The Eagle Ray is an autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) acquired in 2006 by NOAA’s National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST). After an initial test and evaluation period at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Eagle Ray operations moved to NIUST’s new Undersea Vehicle Technology Center facility at the University of Mississippi. Eagle Ray is designed to produce high-resolution seafloor mapping at depths up to 2200 m. In addition to mapping applications, it is also designed to carry additional wet and dry payloads, making it especially suitable for instrument and sensor development projects. Development of improved seismic capability, sub-bottom profiling and methane sensors are planned. The Eagle Ray is available for NOAA and academic research charters. The AUV is provided with an onboard workshop/storage container meeting UNOLS specifications and a stern mounted launch and recovery system.