Integration of Technology to Locate and Remove Marine Debris

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Integration of Technology to Locate and Remove Marine Debris

Postby scott_bentley » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:46 pm

Integration of Technology to Locate and Remove Marine Debris
Rachael Miller, Founder/Director, Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean

http://www.rozaliaproject.org

The mission of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean is to find and remove marine debris from our oceans, bays and rivers. Marine debris takes many forms, and occurs in all marine environments, presenting myriad challenges in removing it from the water. Rachael Miller of Rozalia Project uses a VideoRay with BlueView sonar and Lyyn image enhancement system, along with the Tritech Starfish side scan sonar, to scour the bottom of a variety of venues looking for and retrieving marine debris - from small pieces of plastic to large masses of derelict fishing gear - and everything in-between. This presentation will show specific examples of how the equipment is integrated and used in concert to locate and recover a variety of objects of differing size and material, and how different benthic environments and conditions affect mission planning and execution. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of lessons learned and the strategies Rachael used to handle specific challenges related to debris search and recovery.
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Bio

Postby scott_bentley » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:05 pm

Rachael Miller is the co-founder and Director of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, whose mission is to find and remove marine debris through action, technology, outreach and research. She is also the co-captain of Rozalia Project’s trash-hunting mothership, American Promise (a Ted Hood 60’ sailing research vessel). Rachael established the first public access, ROV-supported shipwreck tour in North American, and is a trainer for VideoRay training remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilots. She is the primary ROV pilot and technician for the Rozalia Project and travels throughout the US with the ROV/sonar delivering marine debris programs and cleaning harbors. Though dedicated to a clean ocean, she lives, with her husband and 2 Newfoundlands in the mountains of Vermont.
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