Robotic vehicle on the lookout for biosecurity pests

Foreign marine pests can threaten our marine life and it’s important to find them early before they can set up home here.

But searching in our busy ports can be difficult and sometimes dangerous for our divers – so we’re using a remote operated vehicle and camera to support them in their work.
It’s New Zealand-developed technology and we’re customising it for this vital work.

Research subject: Biosecurity