The document is intended to brief readers on some of the basic aspects of safe AUV operations, including mission planning and launch and recovery. Many aspects of the operation of AUVs are similar to the operation of ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and, as such, are covered by other IMCA publications – references are included where appropriate.
|• Mission planning|
|• Environmental considerations|
|• Launch and recovery|
|• On-site AUV maintenance|
|• Unplanned mission termination|
|• Manual handling and lifting|
|•||Competence and training of personnel|