OceanServer was featured in the cover story of the January/February issue of International Ocean Systems. The title of the story was The Great Lakes, a diverse proving ground for AUVs. North America’s Great Lakes present a wide range of challenges and opportunities for the use of autonomous underwater vehicles. Over the last 10 years underwater vehicles have been adopted and utilized for a wide range of applications by the University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Michigan Tech and Buffalo State. In addition to these universities, ongoing environmental monitoring operations by the US Geological Survey, search and recovery operations by the Michigan State Police and commercial operations (survey work, sensor development and pipeline inspection) can have a dozen or more AUVs operating across the five lakes.