Ocean Science With the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Sentry

Sean Kelley
Sentry Operations Manager

AUV Sentry

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 3:10pm
Chase 105

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry, a fully autonomous underwater vehicle capable of exploring the ocean depths to 6,000 Meters. Sentry was designed to emphasize extreme maneuverability, close bottom following, large and innovative payloads, and rapid transit to and from the seafloor. New capabilities include simultaneous operations with ROV's and HOV's allowing for longer dives and data collection.


Sean Kelley is the Sentry Operations Manager for the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Sean has spent his 13 years at WHOI in the National Deep Submergence Facility, working directly with HOV Alvin, ROV Jason and AUV Sentry.  As a pilot for Alvin, Sean has completed over 100 dives as pilot in command to a maximum depth of 4400 Meters. As the Sentry Operations Manager, Sean oversees day to day operations and logistics of Sentry Operations around the globe.