University of South Florida

USF College of Marine Science


Engineering for Ocean Science Research

In this video, College of Engineering student Jaden Crute discusses the development of TREVOR during her internship with COMIT.

By: Kaylen Ross, science communication intern and USF student in Digital Communication and Multimedia Journalism

TREVOR (Test Robotics Environment Vehicle for Ocean Research) is an uncrewed surface vehicle made largely from repurposed parts. Developed by the Center for Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT) at the College of Marine Science, TREVOR is equipped with instruments such as a multibeam sonar and demonstrates a cost-effective way to develop uncrewed vessels for marine research. 

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Our blue planet faces a suite of challenges and opportunities for understanding and innovation. Our mission is to advance understanding of the interconnectivity of ocean systems and human-ocean interactions using a cross-disciplinary approach, to empower the next workforce of the blue economy with a world-class education experience, and to share our passion for a healthy environment and science-informed decision-making with community audiences near and far.