|Title||Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise 2016: Field report|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Ferreira, ASérgio, Pereira, J, Pinto, J, Dias, PSousa, de Sousa, JBorges, Lourenço, P|
|Conference Name||OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen|
The paper describes the seventh edition of Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise (REP16-Atlantic) which took place in July 2016 along the coast of Sesimbra and Troia, Portugal. The intent was to demonstrate coordinated operations of unmanned underwater, surface, and air vehicles contributed by participants coming from different European institutions from both research and industry fields. The REP-Atlantic is a yearly demonstration exercise targeted at advancing the state of art in networked vehicle systems through large scale experimentation in real-life operational scenarios. The exercise allows for the collaboration between manned and unmanned assets with a focus on exploring technological levels of operational readiness on all layers of the autonomous systems' system breakdown structure.