LINKS TO CRAWLER SITES
De Water En Strand Profiler - WESP - The WESP is a large multi-purpose vehicle constructed to aid in the research of the Dutch coastal area. It can operate from the beach and drive into the sea upto waterdepths of 8 meters (app. 26 ft).
Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) - The unique three-wheeled vehicle, the CRAB was built by the Wilmington District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, and was modeled after a vehicle originally built by Marine Travelift & Engineering of Sturgeon Bay, for the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, to monitor a Corps of Engineers beach nourishment project.
DEEP SEA TECHNOLOGY AND OCEAN MINING - An underwater mining vehicle capable of mining and pumping sand from the ocean floor through a flexible riser system has been developed as the first step towards development of technology for deep sea mining. An existing crawler at IKS, has been refurbished with a manipulator, a cutting device and pumping system. The crawler has been designed to operate on soft sea bed and has special track belts with involute teeth to compact the bed during motion.