, descriptions and the team itself on its own website.

In ancient Greek times, the people’s interest in galaxies, planets and the solar system was huge. The curiosity of the humanity about regardingthe space grew has grown in all subsequentfollowing epochs. Nowadays, satellites explore orbits, collect data for communication and broadcasting and pass various information towards the Earth. The exploration of other planets, like such asthe Mars, is now realised being carried out with the use of robots.


In contrast, the oceans were have been primarily used as waterways or sources of food. The increasing number of environmental disasters and the need for new sources of energy have initiated intensive oceanographic research. The exploration of shallow and deep water is only possible with the help of underwater robots. Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are appropriate for operations, according to the depths of the ocean and the respective mission.


The working group “DSV” of the UAS Kiel has entered into a collaboration with the AUV team “ABYSS” of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The aim is to establish a student AUV team. For this purpose, the GEOMAR supports the team financially and through professional consulting.

This project offers many advantages:

  • A new teaching and learning environment for UAS Kiel students
  • A technical platform where on which interdisciplinary groups can plan, develop and work on new things together
  • MA motivation for students and young scientists to work on the innovation of new AUVs, which can be used for the inspection and maintenance of oOffshore wind farms or AUV swarms in the deep water.
  • Participation in various contests such as , like the “Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge-Europe (SAUC-E)”.
  • The possibility for GEOMAR to integrate and examine new sensors and methods quickly and easily.